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New Brunswick Hawks
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City: Moncton, New Brunswick
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 19781982
Home Arena: Moncton Coliseum
Affiliates: Chicago Black Hawks &
Toronto Maple Leafs
Franchise history
1978–1982: New Brunswick Hawks
1982–1984: Moncton Alpines
1984–1987: Moncton Golden Flames
Championships
Regular Season Titles: one (1981–82)
Division Championships: two (1979–80, 1981–82)
Calder Cups: one (1981–82)

The New Brunswick Hawks were a professional ice hockey team based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Home games were played at the Moncton Coliseum. They were a member of the American Hockey League between 1978 and 1982. The Hawks operated as a minor league affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs, with a winning record each of four seasons.

The Hawks won the F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy twice for regular season division championships in 1979–80, and 1981–82. New Brunswick finished first overall in 1981–82, and won the Calder Cup by defeating the Binghamton Whalers four games to one in the finals. After 1982, the franchise switched affiliations several times, and was subsequently known as the Moncton Alpines, and the Moncton Golden Flames.

Coaches[]

  • 1978–79 – Eddie Johnston
  • 1979–80 – Joe Crozier & Lou Angotti
  • 1980–81 – Doug Carpenter
  • 1981–82 – Orval Tessier

Players[]

Rocky Saganiuk won the Les Cunningham Award in 1978–79 as the league's Most Valuable Player, in its inaugural season. The following season in 1979–80, Darryl Sutter won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as Rookie of the Year. Four different players were honoured in 1981–82 with league awards. Mike Kaszycki won three awards, the Les Cunningham Award as most valuable player, the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as top scorer, and the Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award for sportsmanship and perseverance. Dave Farrish was voted top defenceman winning the Eddie Shore Award, and goaltenders Bob Janecyk & Warren Skorodenski won the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award for the league's lowest goals against average. Jack O'Callahan, who was a member of the 1980 Winter Olympics United States "Miracle on Ice" national team, played two seasons for the New Brunswick Hawks before playing for the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL.

Season-by-Season Results[]

Regular Season[]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1978–79 80 41 29 10 92 315 288 2nd, North
1979–80 79 44 27 8 96 325 271 1st, North
1980–81 80 37 33 10 84 317 298 2nd, North
1981–82 80 48 21 11 107 338 227 1st, North

Playoffs[]

Season 1st Round 2nd Round Finals
1978–79 L, 2-3, Nova Scotia
1979–80 W, 4-1, Adirondack W, 4-2, Maine L, 2-4, Hershey
1980–81 W, 4-2, Nova Scotia L, 3-4, Maine
1981–82 W, 3-2, Adirondack W, 4-1, Nova Scotia W, 4-1, Binghamton