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St. Michael's Buzzers

The St. Michael's Buzzers are a Tier II Junior "A" ice hockey team from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.

History

The St. Michael's Buzzers date back to at least 1930, as future NHLer Bobby Bauer had made his home at St. Mikes for the 1930-31 season The team was founded around 1917.

The Buzzers won the first ever Sutherland Cup as All-Ontario Junior "B" Champions in 1934, and won it again in 1936, 1945, 1961, 1982, and 1989. They also won the Frank L. Buckland Trophy as OPJHL Champions in 2005 and 2006.

The 1933-34 season saw them finish second in the Ontario Hockey Association Junior Hockey League behind their own parent club, the Toronto St. Michael's Majors As "A" champions, the Majors went on to win the Memorial Cup, while the Buzzers went on to win the Sutherland Cup as Ontario "B" champions. The next season, the Big 10 Junior B league was formed and the Buzzers left to join it.

In the 1950s, the Buzzers established themselves in the Metro Junior B Hockey League. In 1961, the Buzzers defeated the Big 10's Owen Sound Greys 4-games-to-none to win the Sutherland Cup. They sat from 1961 to 1963 as their parent club, the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, struggled financially. In 1966-67 the team again took a one-year leave of absence. Despite this, the Buzzers played during the glory years of the Metro league. In 1972, the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League was formed and raided the league for all but four of its charter members, of which one of these teams folded. A season later, the OPJHL also took the Markham Waxers leaving the Metro league with only the Buzzers and Toronto Nationals as the league's original blood. By 1980, the Nationals had folded and had left the Buzzers as the only team left in a twelve team league that pre-dated the 1972 realignment.

The team again took a leave of absence in 1989 after their Sutherland Cup championship, after the Metro League's dispute with the OHA. The following season the Vaughan Raiders merged with the Buzzers, assuming the Buzzer name. The Buzzers left the Metro league in 1995 to join the new Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.

The Buzzers disbanded in 1997 to make way for the Ontario Hockey League's St. Michael's Majors. They reformed in 1999. They were reigning OPJHL Champions in both 2004-05 and 2005-06 but have failed to win the Dudley Hewitt Cup. In 2005, Andrew Cogliano was drafted straight from the Buzzers by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2005 NHL Draft.

