Olds Grizzlys

The Olds Grizzlys are a junior A ice hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. They play in Olds, Alberta, Canada with home games at the Olds & District Sports Complex.

Olds Grizzlys
CityOlds, Alberta
LeagueAlberta Junior Hockey League
DivisionSouth
Founded1974 (1974)
Home arenaOlds & District Sports Complex
ColoursBlack, gold, and white
Owner(s)Friends of the Grizzlys
General managerScott Atkinson
Head coachScott Atkinson
Franchise history
1974–1981Taber Golden Suns
1981–presentOlds Grizzlys

HistoryEdit

The Olds Grizzlys joined the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) after the Taber Golden Suns franchise relocated to Olds following the 1980–81 season. The Grizzlys were a dominant team in the AJHL in the early 1990s with three straight league championships and a Centennial Cup title as Junior A national champions, won on home ice, in 1994.

On June 30, 2017, the league announced that the franchise had been transferred to new ownership called the "Friends of the Grizzlys".[1]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T/OTL = Ties/Overtime losses, SOL = Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T/OTL SOL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1981–82 60 22 35 3 47 266 270 4th South Lost Quarterfinals, 0–4 vs. Calgary Spurs
1982–83 60 25 35 0 50 315 330 4th South Lost Quarterfinals, 1–4 vs. Red Deer Rustlers
1983–84 60 29 31 0 58 285 279 2nd South Lost Quarterfinals, 3–4 vs. Calgary Spurs
1984–85 60 13 47 0 26 212 358 4th South Lost Quarterfinals, 0–4 vs. Red Deer Rustlers
1985–86 52 14 37 1 29 225 316 4th South Lost Quarterfinals, 0–4 vs. Calgary Canucks
1986–87 60 9 49 2 20 184 335 4th South Did not qualify
1987–88 60 26 31 3 55 296 339 3rd South Lost Quarterfinals, 2–4 vs. Red Deer Rustlers
1988–89 60 35 23 2 72 301 261 2nd South Won Quarterfinals, 4–1 vs. Calgary Canucks
Lost Semifinals, 1–4 vs. Red Deer Rustlers
1989–90 60 39 18 3 81 350 271 2nd South Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 vs. Calgary Spurs
Lost Semifinals, 1–4 vs. Calgary Canucks
1990–91 56 31 23 2 64 287 229 3rd Overall Lost Quarterfinals, 3–4 vs. Lloydminster Blazers
1991–92 60 42 14 4 88 331 201 1st Overall Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 vs. Sherwood Park Crusaders
Won Semifinals, 4–1 vs. Fort Saskatchewan Traders
Won AJHL Championship, 4–1 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons
Lost Doyle Cup, 3–4 vs. Vernon Lakers (BCHL)
1992–93 56 35 21 0 70 274 207 2nd Overall Won Quarterfinals, 5–0 vs. Calgary Royals
Won Semifinals, 4–0 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons
Won AJHL Championship, 4–3 vs. Fort Saskatchewan Traders
Lost Doyle Cup, 1–4 vs. Kelowna Spartans (BCHL)
1993–94 56 50 4 2 102 353 140 1st Overall Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 vs. Calgary Royals
Won Semifinals, 4–0 vs. St. Albert Saints
Won AJHL Championship, 4–2 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons
Won Doyle Cup, 4–2 vs. Kelowna Spartans (BCHL)
Won Abbott Cup[a]

