Niagara Falls Flyers Logos History

Ontario Hockey League Logos St. Catharines Black Hawks (1962/63-1975/76) ► Niagara Falls Flyers (1976/77-1981/82) ► North Bay Centennials (1982/83-2001/02) ► Saginaw Spirit (2002/03-Pres)

The second incarnation of the Niagara Falls Flyers started up when Hap Emms, former NHL player and General Manager of the Boston Bruins, relocated the St. Catharines Black Hawks to Niagara Falls for the 1976/77 OMJHL season. Mr. Emms had previously owned the original Flyers club, known then as the Barrie Flyers before he moving the team to Niagara Falls in 1960 and eventually onto Sudbury where they became the Sudbury Wolves in 1972/73.

This edition of the Flyers lasted only six seasons in the OMJHL and OHL before they relocated and were re-named the North Bay Centennials in 1982/83. The name Flyers was an homage to the original Niagara Falls Flyers club mentioned above who inherited their name from the relocated Barrie team. The black and yellow colour scheme was due to Emms' association with the NHL's Boston Bruins.

Niagara Falls' most famous alumni during this stint was Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Gartner who suited up for the Flyers from 1976-79, the team won their only division title during Gartner's last season with the club before losing in the OMJHL Finals.

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