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Clarington Eagles

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City  Clarington, Ontario
Colors  Black, Red, and White
Founded  2011
General manager  David Bell
League  Provincial Junior Hockey League
Home arena  Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

The Clarington Eagles are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Clarington, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Orr Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.



The Eagles were founded in 2011 to leave the gap in their community left by the folding of the Junior A Bowmanville Eagles. Bowmanville originated in Junior C from 1968 until 1995 and was promoted to Junior A. The team folded in 2010.

The Eagles played their first game on September 23, 2011 in Uxbridge, Ontario. The Eagles dropped a 6-4 decision to the Uxbridge Bruins. Their first home game was on September 25, 2011, a 6-3 loss to the Bruins. On October 2, 2011, the Eagles won their first game, at home, 3-2 against the Little Britain Merchants.

The Eagles' first season back in Junior C ended with a winning 19-18-3 record. In their first playoffs, the Eagles first met the Uxbridge Bruins in the quarter-finals. The Eagles swept the best-of-5 series 3-games-to-none. In the semi-finals, the Eagles faced the second seeded Little Britain Merchants. Clarington came back from a 3-games-to-2 deficit to win the series in seven games, the winning goal scored with 16.8 seconds left in the third period of game seven. In the finals, the Eagles faced the first place Lakefield Chiefs. The Chiefs took the first game, but the Eagles came back to win the next three straight. Lakefield made the series interesting by winning game five, but the Ealges smoked the Chiefs 8-1 in game six to take the series and win their first league championship and the Cougar Cup and berth into the Clarence Schmalz Cup playoffs.

2016-17 coaching staff

  • General Manager: David Bell
  • Head Coach: Rick Lefort
  • Assistant Coach: Jonathan Ross
  • Assistant Coach: David Miller
  • Goalie Coach: Carson Bird
  • Trainer: Wes Jackson
  • Equipment Manager: Cale Clarke
  • References

    Clarington Eagles Wikipedia

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