The end, or should I say the slowing down, of the hockey season is upon us. We thought we’d have a little fun and spring some OHL Trivia on you.
In this version of OHL Alumni Central trivia, there’s 10 questions on the
origins and history of Ontario Hockey League franchises.
For our trivia purposes, the ‘OHL’ refers to the league that began in the 1930’s and not just from when the name change happened in 1980.
If you’re up to the challenge, put your answers in the comments section of this post and next Monday (May 31) we’ll post up the answers along with the top scores. This quiz should be fairly easy for true OHL fans.
At that point, if anyone wants to dispute or discuss any of the answers, you are more than welcome! (This website is not run by Gary Bettman – you are allowed to speak your mind!)
Okay. Facing forward, eyes on your own paper – here we go!
1. There are 7 current OHL teams that are in the same city and carry the same nickname as when they originally joined the league. Name them.
2. The franchise that is the Peterborough Petes originated in what city?
3. Two current OHL franchises were at one point in their history called the Niagara Falls Flyers. Which are the two teams?
4. By way of Hamilton and Toronto, which current OHL franchise came into existence in 1937 and is the oldest existing franchise?
5. The Sarnia Sting are of what Royal descent?
6. The Kitchener Rangers franchise began play in 1947 in what rival city?
7. The Erie Otters origins go back to 1953 when they joined the league with a team in Hamilton. That franchise had four different names while in Hamilton. Can you name them all?
8. The London Knights franchise originated in London in 1965 but started out under a different name. What was the team called in the early days?
9. What team is often mistaken as the descendant of a team that played out of Montreal but were in fact granted a brand new franchise in 1973?
10. The current Sudbury Wolves originated in what city?