Wawa Travellers

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Wawa Travellers
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City Wawa, Ontario
League North of Superior Junior B Hockey League
Operated 1996 (1996)-2004
Home arena Michipicoten Memorial Centre
Colours Red, Blue, and White

The Wawa Travellers were a Junior "B" team based out of Wawa, Ontario. They played out of the North of Superior Junior B Hockey League.

Wawa, Ontario Municipality in Ontario, Canada

Wawa is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Algoma District and associated with Wawa Lake. Formerly known as the township of Michipicoten, after a nearby river of that name, the township was officially renamed in 2007 for its largest and best-known community of Wawa.

North of Superior Junior B Hockey League

The North of Superior Junior B Hockey League (NSHL) is a defunct Junior ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The league used to be a part of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association.

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History

The Travellers played in all eight of the NSHL's seasons. After a slow start, the team moved through the standings and in their final two seasons they topped the league, winning the league championship, in both 2002-03 and 2003-04. Despite two championships, the Travellers finished their story in 2004 with a 4-straight-losses to the Thunder Bay Northern Hawks of Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League in the Northern Ontario Regional Junior B Hockey Championship.

Thunder Bay Northern Hawks

The Thunder Bay Northern Hawks are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They play in the Lakehead Junior Hockey League, formerly the Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League.

After the 2003-04 season, the Thessalon Flyers and Aguasabon River Rats left the NSHL. With only the Travellers and the Marathon Renegades left in the league, it folded.

The Thessalon Flyers were a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Thessalon, Ontario, Canada. This defunct hockey team was a part of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, North of Superior Junior B Hockey League, and the International Junior B Hockey League.

Aguasabon River Rats

The Aguasabon River Rats were a Junior "B" ice hockey team based out of Terrace Bay, Ontario. They played out of the North of Superior Junior B Hockey League (NSHL) and the Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League.

Marathon Renegades

The Marathon Renegades were a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Marathon, Ontario. They were currently members of the Superior International Junior Hockey League.

The Marathon Renegades joined the Superior International Junior Hockey League in 2006-07. Wawa has been trying to join the SIJHL since 2005, but has been left on the outside looking in until they can find adequate financial backing.

Superior International Junior Hockey League

The Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL) is a Junior A ice hockey league that belongs to the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and Hockey Canada. Winners of the SIJHL playoffs compete for the Dudley Hewitt Cup against the winners of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The winner of the Dudley Hewitt Cup then moves on to compete for the Royal Bank Cup.

Season-by-season results

SeasonGPWLTOTLGFGAPResultsPlayoffs
1996-97 - - - - - - - - NSHL
1997-98 28 9 17 2 - 123 167 20 5th NSHL DNQ
1998-99* 23 3 18 2 - 116 174 8 5th NSHL DNQ
1999-00 24 10 14 0 - 151 155 20 3rd NSHL
2000-01 24 12 12 - 0 121 133 24 3rd NSHL
2001-02 24 15 6 - 3 132 90 33 2nd NSHL
2002-03 24 13 9 - 2 127 121 28 1st NSHL Won League
2003-04 24 14 9 - 1 116 101 29 2nd NSHL Won League

(*) There are no complete stats available for this season.


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