Brantford Smoke

The Brantford Smoke were a minor professional ice hockey team in the Colonial Hockey League and the United Hockey League. They played in Brantford, Ontario, from 1991 to 1992 (the league's inaugural season) until 1997–98, playing home games at the Brantford Civic Centre.

Brantford Smoke
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CityBrantford, Ontario
LeagueUnited Hockey League
Founded1991
Home arenaBrantford Civic Centre
ColoursCardinal, meteorite, black, white
       
Franchise history
1991–1998Brantford Smoke
1998–2002Asheville Smoke
Championships
Colonial Cups1 (1993)

They won the Colonial Cup in 1993, beating the St. Thomas Wildcats in a series that included a bench brawl in a game in St. Thomas. Prominent players included goalie Mark Laforest, who played 98 games in the National Hockey League, and Cory Banika, who was called up to play for the St. John's Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League.[1] In 1998, they moved to Asheville, North Carolina, as the Asheville Smoke.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ulmer, Michael (1992). "Holy Smoke: Hockey Night in Brantford". Inside Hockey. 6 (4): 22–23.
  2. ^ Freeze, Jason (2019-08-04). "Brantford in the 1990s - Part 6". BScene. Retrieved 2020-06-25.