Taber Golden Suns

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Taber Golden Suns
City Taber, Alberta
League Alberta Junior Hockey League
Division South
Franchise history
1974-1981 Taber Golden Suns
1981-present Olds Grizzlys

The Taber Golden Suns were a Junior A ice hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League based in Taber, Alberta, Canada.

History[edit]

The Golden Suns were founded in 1974 as an expansion club, lasting seven seasons before being sold and relocated to Olds, Alberta as the Olds Grizzlys. During their tenure, they reached the AJHL finals three times, losing each time.

The Golden Suns produced four NHLers during their time: Lindy Ruff, Rocky Saganiuk, Gord Williams and Earl Ingarfield, Jr..

Season-by-season record[edit]

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

Season GP W L T GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1974-75 60 28 31 1 338 308 57 4th overall
1975-76 60 29 31 0 322 280 58 4th overall Lost final
1976-77 60 36 23 1 353 296 73 3rd overall Lost final
1977-78 60 16 42 2 291 368 34 7th overall Out of playoffs
1978-79 60 34 26 0 302 284 68 4th overall
1979-80 59 26 33 0 260 295 52 5th overall
1980-81 60 26 33 1 285 393 53 3rd South Lost final

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1975 Lost Semi-final
Drumheller Falcons defeated Taber Golden Suns 4-games-to-1
  • 1976 Lost Final
Taber Golden Suns defeated Calgary Canucks 4-games-to-3
Spruce Grove Mets defeated Taber Golden Suns 4-games-to-none
  • 1977 Lost Final
Taber Golden Suns defeated Spruce Grove Mets 4-games-to-none
Second in semi-final round robin (2-2) vs. Calgary Canucks and Red Deer Rustlers
Calgary Canucks defeated Taber Golden Suns 4-games-to-1
  • 1978 DNQ
  • 1979 Lost Quarter-final
St. Albert Saints defeated Taber Golden Suns 4-games-to-1
  • 1980 Lost Quarter-final
Calgary Spurs defeated Taber Golden Suns 3-games-to-2
  • 1981 Lost Final
Taber Golden Suns defeated Calgary Canucks 3-games-to-2
Taber Golden Suns defeated Calgary Spurs 4-games-to-2
St. Albert Saints defeated Taber Golden Suns 4-games-to-3

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