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Encyclopedia > Swift Current Broncos
Swift Current Broncos
City: Swift Current, Saskatchewan
League: Western Hockey League
Conference: Eastern
Division: East
Founded: 1967
Home Arena: Centennial Civic Centre
Colours: blue, black and silver
Head Coach: Dean Chynoweth
General Manager: Dean Chynoweth
Franchise history
1967–74: Swift Current Broncos
1974–86: Lethbridge Broncos
1986–Present: Swift Current Broncos

The Swift Current Broncos are a Western Hockey League ice hockey club, founded in 1967. After seven seasons, the team moved to Lethbridge in 1974 as the Lethbridge Broncos; however, they moved back to Swift Current in 1986. Image File history File links Brlogo3rd. ... Swift Current is a small city in Southwest Saskatchewan. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Centennial Civic Centre is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada. ... Dean Chynoweth (born October 30, 1968 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins. ... Dean Chynoweth (born October 30, 1968 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins. ... The Swift Current Broncos are a Western Hockey League ice hockey club. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... The Swift Current Broncos are a Western Hockey League ice hockey club. ... Swift Current is a small city in Southwest Saskatchewan. ...

Division titles won: 1988-89, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1999-00, 2000-01
Regular season titles won: 1988-89, 1992-93,
WHL Championships won: 1988-89, 1992-93
Memorial Cup Titles: 1988-89

Contents

The Presidents Cup is awarded annually to the champion of the Western Hockey League. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ...

History

The Broncos started out as the Swift Current Broncos in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, but moved to Lethbridge in 1974. The team had been losing money in tiny Swift Current and the new Lethbridge Sportsplex was beckoning for a team. The Broncos played in Lethbridge for twelve seasons, winning the President's Cup in 1982-83. In the mid 1980's, the team came up for sale, and despite a large and loyal fanbase, the Broncos were bought by interests in Swift Current and moved back to their original home. Swift Current is a small city in Southwest Saskatchewan. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The ENMAX Centre, formerly known as the Canada Games Sportsplex, is a 5,479-seat multi-purpose arena in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. ... The Presidents Cup is awarded annually to the champion of the Western Hockey League. ... The 1982-83 WHL season was the 17th season for the Western Hockey League. ...


On December 30, 1986, the Broncos' bus crashed on the way to a game in Regina. Four players were killed; their jersey numbers were retired by the team afterwards. The rest of team played out the season despite the loss.


The team won its only Memorial Cup championship two years later in 1989. They returned to the Memorial Cup in 1993 but were eliminated in the round-robin. Afterwards, the team's only head coach Graham James resigned to coach the Calgary Hitmen, but three seasons allegations arose that he sexually abused former player Sheldon Kennedy during their days together with the Broncos. The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Graham James (born 1954) is a former ice hockey coach best known for serving prison time after being convicted of sexual abuse of several of his former players, including Sheldon Kennedy. ... Playoff game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes The Calgary Hitmen are a junior ice hockey team in the Eastern Conference (Central Division) of the Western Hockey League in Calgary, Alberta. ... Sheldon Kennedy (born June 15, 1969 in Brandon, Manitoba) played professional hockey in the National Hockey League. ...


The Broncos play their home games at the Centennial Civic Centre. The Centennial Civic Centre is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada. ...


Season-by-season Record

First Broncos (1967-74)

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
1967-68 60 16 38 6 242 343 38 9th Overall Out of playoffs
1968-69 60 14 44 2 186 329 30 4th West Lost quarter-final
1969-70 60 27 31 2 240 265 56 3rd West Lost quarter-final
1970-71 66 24 40 2 229 290 50 4th West Lost quarter-final
1971-72 68 25 42 1 242 311 51 5th East Out of playoffs
1972-73 68 27 35 6 300 359 60 5th East Out of playoffs
1973-74 68 35 24 9 240 306 79 3rd East Lost semi-final

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. ...

Second Broncos (1986-present)

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
1986-87 72 28 40 4 - 331 393 60 6th East Lost East quarter-final
1987-88 72 44 26 2 - 388 312 90 4th East Lost East semi-final
1988-89 72 55 16 1 - 447 319 111 1st East Won championship and Memorial Cup
1989-90 72 29 39 4 - 323 351 62 6th East Lost in first round
1990-91 72 40 29 3 - 369 351 83 3rd East Lost in first round
1991-92 72 35 33 4 - 296 313 74 5th East Lost East semi-final
1992-93 72 49 21 2 - 384 267 100 1st East Won championship
1993-94 72 35 33 4 - 284 258 74 4th East Lost East semi-final
1994-95 72 31 34 7 - 274 284 69 6th East Lost in first round
1995-96 72 36 31 5 - 285 271 77 1st Central Lost in first round
1996-97 72 44 23 5 - 336 243 93 2nd East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
1997-98 72 44 19 9 - 276 220 97 2nd East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
1998-99 72 34 32 6 - 232 211 74 4th East Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
1999-00 72 47 21 4 3 257 170 101 1st East Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2000-01 72 43 20 7 2 275 215 95 1st East Lost Eastern Conference final
2001-02 72 42 17 6 7 274 218 97 2nd Central Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2002-03 72 38 24 7 3 240 215 86 2nd Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2003-04 72 36 29 7 0 234 209 79 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2004-05 72 22 41 6 3 135 218 53 5th Central Out of playoffs
Season GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2005-06 72 24 34 6 8 175 242 62 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final

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 Presidents Cup is awarded annually to the champion of the Western Hockey League. ... The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). ... 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 Presidents Cup is awarded annually to the champion of 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 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. ...

