Edmonton Flyers

Edmonton Flyers at Edmonton Gardens, 1950

The Edmonton Flyers are a defunct ice hockey team that was based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The team existed from 1940 until 1963. The Flyers played in the Edmonton Gardens.[citation needed]

The Flyers were nominated by W. G. Hardy to represent Canada at the 1947 Ice Hockey World Championships,[1] but the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association ultimately did not to send a team due to funding issues.[2][3]

The Flyers won the 1948 Allan Cup as Canadian senior hockey champions.[4] The Flyers later won three Lester Patrick Cups as Western Hockey League champions.[citation needed]

The Flyers were a minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings during their tenure in the WHL. During this time, many future NHL stars passed through the Flyers organization. Among them were Al Arbour, Johnny Bucyk, Glenn Hall, Bronco Horvath, and Norm Ullman.[citation needed]

Season-by-season recordEdit

The Flyers played in the following leagues:

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

Season League GP W L T GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1940-41 ASHL 30 15 14 1 121 117 31
1945-46 WCSHL 36 24 10 2 181 130 50 2nd Overall
1946-47 WCSHL 40 ?? ?? ? 174 139 46 2nd Overall
1947-48 WCSHL 48 24 22 2 231 184 50 3rd Overall Won league and Allan Cup
1948-49 WCSHL 48 30 17 1 262 172 61 2nd Overall
1949-50 WCSHL 50 27 18 5 238 174 59 1st Overall
1950-51 WCSHL 60 34 25 1 242 198 69 2nd Overall
1951-52 PCHL 70 30 32 8 244 246 68 5th Overall
1952-53 WHL 70 31 28 11 263 227 73 4th Overall Won championship
1953-54 WHL 70 29 30 11 246 260 69 4th Overall
1954-55 WHL 70 39 20 11 273 204 89 1st Overall Won championship
1955-56 WHL 70 33 34 3 236 256 56 4th Prairie
1956-57 WHL 70 39 27 4 239 212 82 2nd Prairie
1957-58 WHL 70 38 28 4 264 225 80 2nd Prairie
1958-59 WHL 64 33 28 3 205 206 69 2nd Prairie
1959-60 WHL 70 37 29 4 246 240 78 4th Overall
1960-61 WHL 70 27 43 0 229 295 54 7th Overall
1961-62 WHL 70 39 27 4 296 245 82 1st North Won championship
1962-63 WHL 70 24 44 2 215 309 50 3rd North

Notable alumniEdit

List of Edmonton Flyers alumni who played more than 100 games in Edmonton and 100 or more games in the National Hockey League.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dispute Over Team Selection Denied". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba. November 27, 1946. p. 14. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Juniors' Trip Still Uncertain". Winnipeg Tribune. Winnipeg, Manitoba. December 19, 1946. p. 27. 
  3. ^ "Gordon Issue Test Case". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba. December 30, 1946. p. 12. 
  4. ^ "Allan Cup champions". Allan Cup. 2019. Retrieved 2020-01-02.

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