Spokane Braves

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Spokane Braves
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City Spokane, Washington, United States
League Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Conference Kootenay
Division Neil Murdoch
Founded 1971 (1971)–72 (WKHL)
Home arena Eagles Ice-A-Rena
Colors Goal Red, Capital Silver, Union Blue, White
                   
General manager United States Bob Tobiason
Head coach United States Gary Redding (2013-14)
Website www.spokanebraves.com/
Franchise history
1971-72 Spokane Valley Kings (WKHL)
1972-74 Spokane Rockets (KIJHL)
1974-85 Spokane Flames (KIJHL)
1985-present Spokane Braves (KIJHL)

The Spokane Braves are a Junior "B" Ice Hockey team based in Spokane, Washington, United States. 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 Eagles Ice-A-Rena. The team is the only team in the league to play in the United States. The Braves were founded in 1971 and have been in the KIJHL for the longest interrupted amount of time amongst all the current teams.

History[edit]

Despite their long history in the KIJHL, the Braves have never won the league championship. They won their division in 1978/79, 1983/84, and the 1991/92 season. The Braves are an affiliate of the Western Hockey League's Spokane Chiefs and over the years several players have moved on to the Chiefs directly after playing for the Braves.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spokane_Braves&action=edit&section=2= Shootout Losses, D = Defaults, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Records as of February 19, 2012.[1][2]

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1971-72 19 0 19 0 0 26 247 6th, WKHL
1972-73 30 20 20 0 40 213 121 2nd, East
1973-74 30 17 13 0 34 181 165 3rd, East
1974-75 34 6 28 0 12 142 320 4th, East
1975-76 34 8 26 0 16 146 231 4th, East
1976-77 44 17 25 2 36 210 264 5th, East
1977-78 42 29 13 0 58 288 192 2nd, East
1978-79 40 27 12 1 55 271 173 1st, East
1979-80 40 28 11 1 57 255 161 1st, East
1980-81 40 12 28 0 24 208 257 5th, East
1981-82 42 20 21 1 41 227 257 4th, East
1982-83 42 26 16 0 52 241 201 3rd, East
1983-84 40 34 6 0 68 300 145 1st, West
1984-85 40 20 20 0 40 221 224 3rd, West
1985-86 39 27 11 2 56 253 166 2nd, East
1986-87 42 31 11 0 66 307 206 2nd, East
1987-88 42 26 16 0 52 263 236 3rd, East
1988-89 42 17 25 0 34 170 220 4th, East
1989-90 40 16 24 0 32 208 188 3rd, East
1990-91* 39 17 22 0 34 200 255 2nd, East
1991-92 38 26 11 1 53 275 200 1st, East Lost in Finals (Leafs)
1992-93 42 31 10 1 63 302 203 2nd, West
1993-94 40 12 28 0 24 191 256 6th, West
1994-95 44 15 26 3 33 165 223 4th, West
1995-96 42 7 31 4 18 155 285 5th, West
1996-97 42 12 30 0 22 152 224 5th, Neil Murdoch
1997-98 50 18 29 3 39 189 232 4th, Neil Murdoch
1998-99 50 13 34 3 29 153 229 5th, Neil Murdoch
1999-00 46 21 22 3 45 237 214 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2000-01 58 24 29 4 1 53 237 241 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2001-02 50 16 28 5 1 38 156 209 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Nitehawks)
2002-03 50 21 23 4 1 47 187 185 3rd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Leafs)
2003-04 50 28 16 4 2 62 211 184 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Finals, 0-4 (Nitehawks)
2004-05 50 23 21 4 2 52 171 166 3rd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Rebels)
2005-06 50 21 21 5 3 50 177 177 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Nitehawks)
2006-07 52 29 19 4 0 62 231 205 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Leafs)
2007-08 52 19 27 6 0 44 158 210 4th, Neil Murdoch: East Did not qualify
2008-09 52 23 26 3 0 49 202 204 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Leafs)
2009-10 50 28 20 0 2 58 196 176 3rd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Finals, 3–4 (Leafs)
2010-11 50 21 26 1 2 45 170 171 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Rebels)
2011-12 52 21 28 1 2 45 192 254 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Nitehawks)
2012-13 52 14 30 4 4 36 163 232 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Rebels)
2013-14 52 22 26 0 4 48 160 177 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Leafs)
2014-15 52 25 23 0 4 54 161 161 3rd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Rebels)
2015-16 52 10 38 0 4 24 116 241 5th, Neil Murdoch Did not qualify
2016-17 47 8 38 0 1 17 129 250 5th of 5 Neil Murdoch
19th of 20 - KIJHL
Did not qualify
Notes
  1. Stats for the 1990-91 season are only thru February 17, 1991. May not be complete

Playoffs[edit]

Records as of March 1, 2012.[3][4][5]

Season 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Finals
1999–00 Did not qualify
2000–01 Did not qualify
2001–02 L, 0-4, Beaver Valley
2002–03 L, 2-4, Nelson
2003–04 W, 4-3, Nelson L, 0-4, Beaver Valley
2004–05 L, 1-4, Castlegar
2005–06 L, 0-4, Beaver Valley
2006–07 L, 0-4, Nelson
2007–08 Did not qualify
2008–09 L, 1-4, Nelson
2009–10 W, 4-2, Castlegar L, 3-4, Nelson
2010-11 L, 1-4, Castlegar
2011-12 L, 1-4, Beaver Valley
2012–13 L, 1-4, Castlegar
2013-14 L, 2-4, Nelson
2014–15 L, 1-4, Castlegar
2015–16 Did not qualify
Notes
  1. Prior to the 2001-02 KIJHL playoffs, there was only three playoff rounds (Division Semifinals, Division Finals and Finals), due to two Divisions (Eddie Mountain/West and Neil Murdoch/East) only.

NHL alumni[edit]

Awards and trophies[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ KIJHL.ca, Regular season standings 2011–2012.
  2. ^ KIJHL.ca – KIJHL Final Standings.
  3. ^ KIJHL.ca, Playoff Bracket 2011–2012.
  4. ^ KIJHL.ca – Playoff Records.
  5. ^ KIJHL.ca, Past KIJHL League Champions.
  6. ^ [spokanebraves.com "SpokaneBravesOfficialWebsite"] Check |url= value (help). Retrieved May 11, 2016. 

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