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Encyclopedia > Brandon Wheat Kings
Brandon Wheat Kings
City: Brandon, Manitoba
League: Western Hockey League
Conference: Eastern
Division: East
Founded: 1967
Home Arena: Westman Communications Group Place
Colors: black, white & gold
Head Coach: Kelly McCrimmon
General Manager: Kelly McCrimmon

The Brandon Wheat Kings are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Brandon, Manitoba. They compete in the Western Hockey League, and joined the league in the 1967-68 season. Prior to that they played in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. They have appeared in the Memorial Cup four times: in 1949 (as an MJHL team), 1979, 1995, and 1996, losing each time. The team plays its home games in Westman Communications Group Place (Keystone Centre). They also played at Wheat City Arena until 1969, and the Manex Arena from 1969 to 1972. Image File history File links Brandon. ... Brandon Manitoba, a city in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Westman Communications Group Place. ... Junior hockey is a catch-all term used to describe various levels of ice hockey competition for players generally between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. ... Brandon Manitoba, a city in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The 1967-68 WCJHL season was the 2nd season of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is a Junior A ice hockey league operating in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... The 1949 Memorial Cup final was a best of 7 series between the Montreal Royals, winners of the George Richardson Memorial Trophy, and the Brandon Wheat Kings, winners of the Abbott Cup, held at the Sheas Amphitheatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Wheat City Arena in Brandon, Manitoba. ... The 1979 Memorial Cup occurred May 6-May 13 at the Palais des Sports in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the Colisée de Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and at the Verdun Auditorium in Verdun, Quebec. ... The 1995 Memorial Cup occurred May 13-May 21 at the Riverside Coliseum in Kamloops, British Columbia. ... The 1996 Memorial Cup occurred May 11-19 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario. ... The Keystone Centre is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Brandon, Manitoba Canada. ... The Wheat City Arena was an indoor arena located in Brandon, Manitoba at the corner of 10th Street and Victoria Avenue. ... The Manex Arena was an indoor arena located in Brandon, Manitoba. ...


An earlier incarnation of the Wheat Kings played for the Stanley Cup in 1904, but lost to the Ottawa Senators. The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ...


The Wheat Kings hold the CHL record for most points (125) in a single season, setting the mark in 1978-79. The 1978-79 WHL season was the 13th season for the Western Hockey League. ...

Contents

Season-by-season Record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1967-68 60 21 33 6 - 238 279 48 8th Overall Lost quarter-final
1968-69 60 18 40 2 - 224 350 38 4th East Lost quarter-final
1969-70 60 23 34 3 - 234 272 49 4th East Lost quarter-final
1970-71 66 20 46 0 - 247 387 40 5th East Out of playoffs
1971-72 68 35 33 0 - 338 331 70 3rd East Lost semi-final
1972-73 68 29 30 9 - 307 304 67 4th East Lost quarter-final
1973-74 68 27 37 4 - 305 348 58 5th East Out of playoffs
1974-75 70 24 35 11 - 276 320 59 4th East Lost quarter-final
1975-76 72 34 30 8 - 341 303 76 2nd East Lost quarter-final
1976-77 72 54 10 8 - 447 242 116 1st East Lost final
1977-78 72 46 12 14 - 424 299 106 1st East Eliminated in divisional semi-final
1978-79 72 58 5 9 - 491 230 125 1st East Won championship
1979-80 72 33 37 2 - 319 343 68 5th East Eliminated in East Division semi-final
1980-81 72 29 40 3 - 342 352 61 6th East Lost East Division quarter-final
1981-82 72 34 38 0 - 372 413 68 5th East Lost East Division quarter-final
1982-83 72 21 51 0 - 327 460 42 7th East Out of playoffs
1983-84 72 44 26 2 - 463 246 90 3rd East Lost East Division semi-final
1984-85 72 17 54 1 - 264 481 35 8th East Out of playoffs
1985-86 72 24 46 2 - 324 438 50 7th East Out of playoffs
1986-87 72 19 49 4 - 282 443 42 8th East Out of playoffs
1987-88 72 26 43 3 - 348 371 55 6th East Lost East Division quarter-final
1988-89 72 25 43 4 - 286 331 54 7th East Out of playoffs
1989-90 72 28 38 6 - 276 325 62 7th East Out of playoffs
1990-91 72 19 51 2 - 265 380 40 8th East Out of playoffs
1991-92 72 11 55 6 - 246 356 28 8th East Out of playoffs
1992-93 72 43 25 4 - 347 258 90 2nd East Lost East Division quarter-final
1993-94 72 42 25 5 - 291 251 89 2nd East Lost East Division final
1994-95 72 45 22 5 - 315 235 95 1st East Lost final
1995-96 72 52 19 1 - 369 231 105 1st East Won championship
1996-97 72 47 24 1 - 339 208 95 1st East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
1997-98 72 45 21 6 - 322 235 96 3rd East Lost final
1998-99 72 39 29 4 - 293 267 82 2nd East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
1999-00 72 25 43 4 5 212 260 59 6th East Out of playoffs
2000-01 72 32 32 5 3 244 242 72 4th East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2001-02 72 43 23 4 2 261 210 92 1st East Lost Eastern Conference final
2002-03 72 43 17 9 3 258 187 98 1st East Lost Eastern Conference final
2003-04 72 28 32 9 3 230 224 68 3rd East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2004-05 72 45 21 5 1 255 199 96 1st East Lost final
Season GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
2005-06 72 30 32 6 4 218 259 70 4th East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2006-07 72 41 20 3 8 258 214 94 1st East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2007-08 1 1 0 0 2 5 1 2 1st East Season in progress.

