Fredericton Express

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Fredericton Express
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City Fredericton, New Brunswick
League American Hockey League
Operated 1981–1988
Home arena Aitken Centre
Affiliates Quebec Nordiques
Vancouver Canucks
Franchise history
1981–1988 Fredericton Express
1988–1993 Halifax Citadels
1993–1996 Cornwall Aces
1999–present Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Championships
Division Championships two: (1982–83, 1983–84)

The Fredericton Express were a professional ice hockey team based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. They played in the American Hockey League between 1981 and 1988. The Express were affiliated with the Quebec Nordiques and Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. Home games were played at the Aitken Centre on the University of New Brunswick campus.

In 1988, the Express played in the Calder Cup Finals, where they lost to the Hershey Bears. During the summer of that year, they moved to become the Halifax Citadels.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1981–82 80 20 55 5 45 275 408 5th, North
1982–83 80 45 27 8 98 348 284 1st, North
1983–84 80 45 30 5 95 340 262 1st, North
1984–85 80 36 36 8 80 279 301 2nd, North
1985–86 80 35 37 8 78 319 311 4th, North
1986–87 80 32 43 5 69 292 357 6th, North
1987–88 80 42 27 8 3 95 370 318 2nd, North

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1981–82 Out of playoffs
1982–83 W, 4–2, Adirondack L, 2–4, Maine
1983–84 L, 3–4, Nova Scotia
1984–85 L, 2–4, Sherbrooke
1985–86 L, 2–4, Adirondack
1986–87 Out of playoffs
1987–88 W, 4–2, Sherbrooke W, 4–1, Maine L, 0–4, Hershey

See also[edit]