Dorchester Dolphins

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Dorchester Dolphins
Dorchester Dolphins.jpg
City Dorchester, Ontario, Canada
League Provincial Junior Hockey League
DivisionYeck
Founded2012
Home arena Flight Exec Centre
Colours Blue, Red, and White
   
General managerBruce Schruder (2018-19)
Head coachMark Steele (2018-19)

The Dorchester Dolphins are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Dorchester, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

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History

Dolphins goalie watches puck behind the net early in the 2013-14 season. Dorchester Dolphins goalie 2013.JPG
Dolphins goalie watches puck behind the net early in the 2013–14 season.
Dolphins Defenseman comes back to block rush early in the 2013-14 season. Dorchester Dolphins 2013.JPG
Dolphins Defenseman comes back to block rush early in the 2013–14 season.

The Dolphins are the namesake of the town's long running tradition in intermediate and senior hockey. [1]

The Dolphins played their first ever hockey game on September 14, 2012, at home against the Lucan Irish. The Dolphins were victorious, 6–5. Brendon O'Shaughnessy scored both the first and second goals in team history for the Dolphins against the Irish and Alex Hutcheson made 31 saves on 36 shots to pick up the first ever win. [2]

The Dolphins would finish their first ever season in second place in their division and lose in the seventh game of the division final against the Lambeth Lancers to finish their season.

During the 2013–14 season, the Dolphins would finish third in a three-way footrace for the regular season championship. The lack of a season banner did not deter them in the playoffs as they would beat both the Lambeth Lancers and Thamesford Trojans (the two teams who outpointed them) in the playoff's final two rounds to take home their first even SOJHL playoff championship. By winning the title, the Dolphins also earned the league's second ever berth into the Clarence Schmalz Cup playdowns (Ayr Centennials being the first in 2013). On March 21, 2014, in the second game of their quarter-final series against the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League's Essex 73's, the Dolphins became the first SOJHL team to win a Junior C playoff game against a team from another league with a 6–5 overtime victory at home.

The 2016–17 season marked an historic run for the dolphins who finished the regular season undefeated with one tie, missing the perfect season by one point. This regular season record brings them to a tie with Belle River who also had the same record, as the best season in Jr. C.

Season-by-season standings

SeasonGPWLTOTLGFGAPResultsPlayoffs
2012-1337285-4177107602nd SOJHL-YkLost Conf. Final
2013-1440289-321098593rd SOJHLWon League, Lost CSC QF
2014-15402514-1209153515th SOJHLWon Quarter - 4-1 - (Irish)
Won Semi's - 4-1 - (Lancers)
Lost League Finals - 0-4 - (Hawks)
2015-16403550-28498701st of 9 SOJHLWon Quarter - 4-0 - (Lancers)
Won Semifinals - 4-0 - (Bulldogs)
Won League Finals - 4-3 (Hawks)
Lost CSC Quarterfinals 0-4 (Essex)
2016-17403901-24684791st of 9
Yeck Div - PJHL
Won Div. Quarter, 4-1 (Stars)
Won Div. Semifinals 4-0 (Lancers)
Won Div Final, 4-3 (Spitfires)
Lost Conf. Finals, 1-4 (Essex)
2017-1840271102173009563rd of 9
Yeck Div - PJHL
Won Div. Quarter, 4-1 (Bulldogs)
Won Div. Semifinals 4-0 (Hawks)
Lost Div. Finals, 1-4 (Lancers)
2018-194031900197115621st of 9
Yeck Div - PJHL
Won Div. Quarter, 4-1 (Bulldogs)
Won Div. Semifinals 4-0 (Trojans)
Lost Div. Finals, 1-4 (Hawks)
2019-2042281400208118564th of 8
Yeck Div - PJHL
Won Div. Quarter, 4-0 (Stars)
Lost Div. Semifinals 1-4 (Trojans)
2020-21Season Lost due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021-2230161121109102354th of 7
Yeck Div - PJHL
Won Div. Quarter, 4-2 (Trojans)
Won Div Semi 4-3 (Hawks)
Lost Div Finals 0-4 (Stars)

Current team

Current roster

Updated February 1, 2019. [3]

No. Nat Player Pos S/G AgeAcquiredBirthplace
10 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ryan Poley F R212018 Thorndale, Ontario
20 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Braidon Duncan D R222018 London, Ontario
7 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nick Schildroth D R212018 London, Ontario
17 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Turner Balasin F R232017 Strathroy, Ontario
19 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg David Henshaw F L222018 Dorchester, Ontario
25 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dylan Van Dusen F R212016 Dorchester, Ontario
9 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jovin Eterno F R222018 London, Ontario
30 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Matt Waller G R242015 London, Ontario
1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Liam McCarthy G R202018 Strathroy, Ontario
27 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Aiden Reid D L222017 Springfield, Ontario
14 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brody Smith F L242018 London, Ontario
18 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ryan Van Roestel F R242018 Aylmer, Ontario
23 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Austin Bisschop F L222018 Dorchester, Ontario
4 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ryan Root F R232015 Dorchester, Ontario
26 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Griffin Sinden F R212018 Tillsonburg, Ontario
6 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dylan Buckholz F L232018 Dorchester, Ontario
16 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Noah Small F R212017 Dorchester, Ontario
8 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg James Newland D L242017 London, Ontario
22 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Colin Osler D L242015 London, Ontario

Staff

Updated February 27, 2019

TitleStaff Member
General ManagerJeff Morrison
Head CoachMark Steele
Assistant CoachJeff Morrison
Assistant CoachChris Masse
TrainerMark Somers
TrainerGarry Spurgeon
Equipment ManagerDennis Boyse

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References

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  2. "Game Sheet Dolphins v Irish Sept 14, 2013". pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  3. "Dorchester Dolphins". pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2015-11-04.