|City:||Moncton, New Brunswick|
|League:||American Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Moncton Coliseum|
The Moncton Hawks were a professional ice hockey team based in Moncton, New Brunswick. They played in the American Hockey League between 1987 and 1994 operated as a minor league affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets. Home games were played at the Moncton Coliseum. Previously. Moncton was home to the New Brunswick Hawks, Moncton Alpines, and as the Moncton Golden Flames.
History[edit | edit source]
In 1987 the Winnipeg Jets took over the Boston Braves franchise rights from the Boston Bruins. The team operated for seven seasons, never finishing higher than third place in the division. The Hawks made the playoffs four of their first six years in the league, reaching the second round of the playoffs three of those years. The seventh season would be their most successful, and featured a new logo for 1993–94. The Hawks finished the regular season third place in the Atlantic Division, but eliminated two higher-seeded division foes before losing to the Portland Pirates in the Calder Cup finals.
In 1995, the Moncton Alpines of the QMJHL filled the void in the market that was left after the Hawks folded. That team later became the Moncton Wildcats.
Coaches[edit | edit source]
Multiple seasons in parentheses.
- 1987–89 - Rick Bowness (2)
- 1989–92 - Dave Farrish (3)
- 1992–93 - Rob Laird
- 1993–94 - Charlie Bourgeois
Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]
Regular Season[edit | edit source]
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
|Season||1st Round||2nd Round||3rd Round||Finals|
|1987–88||Out of playoffs|
|1988–89||W, 4-0, Halifax||L, 2-4, New Haven||—||—|
|1989–90||Out of playoffs|
|1990–91||W, 4-0, Cape Breton||L, 1-4, Springfield||—||—|
|1991–92||W, 4-3, Fredericton||L, 0-4, St. John's||—||—|
|1992–93||L, 1-4, St. John's||—||—||—|
|1993–94||W, 4-3, Saint John||W, 4-2, St. John's||W, 2-0, Cornwall||L, 2-4, Portland|