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Travellers  announce Russ Lockwood of Cambridge as our head coach for the 2014-15 season. welcome Russ. 

Travellers announce Doug Cooper of Tillsonburg

as our General Manager .

Doug can be contacted at 519-719-0068 or 519-842-2668

Welcome Doug

Travellers announce Rob Hutchison of Tillsonburg as assistant coach.

Welcome Rob.

 

 

You can now follow us on twitter @jrctravellers

SEASON PASS

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 YOUR 2014-15  SEASONS PASS CAN BE PURCHASED

 FOR ONLY $50. UNTIL SEPT 19

 CALL 519-582-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Box 304, 2515 Regional Rd. 46
Delhi, Ontario N4B 2X1
Tel: 1-519-582-2380
Fax: 1-519-582-1514
1-800-387-RAIN (7246)

Contact: Marc Vanden Bussche
Vice President / General Manager

Delhi Travellers History

Prior to 1966, the Delhi franchise was a member of the Shamrock Junior D Hockey League. In 1966, they jumped to the Southern Counties Junior D Hockey League. In 1972, the team changed their name from the Rockets to the Flames.

The 1980-81 season saw the Flames raise to the heights of provincial recognition. They finished second overall in the Southern league standings with 21 wins, seven losses, and six ties, a fair distance behind the first place St. George Dukes. Once in the playoffs, the Flames took the Southern league by storm and won their first ever league championship. The victory launched the Flames into the provincial final in competition for the OHA Cup. Their opponents were the Belmont Bombers, the champions of the Western Junior D Hockey League. The Bombers made quick work of the Flames, sweeping the series 4-games-to-none.

In the 1986 playoffs, the Flames once again took the Southern league crown. The victory brought them into line for another crack at the OHA Cup. Once in the provincial final, they found them against the Western league champions Seaforth Centenaires. The Centenaires were battle-hardened from their play in the North Division of the 12-team Western league and kept the Flames at bay for a 4-games-to-1 series victory.

In 1988, Delhi's Southern league folded and merged with the Western league to create a province-wide 18-team super-league. In 1991, the Western league was dropped in favour of the OHA Junior Development League.

From their point of entry into the Western league in 1988, the Delhi Flames found themselves in vast trouble. In 1991, the team changed their names to the Delhi Leafs to honour the towns former Intermediate league representative. The Leafs suffered horrible losing season from 1991 all the way until they opted to change their team name to the Delhi Travellers in 1998. After one season under the Travellers moniker, and one of their worst seasons in franchise history, the team took a leave of absence from the OHAJDL.

In 2000-01, the Travellers were back and finished in thirteenth place overall in the OHAJDL. This marked their best finish since entering the league in 1988. A year later they had a winning record. In fact, as of 2007, every season from 2000-on the Travellers at least matched their previous seasons performance if not bettered it.

After the 2005-06 season, the Travellers found themselves in second place overall in the OHAJDL with 29 wins. In the opening round of the playoffs, the Travellers challenged and defeated the Burford Bulldogs 4-games-to-2. In the conference semi-final, the Travellers then met the Hagersville Hawks and beat them 4-games-to-3. Then Delhi challenged the Tavistock Braves and swept them 4-games-to-none to win their first ever birth into the league final since joining the league eighteen years before. They met the underdog Lucan Irish, a seventh seed berth from the other conference who defied all odds to make it this far. The Irish were not to be denied of the Cinderella Story, as they defeated the Travellers 4-games-to-2 to win the OHA Cup.

After 2006, the OHAJDL was disbanded and replaced by the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League. In its first season, the Travellers finished in second place despite winning 32 games -- three more than the previous season. In the first round of the playoffs, the Travellers challenged the Port Dover Sailors. The Travellers had no problem with the Sailors and swept them 4-games-to-none. The next round had Delhi faced off against the St. George Dukes. The longtime rivals went to six games with Delhi win the series 4-games-to-2. The next round had the Travellers trying for their second straight conference title against the Tavistock Braves. The series went the distance and the Travellers came out on top in Game 7 winning the series 4-games-to-3. In their second straight final, the Travellers met a tough foe in the Mitchell Hawks. The Hawks and Travellers fought, but the Hawks won Game 6 and took the series 4-games-to-2 to take away Delhi's second straight chance at the OHA Cup.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Training Camp

Simcoe Recreation Centre 182 South Drive Simcoe On

registration fee $40. includes 4 skates

camp dates- July 26 & 27 from 7pm- 9pm

                   Aug 2 & 3  from 7 pm- 9pm cancelled changed to

                  Thu July 31 6-8 pm and Sat Aug 9 7-9 pm

don't forget permission to skate form

everyone welcome

PRACTICE

AUG 16 4 PM-6 PM SIMCOE REC CENTRE

AUG 23 4 PM-6 PM SIMCOE REC CENTRE

 

 

EXIBITION GAMES 

Sun Aug 24 7pm vs Port Dover Sailors

                    at Simcoe Rec Centre

Sat Aug 30  7:15pm warm up  7:45pm start vs Woodstock Navy Vets

                  at Tillsonburg Community Centre

                  45 Hardy Drive Tillsonburg On N4G 3W9

Fri Sept 5  7:15 warm up 7:45 start  vs Woodstock Navy Vets

                  at Woodstock

Sun Sept 7 7pm warm up 7:30 start vs Wellesley Apple Jacks

                  at Wellesley

Delhi Travellers vs Simcoe Storm

SEPT 9 2014 7:30PM

AT SIMCOE REC CENTRE

 

 

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