Buffalo Regals

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Buffalo Regals
Wheatfield Jr Blades.jpg
City Buffalo, New York, United States
League Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League
Division Golden Horseshoe
Founded 1987
Home arena Buffalo State College Ice Complex
Colors Blue, Red, Gold and White
                   
General manager John Bruno
Head coach Matthew English
Affiliates Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL)
Franchise history
1987-2011 Wheatfield Jr. Blades
2011-2013 Buffalo Blades
2013-Present Buffalo Regals

The Buffalo Regals are an American junior ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. They play in the Golden Horseshoe division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

History[edit]

Founded in 1987, the Blades played out of the "Northeastern Junior Hockey League" from 1987 until 1997. In 1997, the Blades jumped to the "Empire Junior "B" Hockey League". In the 2005-06 Season, the Blades elected to field two teams, one to play in the Empire "B" League and another to play in the Golden Horseshoe "B" League. Each team's primary players were different, but listed the other team's players as affiliates. In the 2006-07 Season, the Blades sold their "Empire Junior "B" Hockey League" team to the Buffalo Stars.

As of the 2011-12 season, the team was renamed the Buffalo Blades and managed by Jerry Shorthouse and John Bruno. As the Buffalo Blades, the team would only win nine times in 101 games. In 2013, the team was bought by a group with close ties to the local minor hockey association and the team was renamed the Regals.

It was announced on September 2, 2014 that the Regals will not play the 2014-15 season after the OJHL's Buffalo Jr. Sabres ended an agreement to transfer players between the two teams, causing the Regals to lose a valuable source of talent and unable to field a team.[1]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1987-88 22 14 16 2 - - - 30 4th NEJHL Lost Final
1988-89 44 10 33 1 - - - 21 5th NEJHL
1989-90 47 9 35 3 - - - 21 5th NEJHL
1990-91 59 33 23 3 - - - 69 2nd NEJHL Lost Final, Won Nationals
1991-92 53 31 19 3 - - - 65 2nd NEJHL Lost Final
1992-93 58 32 23 3 - - - 67 1st NEJHL Won League
1993-94 55 36 17 2 - - - 74 1st NEJHL Won League
1994-95 54 34 16 4 - - - 72 1st NEJHL Won League
1995-96 56 30 23 3 - - - 63 1st NEJHL Won League
1995-96 10 3 7 0 0 28 78 - GHJHL Interleague
1996-97 - - - - - - - - NEJHL
1996-97 14 0 14 0 0 43 133 - GHJHL Interleague
1997-98 33 29 12 2 - - - 60 2nd EJBHL Lost Final
1998-99 54 37 14 3 - - - 77 1st EJBHL Won League
1999-00 28 15 12 1 - - - 31 4th EJBHL Won League
2000-01 30 23 7 0 - 163 83 46 1st EJBHL Won League
2001-02 34 32 1 1 - - - 65 1st EJBHL Lost Final
2002-03 32 21 8 3 - 153 91 45 3rd EJBHL Lost in Round Robin
2003-04 38 31 6 1 - - - 63 1st EJBHL Won League
2004-05 44 31 10 3 - - - - 1st EJBHL-W
2005-06 42 2 34 3 3 91 212 10 19th EJBHL
2005-06 49 8 37 3 1 131 301 20 8th GHJHL Lost Quarter-final
2006-07 49 8 39 0 2 184 294 18 8th GHJHL Lost Quarter-final
2007-08 49 5 42 2 0 128 303 12 8th GOJHL-GH
2008-09 52 19 28 - 5 152 214 43 7th GOJHL-GH
2009-10 51 13 32 - 6 173 263 32 7th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. QF
2010-11 51 4 45 - 2 105 334 10 8th GOJHL-GH
2011-12 50 8 40 - 2 130 295 18 8th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. QF
2012-13 51 1 49 - 1 110 421 3 8th GOJHL-GH Lost Conf. QF
2013-14 49 4 44 - 1 112 264 9 9th GOJHL-GH DNQ

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