Halifax Citadels

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Halifax Citadels
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City Halifax, Nova Scotia
League American Hockey League
Operated 1988–1993
Home arena Halifax Metro Centre
Colours Blue, White, Red
Affiliates Quebec Nordiques
Franchise history
1981–1988 Fredericton Express
1988–1993 Halifax Citadels
1993–1996 Cornwall Aces
1999–present Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The Halifax Citadels were a professional ice hockey team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They played in the American Hockey League between 1988 and 1993. They were created by the relocation of the Fredericton Express and filled a void left by the relocation of the Nova Scotia Oilers to Cape Breton.

The Citadels, named after the Halifax Citadel military fort, were affiliated with the Quebec Nordiques National Hockey League team. Home games were played at the Halifax Metro Centre, located at the base of Citadel Hill.

The franchise was moved to Cornwall, Ontario in 1993, where they were known as the Cornwall Aces. One year later, the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL filled the void in the market.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1988–89 80 42 30 8 92 345 300 2nd, North
1989–90 80 37 37 6 80 317 300 4th, North
1990–91 80 33 35 12 78 338 340 6th, North
1991–92 80 25 38 17 67 280 324 5th, Atlantic
1992–93 80 33 37 10 76 312 348 5th, Atlantic

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1988–89 L, 0-4, Moncton
1989–90 L, 2-4 Sherbrooke
1990–91 Out of playoffs
1991–92 Out of playoffs
1992–93 Out of playoffs

Career leaders

Goals: 121 (Mark Vermette, 1988–93)

Assists: 110 (Mark Vermette, 1988–93)

Points: 231 (Mark Vermette, 1988–93)

PIM: 920 (Greg Smyth, 1988–92)

See also[edit]