The Kitchener Greenshirts
name has been used by five separate ice hockey
teams playing in Kitchener, Ontario
, Canada. These include one 'Senior A' level hockey team, two 'Junior A' level teams
, and two 'Junior B' level teams. The name has also been used for a team in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).
Senior A (c.1917 to c.1938)
The Kitchener Hockey Club,
commonly known as the Kitchener Greenshirts were formed due to the rise of NHL hockey in Canada requiring a feeder system. Kitchener won the Allan Cup
in 1918 as the national champions of Canada.Hockey Hall of Fame
goaltender George Hainsworth
played senior hockey for the Greenshirts from 1917 to 1923. Another Hall of Famer, Earl Seibert played one game with the team in 1928.
Junior A (c.1922 to c.1938)
The first Junior Greenshirts team played in the OHA the early 1920s to the start of World War II
. This Junior A program operated in affiliation to the Senior A team of the same name.
The team was known as the Kitchener Colts
when they won their first J. Ross Robertson Cup
as Ontario junior champions in 1923. The Colts eventually advanced to play the University of Manitoba
in a two-game, total-goals series in Toronto to decide the Memorial Cup
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