1975 Vancouver – Bronze
Defeated Quebec 3-1 and Manitoba
Lost to British Columbia 8-5 and Alberta 4-3
1976 Fredericton – Silver
Beat Quebec and Manitoba 4-3 to get to the finals.
Lost to Calgary Alberta 11-2 in the final.
1977 Lost all games despite being picked as a pre-tournament favorite.
1979 Chatham Bronze The Ironmen claimed bronze in the seven team double elimination tournament. The team defeated Quebec 17-10 in their opening game before falling to BC. The Ironmen had a 4- 1 lead in this game before a grand slam put BC ahead. in the 8th. They then lost their final game to Alberta
1995 Chatham, New Brunswick – Gold
In perhaps the crowning moment at Ironmen Field, the host Ironmen capped a memorable gold-medal tournament with a thrilling 7-6 victory over Quebec. After the Quebec starter retired the first two Ironmen in the top half of the first inning, Chatham rattled off three two-out, two-run homeruns to take a 6-0 lead, which they would not relinquish. Chris Burns picked up his second victory of the day, hours after defeating Ontario 18-5 in the semi-final. In the round-robin, the Ironmen defeated Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island, but were defeated by Quebec.
1996 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
A year after capturing gold on their home turf, the Ironmen failed to qualify for the medal round.
1999 Chatham, New Brunswick – Bronze
Chatham avenged a round-robin setback to Ontario, costing them a shot at the gold-medal game, to down Ontario’s Etobicoke Rangers 6-1 for the bronze medal. Alberta defeated Nova Scotia to capture the gold medal.
2005 Kamloops, British Columbia – Bronze
The Ironmen finished the round-robin 2-2, defeating British Columbia and Manitoba, and dropping tight games to Nova Scotia and Ontario. In the quarter-final match, the Ironmen rode the arm of then pickup Derek Wilson to defeat the host Kamloops squad, before falling to Nova Scotia in the semi-final. Mike Lewis helped the Ironmen recover to win the bronze medal, tossing a complete-game victory over Quebec.
2009 Game Reports
Game 1: Quebec 6 Ironmen 1
Thursday, August 20th
The Ironmen were shut down by Quebec ace Dany Prata in dropping their first game 6-1 to Team Quebec. Prata struck out six and scattered six hits. Derek Wilson suffered the loss for the Ironmen, giving up four runs in four and two-thirds of an inning. Steve Aube and Gary Traer pitched in relief.
The Ironmen loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth inning with the score 3-1, but couldn’t muster any runs. Tom Burns supplied the lone offence for the Ironmen, knocking a long home run to centerfield to lead off the home half of the first inning.
Chatham looks to regroup Friday morning when they face Manitoba at 9am. Their third game will come Friday night at 7pm versus host Dartmouth.
Game 2: Ironmen 4 Manitoba 1
Friday, August 21st
Matt Jenkins tossed a complete-game victory for Chatham to even their record at 1-1. Jenkins yielded only six hits and one unearned run, striking out four.
The Ironmen scored their four runs in the second inning. With two outs, Alan Hilchie and Darren Hardy put two runners on for Adem Campbell, who plated Hilchie with a single of his own. Tyson Waye followed with a two-run single, scoring both Hardy and Campbell. Waye would steal second base, and score on a Tom Burns single.
JF Neveu will take to the hill this evening versus Dartmouth in an important playoff matchup. Dartmouth sits at 0-2.
Game 3: Dartmouth 5 Ironmen 2
Saturday, August 22nd
Darren Doucette’s three-run homerun in the top of the ninth inning was the difference in Dartmouth’s 5-2 victory over the Ironmen. The win drops the Ironmen to 1-2, making this afternoon’s contest with Ontario (2-1) a must-win.
JF Neveu was brilliant on the mound for the Ironmen, striking out fourteen Dartmouth hitters. Matt MacDonald got the victory, scattering eight hits and eight strikeouts.
Tom Burns tripled and single for Chatham. Nick Hardy drove in two runs with two singles, and Jon Saunders singled twice.
If the Ironmen down Ontario, they will play in tonight’s quarterfinal matchup at 7pm.
Game 4: Ironmen 2 Ontario 0
Saturday, August 22nd
Pete Shaw tossed a complete-game one-hitter to lead Chatham to a 2-0 victory over Ontario, propelling them to a quarterfinal matchup with Newfoundland. Shaw was masterful on the mound, facing only 22 Ontario hitters, one over the minimum.
The Ironmen scored both of their runs in the fifth inning. Adem Campbell’s single scored Matt Jenkins. Campbell would be replaced by pinch-runner Andrew Burns. Burns would take second on a wild pitch, and come around to score on an Ontario error.
Quarterfinal: Newfoundland 12 Ironmen 2
Saturday, August 22nd
Newfoundland scored four times in the fifth inning, and six times in the sixth, leading them to a 12-2 victory over a tired Chatham squad.
Newfoundland opened the scoring with a pair of runs off starter Gary Traer in the third inning. That lead would hold through a thirty-minute fog delay in the fifth inning. When play resumed Newfoundland pushed their lead to 6-0, a lead the Ironmen could not make up.
Tom Burns led the Ironmen hitting attack with a pair of singles.
Newfoundland now advances to face Alberta in Monday’s semifinals. The second semi-final will see Ontario face off with Team Quebec.