The 1967-68 WCJHL season was the 2nd season of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1968-69 WCHL season was the 3rd season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1969-70 WCHL season was the 4th season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1970-71 WCHL season was the 5th season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1971-72 WCHL season was the 6th season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1972-73 WCHL season was the 7th season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1973-74 WCHL season was the 8th season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1974-75 WCHL season was the 9th season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1975-76 WCHL season was the 10th season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1976-77 WCHL season was the 11th season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1977-78 WCHL season was the 12th season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 WHL season was the 13th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The Presidents Cup is awarded annually to the champion of the Western Hockey League. ... The 1979-80 WHL season was the 14th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 WHL season was the 15th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1981-82 WHL season was the 16th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1982-83 WHL season was the 17th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 WHL season was the 18th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1984-85 WHL season was the 19th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 WHL season was the 20th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1986-87 WHL season was the 21st season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1987-88 WHL season was the 22nd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1988-89 WHL season was the 23rd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 WHL season was the 24th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1990-91 WHL season was the 25th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 WHL season was the 26th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 WHL season was the 27th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1993-94 WHL season was the 28th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 WHL season was the 29th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1995-96 WHL season was the 30th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The Presidents Cup is awarded annually to the champion of the Western Hockey League. ... The 1996-97 WHL season was the 31st season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1997-98 WHL season was the 32nd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1998-99 WHL season was the 33rd season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 1999-00 WHL season was the 34th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 WHL season was the 35th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 WHL season was the 36th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 WHL season was the 37th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 WHL season was the 38th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 WHL season was the 39th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2005-06 WHL season was the 40th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2006-07 WHL season will be the 41st season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2007-08 WHL season will be the 42nd season for the Western Hockey League. ...

Team records

Team Records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most Points 125 1978-79
Most Wins 58 1978-79
Most Goals For 491 1978-79
Least Goals For 212 1999-00
Least Goals Against 187 2002-03
Most Goals Against 481 1984-85
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most Goals Ray Ferraro 108 1983-84
Most Assists Brian Propp 112 1977-78
Most Points Brian Propp 194 1978-79
Most Points, rookie Brian Propp 135 1976-77
Most Points, defenseman Brad McCrimmon 98 1978-79
Best GAA (Goalie) Tyler Plante 2.58 2004-05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played




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See also

The following is a list of ice hockey teams in Manitoba, past and present. ...

References

  • Brandon Wheat Kings homepage
  • 2005-06 WHL Guide
Western Hockey League
Current teams : Brandon Wheat Kings | Calgary Hitmen | Chilliwack Bruins | Edmonton Oil Kings | Everett Silvertips | Kamloops Blazers | Kelowna Rockets | Kootenay Ice | Lethbridge Hurricanes | Medicine Hat Tigers | Moose Jaw Warriors | Portland Winter Hawks | Prince Albert Raiders | Prince George Cougars | Red Deer Rebels | Regina Pats | Saskatoon Blades | Seattle Thunderbirds | Spokane Chiefs | Swift Current Broncos | Tri-City Americans | Vancouver Giants
CHL: Memorial Cup | Ed Chynoweth Cup | WHL seasons | WHL history | Awards | OHL | QMJHL

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