Saanich Braves

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Saanich Braves
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City Saanich, British Columbia
League Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League
Division South
Founded 1967 (1967)–68
Home arena George Pearkes Arena
Colours Black, Red, Silver, White
                   
Owner(s) Canada Ed Geric and Norm Kelly
General manager Canada Norm Kelly
Head coach Canada Brad Cook

Website
saanichbraves.ca
Franchise history
1967-Present Saanich Braves

The Saanich Braves are a junior "B" ice hockey team based in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the South Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). The Braves play their home games at George Pearkes Arena. Norm Kelly is the team's president and general manager, Brad Cook is the coach and they are captained by forward Jack Finegold Rachwalski.

History[edit]

The Braves joined the league in 1967 as an original VIJHL team. In its VIJHL history, the team has won the Cyclone Taylor Cup once, in 1976. The Braves have won the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy seven times; in 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1996. They won the Andy Hebenton Trophy ten times, as the team with the league's best regular season record in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1994, 1995, and 1996.

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 Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1999–00 40 6 31 3 - 15 160 268 4th, South
2000–01 48 3 43 2 - 8 127 317 4th, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-3 (Panthers)
2001–02 48 14 29 5 - 33 173 255 4th, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-3 (Panthers)
2002–03 42 10 29 3 - 23 107 227 3rd, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Panthers)
2003–04 45 15 27 3 - 33 3rd, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Cougars)
2004–05 48 19 27 - 1 39 148 184 4th, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Panthers)
2005–06 42 29 12 - 1 59 227 136 3rd, South Lost in Division Finals, 1-4 (Islanders)
2006–07 48 18 27 - 2 38 178 230 3rd, South
2007–08 48 14 33 - 1 29 140 200 3rd, South
2008–09 48 17 26 - 5 39 144 184 3rd, South
2009–10 48 26 19 - 3 59 184 161 3rd, South Lost Division Semifinals, 3-4 (Victoria)
2010–11 44 15 23 - 6 36 132 170 3rd, South Lost Quarterfinals, 2-3 (Glacier Kings)
2011–12 42 21 15 - 6 48 177 149 2nd, South Won Quarterfinals, 4-2 (Campbell River Storm)
Lost SemiFinals, 3-4 Peninsula Panthers
2012–13 48 30 14 - 4 64 181 140 2nd, South Won Quarterfinals, 4-2 (Campbell River Storm)
Lost SemiFinals, 3-4 (Peninsula Panthers)
2013–14 48 11 34 1 2 25 112 227 5th, South Lost Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Comox Valley Glacier Kings)

NHL alumni[edit]

Awards and trophies[edit]

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