Winnipeg Warriors

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Winnipeg Warriors
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CityWinnipeg, Manitoba
LeagueWestern Hockey League
Operated1980 (1980)–84
Home arenaWinnipeg Arena
ColoursBlack, Red, & White
Franchise history
1980–84Winnipeg Warriors
1984-PresentMoose Jaw Warriors

The Winnipeg Warriors were a junior ice hockey team that played in the Western Hockey League. They were founded as an expansion team in 1980, but suffered from attendance problems competing with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League and ultimately moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1984, becoming the Moose Jaw Warriors. During their time in Winnipeg, the team played at Winnipeg Arena.

Division titles won: None
Regular season titles won: None
WHL Championships won: None
Memorial Cup Titles: None

Winnipeg's struggles at the gate were matched by the Warriors' futility on the ice, as the franchise qualified for the playoffs only once in their four years in Winnipeg: a three-game sweep at the hands of the Lethbridge Broncos in 1983. The Warriors 1983–84 record of 9–63–0 is the second-worst 72 game mark in league history. Only the Victoria Cougars' record of 5–65–2 in 1989–90 was worse.

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 Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1980–81 72 28 43 1 57 298 345 7th East Out of playoffs
1981–82 72 23 48 1 47 285 388 8th East Out of playoffs
1982–83 72 42 30 0 84 347 321 4th East Lost in preliminary round
1983–84 72 9 63 0 18 239 580 8th East Out of playoffs

NHL Alumni[edit]

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