Vancouver Nats

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Vancouver Nats
City Vancouver, British Columbia
League Western Hockey League
Operated 1971 (1971)–73
Home arena Pacific Coliseum
Franchise history
1971–73 Vancouver Nats
1973–77 Kamloops Chiefs
1977–85 Seattle Breakers
1985-Present Seattle Thunderbirds

The Vancouver Nats were a junior ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia that played two seasons in the Western Canada Hockey League from 1971–73. The team relocated in 1973 to Kamloops to become the Kamloops Chiefs before settling in Seattle as the Seattle Breakers (later Thunderbirds) in 1977.

On the ice, the Nats finished last overall in the league both years, winning just 27 games in their two years. After their demise, it would be nearly thirty years before the WHL would return to the city of Vancouver, with the Vancouver Giants established as an expansion team in 2001.

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
1971–72 68 17 50 1 213 379 35 6th West Out of playoffs
1972–73 68 10 55 3 198 428 23 6th West Out of playoffs

NHL alumni[edit]

See also[edit]