The Woodstock Navy-Vets were founded in 1966-67 and spent their early seasons playing in the Intercounty Junior C Hockey League.
In 1971-72 the Vets moved to the Central Junior C Hockey League when the ICJCHL disbanded.
In 1976-77 the Navy-Vets helped found the Southwestern Junior B Hockey League, and played in that league for the 2 seasons that it existed, along with the London Diamonds, St.Thomas Colonels, Tillsonburg Mavericks, Simcoe Jets, and Brantford Penquins.
In 1978-79 the Navy-Vets joined the Niagara District Junior C Hockey League, where they currently play.
1969: The Championship Season
The Navy Vets won their only OHA Junior C Championship in the 1968-69 season, eliminating Dresden 4 games-to-0 in the quarter-final and New Hamburg 4 games-to-1 in the semi-final before beating Oakville Blades in 7 games in the final.
1984: The Cardiac Kids
After finishing in fourth place in the 1983-84 NDJCHL West regular season with a record of 13 wins, 9 losses, and 8 ties, not many locals figured the Woodstock Navy-Vets would have a very long playoff run. In the end, the Navy-Vets would play a total of sixty-five games that season and six rounds of playoffs. In the division quarter-finals, the Navy-Vets drew the New Hamburg Spirit 83's. The Spirit were a tough team and the best-of-5 series went the distance, Woodstock taking it in the end 3-games-to-2. In the division semi-final, the Navy-Vets then took on the Dundas Blues. The Blues were tough early, but the Navy-Vets had all the momentum and took the series 4-games-to-2. They next played the well rested and top ranked Norwich Merchants in the division final. The Merchants, like the Blues, were tough early in the series but the Navy-Vets were tougher winning 4-games-to-2. They next had to play the Stoney Creek Warriors in the Niagara District championship. The Warriors were tough and dominated much of the play. The series went back and forth, and ended up going to a final and deciding seventh game. Woodstock fought hard and took Stoney Creek into overtime. Early in the second overtime, Woodstock would break the hearts of the Stoney Creek faithful in their own arena and win 6-5. From this point on, the Woodstock Sentinel-Review referred to the 1983-84 edition of this team as "The Cardiac Kids". With the win, the Navy-Vets were catapulted into the OHA Junior C semi-finals. Their opponents would be the Dresden Jr. Kings of the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League. Dresden took game one big, 10-4. Game two went to Woodstock in double overtime (4-3) and game three in single overtime (8-6). Dresden came back and put Woodstock's backs against the wall with 4-2 and 7-2 victories, leaving the Cardiac Kids in a do-or-die situation. Woodstock responded and won 6-5 and 6-2 to win the series. They then moved on to face the Penetang Kings of the Georgian Bay Junior C Hockey League in the provincial final. Penetang had just knocked off the Bowmanville Eagles 4-games-to-3. Unfortunately for the Cardiac Kids, the Kings had no intention of losing, taking the series in four games: 8-7 in overtime, 6-5, 9-6, and 9-1. The fairy tail run was over for the Navy-Vets, as they walked away Niagara West champions, Niagara & District champions, and OHA Junior C finalists.
Clarence Schmalz Cup Appearances
1969: Woodstock Navy-Vets defeated Oakville Blades 4-games-to-3
1984: Penetang Kings defeated Woodstock Navy-Vets 4-games-to-none
George S. Dudley Trophy Super "C" Appearances
This trophy was awarded during the 1970s to a new class of junior hockey known as Super "C". The teams that competed were deemed to be from centres too small for Junior "B" but yet too big for Junior "C". The cities that competed for it: Barrie (MOJBHL) , Woodstock (ICJCHL & CJCHL) , Kitchener (CJBHL & WOJHL) , Owen Sound (CJCHL) , and Brantford (CJCHL); struggled throughout that decade to find Junior "B" leagues that suited their needs. While waiting, these teams generally played "down" in the Junior "C" level and awaited the Super "C" playoffs. The class was disbanded by 1976 as the only teams eligible for the championship had found homes in Junior "B".
1970: Barrie Colts defeated Woodstock Navy-Vets 4-games-to-3
1971: Woodstock Navy-Vets defeated Kitchener Ranger B's 4-games-to-2
1972: no championship playoff
1973: Woodstock Navy-Vets defeated Kitchener Ranger B's 4-games-to-3 with 1 tie
1974: Woodstock Navy-Vets defeated Owen Sound Salvagemen 4-games-to-none
1975: Woodstock Navy-Vets defeated Owen Sound Salvagemen 3-games-to-none
1976: Woodstock Navy-Vets defeated Brantford Penguins 4-games-to-none
2007: The Beginning of a New Era
The Woodstock franchise under new ownership changed from it's traditional Navy-Vets moniker & logo and ended it's 41-year relationship with the Oxford County Naval Veterans Association at their 2007 awards banquet.
The Woodstock Renegades played their first game under a new name in 2007-08.
Team Yearly Stats Leaders
Past Seasons Team Player Stats
All-Time Team Coaching Records