Billings Bighorns

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Billings Bighorns
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City Billings, Montana
League Western Hockey League
Operated 1977 (1977)–1982
Home arena MetraPark Arena
Colors Red, White & Blue
Franchise history
1966–67 Calgary Buffaloes
1967–77 Calgary Centennials
1977–82 Billings Bighorns
1982–83 Nanaimo Islanders
1983–88 New Westminster Bruins
1988-Present Tri-City Americans

The Billings Bighorns were a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League who played from 1977 to 1982. The team was originally the Calgary Centennials. They played at the MetraPark Arena in Billings, Montana. The team wore uniforms based upon those then used by the Washington Capitals. They moved to Nanaimo after the 1981–82 season.

NHL alumni[edit]

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
1977–78 72 32 31 9 342 336 73 2nd Central Lost final
1978–79 72 38 23 11 378 302 87 1st Central Eliminated in round robin
1979–80 72 37 34 1 326 284 75 4th East Lost in first round
1980–81 72 30 40 2 334 334 62 5th East Lost East Division quarter-final
1981–82 72 27 44 1 369 432 55 6th East Lost East Division quarter-final

References[edit]

  • 2005–06 WHL Guide