Abbotsford Flyers

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Abbotsford Flyers
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City Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
League British Columbia Junior Hockey League
Conference Coastal Conference
Founded 1976 (1976)
Franchise history
1976–1985 Abbotsford Flyers
1985–1988 Delta Flyers
Previous franchise history
1985–1988 Abbotsford Falcons

The Abbotsford Flyers are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. They were a part of the British Columbia Hockey League and played in the Coastal Conference.

History[edit]

In 1983, the Flyers avenged a poor playoffs in 1981-82. After sweeping the Burnaby Blue Hawks 4-games-to-none in the quarter-finals, the Flyers beat the New Westminster Royals 4-games-to-2 in the semi-finals, and the Kelowna Buckaroos 4-games-to-1 in the final to win their first and only BCJHL title. In the Mowat Cup, the Flyers defeated the Williams Lake Mustangs of the Peace-Cariboo Junior Hockey League 2-games-to-none to win the BC Jr. A title. Next, in the Alberta/British Columbia Championship, the Flyers beat the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League 4-games-to-none. In the Western Canada Final, the Flyers beat Dauphin Kings of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League 4-games-to-2 for the Abbott Cup. In the National Final, the 1983 Centennial Cup the Flyers finally fell to the North York Rangers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League 4-games-to-none.

In 1985, the team moved to Delta, but were replaced by the Falcons. Both teams folded in 1988.

Season-by-Season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1976-77 68 28 37 3 - 302 325 59 4th BCJHL-C Lost Quarter-final
1977-78 66 36 28 2 - 331 284 74 3rd BCJHL-C Lost Quarter-final
1978-79 62 29 31 2 - 352 357 60 3rd BCJHL-C Lost Quarter-final
1979-80 66 22 43 1 - 288 382 45 5th BCJHL-C DNQ
1980-81 41 22 18 1 - 245 228 45 4th BCJHL-C Lost Final
1981-82 48 35 13 0 - 360 269 70 2nd BCJHL-C Lost Quarter-final
1982-83 56 49 6 1 - 396 203 99 1st BCJHL-C Won League, Won MC, Won A/BC, Won AC
1983-84 50 20 28 2 - 252 262 42 4th BCJHL-C Lost Quarter-final
1984-85 52 31 20 1 - 349 244 63 3rd BCJHL-C Lost Semi-final
1985-86 52 35 17 0 - 298 224 70 2nd BCJHL-C Lost Semi-final
1986-87 52 29 23 0 - 301 265 58 3rd BCJHL-C Lost Semi-final
1987-88 52 34 17 1 - 316 204 69 2nd BCJHL-C Lost Semi-final

Falcons Standings[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1985-86 52 15 37 0 - 208 341 30 4th BCJHL-C Lost Quarter-final
1986-87 52 14 38 0 - 217 351 28 6th BCJHL-C DNQ
1987-88 52 18 33 1 - 267 326 37 6th BCJHL-C DNQ

NHL alumni[edit]

Abbotsford Flyers

Delta Flyers

Abbotsford Falcons

See also[edit]

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