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Alumni & History

History

 

The Komoka Kings were previously known as the Lambton Shores Predators, playing out of Forest, Ontario until the end of the 2017 Season.

Before the move to Lambton Shores the team was known as the Petrolia Jets, playing out of Petrolia, Ontario from the 1960’s until the end of the 2007 season.

In 1968, the Jets joined the Border Cities Junior “B” league. Although not much is known about the league prior to ’68, it is thought that the team originated in the “Bluewater Junior “C” Hockey League” by OHA historians.

When the BCJCHL became the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League in 1970, the Jets stayed on board. In 1972, the Jets moved up to Western Junior “B”, but were sent back to Junior “C” in 1984. In 1989, the Jets returned to the Western “B” league where they continue to play today as the Lambton Shores Predators.

The Petrolia Jets petitioned the OHA for a permanent move to Forest, Ontario in 2007 In late April, the governing body of the Western Ontario Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League approved the move and the name was changed to the Lambton Shores Predators, matching the name of the local minor hockey system.

On September 11, 2008, the Predators played their first game in Sarnia against the Sarnia Legionnaires.

Roop Chanderdat assumed 100% ownership of the team as of 2011-2012 Season

 

Alumni

 

We’ve had some very notable players pass through our system as the Petrolia Jets and Lambton Shores Predators and we’re thrilled to recognize these players who have gone on to pro career

 

Steve Mason – Columbus Blue Jackets – NHL – Calder Trophy – World Junior Gold Medal – OHL Goaltender of the Year

 

Stephen Sanza – OHL – London Knights

 

Brian Campbell – Chicago Blackhawks – NHL – Stanley Cup Champion

 

Mark Hunter – NHL – Stanley Cup Champion – OHL – General Manger & Owner London Knights

 

Dale Hunter – NHL – Stanley Cup Finalist – OHL – Coach and Owner London Knights, Coach of the Year

 

Michael Leighton – NHL – Stanley Cup Finalist

 

Pat Verbeek – NHL – NJ, NY, Hartford, Detroit, Dallas

 

John Van Boxmeer – NHL – Stanley Cup Champion

 

Paul Ysebaert – NHL – NJ, Winnipeg, Detroit, Chicago, Tampa Bay

 

Bobby Gould – NHL – Stanley Cup Finalist

 

Tim Hrynewich – NHL Pittsburgh Penguins

 

Todd Bidner – NHL – Washington Capitals

 

Matt Rupert – London Knights

 

Ryan Rupert – London Knights, also a draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs

 

Justin Fazio – OHL – Sarnia Sting