Spruce Grove Saints

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Spruce Grove Saints
Spruce Grove Saints Logo.svg
City Spruce Grove, Alberta
League Alberta Junior Hockey League
Division North
Founded 1963 (1963)
Home arena Grant Fuhr Arena
Colours

Blue, white and gold

              
Owner(s) Darren Myshak
General manager Jason McKee
Head coach Jason Mckee

Website
www.sgsaints.com
Franchise history
1963-1965 Edmonton Canadians
1965-1972 Edmonton Movers
1972-1974 Edmonton Mets
1974-1977 Spruce Grove Mets
1977-2004 St. Albert Saints
2004-Present Spruce Grove Saints
Previous franchise history
1963-1972 Edmonton Maple Leafs

The Spruce Grove Saints are an ice hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. They play in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada at the Grant Fuhr Arena, capacity 1,259.

Founded: 1963-64
Division titles won: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14
Regular Season titles won: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2013-14
League Championships won: 2010, 2011, 2014
Western Canada Cup Titles: None
Royal Bank Cup Titles: None

History[edit]

The Saints franchise is perhaps the most storied in the history of Canadian Junior A hockey. The only franchise remaining from the inception of the AJHL in 1963, the team began as the Edmonton Movers, and a season following a merger with the Edmonton Maple Leafs in 1972, the franchise first relocated to Spruce Grove as the Spruce Grove Mets. After three years in Spruce Grove, the franchise relocated again to nearby St. Albert to become the St. Albert Saints for the 1977-78 season. After 27 years in St. Albert, arena issues allowed the franchise to return for its second stint in Spruce Grove in 2004-05.

Over 50 former players have gone on to play in the NHL, including Mark Messier, Stu Barnes, Mike Comrie and Steve Reinprecht.

During its first stint in Spruce Grove, the Mets won the Centennial Cup 1975 as Canadian Jr. A national champions. The franchise also captured four more AJHL championships during its time in St. Albert.

Season-by-season record[edit]

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

Season GP W L T/OTL Points GF GA Finish Playoffs
2004-05 64 42 16 6 90 208 147 2nd North Lost in second round
2005-06 60 39 18 3 81 197 160 3rd North Lost in third round
2006-07 60 32 20 8 72 213 186 3rd North Lost in second round
2007-08 62 34 16 12 80 248 203 3rd North Lost in third round
2008-09 62 46 7 9 101 274 139 1st North Lost final
2009-10 60 52 4 4 108 252 99 1st North Won Championship
2010-11 60 48 8 4 100 233 106 1st North Won Championship
2011-12 60 46 6 8 100 214 129 1st North Lost in third Round
2012-13 60 35 16 9 79 181 157 1st North Lost final
2013-14 60 47 10 3 97 235 135 1st North Won Championship

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2005 Lost Quarter-final
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Lloydminster Blazers 3-games-to-none
Drayton Valley Thunder defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-2
  • 2006 Lost Semi-final
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Fort Saskatchewan Traders 3-games-to-none
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Drayton Valley Thunder 4-games-to-3
Camrose Kodiaks defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-2
  • 2007 Lost Quarter-final
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Bonnyville Pontiacs 3-games-to-2
Grande Prairie Storm defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 2008 Lost Semi-final
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Lloydminster Bobcats 3-games-to-none
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Grande Prairie Storm 4-games-to-3
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 2009 Lost Final
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-1
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Olds Grizzlys 4-games-to-none
Grande Prairie Storm defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-none
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Bonnyville Pontiacs 4-games-to-none
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Camrose Kodiaks 4-games-to-1
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-3 AJHL CHAMPIONS
Vernon Vipers (BCHL) defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-3
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Lloydminster Bobcats 4-games-to-none
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-none
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Camrose Kodiaks 4-games-to-1 AJHL CHAMPIONS
Vernon Vipers (BCHL) defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 2012 Lost Divisional Finals
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Drayton Valley Thunder 4-games-to-none
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 2013 Lost Divisional Finals
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Sherwood Park Crusaders 4-games-to-2
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Whitecourt Wolverines 4-games-to-1 Div. Champs
Brooks Bandits defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-games-to-1 League Finalists
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Sherwood Park Crusaders 4-games-to-3
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-games-to-3 Div. champs
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Drumheller Dragons 4-games-to-none AJHL CHAMPIONS
Western Canada Cup Finished 3rd of 5 Round Robin 2 win 2 loss
Spruce Grove Saints defeated Coquitlam Express(BCHL) 5-3score Semi Final
Dauphin Kings (MJHL) defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-3score lost RUNNER UP game

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Alberta Junior Hockey League website
Spruce Grove Saints website
Preceded by
Selkirk Steelers
Centennial Cup Champions
1975
Succeeded by
Rockland Nationals