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Moncton Alpines
City: Moncton, New Brunswick
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 19821984
Home Arena: Moncton Coliseum
Affiliates: Edmonton Oilers
Franchise history
1978–1982 AHL: New Brunswick Hawks
1982–1984 AHL: Moncton Alpines
1984–1987 AHL: Moncton Golden Flames

The Moncton Alpines name has been used by several ice hockey teams from Moncton, New Brunswick. The name was originally used by a team in the Senior New Brunswick Hockey League. The only player from the senior team to move onto the NHL was Ron Henry Anderson.

The Alpines name was subsequently used by teams in the American Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The AHL and QMJHL teams played home games at the Moncton Coliseum.


In 1982, the New Brunswick Hawks were bought by the Edmonton Oilers and were renamed the Moncton Alpines, operating as the Oilers' minor league affiliate. The team played for two seasons until 1984, coached by Doug Messier both seasons. Following 1984 the team was bought by the Calgary Flames and renamed the Moncton Golden Flames.

The most famous former NHL player from the two Alpines seasons is Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Grant Fuhr. Other notable former NHL players include, Bob Attwell, Reid Bailey, Todd Bidner, Rick Blight, John Blum, Serge Boisvert, Pat Conacher, Ray Cote, Peter Dineen, Tom Gorence, Marc Habscheid, Al Hill, Reg Kerr, Ron Low, Joe McDonnell, Jim McTaggart, Larry Melnyk, Paul Messier, Lindsay Middlebrook, Paul Mulvey, Bill Riley, Tom Rowe, Steve Smith, Dennis Sobchuk, Garry Unger, Yvon Vautour and Mike Zanier.


Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
Standing Playoffs
1982–83 80 34 39 7 75 304 315 5th, North Out of playoffs
1983–84 80 32 40 8 72 251 278 5th, North Out of playoffs