History. Shipping to 98052: Items in search results. The Brantford Alexanders also had an official theme song recorded by County Line, called "Cowboys of the Ice". Kitchener and Oshawa. The Hamilton Fincups. Required fields are marked *. Three times the Alexanders hooked up in memorable playoff series with the Soo Greyhounds only to lose all three times — including a seven-game affair in 1981-1982. Thanks for the note and the added info, Joe. The Hamilton Fincups were relocated in 1978 becoming the Brantford Alexanders. Your email address will not be published. Are you a Stathead, too? After two years in the OMJHL, the league changed names to the OHL and the Alexanders played four more seasons in Brantford, before moving back to Hamilton as the Steelhawks. The Hamilton Forum was demolished soon afterwards because it would be costly to get another ice making plant. A virtual museum of sports logos, uniforms and historical items. The OHL All-Star game was hosted here in 1982. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brantford_Alexanders&oldid=911030715, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 August 2019, at 03:28. Some hockey portraits on this site are licensed from Images on Ice, Hockey’s Photo Agency. Buy his book. The team narrowly missed out on winning its division in 1980–81 by a single point. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Marie. Brantford Alexanders Logo on Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Page - SportsLogos.Net. Used to get free tickets from Gary Corbiere when he played for both Sudbury and Branford. In 1982–83, Dave Gagner was awarded the Bobby Smith Trophy for the OHA's Scholastic Player of the Year. For the talent they had, it’s too bad they couldn’t have drawn better crowds. The Brantford Alexanders were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League from 1978 to 1984. Brantford developed close rivalries with the London Knights and the Niagara Falls Flyers. Save this search. The Hamilton Fincups were relocated in 1978 becoming the Brantford Alexanders. 1 History 2 Coaches 3 NHL alumni 4 Season-by-season results 4.1 Regular season 4.2 Playoffs 5 Arena The Hamilton Fincups were relocated in 1978 becoming the Brantford Alexanders. he was still playing hockey and keeping in great shape till he passed ………….miigwetch Joe. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. The Alexanders were surprisingly good in their brief Brantford run and future NHLers like Ric Natress, Allen Bester, Dave Gagner and Mark Hunter can be found in the team photos. The word derives from Latin harena, a particularly fine/smooth sand used to absorb blood in ancient arenas like the Colosseum in Rome.It is composed of a large open space surrounded on most or all sides by tiered seating for spectators. Brantford Alexanders (OHL) Alumni. The Brantford Alexanders played home games at the Brantford Civic Centre from 1978 to 1984. What an interesting event for the team in 1976….the ice making plant broke down in the old Hamilton Forum during training camp. I was searched for infomation on the French River Rapids, as my grandson ” ALEX ” just signed to play for them, I,m from Brantford, so finding news about the “RAPIDS ” IS HARD TO GET DOWN HERE thanks, hey thats Kewl Randy ……………… lots of memories ………….. Gary went on to play for the York Yeomen and won a national championship ……………. Most historical data provided by Dan Diamond and Associates. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Had no idea of his prominent role in Aboriginal legal history. 1983 Brantford Alexanders OHL Bob Probert PSA 10. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. the official stats partner of the NHL. The Brantford Alexanders were a junior team in the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League from 1978 to 1984. Initially the Hamilton Red Wings, then the Hamilton Fincups and St. Catharines Fincups, the franchise moved to Brantford in 1978 […] Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. The team was based in Brantford, Ontario. Your email address will not be published. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Their history is one of modest length yet the Brantford Alexanders remain an iconic Ontario Hockey League franchise mainly because of the number of well-known players who wore their red-white-and-black jersey from 1978 to 1984. Most-notably, the team withdrew from the 1990 Memorial Cup because of a bad performance and left the 2 OHL finalists instead. Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, November 2, 7:31PM. C $2,500.00; Buy It Now +C $20.00 shipping; SPONSORED. The Alexanders never won an OHL championship — nor did they ever make it to the league finals — but they had some success under coach-general manager Dave Draper. The legendary, landmark case in constitutional law became known as the Corbiere Decision. Copps Coliseum wasn’t built yet. Their playoff nemeses were Windsor and Sault Ste. And those dreaded (no overtime), stupid eight-point playoff series. Standing in at 5-foot-10 and tipping the scales at 175 pounds, the hard-nosed Corbiere played in 85 games for Brantford after being acquired in a trade with the Sudbury Wolves for fellow forward Dean DeFazio. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Currently over 10,000 on display for your viewing pleasure Or write about sports? In 1989, the Toronto Marlboros were sold to a group from Hamilton, who become the Hamilton Dukes. Arena. 