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The Thornhill Thunderbirds were a Canadian Junior "B" ice hockey team from Thornhill, Ontario. They played in the Central Junior B Hockey League.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
Thornhill is a suburban community in the Regional Municipality of York in Ontario, Canada. It is split between the cities of Vaughan and Markham, lying along the north border of Toronto, centred on Yonge Street. Once a police village, Thornhill is now a community and postal designation. According to the 2001 Census, Thornhill-Vaughan's population was 56,361, and the population of Thornhill-Markham was 47,333. It is immediately south and south-west of Richmond Hill.
The Thornhill Thunderbirds were a junior hockey team in Ontario. The team existed in two phases. The first was a Junior B team that started in the Mid-Ontario Junior B league. After the league folded in 1978, the team moved to the Central Junior B league, where it folded after the 1984 season.
The Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League was a Junior "B" ice hockey league based in Southern Ontario. They were sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association and Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, and competed for the All-Ontario Junior "B" title, the Sutherland Cup.
A second Thornhill Thunderbirds team is now known as the Mississauga Chargers. Hockey returned to Thornill in 1988, when the Metro Junior B Richmond Hill Dukes moved to Thornhill again assuming the Thunderbirds nickname. In 1990 that team merged with the Markham Connection (which had been known as the Markham Travelways from 1983 until 1989), and for one year were named the Markham Thunderbirds. In 1991 they returned to their Thornhill Thunderbirds name for one season. In 1992, they moved to Mississauga.
The Mississauga Chargers are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Ontario Junior A Hockey League. They are the product of a 1990 merger of two former Metro Junior B franchises, the Thornhill Thunderbirds and the Markham Connection. After the 1990 merger the team spent one year in Markham known as the Markham Thunderbirds, and in 1991 they returned to their Thornhill Thunderbirds name for one season. In 1992, the team moved to Mississauga. As a member of the Metro Junior A Hockey League they participated for 3 seasons. They left for the OPJHL in 1995. They have had a glim past few years, but in the 2007-08 season they saw a rare light when team captain Bruce Crawford lead the entire OPJHL in scoring (41-57-98).
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Most sports in Markham, Ontario are amateur or recreational:
The Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League was a Canadian Junior ice hockey league based in Ontario and sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The league operated from 1972 until 1987. This league was the forerunner to the current Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League that was promoted in 1993. From 1972 until 1977, the OPJHL shared their region with the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League.
The 2003–04 OPJHL season is the 11th season of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJHL). The thirty-five teams of the North, South, East, and West divisions competed in a 49-game schedule.
The 2000–01 OPJHL season is the eighth season of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJHL). The thirty-seven teams of the North, South, East, and West divisions competed in a 49-game schedule.
The 1995–96 MetJHL season is the 5th season of the Metro Junior A Hockey League (MetJHL). The 12 teams of the Eastern and Western Divisions competed in a 52-game schedule. The top 4 teams in each division made the playoffs.
The 1992–93 MetJHL season is the 2nd season of the Metro Junior A Hockey League (MetJHL). The 13 teams of the Fullan and Bauer Divisions competed in a 48-game schedule. The top 6 teams in each division made the playoffs.
The 1991–92 MetJHL season is the 1st season of the Metro Junior A Hockey League (MetJHL). The 12 teams of the Fullan and Bauer Divisions competed in a 44-game schedule. The top 6 teams in each division made the playoffs.
The 1986–87 OJHL season is the 15th and final season of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). The four teams of the league played an interlocking 44-game season with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. All four teams made the playoffs.