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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 ]

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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 record

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

SeasonLeagueGP W L T GF GA PointsFinishPlayoffs
1940-41ASHL301514112111731
1945-46WCSHL3624102181130502nd Overall
1946-47WCSHL40?????174139462nd Overall
1947-48WCSHL4824222231184503rd OverallWon league and Allan Cup
1948-49WCSHL4830171262172612nd Overall
1949-50WCSHL5027185238174591st Overall
1950-51WCSHL6034251242198692nd Overall
1951-52PCHL7030328244246685th Overall
1952-53WHL70312811263227734th OverallWon championship
1953-54WHL70293011246260694th Overall
1954-55WHL70392011273204891st OverallWon championship
1955-56WHL7033343236256564th Prairie
1956-57WHL7039274239212822nd Prairie
1957-58WHL7038284264225802nd Prairie
1958-59WHL6433283205206692nd Prairie
1959-60WHL7037294246240784th Overall
1960-61WHL7027430229295547th Overall
1961-62WHL7039274296245821st NorthWon championship
1962-63WHL7024442215309503rd North

Notable alumni

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

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References

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