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Chilliwack Bruins
City: Chilliwack, British Columbia
League: Western Hockey League
Conference: Western
Division: B.C.
Founded: 2006-07
Home Arena: Prospera Centre
Colors: Black, White & Gold
Head Coach: Jim Hiller
General Manager: Darrell May

The Chilliwack Bruins are a junior hockey team in the Western Hockey League, based out of Chilliwack, British Columbia. The 2006-07 season marked the Bruins inaugural season in the WHL. The team plays at Prospera Centre, which was expanded to 5,000 seats for the arrival of the Bruins. Image File history File links Chilliwackbruins. ... Chilliwack is a Canadian city in the Province of British Columbia. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The 2006-07 WHL season will be the 41st season for the Western Hockey League. ... The Prospera Centre is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... Chilliwack is a Canadian city in the Province of British Columbia. ... The Prospera Centre is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. ...

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History

In 2005, the city of Chilliwack was granted a WHL expansion team after an attempt by the owners of the Tri-City Americans (Brian Burke, Glen Sather and Darryl Porter) to move the Americans to Chilliwack was voted down by the WHL directors. As a result, Burke, Sather, and Porter sold their stake in the Americans and purchased the 21st franchise in the WHL. The arrival of the Bruins displaced the BCHL's Chilliwack Chiefs, who relocated to Langley to become the Langley Chiefs. Chilliwack can refer to: the city of Chilliwack in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Tri-City Americans are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League, based in Kennewick, Washington. ... Brian Burke (born June 30, 1955 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an executive in the National Hockey League and currently the general manager and executive vice president of the Anaheim Ducks. ... Glen Slats Sather (born September 2, 1943 in High River, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League and current President and General Manager of the New York Rangers of the NHL. He played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh... // Teams Interior Division Merritt Centennials Penticton Vees Prince George Spruce Kings Quesnel Millionaires Salmon Arm Silverbacks Trail Smoke Eaters Vernon Vipers Williams Lake TimberWolves Island Division Alberni Valley Bulldogs Cowichan Valley Capitals Nanaimo Clippers Powell River Kings Victoria Salsa Mainland Division Chilliwack Chiefs Burnaby Express Langley Hornets Surrey Eagles Web... The Chilliwack Chiefs are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. ... Location of Langley in British Columbia Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  British Columbia Region Lower Mainland Regional district Greater Vancouver Incorporated March 15, 1955 Government  - Governing body Langley City Council  - Mayor Peter Fassbender  - Councillors Jack Arnold Ted Schaffer Gayle Martin Terry Smith Sharla Mauger Teri James  - MP Mark Warawa (Cons. ... The Langley Chiefs are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Langley, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Under the direction of General Manager Darrell May and the team's first head coach, Jim Hiller, the Bruins' inaugural season ended on a positive note. With an overall record of 25-40-5-2, the Bruins made it to the post-season with the third best overall record for an expansion team in the "Dub". In the 2007 playoffs, the Bruins played the Vancouver Giants in the first round and lost the series 4-1. The Vancouver Giants are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League (WHL). ...


Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime losses, SOL = Shootout losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
2006-07 72 25 40 5 2 169 260 57 4th B.C. Lost Western Conference quarter-final

The 2006-07 WHL season will be the 41st season for the Western Hockey League. ...

Team records

Team Records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most Points 57 2006-07
Most Wins 25 2006-07
Most Goals For 169 2006-07
Least Goals For 169 2006-07
Least Goals Against 260 2006-07
Most Goals Against 260 2006-07
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most Goals Oscar Moller 32 2006-07
Most Assists Mark Santorelli 53 2006-07
Most Points Mark Santorelli 82 2006-07
Most Points, rookie Mark Santorelli 82 2006-07
Most Points, defenseman Nick Holden 31 2006-07
Best GAA (Goalie) Matt Esposito 2.97 2006-07
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played




Trivia

On September 21, 2006, the Bruins won their first game in franchise history, defeating the Kelowna Rockets by a score of 3-1 before a sold out Prospera Place crowd of 5,100. Keith Voytechek scored the first goal in franchise history and Alex Archibald was the first goalie to record a win. September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... City: Kelowna, British Columbia League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: B.C. Founded: 1995-96 Home Arena: Prospera Place Colours: red, turquoise and black Head Coach: Jeff Truitt General Manager: Bruce Hamilton The Kelowna Rockets are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League. ...


