Richmond Wildcats

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Richmond Wildcats
Richmond wildcats logo.gif
City Richmond, Virginia
League Southern Hockey League
Operated 1976–77
Home arena Richmond Coliseum
Colors White, silver, sky blue, black
                   
Head coach Forbes Kennedy
Affiliates New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues

The Richmond Wildcats were a minor league professional ice hockey team based in Richmond, Virginia.[1] Richmond joined the Southern Hockey League as an expansion team in 1976, and replaced the void at the Richmond Coliseum, when the Richmond Robins ceased operations.[2] The Wildcats were affiliated with the New York Rangers, and the St. Louis Blues, for the 1976–77 Southern Hockey League season.[3] Forbes Kennedy was named the team's coach.[1] The offence was led by Barry Scully with 44 points, Claude Periard with 30 goals, and Lorne Rombough with 28 goals.[4] The Wildcats played 38 games before the team folded on January 3, 1977 due to financial problems.[2][5]

Notable players[edit]

Notable Wildcats players that also played in the National Hockey League or World Hockey Association:[4]

Results[edit]

Richmond won 21 games, compared to 16 losses and a tie, and earned the fifth most points in the league.[1]

Season GP W L T Pts Pct GF GA PIM Standing Playoffs
1976–77 38 21 16 1 43 0.566 160 144 602 5th, SHL Folded

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Richmond Wildcats hockey team statistics and history". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Southern Hockey League [1973-1977] history and statistics". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Richmond Wildcats Parent Team affiliate history". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  4. ^ a b "Richmond Wildcats all-time player list". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  5. ^ Crossley, Drew (2014-08-30). "Southern Hockey League 1973 Archives". Fun While It Lasted. Retrieved 2018-02-04. 

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