Team History

Pickering Panthers: A tradition since 1972

The Pickering Panthers are a Junior ‘A’ ice hockey team based in Pickering, Ontario.

The Panther Tradition started in 1972 as part of the Metro Junior ‘B’ league, making the team has been an active Junior hockey team for the last forty years.

Today, the Panthers are a part of the Ontario Junior Hockey League

In the summer of 2010, the Panthers accepted a merger with the Ajax Attack, eliminating the struggle for players and fans between the two neighboring communities.

The team remains based in Pickering.

Our  championship wins have been in 1985 when the Panthers were a member of the Metro Junior ‘B’ league and 2022 in the OJHL. Pickering joined the Ontario Junior ‘A’ hockey league in 1998, and have had three conference championship performances since then (98-99, 05-06, and 06-07 seasons).

The Pickering Panthers finished fist in the North Division in the 2021-2022 season continuing onto a Buckland cup championship win against the Toronto Junior Canadians, also finishing as the runner up in the 2022 centennial cup in a close loss to the Brooks Bandits.

Some key players who have suited up for Pickering include NHL hall of famer Joe Nieuwendyk, and ex-Toronto Maple Leaf goalie Glenn Healy.