Chilliwack Bruins

The Chilliwack Bruins were an ice hockey team from Chilliwack, British Columbia. The team played from 2006 to 2011 in the Canadian junior Western Hockey League. The home games were played at Prospera Centre.


2005 tried the owners of the Tri -City Americans to relocate the team to Chilliwack. However, this was rejected by the WHL officials. Then sold the former owners their shares of the Americans to establish a new franchise in Chilliwack. As a result, had to move the previously based in Chilliwack Chiefs to Langley. The team started with head coach Jim Hiller in his debut season in which it reached the playoffs with a record of 25 wins and 40 defeats and was defeated in the first round of the Vancouver Giants. Best scorer for the Bruins in the 2006/07 season were Mark Santorelli, Oscar Moller and Josh Aspenlind. In its second season, the team increased, especially in the offensive area, it surpassed Mark Santorelli is the first and only player to the team's history the mark of 100 points.

Once again, the Bruins managed the way into the final, where they met for the second time in a row to the Vancouver Giants and in the best- of-seven series documents with a sweep, with all four games ended with one goal difference. After the 2008/09 season had left the team several performers like Mark Santorelli, Oscar Moller, Brandon Campos and Nick Holden, followed by the worst season the team's history. With only 45 points from 72 games, the playoffs have been missed and Ryan Howse as top scorer came up with a score of 44 points scorer. As a consequence of head coach Jim Hiller was dismissed and Marc Habscheid hired as his successor. Habscheid was continuously in the following two seasons behind the band and reached the finals in each of the team in which the Chilliwack Bruins once again failed in the first round.

In April 2011, the WHL announced the sale of the franchise and its relocation to the 2011/12 season to Victoria, British Columbia.

Season statistics

Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses by SOL = Shootout Losses by, Pts = Points, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalty minutes

Team Records



NHL Entry Draft

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