Fort McMurray Oil Barons

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Fort McMurray Oil Barons
Fort McMurray Oil Barons Logo.svg
City Fort McMurray, Alberta
League Alberta Junior Hockey League
Division North
Founded 1981 (1981)
Home arena Casman Centre
Colours Blue and yellow
General manager Canada Curtis Hunt (2014-15)
Head coach Canada Curtis Hunt (2014-15)

The Fort McMurray Oil Barons are an ice hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. They play in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada at the Casman Centre, capacity 1,937.

Founded: 1981-82
Division titles won: 1999-00, 2004-05, 2005-06
Regular season titles won: 1989-90, 1999-00, 2005-06
League Championships won: 1997, 2000, 2005-06
Doyle Cup Titles: 2000
Royal Bank Cup Titles: 2000

History[edit]

Born in 1981-82 as an expansion franchise, the Oil Barons have been a dominant force in the AJHL in recent years.

In 2000, the Oil Barons hosted the Royal Bank Cup, capturing the national champions in front of their hometown fans.

In November 2010, the Oil Barons hosted the Northern Classic against the Drayton Valley Thunder. The game was the first known outdoor game in AJHL history and set the league's attendance record.[1]

In August 2011, the Oil Barons traveled to Omsk, Russia to play in the World Junior Club Cup tournament hosted by teams of their top tier junior Minor Hockey League. On August 26, the Oil Barons defeated Mytishchi Atlantes 4-2 in exhibition action. On August 27, the Oil Barons played 2011 Russian Champion Red Army in another exhibition game, this time losing 7-0. The tournament ran from August 30 until September 4. On August 30, Fort McMurray played Belarus's Dinamo-Shinnik and lost 3-0, on August 31 Sweden's Malmö Redhawks and lost 3-2, and September 2 they lost to the Czech Republic's Energie Karlovy Vary 4-1 - finishing last in their division. These teams are all top tier European clubs, while Fort McMurray plays in the second highest level of Canadian junior hockey, behind Major Junior.

As of 2014 Tyler King and his media team have become the official broadcasters for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. Partnered with Chaos 91.1 FM Tyler King and his team deliver every game to the public.

Season-by-season record[edit]

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

Season GP W L T/OTL SOL Points GF GA Finish Playoffs
1981-82 60 31 29 0 - 62 296 296 2nd North ---
1982-83 60 38 22 0 - 76 324 308 2nd North ---
1983-84 60 24 35 1 - 49 255 315 4th North ---
1984-85 60 9 51 0 - 18 204 386 4th North ---
1985-86 52 16 36 0 - 32 243 317 4th North ---
1986-87 60 30 28 2 - 62 300 292 3rd North ---
1987-88 60 19 41 0 - 38 244 356 4th North ---
1988-89 60 10 47 3 - 23 180 334 5th North ---
1989-90 60 33 24 3 - 69 278 273 1st North ---
1990-91 56 20 32 4 - 44 247 283 7th Overall ---
1991-92 60 38 18 - 4 80 312 263 3rd Overall ---
1992-93 56 33 22 - 1 67 293 238 4th Overall ---
1993-94 56 29 22 - 5 63 251 214 4th Overall ---
1994-95 56 31 20 - 5 67 258 221 3rd Overall ---
1995-96 60 35 19 - 6 76 257 203 5th Overall ---
1996-97 60 34 22 - 4 72 241 180 4th Overall Won Championship
1997-98 60 36 21 - 3 75 226 216 5th Overall ---
1998-99 62 31 28 - 3 65 247 267 6th North ---
1999-00 64 52 10 - 2 106 321 169 1st North Won Championship
2000-01 64 37 22 5 - 79 287 261 4th North ---
2001-02 64 36 20 8 - 80 217 198 4th North ---
2002-03 64 19 41 4 - 42 206 286 8th North ---
2003-04 60 29 20 11 - 69 182 151 3rd North Lost in Finals
2004-05 64 43 16 5 - 91 192 117 1st North Lost in Finals
2005-06 60 40 14 6 - 86 202 110 1st North Won Championship
2006-07 60 25 27 8 - 58 170 196 5th North Lost in second round
2007-08 62 40 14 8 - 88 238 168 1st North Lost in Finals
2008-09 62 31 26 5 - 67 208 188 5th North Lost in second round
2009-10 60 37 19 1 - 78 235 168 3rd North Lost in finals
2010-11 60 43 16 1 - 87 219 139 2nd North Lost in third round
2011-12 60 47 9 4 - 98 254 126 2nd North Lost in finals
2012-13 60 31 22 7 - 69 169 170 5th North Lost in first round
2013-14 60 45 11 4 - 94 216 125 2nd North Lost in Div. Finals

