Mississauga Steelheads

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Mississauga Steelheads
Mississauga Steelheads logo.svg
City Mississauga, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Central
Operated 2012–present
Home arena Hershey Centre
Colours Blue, white, silver
              
General manager James Richmond
Head coach James Richmond [1]
Captain Michael McLeod [2]
Affiliate(s) Mississauga Chargers
Website www.mississaugasteelheads.com
Franchise history
1906–1962 Toronto St. Michael's Majors
1996–2007 Toronto St. Michael's Majors
2007–2012 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
2012–present Mississauga Steelheads

The Mississauga Steelheads are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

History

The Steelheads were born after the sale of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors by owner Eugene Melnyk, to Elliott Kerr of Mississauga's Landmark Sport Group.[3] As a part of the sale, the Majors identity was returned to St. Michael's College, allowing the team to move forward under the fan-selected "Steelheads" moniker.[4]

Uniforms and logos

The primary logo for the Steelheads displays a Steelhead trout below the word Mississauga with a maple leaf after it. The Steelheads colours are blue & white. The secondary logo features the Port Credit lighthouse within an M, representing the city landmark.

The Steelheads' blue and white uniforms bear a striking resemblance to those of the nearby Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL; their home sweaters are white with blue striping and collars, while their road sweaters are blue with white striping and collars.

Mascot

The team mascot is named Sauga. The name was created during a fan contest during the summer of 2012, when the organization asked its fans to create a name for the new Steelheads mascot.[5]

Championships

Coaches

2012–2016: James Boyd
2016–present James Richmond

Players

Current roster

As of November 15, 2017 [6]
Goaltenders
Number Player Glove Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
1 Canada Jacob Ingham L Mississauga Steelheads 2016 Eligible in 2018 Barrie, Ontario
30 Canada Emanuel Vella L Trade OS 2017 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
Defensemen
Number Player Shoots Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
2 Canada Ryan Wells L Mississauga Steelheads 2015 Mississauga, Ontario
4 Canada Isaac Walker L Mississauga Steelheads 2016 Eligible in 2018 London, Ontario
6 Canada Stephen Gibson R Mississauga Steelheads 2013 Undrafted Kitchener, Ontario
10 Canada Merrick Rippon L Trade KIT 2017 Eligible in 2018 Ottawa, Ontario
16 Canada Mason Hardy R Mississauga Steelheads 2016 Eligible in 2018 Kitchener, Ontario
22 Canada Jake Gravelle L Mississauga Steelheads 2016 Eligible in 2018 Callander, Ontario
27 Sweden Jacob Moverare L CHL Import 2016 Los Angeles, 2016 (112th overall) Östersund, Sweden
41 Canada Nicolas Hague L Mississauga Steelheads 2014 Vegas, 2017 (43rd overall) Kitchener, Ontario
48 United States Thomas Harley L Mississauga Steelheads 2017 Eligible in 2019 Syracuse, NY
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Acquired NHL Draft Place of birth
7 Canada Michael Little L Mississauga Steelheads 2016 Eligible in 2018 Mississauga, Ontario
9 Canada Michael McLeod R Mississauga Steelheads 2014 New Jersey, 2016 (12th overall) Mississauga, Ontario
11 Canada Cole Schwindt R Mississauga Steelheads 2017 Eligible in 2019 Kitchener, Ontario
12 Canada Nicholas Canade L Mississauga Steelheads 2016 Eligible in 2018 Mississauga, Ontario
13 Canada Cameron Gaylor L Mississauga Steelheads 2017 Toronto, Ontario
15 Canada Shaw Boomhower L Free Agent 2016 Undrafted Belleville, Ontario
19 Canada Ian McKinnon L Whitby, Ontario
26 Canada Jacob Cascagnette L Trade KIT 2017 Undrafted Kitchener, Ontario
28 Canada Matthew Titus R Mississauga Steelheads 2015 Undrafted Stittsville, Ontario
47 Canada Trent Fox L Trade HAM 2017 Undrafted Chatham, Ontario
61 Canada Brendan Harrogate R Mississauga Steelheads 2014 Undrafted Chatham, Ontario
67 Canada Adam Varga R Mississauga Steelheads 2017 Bel Air, Maryland
74 Canada Owen Tippett R Mississauga Steelheads 2015 Florida, 2017 (10th overall) Peterborough, Ontario
77 Czech Republic Albert Michnac L CHL Import 2017 Prague, Czech Republic
91 Canada Ryan McLeod L Trade FLI 2015 Eligible in 2018 Mississauga, Ontario
92 Canada Keean Washkurak L Mississauga Steelheads 2017 Eligible in 2019 Waterloo, Ontario

NHL alumni

Season-by-season results

Regular season

Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Season Games Won Lost OTL SL Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
2012–13 68 26 34 0 8 60 0.441 179 221 5th Central
2013–14 68 24 38 1 5 54 0.397 167 267 5th Central
2014–15 68 25 40 2 1 53 0.390 178 265 4th Central
2015–16 68 33 30 2 3 71 0.522 215 229 4th Central
2016–17 68 34 21 6 7 81 0.596 240 219 1st Central
2017–18 68 33 32 1 2 69 0.507 251 250 4th Central

Playoffs

  • 2012–13 Lost to Belleville Bulls 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2013–14 Lost to Oshawa Generals 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2014–15 Out of playoffs.
  • 2015–16 Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 3 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2016–17 Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.
    Defeated Oshawa Generals 4 games to 1 in conference semi-finals.
    Defeated Peterborough Petes 4 games to 0 in conference finals.
    Lost to Erie Otters 4 games to 1 in OHL finals.
  • 2017-18 Lost to Barrie Colts 4 games to 2 in conference quarter-finals.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Steelheads Announce Changes to Hockey Operations Staff". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Steelheads Name Michael McLeod Captain". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.stmichaelsmajors.com/hm/inside.php?id=196
  4. ^ http://news.sportslogos.net/2012/05/27/mississauga-ohl-team-re-named-steelheads/
  5. ^ http://www.mississauga.com/sports-story/3128035-steelheads-name-mascot-open-shop/
  6. ^ http://mississaugasteelheads.com/roster/18

External links

  • Official website
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