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’71 ’72 ’73 Oakridge Hockey Teams
Discipline: Hockey
Years Active: 1971 • 1972 • 1973
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  • Winners of three consecutive Ontario Federation of Secondary Schools Association (OFSSA) boys’ hockey championships, an accomplishment not repeated since
  • In 1971, defeated regular season champs A. B. Lucas to win London Conference
  • The 1972/73 teams went 40 games in conference, tournament and playoff competition without a loss – a Lonndon Conference and Thames Valley School Board record
  • The ’72 team also won the Montreal Loyola tournament which featured provincial champions from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec
  • The 1971 title team defeated Ottawa Laurier in Coppercliff; the 1972 win over Toronto Cedarbrae took place in Essex while the 1973 title saw Oakridge defeat North Bay Scollard Hall in overtime at London Gardens before 2,500 spectators
  • Paul Porter scored the winning goal in championship game on a power-play, deflecting a shot by Bill Gallaway
  • Eight players were on both 1971 and 1972 teams; four players on 1972 and 1973 teams
  • Over three seasons team compiled a record of 72-9-5
  • Three players, Jack Gulka, Gary Hubbell and Brian Watkin were on all three championship teams, along with Head Coach Fred Israels
  • Three players from the teams went on to play college hockey in the United States – Bill Robbins, Ken Petitt and Paul Porter while several others were offered scholarships