Bentley Generals

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Bentley Generals
Bentley Generals.jpg
City Bentley, Alberta
League Chinook Hockey League
Founded 1999
Home arena Bentley Arena
Colours

Brown, Blue, Black

              
General manager Canada Jeff McInnis
Head coach Canada Brandin Cote

Website
bentleygenerals.ca

The Bentley Generals are a senior AAA ice hockey team from Bentley, Alberta, Canada that plays in the Chinook Hockey League. The Generals are current Allan Cup champions, winning the 2013 Allan Cup in Red Deer, Alberta. The Generals also won the Allan Cup in 2009.

History[edit]

The Bentley Generals hockey club was formed in 1999 and began play in the Chinook Hockey League. The team won its first provincial senior 'A' title in 2001. The following year, the Generals registered as an 'AAA' club and competed in the Allan Cup playdowns for the first time. Former NHLer Kelly Buchberger was a member of the Generals in 2005, while the team also attempted to play Ryan Smyth during the 2004–05 NHL lockout, though Smyth was ruled ineligible to play.[1][2]

The Generals, coached by former National Hockey League player and coach Brian Sutter, qualified for the Allan Cup for the first time in 2007.[3]

In 2009, the Generals, once again coached by Sutter, won their first Allan Cup with a 4-3 win in double overtime over Manitoba's Southeast Prairie Thunder. In 2013, the Generals hosted the Allan Cup in Red Deer, Alberta and captured their second title by defeating Newfoundland's Clarenville Caribous 3-0 in the championship game.

The Generals have been Allan Cup finalist three other times: 2008, 2010, and 2011.

Season-by-season record[edit]

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

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results
2000–01 24 11 13 0 - 114 107 22 4th ChHL
2001–02 24 16 8 0 - 125 90 32 2nd ChHL
2002–03 24 20 4 0 - 183 60 40 2nd ChHL
2003–04 28 23 4 1 - 181 79 47 2nd ChHL
2004–05 24 19 3 2 - 165 67 40 1st ChHL
2005–06 24 21 1 - 2 123 42 44 1st ChHL
2006–07 24 20 3 - 1 163 63 41 1st ChHL
2007–08 20 15 5 - 0 115 56 30 2nd ChHL
2008–09 24 23 1 - 0 159 51 46 1st ChHL
2009–10 20 19 1 - 0 112 49 38 1st ChHL
2010–11 20 19 1 - 0 117 42 38 1st ChHL
2011–12 24 16 8 - 0 110 60 32 2nd ChHL
2012–13 16 15 1 - 0 94 31 30 1st ChHL
2013-14 4 3 1 - 0 19 8 6 - ChHL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Diest, Derek (2005-12-11). "Senior hockey caters to former junior, pro players". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Bentley Generals History". bentleygenerals.ca. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ Tychkowski, Robert (2007-04-18). "Sutter shows the way". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 

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