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The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors are a junior hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, based in Mississaugamarker, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker. The team was originally known as the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, whose hockey program was founded and operated by St. Michael's College Schoolmarker in 1906. The current franchise was revived in 1996, and was relocated to Mississauga in 2007 after spending 10 years in Toronto.


St. Michael's revived its hockey program for the 1997–98 season in the Ontario Hockey League. The recent version of the Majors played for 10 seasons, until being relocated as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors.

Originally owned by St. Michael's College School, the team is now owned by Eugene Melnyk, who is the current owner of the Ottawa Senators and CEO of Biovail Corporation. Melnyk pursued several deals to get a new arena for his team, but none came to fruition. One of Melnyk's foiled plans included purchasing Maple Leaf Gardensmarker.

On July 12, 2006, Eugene Melnyk bought the Mississauga IceDogs. After the 2006–07 season, Melnyk sold the IceDogs to Bill Burke, and moved the Majors to the Hershey Centremarker in Mississauga. [496688] [496689] The IceDogs, in turn, moved to Jack Gatecliff Arenamarker in St. Catharines, Ontariomarker and are now known as the Niagara IceDogs.[496690]

The team has struggled at the box office during it's tenure in Mississauga. The team averaged 2138 fans a game during it's inaugural season in 2006/07, last in the OHL. Last season, the team's average attendance improved to 2393 per game, and currently averages 2114 after 11 games this year.


Dave Cameron returned to the Majors organization after a stint in the AHL. Cameron previously coached with the club in Toronto from 2000 to 2004.


Honoured players

The St. Michael's Majors have not retired any numbers, but have honoured these people with banners in the rafters.

Current roster

Number Player Catches Place of birth
30 Chris Carrozzi L Nepean, Ontario
35 J.P. Anderson R Toronto, Ontariomarker
Number Player Shoots Place of birth
2 Nick Ciampini L Toronto, Ontariomarker
3 Matt Russo L Mississauga, Ontariomarker
21 Patrick Cieslukowski L Mississauga, Ontariomarker
7 Michael McGurk L Hamilton, Ontariomarker
9 Tim Billingsley R Ottawa, Ontariomarker
10 Brett Flemming R Burlington, Ontariomarker
13 Blake Parlett R Bracebridge, Ontariomarker
27 Jeff Barletta L Port Stanley, Ontariomarker
28 Cameron Gaunce L Markham, Ontariomarker
Number Player Shoots Position Place of birth
6 Dylan O'Neil R C Ajax, Ontariomarker
8 Anthony Tapper L C Marmora, Ontariomarker
11 Casey Cizikas L C Mississauga, Ontariomarker
12 Kris Sparre L LW Mississauga, Ontariomarker
14 Corey Bureau R RW Kingston, Ontariomarker
15 Justin Larson L LW Buckhorn, Ontario
16 Kaspars Daugavins L LW Rigamarker, Latviamarker
17 Michael Pelech L LW Toronto, Ontariomarker
18 Zac Rinaldo L LW Hamilton, Ontariomarker
19 Jordan Mayer R C Kingston, Ontariomarker
21 Dustin Ekelman L C Whitby, Ontariomarker
22 Jesse Messier R RW Keswick, Ontariomarker
23 Tyler Allen R RW Mississauga, Ontariomarker
24 Kyle Neuber R RW Sarnia, Ontariomarker
25 Byron Elliott L LW Burlington, Ontariomarker

Season-by-season results

Regular season

Legend: OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Season Games Won Lost OL SL Points Pct % Goals
2007–08 68 31 32 2 3 67 0.493 203 243 3rd Central
2008–09 68 39 26 1 2 81 0.596 229 208 2nd Central


  • 2007–08 – Lost to Niagara Ice Dogs 4 games to 0 in conference quarter-finals.
  • 2008–09 – Defeated Barrie Colts 4 games to 1 in conference quater-finals.
    Lost to Brampton Battalion 4 games to 2 in conference semi-finals.

Uniforms and logos

The primary logo for the Majors displays "St. Michael's" written in script, with a Majors underscore written in light blue. The Majors colours are light blue, navy blue & white. The Majors hockey uniforms feature a different logo, a large letter "M" on the front, with the school crest (inset right) on the upper left chest, and the St. Michael's cloverleaf patch on the shoulders.

Home uniforms have a white background, navy blue shoulders and arms, with light blue trim. Road uniforms have a light blue background, with navy blue shoulders, and white trim. The Majors have also used a third jersey with a stylized "M" on the front, and without the navy blue shoulders.

To celebrate the Majors 10th season back in the league, the team launched a new 3rd jersey with the shoulder cloverleaf logo on the front. The jersey is also baby blue in colour. After the move, the Majors' logo was changed slightly to a more modernized look, and new jerseys were unveiled.


The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors play home games at the Hershey Centremarker in northeast Mississauga, near the junction of Highway 401 & Highway 403. The Hershey Centre hosted the OHL All-Star Game in 2000.

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