Parry Sound Shamrocks
|Parry Sound Shamrocks|
|City||Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada|
Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League|
Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
|Home arena||Bobby Orr Community Centre|
|1977-1987||Parry Sound Shamrocks|
|1988-1991||Parry Sound Brewers|
|1994-2002||Parry Sound Shamrocks|
Parry Sound made the Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League finals against the Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats in their final two seasons in the NOJHA in 1998 and 1999. The Shamrocks lost both final series.
Over the summer of 1999, the Parry Sound Shamrocks moved to the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League, where the team had planned to cut travel costs. The plan worked, but the Shamrocks managed to accumulate debts over $80,000. The Shamrocks ice time fees remain unpaid till this day, and unsuccessfully tried to get the Seguin Bruins to pay for the outstanding debt five years after the Shamrocks folded, and Bruins were an expansion team into the OPJHL at the time. However, the Bruins rarely played at the Bobby Orr Community Centre.
Some of the most influential players through 1997 through 1999 were locals Ben Moore (U of Western) and Matt Monks (Wilfrid Laurier University). However both individual chose to put off state side scholarships with ambitions in the CIS.
One of the most-successful played to play for the Shamrocks was forward Darryl Boyce, who appeared in 2 games for the Shamrocks in 2000-01, and managed to rack up 14 minutes in penalties. He would go on to play in the OHL for 4 seasons and then play at the University of New Brunswick. After playing in 21 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets, he now plays in Finland as of 2014-15 after spending time in the AHL.
As of today, information regarding the Parry Sound Shamrocks Junior A Hockey Club is very scarce throughout the internet. Information regarding the history of the team can be found at the Parry Sound Public Library.
Other players to have played for the Shamrocks. Eddy Lawrence, Ryan McCormack, Richard Penfold, Chris Renwick, Craig Brown, Rene Tache, John Simard, Ted Scriven, Mark Ideson, Darrin Cain, Jamie Biscardie, Shawn McTernin, Lyle Zulak, Steve Evanush, Chris Mahon, Jeff Thomas, Philip Campbell, Ryan Knox, Chris Stanley, Bobby Reed, Chris Lee, Dwayne Taylor, Trevor Thompson
|1994-95||48||21||23||4||-||228||227||46||4th NOJHL||Lost Semi-final|
|1995-96||44||19||23||2||-||176||218||40||4th NOJHL||Lost Semi-final|
|1996-97||40||17||18||5||-||142||183||39||3rd NOJHL||Lost Semi-final|
|1997-98||40||18||18||4||-||155||179||40||2nd NOJHL||Lost Final|
|1998-99||40||26||13||1||-||194||134||53||2nd NOJHL||Lost Final|