Moncton Golden Flames
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City: Moncton, New Brunswick
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 19841987
Home Arena: Moncton Coliseum
Affiliates: Calgary Flames
Boston Bruins
Franchise history
1978–1982: New Brunswick Hawks
1982–1984: Moncton Alpines
1984–1987: Moncton Golden Flames

The Moncton Golden Flames were a professional ice hockey team based in Moncton, New Brunswick, playing home games at the Moncton Coliseum. The team operated in the American Hockey League between 1984 and 1987, as a minor league affiliate of the Calgary Flames and the Boston Bruins. In 1987, team marketing executive Larry Haley was awarded the Ken McKenzie Award for outstanding work.

Before being affiliated with Calgary and Boston, the franchise was previously known as the New Brunswick Hawks, Moncton Alpines. The franchise folded in 1987, and replaced by the Winnipeg Jets' affiliate, the Moncton Hawks.

Coaches[edit | edit source]

  • 1984–85 – Pierre Pagé
  • 1985–86 – Terry Crisp
  • 1986–87 – Terry Crisp

Players[edit | edit source]

During 1986–87, former NHL player Brett Hull won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL's rookie of the year. Sixty-three Moncton Golden Flames players including Hull, went on to play in the NHL. Five players from the Golden Flames also went on to win the Stanley Cup with the 1988–89 Calgary Flames. They are, Joel Otto, Dave Reierson, Gary Roberts, Ken Sabourin and goaltender Mike Vernon.

Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1984–85 80 32 40 8 72 291 300 6th, North
1985–86 80 34 34 12 80 294 307 3rd, North
1986–87 80 43 31 6 92 338 315 3rd, North

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Season 1st Round 2nd Round Finals
1984–85 Out of Playoffs
1985–86 W, 4-1, Maine L, 1-4, Adirondack
1986–87 L, 2-4, Adirondack
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