Billings Bighorns
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Billings Bighorns
Billings Bighorns
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CityBillings, Montana
LeagueWestern Hockey League
Operated1977 (1977)-1982
Home arenaMetraPark Arena
ColorsRed, white, and blue
Franchise history
1966-1967Calgary Buffaloes
1967-1977Calgary Centennials
1977-1982Billings Bighorns
1982-1983Nanaimo Islanders
1983-1988New Westminster Bruins
1988-presentTri-City Americans

The Billings Bighorns were a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League who played from 1977 to 1982. The team was originally the Calgary Centennials. They played at the MetraPark Arena in Billings, Montana.[1] The team wore uniforms based upon those then used by the Washington Capitals. They moved to Nanaimo after the 1981-82 season.

NHL alumni

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1977-78 72 32 31 9 342 336 73 2nd Central Lost final
1978-79 72 38 23 11 378 302 87 1st Central Eliminated in round-robin
1979-80 72 37 34 1 326 284 75 4th East Lost in first round
1980-81 72 30 40 2 334 334 62 5th East Lost East Division quarter-final
1981-82 72 27 44 1 369 432 55 6th East Lost East Division quarter-final

References

  1. ^ "Can Billings support an aquatic center, sports complex, or new ice rink? Group wants to find out". Billings Gazette. October 18, 2017.
  • 2005-06 WHL Guide

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