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Baltimore Skipjacks
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City: Baltimore
League: Atlantic Coast Hockey League
American Hockey League
Operated: 1981–1993
Home Arena: 1st Mariner Arena
Colors: gold and black, red white and blue
Affiliates: Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
Franchise history
1978–1982: Erie Blades
1982–1993: Baltimore Skipjacks
1993–present: Portland Pirates
Championships
Regular Season Titles: one
(1983–84)
Division Championships: one
(1983–84)

The Baltimore Skipjacks were a minor professional ice hockey team in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League and the American Hockey League. They played in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Arena.

History[]

The original Skipjacks team played one season (1981-82) in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. From the 1982-83 season thru 1992-93, the Skipjacks played in the American Hockey League.


This market was previously home to:

  • Baltimore Orioles (1932-1933 / Tri-State Hockey League)
  • Baltimore Orioles (1933-1942 / Eastern Hockey League
  • U.S. Coast Guard Yard Bears (1941-1942 / independent teams)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Cutters (1942-1944 / Eastern Hockey League
  • Baltimore Blades (1944-1946 / Eastern Hockey League
  • Baltimore Clippers (1946-1955 / Eastern Hockey League
  • Baltimore Clippers / Charlotte Rebels (1955-1956 / Eastern Hockey League)
  • Baltimore Clippers (1962–1975 / American Hockey League)
  • Baltimore Blades (1975–1976 / World Hockey Association)
  • Baltimore Clippers (1976–1977 / Southern Hockey League (1973-1977))
  • Baltimore Clippers (1979–1981 / Northeastern Hockey League (1978-1979) Eastern Hockey League)

This franchise was replaced by:


Team Records[]

Single Season[]

Goals: 57 (Mitch Lamoureux, 1982–83)
Assists: 81 (Mike Gillis, 1982–83)
Points: 113 (Mike Gillis, 1982–83)
Shutouts: 4 (Jon Casey, 1984-85)
Penalty Minutes: 353 (Mitch Wilson, 1986–87)
GAA: 2.63 (Jon Casey, 1984–85)
SV%: .942 (Don Beaupre, 1990–91)

Career[]

Career Goals: Mitch Lamoureux, 119
Career Assists: Mitch Lamoureux, 133
Career Points: Mitch Lamoureux, 252
Career Penalty Minutes: Gary Rissling, 868
Career Goaltending Wins: Jim Hrivnak, 55
Career Shutouts: Jon Casey, 4
Career Games: Tim Taylor, 259

Season-by-Season Results[]

  • Baltimore Skipjacks 1981–1982 (Atlantic Coast Hockey League)
  • Baltimore Skipjacks 1982–1993 (American Hockey League)

Regular Season[]

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing Head coach
1981–82 48 22 23 3 47 204 189 3rd, ACHL Morris "Moose" Lallo
1982–83 80 35 36 9 79 362 366 5th, South Lou Angotti
1983–84 80 46 24 10 102 384 304 1st, South Gene Ubriaco
1984–85 80 45 27 8 98 326 252 2nd, South Gene Ubriaco
1985–86 80 28 44 8 64 271 304 7th, South Gene Ubriaco
1986–87 80 35 37 8 78 277 295 5th, South Gene Ubriaco
1987–88 80 13 58 9 0 35 268 434 7th, South Gene Ubriaco
1988–89 80 30 46 4 64 317 347 6th, South Terry Murrary
1989–90 80 43 30 7 93 302 265 3rd, South Terry Murray & Doug MacLean
1990–91 80 39 34 7 85 325 289 3rd, South Rob Laird
1991–92 80 28 42 10 66 287 320 5th, South Rob Laird/Barry Trotz
1992–93 80 28 40 12 68 318 353 4th, South Barry Trotz

Playoffs[]

Season 1st Round 2nd Round Finals
1981–82 Date unavailable.
1982–83 Out of playoffs
1983–84 W, 4-0, Springfield L, 2-4, Rochester
1984–85 W, 4-1, Rochester W, 4-0, Binghamton L, 2-4, Sherbrooke
1985–86 Out of playoffs
1986–87 Out of playoffs
1987–88 Out of playoffs
1988–89 Out of playoffs
1989–90 W, 4-2, Adirondack L, 2-4, Rochester
1990–91 L, 2-4, Binghamton
1991–92 Out of playoffs.
1992–93 L, 3-4, Binghamton

Notable Alumni[]

  • Don Beaupre, 17 NHL seasons
  • Phil Bourque, two-time Stanley Cup champion: 1991, 1992
  • Steve Carlson, one of the famed Hanson Brothers
  • Claude Julien, current head coach of the Boston Bruins
  • Olaf Kolzig, 2000 Vezina Trophy winner
  • Ted Nolan, former head coach of the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres
  • Michel Therrien, former head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Byron Dafoe, played 14 seasons in NHL, most notably with the Boston Bruins
  • Keith Jones, played 9 seasons with Washington, Colorado, and Philadelphia, and is currently an analyst for NHL on Versus.
  • Troy Loney, two-time Stanley Cup champion: 1991, 1992
  • Bob Errey, two-time Stanley Cup champion: 1991, 1992, currently FSN Pittsburgh analyst
  • Jon Casey, Minnesota North Stars goalie
  • Kenny Albert, announcer
  • Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators head coach
  • Marty McSorley, Stanley Cup Champion with Edmonton Oilers, part of the Wayne Gretzky trade in 1988 between Oilers and Los Angeles Kings
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