Calgary Centennials(Redirected from Calgary Buffaloes)
|League||Western Canada Hockey League|
|Home arena||Stampede Corral|
|Colours||Red & White|
|1983–88||New Westminster Bruins|
A charter member of the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League in 1966, the franchise was known in its first season as the Calgary Buffaloes before becoming the Centennials in 1967–68.
The franchise had a string of successful regular seasons in the early 1970s, winning three West division titles, however playoff success never followed. The Centennials only reached the WCHL finals once, falling in four straight to the Regina Pats in 1974.
Following the 1976–77 season, the Centennials were sold and relocated to Billings, Montana and became the Billings Bighorns. The franchise today is known as the Tri-City Americans, settling in Kennewick, Washington, after stops as the Nanaimo Islanders and New Westminster Bruins. Calgarians would not have to wait long for another team, as the Winnipeg Monarchs were immediately sold and relocated to Calgary to become the Calgary Wranglers.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|1966–67||56||4||47||5||178||426||13||7th Overall||Out of playoffs|
|1967–68||60||14||40||5||218||318||35||10th Overall||Out of playoffs|
|1968–69||60||31||28||1||253||236||63||2nd West||Lost semi-final|
|1969–70||60||37||22||1||249||197||75||1st West||Lost semi-final|
|1970–71||66||37||22||7||244||175||81||2nd West||Lost semi-final|
|1971–72||68||49||16||3||296||169||101||1st West||Lost semi-final|
|1972–73||68||35||22||11||302||224||81||3rd West||Lost quarter-final|
|1973–74||68||41||18||9||328||236||91||1st West||Lost final|
|1974–75||70||11||51||8||236||399||30||6th West||Out of playoffs|
|1975–76||72||22||45||5||284||381||49||6th West||Out of playoffs|
|1976–77||72||22||34||15||329||397||59||4th Central||Lost quarter-final|