2011 – Chatham. Lost in semi-final. Highlights were Matt Jenkins defeating Windsor Ontario 2-1 before a packed house and two strong games by JF Neveu. Another highlight was Robbie Murphy tossing a one-hitter to win against Manitoba. Big hitters were Tyson Waye at 600, Tom Burns at 429 and Jon Saunders 375
Game results: Ironmen 2 BC 3; Ironmen 14 Halifax 2: Ironmen 2 Windsor 1; Ironmen 10 Manitoba 0;Ironmen 1 BC 4 (SF) ;Ironmen 3 Fredericton 10
2012 – Prince George Lost in semi-finals.. JF Neveu pitched 12 innings, getting a win and had an ERA of 1.50. Big hitters were Andrew MacDonald at 500, Derek Wilson 471 and Kyle Gilligan 412. Wilson hit 3 home runs including a walk off.
Results Ironmen 8 Manitoba 1; Ironmen 5 Ontario2 2; Ironmen 3 BC 6;Ironmen 3 Ontario1 14 ;;Ironmen 5 Alberta 6
2013 – Windsor – .Lost in cross-over to Alberta. Robbie Murphy tossed a shut out vs NS while Orry Cook and Robert Gallant were selected to the all-star team. Gallant batted 471 with 7 RBI and Orry Cook hit 412 with 3 steals and 7 runs, and Kris Keating batted 389 with 3 steals..
Results ;Ironmen 14 Nfld 6: Ironmen 4 Ontario 7 ;Ironmen 6 Alberta 3 ;Ironmen 10 NS 0
2014 St John’s Nfld Lost in 8 innings to BC 1-0 in an epic battle… JF Neveu had a strong showing, tossing 13.1 innings with 16 K’s and an ERA of 1.05Dave Barr was top hitter with a 409 average, Kris Keating 368 and Jon Saunders 308, including a big 3 run blast to help beat NS 5-4. Barr and Jon Saunders were selected to the all-star team.
Results Ironmen 0 Windsor 2 ; Ironmen 14 Alberta 2 ;Ironmen 4 Nfld 0 ;Ironmen 4 Saskatchewan 2 ;Ironmen 4 NS 3; Ironmen 0 BC 1 SH (8 innings) ;Ironmen 0 Ontario2 11
2015 – Miramichi NB The Miecon Ironmen were defeated by the Fredericton Royals 3-1 in the cross-over playoff game.. The Ironmen finished the round-robin in 2nd place with a 3-1 record. The team defeated Alberta, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland while losing to British Columbia in the opener.
2016- Fredericton NB Although the Ironmen did not participate in Nationals in 2016, three players were picked up by other teams. Charlottetown picked up Kris Keating, who was chosen as the all Star 3B and JF Neveu who pitched a complete game victory over Alberta. Jamie Walls was picked up by the bronze medal winning Fredericton Royals.
2107-Victoria BC – Three Ironmen were picked up by the Fredericton Royals for the tournament. Catcher Jeff Watkin batted 350 (7-20) with a Home Run,,SS Blake Gallagher battet 321 (99-28) and 3B Kris Keating batted 250 (3-12) with 2 SB.
2019-Chatham- The Ironmen went 6-0 to win their second National Championship in front of the hometown fans. Game one was against Burnaby Britsish Columbia and the Ironmen claimed a 4-1 victory.The game will be remembered fro THE THROW by Orry Cook when he nailed a runner at home plate in a crucial situation. JP Stevenson tossed 5 innings with 8 K’s to get the win. Andrew Case got the save Kris Keating had 3 hits.
Game 2 was the marathon win over Alberta 9-8 in 13 innings. Justin Cormier drove in the winning runs with a single in the bottom of the 13th. The Ironmen trailed by 2 going into their final at bat before coming back with 3 to win. Jeff Watkin had 4 hits. Jordan Stevenson started ,and was relieved by Jay Johnson who pitched 6.2 innings with 6 K’s followed by Rhett Feser who got the win.
Next up was Nova Scotia 2 from Sydney in which the home team prevailed 13-6. Jamie Walls pitched a strong 5 innings to get the win while Dillon Doucette had 5 hits, including a home run and Jeff Watkin had 3 rbi
The final round robin game saw veteran Ironmen standout JF Neveu tossed possibly his final game and he came up big tossing a one hitter (Triple with 2 out on the 7th) while striking out 6 in 5 innnings in a 13-1 win.. Nick Leggatt, Chalie Malsen, and Kris Keating had 2 hits apiece. Leggatt and Mike Ivey had 3 rbi
In the semi final and a rematch with BC, Devon Thomas hit a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 6th to give the Ironmen a come from behind 3-2 win. Jeff Watkin and Orry Cook had two hits while Andrew Case had 4 strikeouts in 2 innings to get the win.
In the final, against Dartmouth, Sam Lund pitched 6 strong innings to go with 5 k’s to get the 3-2 win. Justin Cormier and Lund had 2 hits apiece. Andrew Case got the save. The final play of the game saw Dillon Doucet make a game,saving play at first base before tossing the ball to Case to record the final out. Dartmouth had runners on 2nd and 3rd at the time and if the ball went through they would have scored Case closed With that play, the party started.
Jeff Watkin won the best hitter award while Kris Keating (3B) and pitcher Andrew Case (A pick up from Saint John) were named tournament all stars