Montana Magic

The Montana Magic were a minor professional ice hockey team that played in Billings, Montana, as a member of the defunct Central Hockey League (CHL) in the 1983–84 season. They filled the void left by the departure of the major junior Billings Bighorns in 1982.[1] After their first and only season in the CHL, posting a 20–52–4 record and missing the playoffs, the league folded and the team consequently disbanded. They would be replaced in 1985 by the semi-professional Billings Marlboros of the Continental Hockey League, a league that also folded after the Billings team played in only one season in 1986.

Montana Magic
CityBillings, Montana
LeagueCentral Hockey League
Operated1983–1984
Home arenaMontana Entertainment Trade and Recreation Arena
AffiliatesSt. Louis Blues
Edmonton Oilers

As a minor league team, the Magic served as a National Hockey League affiliate whose parent teams were the St. Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers. Notable players for the Magic included Reggie Leach, Blair MacDonald, Don Murdoch, Stan Weir, and Alain Vigneault.

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

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1983–84 76 20 52 4 44 276 381 1361 5th Did not qualify

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Can Billings support an aquatic center, sports complex, or new ice rink? Group wants to find out". Billings Gazette. October 18, 2017.

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