Won 1994 Centennial Cup Junior A National Championship
1994–95 56 40 16 0 80 284 209 1st Overall Won Quarterfinals, 4–1 vs. Lloydminster Blazers
Won Semifinals, 4–0 vs. Sherwood Park Crusaders
Lost AJHL Finals, 1–4 vs. Calgary Canucks
1995–96 60 40 17 3 83 292 199 2nd Overall Won Quarterfinals, 4–1 vs. Bonnyville Pontiacs
Lost Semifinals, 0–4 vs. St. Albert Saints
1996–97 60 32 24 4 68 244 217 5th Overall Lost Quarterfinals, 0–4 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons
1997–98 60 27 31 2 56 225 246 8th Overall Lost Quarterfinals, 2–4 vs. St. Albert Saints
1998–99 62 28 30 4 60 273 270 3rd South Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 vs. Calgary Royals
Lost Semifinals, 1–4 vs. Calgary Canucks
1999–00 64 35 27 2 72 281 259 3rd South Won Preliminary series, 3–1 vs. Calgary Canucks
Lost Quarterfinals, 1–4 vs. Camrose Kodiaks
2000–01 64 41 19 4 86 304 232 2nd South Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 vs. Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves
Lost Semifinals, 3–4 vs. Drayton Valley Thunder
2001–02 64 36 20 8 80 298 252 2nd South Won Quarterfinals, 4–2 vs. Camrose Kodiaks
Lost Semifinals, 0–4 vs. Drayton Valley Thunder
2002–03 64 36 19 9 81 267 226 3rd South Won Div. Quarterfinals, 4–1 vs. Calgary Royals
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1–4 vs. Camrose Kodiaks
2003–04 60 41 14 5 87 248 157 2nd South Won Preliminary series, 3–0 vs. Drumheller Dragons
Won Quarterfinals, 4–1 vs. Calgary Canucks
Lost Semifinals, 2–4 vs. Grande Prairie Storm
2004–05 64 24 32 8 56 171 218 7th South Did not qualify
2005–06 60 30 22 8 68 208 168 2nd South Lost Preliminary series, 1–3 vs. Calgary Canucks
2006–07 60 27 27 6 60 202 208 6th South Won Preliminary series, 3–1 vs. Canmore Eagles
Lost Quarterfinals, 1–4 vs. Camrose Kodiaks
2007–08 62 35 21 6 79 218 193 3rd South Won Preliminary series, 3–0 vs. Canmore Eagles
Lost Quarterfinals, 2–4 vs. Camrose Kodiaks
2008–09 62 35 23 4 74 225 189 3rd South Won Preliminary series, 3–2 vs. Drumheller Dragons
Won Quarterfinals, 4–2 vs. Okotoks Oilers
Lost Semifinals, 0–4 vs. Spruce Grove Saints
2009–10 60 30 23 7 67 189 185 3rd South Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Canmore Eagles
2010–11 60 23 30 7 53 202 231 5th South Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Calgary Mustangs
2011–12 60 22 33 5 49 165 217 5th South Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3–1 vs. Calgary Mustangs
Won Div. Semifinals, 4–0 vs. Okotoks Oilers
Lost Div. Finals, 0–4 vs. Brooks Bandits
2012–13 60 22 32 6 2 50 169 211 7th South Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 2–3 vs. Okotoks Oilers
2013–14 60 21 30 9 3 51 156 209 7th South Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3–2 vs. Okotoks Oilers
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–4 vs. Brooks Bandits
2014–15 60 24 27 9 4 57 203 235 5th South Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Drumheller Dragons
2015–16 60 16 40 4 3 36 188 279 7th South Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Camrose Kodiaks
2016–17 60 17 36 7 41 167 234 7th of 8, South
12th of 16, AJHL
Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3–0 vs. Canmore Eagles
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–4 vs. Brooks Bandits
2017–18 60 18 37 5 41 170 272 8th of 8, South
15th of 16, AJHL
Did not qualify
2018–19 60 6 51 3 15 120 322 8th of 8, South
16th of 16, AJHL
Did not qualify
2019–20 58 10 41 7 27 157 291 6th of 7, South
14th of 15, AJHL
Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 1–4 vs. Drumheller Dragons
  1. ^ Awarded during the 1994 Centennial Cup.

Junior A National ChampionshipEdit

The National Junior A Championship, known as the Centennial Cup and formerly as the Royal Bank Cup or RBC Cup, is the postseason tournament for the Canadian national championship for Junior A hockey teams that are members of the Canadian Junior Hockey League since 1971. Since 1986, the tournament has consisted of the regional Junior A champions and a previously selected host team. Since 1990, the national championship has used a five-team tournament format when the regional qualifiers were designated as the ANAVET Cup (Western), Doyle Cup (Pacific), Dudley Hewitt Cup (Central), and Fred Page Cup (Eastern). From 2013 to 2017, the qualifiers were the Dudley Hewitt Cup (Central), Fred Page Cup (Eastern), and the Western Canada Cup champions and runners-up (Western #1 and #2).

The tournament begins with round-robin play between the five teams followed by the top four teams playing a semifinal game, with the top seed facing the fourth seed and the second facing the third. The winners of the semifinals then face each other in final game for the national championship. In some years, the losers of the semifinal games face each other for a third place game.

Year Round-robin Record Standing Semifinal Championship game
1994
Host
W, 11–3 vs. Chateauguay Elites (Central)
W, 5–0 vs. Weyburn Red Wings (Western)
W, 5–2 vs. Kelowna Spartans (Pacific)
W, 10–1 vs. Antigonish Bulldogs (Eastern)
4–0
(W–L)
1st of 5 W, 4–3 vs. Weyburn Red Wings OTW, 5–4 vs. Kelowna Spartans
Centennial Cup National Junior A Champions

NHL alumniEdit

The following former Grizzlys have gone on to play in the National Hockey League (NHL):

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grizzlys Ownership Change Approved by AJHL". AJHL. June 30, 2017.

External linksEdit


Preceded by
Centennial Cup Champions
1994
Succeeded by