Spokane Flyers (junior)

The Spokane Flyers were an ice hockey team from Spokane, Washington state. The team played in the season 1980-1981 in one of the three highest Canadian Junior Hockey League, the Western Hockey League ( WHL).


The inactive franchise of Great Falls Americans of the Western Hockey League was reactivated in 1980 and settled under the name of Spokane in Spokane Flyers. In its first season, the team immediately reached the playoffs for the Ed Chynoweth Cup, where they lost to the eventual champions Victoria Cougars in the second round with a sweep in the best- of-seven series. In the 1981/82 season, the team from Washington withdrew after 26 games in which it reached only three wins, back from the WHL. This was already on its predecessor team from Great Falls have been the case. After dissolution, the Flyers made ​​again attracted attention with the participation in a bizarre exchange transaction. Your team bus, which they had sold to the Victoria Cougars, was issued in exchange for the later NHL player Tom Martin on December 19, 1983 to the Seattle Breakers, as the owner of the Cougars were not ready, for the import duties of the bus to Canada pay.

The gap left by the dissolution of the franchise, was filled by the Spokane Chiefs in 1985, which since then participate in the game operation of the WHL.

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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

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