Grand Forks Border Bruins

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Grand Forks Border Bruins
Grand Forks Border Bruins.jpg
City Grand Forks, British Columbia
League Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Conference Kootenay
Division Neil Murdoch
Founded 1969 (1969)–70
Home arena Jack Goddard Memorial Arena
Colours Black, gold and white
              
General manager Emery Olauson (previous Head Coach of the Fayetteville FireAnts) (2015-16)
Head coach Emery Olauson (2015-16)
Website www.borderbruins.ca/
Franchise history
1969-present Grand Forks Border Bruins

The Grand Forks Border Bruins are a junior ice hockey team based in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). They play their home games at the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena.

History[edit]

The Bruins have iced the most (40) teams since inception in 1969 and have only taken two Leave of Absences; in 1971–72, and 1986–87.

The 2015-16 KIJHL season marked the first time the Border Bruins made the playoffs in 18 seasons, with an impressive upset over the Castlegar Rebels, 4-2 in the Division Semifinals.

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

Records as of February 22, 2014.[1][2]

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1969–70 32 1 31 0 2 67 352 5th, KHL
1970–71 30 9 21 0 18 4th, WKHL
1971–72 32 9 23 0 18 143 247 5th, WKHL
1972–73 Did not participate
1973–74 30 14 16 0 28 163 206 1st, West Lost in Finals (Colts)
1974–75 34 14 20 0 28 187 201 3rd, West
1975–76 34 11 23 0 22 152 190 4th, West
1976–77 44 13 31 0 26 178 277 5th, West
1977–78 42 12 29 1 25 172 243 5th, West
1978–79 40 15 25 0 30 203 226 3rd, West
1979–80 40 31 9 0 62 332 182 1st, West
1980-81 40 9 30 1 19 216 340 5th, West
1981–82 42 7 34 1 15 193 368 6th, West
1982–83 42 9 32 1 19 210 353 6th, West
1983-84 40 16 24 0 32 227 273 5th, West
1984-85 40 4 36 0 8 199 401 7th, West
1985-86 42 20 22 0 40 247 256 3rd, West
1986-87 Did not participate
1987-88 42 3 38 1 7 148 436 5th, West
1988-89 45 6 39 0 12 179 389 6th, West
1989-90 40 22 18 0 44 227 195 3rd, West
1990-91 30 22 7 1 45 198 169 4th, West
1991-92 38 20 16 2 42 208 188 3rd, West
1992-93 42 37 5 0 74 336 115 1st, West
1993-94 40 13 25 2 28 192 296 5th, West
1994-95 44 18 26 0 36 191 231 3rd, West
1995-96 42 23 19 0 46 206 170 3rd, West
1996–97 41 22 18 0 45 188 174 3rd, Neil Murdoch
1997–98 50 12 37 1 25 182 282 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
1998-99 50 11 36 3 25 166 241 6th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
1999-00 46 18 25 3 39 232 241 6th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2000-01 58 9 44 3 2 23 171 347 7th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2001-02 50 10 35 2 3 25 148 269 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2002–03 50 15 29 3 2 35 148 219 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2003–04 50 8 32 6 4 26 128 223 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2004–05 50 6 42 0 2 14 128 324 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2005-06 50 4 40 2 4 14 135 302 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2006-07 52 13 32 7 33 156 257 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2007-08 52 18 29 5 41 164 239 4th, Neil Murdoch: West Did not qualify
2008-09 52 11 39 2 24 132 278 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2009-10 50 6 42 1 1 14 119 284 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2010-11 50 8 41 0 1 17 145 267 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2011-12 52 1 49 0 2 4 106 455 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2012-13 52 8 40 1 3 20 130 273 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2013-14 52 16 32 2 2 36 186 250 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2014-15 52 8 40 1 3 20 129 293 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2015-16 52 23 24 0 5 51 145 184 3rd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Finals, 1-4 (Nitehawks)
2016-17 47 20 21 3 3 46 173 194 4th of 5 Neil Murdoch
12 of 20 - KIJHL
Lost Div Semifinal, 1-4 (Nitehawks)

Playoffs[edit]

Records as of February 22, 2014.[3][4][5]

Season 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Finals
1997–98 Did not qualify
1998–99 Did not qualify
1999–00 Did not qualify
2000–01 Did not qualify
2001–02 Did not qualify
2002–03 Did not qualify
2003–04 Did not qualify
2004–05 Did not qualify
2005–06 Did not qualify
2006–07 Did not qualify
2007–08 Did not qualify
2008–09 Did not qualify
2009–10 Did not qualify
2010-11 Did not qualify
2011-12 Did not qualify
2012-13 Did not qualify
2013-14 Did not qualify
2014-15 Did not qualify
2015-16 W, 4-2, Castlegar L, 1-4, Beaver Valley

NHL alumni[edit]

Awards and trophies[edit]

Most Sportsmanlike

  • Craig Materi: 2004-2005
  • Neil Eisenhut - 1984-85

Most Popular

  • Kelly English - 1994-95

Most Valuable Player Peter Smith - 2008-Present

References[edit]

External links[edit]