Wainwright Bisons

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Wainwright Bisons
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City Wainwright, Alberta, Canada
League North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League
Home arena Peace Memorial Multiplex
Colours Orange, black, white
              
General manager Travis Hall
Head coach Adam Huxley (2015–16)
Website www.wainwrightbisons.com/
Franchise history
1974–present Wainwright Bisons

The Wainwright Bisons are a junior "B" ice hockey team based in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League (NEAJBHL). They play their home games at Peace Memorial Multiplex.

History[edit]

Since the 1990–91 season the Wainwright Bison have three league championships winning in the 2001, 2016 and 2017 playoffs. The victory advanced the Bison to the Russ Barnes Trophy championships which is the Alberta Provincial Jr. B Championships featuring eight teams. The Heritage and Capital Hockey leagues qualify their playoff champion and playoff finalist, while the Calgary Jr. B, North West, and the North East Hockey leagues send just their playoff champions. The final team is the team selected to host the tournament event.

In 2013, Wainwright was the Russ Barnes host and as such participated in their second Provincial Championship. In 2016, the Bisons advanced to the Provincial Championship but as the league champion. In 2017, the team won the league championship to advance and win the Russ Barnes Trophy and advanced to the Keystone Cup. Here they won the Western Canadian Junior B Championship with an overtime win in the final game.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2010–11 32 18 11 3 39 192 140 813 4th, NEAJBHL Won Quarterfinals, 3–1 (Wheat Kings)
Lost Semifinals, 0–4 (Ice)
2011–12 32 18 14 0 36 195 138 5th, NEAJBHL Lost Quarterfinals, 1–3 (Wheat Kings)
2012–13 34 26 6 2 54 142 77 2nd, NEAJBHL Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Tigers)
Won Semifinals, 4–0 (Wheat Kings)
Lost League Finals, 1–4 (Ice)
2013–14 34 28 6 0 56 195 94 2nd, NEAJBHL Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Canadiens)
Won Semifinals, 4–2 (Bandits)
Lost League Finals, 2–4 (Ice)
2014–15 36 33 2 1 67 235 89 727 1st, NEAJBHL Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Border Chiefs)
Won Semifinals, 4–0 (Bandits)
Lost League Finals, 2–4 (Ice)
2015–16 36 28 6 2 58 179 100 1034 1st of 10
NEAJBHL
Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Bandits)
Won Semifinals, 4–0 (Ice)
Won League Finals, 4–1 (Wheat Kings)

NEAJBL Champions
2016–17 36 32 4 0 64 220 95 1133 1st of 10
NEAJBHL
Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Tigers)
Won Semifinals, 4–2 (Wheat Kings)
Won League Finals, 4–0 (Canadiens)

NEAJBL Champions
2017–18 36 34 2 0 68 224 73 911 1st of 10
NEAJBHL
Won Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Tigers)
Won Semifinals, 4–0 (Ice)
Won League Finals, 4–1 (T-Birds)

NEAJBL Champions

Russ Barnes Trophy[edit]

Alberta Jr. B Provincial Championships

Year Round-robin Record Place Semifinal Bronze Medal game Gold Medal game
2001 W, Fort St. John Huskies, 5–3
W, Edmonton River Kings, 6–4
W, Calgary Royals Blue, 4–2
3–0–0 1st of 4, Pool L, Edmonton Royals, 1–8 Not played
2013 T, Okotoks Bisons, 2–2
T, Calgary Rangers, 1–1
L, Sherwood Park Knights, 2–5
0–1–2 4th of 4, Pool Did not advance
2016 L, CRAA Gold, 3–4
W, Mountainview Colts, 2–1
W, Wetaskiwin Icemen, 7–1
2–1–0 1st of 4, Pool W, Red Deer Vipers, 3–1 L, North Peace Navigators, 2–3
Silver Medal
2017 W, Fairview Flyers, 7–3
W, Beaumont Chiefs, 11–2
L, Cochrane Generals, 3–4
2–1–0 1st of 4, Pool W, Wetaskiwin Icemen, 5–2 W, Cochrane Generals, 5–4
Gold Medal
2018 W, Wetaskiwin Icemen, 5–0
W, Fort St. John Huskies, 5–3
T, Coaldale Copperheads, 1–1
2–0–1 1st of 4, Pool B W, Beverly Warriors, 4–3 W, Red Deer Vipers, 5–1
Gold Medal

Keystone Cup[edit]

Western Canadian Jr. B Championships (Northern Ontario to British Columbia)
Six teams in round-robin play. 1st vs. 2nd for gold/silver & 3rd vs. 4th for bronze.

Year Round-robin Record Standing Bronze Medal game Gold Medal game
2017 T, Beaver Valley Nitehawks, 3–3
W, Nipigon Elks, 9–2
W, Arborg Ice Dawgs, 5–0
T, Peguis Juniors, 4–4
W, Regina Capitals, 2–1
3–0–2 2nd of 6 W, Beaver Valley Nitehawks, 4–3 OT
Keystone Cup Champions
2018 Alberta elected not to send Keystone Cup representative

NHL alumni[edit]

External links[edit]