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The Calgary Centennials were a junior ice hockey team that played in the Western Canada
Canada
Hockey League from 1966–1977. They played in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Canada
at the Stampede Corral.

Contents

1 History 2 Season-by-season record 3 NHL alumni 4 See also 5 References

History[edit] 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
Regina Pats
in 1974. Following the 1976–77 season, the Centennials were sold and relocated to Billings, Montana
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. Season-by-season record[edit] Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T GF GA Points Finish Playoffs

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

NHL alumni[edit]

Don Ashby Jeff Bandura Wayne Bianchin Brian Carlin Glen Cochrane John Davidson Ed Dyck Len Frig

Danny Gare Rick Hodgson Jerry Holland Ron Homenuke Doug Horbul Kevin Krook Doug Lecuyer Craig Levie

Bob Liddington Darryl Maggs Lanny McDonald Grant Mulvey Bob Nystrom Harvie Pocza Gary Rissling Mike Rogers

Randy Rota Rick Shinske Roy Sommer Brian Spencer Mike Toal Perry Turnbull Jimmy Watson

See also[edit]

List of ice hockey teams in Alberta Ice hockey in Calgary Billings Bighorns Calgary Wranglers Calgary Hitmen

References[edit]

whl.ca logoserver.com 2005–06 WHL Guide

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