On October 28, 2006, Alex Archibald became the first Bruins goaltender to record a shutout with a 3-0 win over the Tri-Cities Americans. That night also went down in history as the Bruins first ever road win. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Tri-City Americans are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League. ...


Mark Santorelli was named the WHL Player of the week, he becomes the first ever Bruin to hold this honour. Mark Santorelli (born August 6, 1988 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) is an ice hockey player. ...


First Chilliwack Bruins hat-trick was scored by Josh Aspenlind, Friday February 23, 2007 against the Kamloops Blazers In sports, a hat-trick (more often rendered in North America as hat trick, without the hyphen) is associated with achieving something in a group of three. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Kamloops Blazers are a Western Hockey League ice hockey club. ...


Most goals for - 7 vs. the Kelowna Rockets February 24, 2007 Most goals against - 8 Fewest goals scored - 0 Fewest goals against - 0 Most Powerplay goals - 4 Most Powerplay goals against - 5 City: Kelowna, British Columbia League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: B.C. Founded: 1995-96 Home Arena: Prospera Place Colours: red, turquoise and black Head Coach: Jeff Truitt General Manager: Bruce Hamilton The Kelowna Rockets are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Current roster

Goaltenders
# Player Born Place of Birth Drafted
1 Matt Esposito 1989 Edmonton, Alberta Eligible 2007
33 Mark Friesen 1990 Winkler, MB Eligible 2008
Defencemen
# Player Born Place of Birth Drafted
2 Matthew McCue 1988 Cochrane, Alberta Free Agent
3 Kevin Boutilier 1988 Calgary Alberta Free Agent
4 Scott Maetche 1989 Lacombe, Alberta Eligible 2007
5 Nick Holden 1987 St. Albert, Alberta Free Agent
6 Cody Hobbs 1989 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Eligible 2007
7 Cam Stevens 1989 Brandon, Manitoba Eligible 2007
29 Dylan Chapman 1987 Port Coquitlam, BC Free Agent
Forwards
# Player Position Born Place of Birth Drafted
8 Matt Meropoulis RW 1989 Edmonton, Alberta Eligible 2007
10 Colby Kulhanek LW 1989 Port Coquitlam, BC Eligible 2007
11 Mark Santorelli LW 1988 Burnaby, BC Nashville Predators 2007
12 Jadon Potter C 1989 Hoey, SK Eligible 2007
14 Matthew Cline C 1988 Edmonton, Alberta Free Agent
16 Donnie Glennie C 1988 Winnipeg, Manitoba Free Agent
17 Michael Proudley LW 1989 Winnipeg, Manitoba Eligible 2007
19 Ken Petkau RW 1987 Surrey, BC Free Agent
20 Colton Graf LW 1990 Watson, Saskatchewan Eligible 2008
21 Brayden Metz C 1990 Regina, SK Eligible 2008
22 Ryan Howse LW 1991 Prince George, BC Eligible 2009
23 Cody Smuk RW 1989 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Eligible 2007
25 Partik Bhungal RW 1988 Langley, BC Free Agent
27 Liam Darragh LW 1990 Quesnel, BC Eligible 2008
28 Oscar Möller RW 1989 Spanga, Sweden Los Angeles Kings 2007

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NHL draftees

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Transactions

The Moose Jaw Warriors are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League which are based out of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Spokane Chiefs are a major junior hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League based out of Spokane, Washington. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Regina Pats are a junior hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Brandon Wheat Kings are a Canadian ice hockey team based in Brandon, Manitoba. ... The Everett Silvertips are a major junior hockey team in the Western Hockey League that plays in Everett, Washington. ... In 2007-08, the Edmonton Oil Kings will bring the Western Hockey League back to Edmonton, Alberta. ...

See also

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

External links


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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