Season-by-Season Results

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1932-33 6 3 1 2 - 12 6 8 1st OHA Gr. 4
1933-34 6 6 0 0 - 37 10 12 1st Toronto Prep Won League, Won SC
1935-36 8 6 1 1 - -- -- 13 1st Toronto Prep Won League, Won SC
1936-37 8 2 6 0 - 37 41 4 4th Toronto Prep
1937-38 8 4 4 0 - 31 30 8 4th Toronto Prep
1938-39 7 1 6 0 - 18 41 2 5th Toronto Prep
1939-40 6 3 2 1 - 28 25 7 2nd Toronto Prep
1940-41 5 2 2 1 - 14 16 5 2nd Toronto Prep
1941-42 8 2 6 0 - 29 36 4 5th Toronto Prep
1942-43 8 5 3 0 - 40 30 10 2nd Toronto Prep
1944-45 11 11 0 0 - 90 21 22 1st Toronto Prep Won League, Won SC
1945-46 8 7 1 0 - 91 21 14 1st Toronto Prep
1946-47 12 7 5 0 - 51 40 14 3rd Toronto Jr. B
1947-48 11 6 4 0 - 38 30 12 2nd Toronto Jr. B Won League, Lost SC
1948-49 15 6 9 0 - 46 51 12 4th Toronto Jr. B
1949-50 24 8 12 4 - -- -- 20 3rd Toronto Jr. B
1950-51 19 11 6 2 - 110 79 24 2nd Metro B Lost Semi-final
1951-52 20 14 5 1 - 108 65 29 2nd Metro B Lost Final
1952-53 29 12 15 2 - 133 119 26 4th Metro B Lost Semi-final
1953-54 32 16 14 2 - 133 148 34 5th Metro B Lost Final
1954-55 20 8 10 2 - 61 81 18 6th Metro B Lost Quarter-final
1955-56 28 10 17 1 - 80 136 21 7th Metro B DNQ
1956-57 24 10 12 2 - 105 110 22 4th Metro B Won League
1957-58 24 16 6 2 - -- -- 34 1st Metro B Lost Semi-final
1958-59 28 10 17 1 - 97 109 21 6th Metro B Lost Quarter-final
1959-60 28 19 6 3 - 129 88 41 1st Metro B Lost Semi-final
1960-61 28 21 6 1 - 154 72 43 1st Metro B Won League, Won SC
1961-63 Did Not Participate
1963-64 32 9 19 4 - 111 148 22 9th Metro B Lost Semi-final
1964-65 36 15 14 7 - 151 152 37 6th Metro B Lost Quarter-final
1965-66 35 14 17 4 - 143 153 32 5th Metro B Lost Quarter-final
1966-67 Did Not Participate
1967-68 36 22 10 4 - 178 135 48 2nd Metro B Lost Final
1968-69 36 24 11 1 - 171 117 49 2nd Metro B Lost Final
1969-70 36 28 5 3 - 297 134 59 1st Metro B Lost Semi-final
1970-71 44 24 15 5 - 242 201 53 5th Metro B Lost Quarter-final
1971-72 44 13 25 6 - 186 252 32 10th Metro B
1972-73 34 8 21 5 - 135 195 21 10th Metro B
1973-74 44 23 18 3 - 262 246 49 5th Metro B
1974-75 38 22 14 2 - 194 181 46 6th Metro B
1975-76 36 17 12 7 - 154 138 41 6th Metro B
1976-77 36 16 14 6 - 150 134 38 6th Metro B
1977-78 36 25 10 1 - 192 127 51 2nd Metro B
1978-79 44 25 8 11 - 245 152 61 3rd Metro B
1979-80 42 28 9 5 - 258 182 61 1st Metro B
1980-81 42 24 10 8 - 230 174 57 1st Metro B Won League
1981-82 35 22 7 6 - 201 126 50 2nd Metro B Won League, Won SC
1982-83 36 21 13 2 - 171 146 44 4th Metro B
1983-84 42 20 16 6 - 233 196 46 5th Metro B
1984-85 36 10 21 5 - 145 176 25 10th Metro B DNQ
1985-86 36 19 15 2 - 228 184 40 5th Metro B Lost Quarter-final
1986-87 37 21 11 5 - 215 138 47 3rd Metro B Lost Semi-final
1987-88 37 16 14 7 - 206 181 39 7th Metro B Lost Quarter-final
1988-89 39 33 5 1 - 276 114 67 1st Metro B Won League. Won SC
1989-90 Did Not Participate
1990-91 44 22 16 6 - 207 169 50 5th Metro B
1991-92 44 18 21 5 - 222 221 41 8th Metro A
1992-93 48 26 16 6 - 234 190 56 4th Metro A
1993-94 50 25 19 6 - 249 204 56 6th Metro A Lost Quarter-final
1994-95 50 26 18 6 - 230 203 58 5th Metro A
1995-96 50 21 26 3 - 212 205 47 15th OPJHL
1996-97 51 26 22 3 - 210 173 59 10th OPJHL
1997-99 Did Not Participate
1999-00 49 18 28 3 0 183 231 39 29th OPJHL
2000-01 49 23 22 3 1 204 215 50 22nd OPJHL
2001-02 49 34 10 4 1 230 145 73 3rd OPJHL
2002-03 49 25 15 6 3 209 174 59 13th OPJHL
2003-04 49 33 13 1 2 249 163 69 7th OPJHL Lost Final
2004-05 49 36 7 4 2 259 128 78 5th OPJHL Won League
2005-06 49 29 12 5 3 226 153 66 8th OPJHL Won League
2006-07 49 33 9 7 0 209 128 73 8th OPJHL Lost Semi-final
2007-08 49 43 4 - 2 291 124 88 1st OPJHL Lost Division Final

Vaughan Raiders

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1984-85 40 14 19 7 - 172 202 35 7th CJBHL
1985-86 48 22 19 7 - 246 231 51 6th CJBHL
1986-87 42 16 16 10 - 190 195 42 5th CJBHL
1987-88 44 29 9 6 - 260 195 64 3rd CJBHL
1988-89 42 21 19 2 - 204 190 44 8th CJBHL
1989-90 44 16 25 3 - 200 211 35 8th Metro B

Sutherland Cup Appearances

1961: St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Owen Sound Greys 4-games-to-none
1982: St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Sarnia Bees 4-games-to-3
1989: St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Niagara Falls Canucks 4-games-to-1

Notable Alumni

Raiders

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