52 results for brantford alexanders. Hockey-Reference utilizes Official NHL data for current NHL seasons. Consider the list of Alexanders alumni who starred in the OHL and went on to notable careers in the National Hockey League — goalies Allan Bester and Rick Wamsley, defensemen Mike Lalor, Randy Ladouceur and Ric Nattress and forwards Mike Bullard, Shayne Corson, Dave Gagner, Dave Hannan, Mark Hunter, Bob Probert and Greg Terrion. All rights reserved. he has 2 daughters who live in Toronto Renee and Alicia ………………. Hailing from Batchewana First Nation just outside Sault Ste. Do you have a blog? He was a great guy.. He had a cottage on Georgina Island and traveled frequently to the mainland to work in Toronto. The Gypsies would’ve been a better name for that franchise. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Members of Gary’s family still reside in the Sault Ste. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? The Alexanders made the playoffs for five straight years after missing out its first year in Brantford. There have been 29 alumni of the Alexanders to play in the NHL. Join our linker program. The best, though, was finding that the old Alexanders' team photos were still on the walls, showcasing the old team. Some great Playoff Series’s between the Hounds and Brantford. Cooperalls! No one today thinks of Brantford as the Next Big Thing. Complete list of alums who have played in the NHL. Data Provided By PHOTO: Gary Corbiere, as a member of the Brantford Alexanders. The OMJHL junior team took the name of the OHA senior team which had played for two years prior, which in themselves were named for Brantford's most famous former resident, telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell. From there it became the Niagara Falls Thunder before another relocation of the franchise resulted in what are now the Erie Otters. The OMJHL junior team took the name of the OHA senior team which had played for two years prior, which in themselves were named for Brantford's most famous former resident, telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell.After two years in the OMJHL, the league changed names to the OHL and the Alexanders … hi enjoyed your article on the brantford alexanders. Initially the Hamilton Red Wings, then the Hamilton Fincups and St. Catharines Fincups, the franchise moved to Brantford in 1978 only to return to Hamilton in 1984 to become the Steelhawks. The team was named after the inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who spent part of his life in the area of Brantford. That 1983-84 team was loaded and should have gone farther in the playoffs, but hey, no complaints from this Soo boy! Luv these “Flashback” articles of yours RR. Marie area including his dad, John (Duke) Corbiere, who once served as chief of Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways. Other data sources include the Hockey Summary Project and Hockey Databank. Had a chance to see a couple of games in the antiseptic atmosphere of the Brantford Civic Centre. Meanwhile, even though the OHL was never a big hit in Brantford, where the Alexanders drew average crowds in the 1,500 range, alumni representing the erstwhile “A’s” reads like a virtual who’s who. The team had to relocate to another arena, which was Mountain Arena, which is now the Dave Andreychuk Arena, but the locals didn’t want that. WHA hat tricks courtesy Scott Surgent. The Hamilton Fincups in 1978 to Brantford, Ontario, relocated and renamed in Brantford Alexanders. Two years in a row they were eliminated by the Spitfires, followed by three years in a row at the hands of the Greyhounds. As for Gary Corbiere, thanks for the lesson. Brantford Alexanders Statistics and History [OHL] Leagues -> OHL -> Brantford Alexanders The Brantford Alexanders were a Major Junior hockey team based in Brantford, ONT playing in the Ontario Hockey League from 1978 to 1984. Do you have a sports website? Brantford Alexanders VINTAGE OFFICIAL HOCKEY PUCK … Find out more. So, the team moved to St. Catherines instead in 1976-77, and back to Hamilton to play in Mountain Arena in 1977-78, and then to Brantford up until 1984 and then returned to Hamilton and became the Steelhawks from 1984 to 1988, until the team moved to Niagara Falls. Also of interest was that Gary was traded from Sudbury to Brantford b/c he had beaten up Defazio ………….. Bep Guindolin was the coach at Brantford who traded for Gary……….. then shortly after being traded Bep was let go and Dave Draper returned as the coach ……….. i believe Draper had drafted Defazio ……Defazio was drafted fairly high ………… and Gary ended up in Draper’s doghouse for a while …………..my mom relayed the story that Brantford wanted him b/c of his Indian background he would be a nutcase type of fighter …………. Corbiere was the lawyer who successfully argued in the Supreme Court of Canada for the right of off-reserve, First Nation people to have a substantial say in the decisions made on their reserve. And the number of high-performance players who skated in Brantford who either didn’t make it the NHL or played there briefly is just as impressive — defensemen Grant Anderson, Bruce Bell, Mark Botell, Tony Curtale, Tom Della Maestra, Rob Moffat and Dave Robson and forwards Daryl Evans Chris Kurysh, Todd Francis, Rick Goodfellow, Len Hachborn, Mike Hoffman, Jeff Jackson, Jason Lafreniere, Kevin Lavallee, Steve Linseman, Terry Maki, Paul Marshall, Mike Millar, Arthur Rutland, Scott Vanderburgh et al. The team was based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Pound-for-pound, it says here that the toughest player to ever wear a Brantford Alexanders uniform was left winger Gary Corbiere. Complete list of alums who have played in the NHL. The OMJHL junior team took the name of … Their history is one of modest length yet the Brantford Alexanders remain an iconic Ontario Hockey League franchise mainly because of the number of well-known players who wore their red-white-and-black jersey from 1978 to 1984.