Nanaimo Islanders

The Nanaimo Islanders were a Canadian ice hockey team from Nanaimo, British Columbia. The team played in the 1982/83 season in one of the three highest Canadian Junior Hockey League, the Western Hockey League ( WHL).


The Billings Bighorns of the Western Hockey League in 1982 to Nanaimo, British Columbia, relocated and renamed Nanaimo Islanders. In its first and only season the team reached the fifth and thus penultimate place in the West Division, which they missed the playoffs for the Ed Chynoweth Cup in the 1982/83 season. The trained from Real Turcotte team won only 20 of its 72 games and finished the season with a yield of 41 points, where they had eight points behind the placed directly in front of them and thus participating in the playoffs Seattle Breakers. After only one year the franchise to New Westminster, British Columbia was moved, where it subsequently took part under the name of New Westminster Bruins in the game operation of the WHL. This replaced the year before had moved to Saginaw Bruins and continued their history.

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

Former Players

The following players who were active for the Nanaimo Islanders, played in the course of her career in the National Hockey League:

  • Mark Lamb
  • Jim McGeough
  • Pokey Reddick
  • Bob Rouse
  • Vern Smith
  • Rocky Trottier
  • Alfie Turcotte
  • Richard Zemlak

Team Records

Career Records