History

The Saugeen Shores Winterhawks were founded in 2007, after the Jr. B Owen Sound-Saugeen Shores Greys opted to return to Owen Sound on a full-time basis a year prior.

Without a major tenant at The Plex in Port Elgin, efforts began to establish a WOAA Sr. “AA” hockey club, to begin play during the 2007/08 season.

Community feedback was resounding, and thanks to a successful sponsorship and “Founders Club” membership drive, the team was established and approved for play.

Drawing on recent senior hockey history, the team was named the Winterhawks, in homage to the Lakeshore Winterhawks, who played out of the Southampton Coliseum [1989-1996].

Grant Lamont was named the first general manager in team history, while Don Matheson became the first head coach.

The team was stacked with bumper crop of young and talented local players, headed by Greg Thede, who became the first captain.

The Winterhawks opened their first season with 12-1 road win over the Georgian Bay River Rats, with Ryan Dudgeon scoring the first goal in Winterhawks history.

The first home game in Winterhawks history was played on October 12, 2007 in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 fans, who saw their new team defeat the Shelburne Muskies by a 6-0 score.

The Winterhawks continued to reel off wins for much of their inaugural season, finishing in 1st place in the WOAA’s North Division with a record of 23-3-0.

The first championship came a year later, as the Winterhawks again finished in 1st place in the North Division and defeated the Tavistock Royals on “home ice” at the Southampton Coliseum to capture the first “AA” championship.

The team won its second championship in 2011, followed by a 23-1-0 season in 2011/12, capped off by a 16-0 run through the playoffs and the back-to-back championship.

Winterhawks win 2012 WOAA Sr. “AA” championship in Tavistock

The three-peat was completed the following season after a hard-fought six game series with Tavistock.

Season-by-Season Results

(Click to view season stats)

SeasonGPWLOTLPts.GFGA
2007/082623304617269
2008/092016313313572
2009/102012532711286
2010/112622404413278
2011/122423104615158
2012/132416713312267
2013/142418333912672
2014/152418513713282
2015/162418823810574
2016/172018113711442
2017/18201091219957
2018/192214712910374

Bold = Won WOAA Sr. “AA” championship

Alumni

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  • Campbell, Pat
  • Carolan, Josh (G)
  • Catto, Dustin
  • Chaisson, Alain
  • Comeau, Cory
  • Cowen, Darrell
  • Crombeen, Ryan
  • Currie, Steve

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  • Faust, Daryl
  • Fry, Andrew
  • Fry, Ryan

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  • Goetz, Nick (G)
  • Grant, Dave
  • Grant, Rob

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L

  • Lambourn, Jeremy
  • Lang, Jordan
  • Little, Chad
  • Little, Ian
  • Loucks, Troy (G)

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  • Nesbitt, Jim

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  • Virgo, Greg
  • Vukovic, Nick

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  • Young, Jeff

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Team Records

Most Points, Career

  1. Brent MacDermid – 331
  2. Bryan Kazarian – 318
  3. Curtis Johnston – 241
  4. Blake Underwood – 236
  5. Darryl McKinnon – 165

Most Goals, Career

  1. Brent MacDermid – 170
  2. Curtis Johnston – 124
  3. Bryan Kazarian – 99
  4. Blake Underwood – 95
  5. Andy Mitchell – 60

Most Assists, Career

  1. Bryan Kazarian – 219
  2. Brent MacDermid – 161
  3. Blake Underwood – 141
  4. Curtis Johnston – 117
  5. Greg Thede – 104

Most PIM, Career

  1. Ryan Dudgeon – 288
  2. Matt Turcotte – 282
  3. Bryan Kazarian – 242
  4. Adam Weir – 209
  5. Tim Hammell – 190

Games Played, Career

  1. Greg Thede – 230
  2. Brent MacDermid – 217
  3. Bryan Kazarian – 201
  4. Nick Quaid – 190
  5. Curtis Johnston – 180

Points, Single Season

  1. Bryan Kazarian – 54 (2014/15)
  2. Bryan Kazarian – 54 (2012/13)
  3. Darryl McKinnon – 45 (2007/08)
  4. Brent MacDermid – 44 (2007/08)
  5. Chad Little – 44 (2007/08)

Goals, Single Season

  1. Brent MacDermid – 25 (2007/08)
  2. Curtis Johnston – 22 (2011/12)
  3. Curtis Johnston – 22 (2012/13)
  4. Adam Alexander – 20 (2013/14)
  5. Darryl McKinnon – 19 (2007/08)
  6. Brent MacDermid – 19 (2012/13)

Assists, Single Season

  1. Bryan Kazarian – 37 (2012/13)
  2. Bryan Kazarian – 36 (2014/15)
  3. Bryan Kazarian – 32 (2013/14)
  4. Chad Little – 27 (2007/08)
  5. Ryan Dudgeon – 27 (2007/08)

PIM, Single Season

  1. Adam Weir – 101 (2007/08)
  2. Ryan Dudgeon – 86 (2010/11)
  3. Theo Peckham – 86 (2016/17)
  4. Tim Hammell – 77 (2009/10)
  5. Bill Monkman – 75 (2007/08)