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1982 Lost Semi-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Fort Saskatchewan Traders 4-games-to-2
St. Albert Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-none
  • 1983 Lost Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Fort Saskatchewan Traders 4-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated St. Albert Saints 4-games-to-1
Calgary Canucks defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-2
  • 1984 Lost Quarter-final
Fort Saskatchewan Traders defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-none
  • 1985 DNQ
  • 1986 Lost Semi-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated St. Albert Saints 4-games-to-1
Sherwood Park Crusaders defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-1
  • 1987 Lost Quarter-final
St. Albert Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-2
  • 1988 Lost Quarter-final
St. Albert Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-2
  • 1989 DNQ
  • 1990 Lost Quarter-final
Sherwood Park Crusaders defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-none
  • 1991 Lost Semi-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated St. Albert Saints 4-games-to-none
Calgary Royals defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-none
  • 1992 Lost Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Calgary Canucks 4-games-to-3
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Lloydminster Blazers 4-games-to-3
Olds Grizzlys defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-1
  • 1993 Lost Semi-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Lloydminster Blazers 5-games-to-none
Olds Grizzlys defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-none
  • 1994 Lost Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Calgary Canucks 4-games-to-3
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Sherwood Park Crusaders 4-games-to-2
Olds Grizzlys defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-2
  • 1995 Lost Semi-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Calgary Royals 4-games-to-1
Calgary Canucks defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-3
  • 1996 Lost Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Fort Saskatchewan Traders 4-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Calgary Canucks 4-games-to-1
St. Albert Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-3
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Olds Grizzlys 4-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated St. Albert Saints 4-games-to-2
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Calgary Canucks 4-games-to-3 AJHL CHAMPIONS
South Surrey Eagles (BCHL) defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-1
  • 1998 Lost Quarter-final
Calgary Canucks defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Bonnyville Pontiacs 4-games-to-1
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Lloydminster Blazers 4-games-to-1
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Camrose Kodiaks 4-games-to-none AJHL CHAMPIONS
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) 4-games-to-1 DOYLE CUP CHAMPIONS
First in 2000 Royal Bank Cup round robin (3-1)
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) 5-2 in semi-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 2-1 in final ROYAL BANK CUP CHAMPIONS
  • 2001 Lost Quarter-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Lloydminster Blazers 3-games-to-1
Drayton Valley Thunder defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-2
  • 2002 Lost Preliminary
Grande Prairie Storm defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 3-games-to-none
  • 2003 DNQ
  • 2004 Lost Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Bonnyville Pontiacs 3-games-to-2
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Drayton Valley Thunder 4-games-to-1
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Camrose Kodiaks 4-games-to-2
Grande Prairie Storm defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-1
  • 2005 Lost Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Grande Prairie Storm 4-games-to-1
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Drayton Valley Thunder 4-games-to-2
Camrose Kodiaks defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-3
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Bonnyville Pontiacs 4-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Brooks Bandits 4-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Camrose Kodiaks 4-games-to-2 AJHL CHAMPIONS
Burnaby Express (BCHL) defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-2
  • 2007 Lost Quarter-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Drayton Valley Thunder 3-games-to-1
Fort Saskatchewan Traders defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-none
  • 2008 Lost Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Bonnyville Pontiacs 4-games-to-2
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-1
Camrose Kodiaks defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-3
  • 2009 Lost Quarter-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Bonnyville Pontiacs 3-games-to-1
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-1
  • 2010 Lost Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated St. Albert Steel 3-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Grande Prairie Storm 4-games-to-1
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Okotoks Oilers 4-games-to-1
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-3
  • 2011 Lost Semi-final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated St. Albert Steel 3-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Bonnyville Pontiacs 4-games-to-2
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-none
  • 2012 Lost Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Grande Prairie Storm 3-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Sherwood Park Crusaders 4-games-to-1
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-3
Brooks Bandits defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-2
  • 2013 Lost First Round
Whitecourt Wolverines defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 3-games-to-2
  • 2014 Lost Div. Final
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Drayton Valley Thunder 3-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Lloydminster Bobcats 4-games-to-3
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-3

NHL alumni[edit]

The following former Oil Barons have gone on to play in the NHL:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Vernon Vipers
Royal Bank Cup Champions
2000
Succeeded by
Camrose Kodiaks