NHL alumni

Retired Numbers: Blair Atcheynum (Born April 20, 1969 in Estevan, Saskatchewan) is a retired profession ice hockey player. ... Ken Baumgartner (born March 11, 1966 in Flin Flon, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Boston Bruins. ... Roland David Rollie Boutin (born November 6, 1957 in Westlock, Alberta) is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender who played for the Washington Capitals. ... William James Brossart (born May 29, 1949 in Allan, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Jakub Cutta (born December 29, 1981) is a Czech defenceman for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. ... Kimbi Daniels (born January 19, 1973 in Estevan, Saskatchewan) is a professional hockey player for the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. Kimbis career started with the Swift Current Borncos of the WHL, where he racked up at least fifty points in each of his three seasons. ... Ron Delorme (b. ... Josh Green (born on November 16, 1984 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada) is a National Hockey League Left Wing for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Ian Herbers (born July 18, 1967, in Jasper, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman. ... Shane Hnidy (born November 8, 1975 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the NHLs Atlanta Thrashers. ... Milan Hnilička (born June 25, 1973 in Kladno, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech ice hockey player. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Earl Ingarfield (born October 25, 1934 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centreman who played in the National Hockey League for thirteen seasons from 1958-59 until 1970-71. ... This is a list of ice hockey players who have only played one game in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1917-18 to 2000-01. ... Sheldon Kennedy (born June 15, 1969 in Brandon, Manitoba) played professional hockey in the National Hockey League. ... Ladislav Kohn (born March 4, 1975, in Uherské Hradiště, Czechoslovakia) is a former National Hockey League right wing. ... Brad Larsen (born June 28, 1977 in Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey left wing who currently plays for the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL. Larsen was drafted 87th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. ... Dean McAmmond (born June 15, 1973, in Grande Cache, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Trent McCleary (born September 8, 1972 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. ... James Robert McTaggart (born March 31, 1960 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player who played for the Washington Capitals. ... Lawrence Nycholat (born May 7, 1979) is a Canadian defenceman for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. ... Ben Ondrus (born June 25, 1982 in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Colton Orr is a North American ice hockey player. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Eldon Pokey Reddick (born 6 October 1964 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League from 1986-87 to 1993-94. ... Jeremy Reich (born February 11, 1979 in Craik, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays for the Boston Bruins organization. ... Michal Rozsival (born September 2, 1978 in Vlašim, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the NHL. Rozsival was drafted in the 4th round, 105th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. ... Terrence Rosecoe Ruskowski (born 31 December 1954 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada). ... Joseph Steven Sakic (born July 7, 1969 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player who is the captain of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. ... Geoff Sanderson (born February 1, 1972 in Hay River, Northwest Territories) is a player in the National Hockey League. ... Dave Schultz was an ice hockey player in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970s. ... Cam Severson (born August 15, 1978, in Canora, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center. ... Nathan Smith (born February 9, 1982, in Strathcona, Alberta) is a professional Canadian ice hockey player with the Vancouver Canucks. ... Brent Sopel (b. ... Rocky Thompson (born August 8, 1977 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Sergei Varlamov (born July 21, 1978 in Kiev, Ukraine) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for HC Sibir Novosibirsk in the Russian Hockey Super League. ... Ian White (born June 4, 1984 in Steinbach, Manitoba) is a professional Canadian ice-hockey player. ... Jeremy Williams (born January 26, 1984 in Glenavon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a professional ice hockey centre who currently plays in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization of the National Hockey League. ... David James Williams was born on the 3 February 1954 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Tyler Wright (b. ...

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  • 22 Trent Kresse

Coaches

Swift Current Broncos original logo.
Swift Current Broncos original logo.

Image File history File links Oldscbroncos. ... Image File history File links Oldscbroncos. ... Graham James (born 1954) is a former ice hockey coach best known for serving prison time after being convicted of sexual abuse of several of his former players, including Sheldon Kennedy. ... Randy Smith is a game designer who has worked extensively on the Thief series with both Looking Glass Studios and Ion Storm Austin. ... Dean Chynoweth (born October 30, 1968 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins. ...

See also

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

External link

  • Swift Current Broncos official website
Western Hockey League
Current teams : Brandon Wheat Kings | Calgary Hitmen | Chilliwack Bruins | 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
Expansion for 2007-08 : Edmonton Oil Kings
CHL: | Memorial Cup | President's Cup | OHL | QMJHL | WHL

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