Amarillo Wranglers (1968–71)

The Amarillo Wranglers served as a farm team to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. Based in Amarillo, Texas, the Wranglers were members of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

Amarillo Wranglers
CityAmarillo, Texas
LeagueCentral Hockey League
Operated1968–1969, 1970–1971
Home arenaAmarillo Civic Center
ColorsColumbia Blue, Navy Blue and White
     
Owner(s)Jack McGregor
General managerJack Button
Head coachRudy Migay
AffiliatesPittsburgh Penguins

The franchise was founded by Jack McGregor, who was also founder of the Penguins. McGregor served as the Wranglers' team president. McGregor and the Penguins tried twice to bring hockey to Amarillo, both times found it too costly, due to poor attendance.[1]

The Wranglers participated in the 1968-69 season, then suspended operations.[2] They then returned to the CHL for the 1970-71 season, but permanently ceased operations after that season.[1]

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Central Hockey League
Season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1968–69 72 29 32 11 69 238 252 1209 4th Out of playoffs
1970–71 72 14 47 11 39 216 329 1219 7th Out of playoffs

Amarillo Wranglers all-time rosterEdit

Trainer - Jim McKenzie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Amarillo quits Central League". Windsor Star. Associated Press. 1971-05-25. p. 34. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  2. ^ "Penguins deserting Amarillo". Windsor Star. Associated Press. 1969-05-16. p. 32. Retrieved 2020-02-02.

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