HOME
The Info List - Lethbridge Broncos


--- Advertisement ---



The Lethbridge Broncos were a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League from 1974 until 1986. They played at the Lethbridge Sportsplex.

Division titles won: 1977–78, 1981–82 Regular season titles won: 1981–82 WHL Championships won: 1982–83 Memorial Cup Titles: None

Contents

1 History 2 Season-by-season record 3 NHL alumni 4 Head coaches 5 See also 6 References

History[edit] The Broncos started out as the Swift Current Broncos in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, but moved to Lethbridge in 1974. The team had been losing money in tiny Swift Current and the new Lethbridge Sportsplex was beckoning for a team. The Broncos played in Lethbridge for twelve seasons, winning the President's Cup in 1982–83. In the mid 1980s, the team came up for sale, and despite a large and loyal fanbase, the Broncos were bought by interests in Swift Current and moved back to their original home. Lethbridge was without WHL hockey for only one season however, as the Calgary Wranglers moved to the city, becoming the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 1987. 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

1974–75 70 28 32 10 302 315 66 2nd East Lost quarter-final

1975–76 72 28 35 9 293 352 65 3rd East Lost quarter-final

1976–77 72 28 32 12 324 335 68 3rd Central Lost semi-final

1977–78 72 36 29 7 341 328 79 1st Central Eliminated in preliminary round robin

1978–79 72 37 28 7 389 326 81 2nd Central Lost semi-final

1979–80 72 28 39 5 329 349 61 6th East Lost in first round

1980–81 72 37 33 2 339 332 76 4th East Lost East Division semi-final

1981–82 72 50 22 0 421 280 100 1st East Lost East Division final

1982–83 72 38 31 3 284 271 79 5th East Won Championship

1983–84 72 44 28 0 271 256 88 4th East Lost in first round

1984–85 72 30 40 2 295 322 62 5th East Lost in first round

1985–86 72 27 42 3 314 379 57 5th East Eliminated in East Division round robin

NHL alumni[edit]

Warren Babe Dave Barr Mike Berger Rollie Boutin Ron Delorme Gerald Diduck Archie Henderson Ian Herbers Matt Hervey Earl Ingarfield, Jr.

Trent Kaese Troy Loney Marc Magnan Ryan McGill Mike Moller Randy Moller Jay More Doug Morrison Troy Murray Steve Nemeth

Bill Oleschuk Darcy Regier Bob Rouse Lindy Ruff Rocky Saganiuk Joe Sakic Darin Sceviour Vern Smith Brent Sutter Brian Sutter

Darryl Sutter Duane Sutter Rich Sutter Ron Sutter Steve Tambellini Alex Tidey Mark Tinordi Bryan Trottier Gord Williams Ken Wregget

Head coaches[edit]

Mike Shabaga 1970–71 Stan Dunn: 1970–71 to 1973–74 Earl Ingarfield 1974–75 to 1975–76 Mike Sauter 1976–77 Howie Yanosik 1977–78 Pat Ginnell 1978–79 Mike Sauter 1979–80 John Chapman 1980–81 to 1985–86 Graham James 1985–86

See also[edit]

List of ice hockey teams in Alberta

References[edit]

2005–06 WHL Guide

v t e

Defunct Western Hockey League teams

Billings Bighorns Calgary Buffaloes Calgary Centennials Calgary Wranglers Chilliwack Bruins Edmonton Ice Edmonton Oil Kings Estevan Bruins Flin Flon Bombers Great Falls Americans Kamloops Chiefs Kamloops Junior Oilers Kelowna Wings Lethbridge Broncos Moose Jaw Canucks Nanaimo Islanders New Westminster Bruins Seattle Breakers Spokane Flyers Tacoma Rockets Vancouver Nats Victoria Cougars Weyburn Red Wings Winnipeg Clubs Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg Warriors

CHL Memorial Cup Ed Chynoweth Cup WHL seasons WHL histor

.