Golden Bears Hockey

Team History

GOLDEN BEARS QUICK FACTS

Year men's hockey began at the University of Alberta


2015-16 is the team’s 104th season of play and 109th year of existence

 

1908

 

National Championships won

1964, 1968, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015

 

15 (U SPORTS record)

Canada West Championships won

1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

53

National Championship appearances

(through 2016-17)

40

Consecutive National Championship appearances

1997-2006

 

10

Golden Bears’ career record at National Championships

(through 2015-16)

68-33-2 (.670)

Golden Bears to play in National Hockey League

 

14

Conference home undefeated streak

Feb. 4/2005 – Oct. 13/2006

18 games (17-0-1)

Postseason win streak

7-0 in both 2005 and 2006 championship seasons;

3-0 in 2007 before losing to Saskatchewan in Game #2 of Canada West Final

17

 

Golden Bears/CIS Men’s Hockey History

Alberta

Winner

Season

Conf.

Overall

Coach

CW

CIS

CW

CIS

AB Captain

1972-73

17-7-0

24-12-2

Clare Drake

1

3

ALBERTA

Toronto

Dave Couves

1973-74

11-7-0

19-12-1

Clare Drake

2

-

Calgary

Waterloo

Gerry LeGrandeur

1974-75

20-4-0

32-8-0

Clare Drake

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

Steve McKnight

1975-76

NA

NA

Leon Abbott

2

-

Calgary

Toronto

Bruce Crawford

1976-77

21-3-0

23-4-0

Clare Drake

1

2

ALBERTA

Toronto

Jim Ofrim

1977-78

20-4-0

22-5-0

Clare Drake

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

Kevin Primeau

1978-79

20-4-0

33-8-2

Clare Drake

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

J.Devaney, R.Gregg

1979-80

20-9-0

29-13-0

Bill Moores

1

1

Calgary

ALBERTA

Larry Riggin

1980-81*

10-14-0

27-17-0

Clare Drake

3

-

Saskatchewan

Moncton

Broadfoot, Lomas

*first time Alberta missed playoffs since 1962-63 and first sub-.500 season since 1952

1981-82

11-13-0

21-18-3

Clare Drake

3

-

Saskatchewan

Moncton

Jim Lomas

1982-83

13-11-0

28-17-1

Clare Drake

2

-

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

Garnet Brimacombe

1983-84

20-4-0

36-8-11

Bill Moores

1

3

ALBERTA

Toronto

Dan Peacocke

1984-85

20-4-0

38-8-1

Clare Drake

1

2

ALBERTA

York

Tim Krug

1985-86

20-8-0

40-16-0

Clare Drake

3

1

Calgary

ALBERTA

Ron Vertz

1986-87*

19-8-1

34-14-1

Clare Drake

*

3

Saskatchewan

UQTR

Dennis Cranston

*Alberta withdrew from CW playoffs to represent Canada at the World University Games

1987-88

22-5-1

38-11-1

Clare Drake

2

-

Calgary

York

Dennis Cranston

1988-89

21-7-0

37-11-1

Clare Drake

1

3

ALBERTA

York

Sid Cranston

1989-90

20-6-2

35-13-2

Bill Moores

2

-

Calgary

Moncton

Howie Draper

1990-91

19-7-2

34-10-3

Bill Moores

1

2

ALBERTA

UQTR

Doug McCarthy

1991-92

17-6-5

32-10-5

Bill Moores

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

Ian Herbers

1992-93

18-16-4

30-12-5

Bill Moores

1

3

ALBERTA

Acadia

Serge Lajoie

1993-94

15-6-7

23-12-7

Bill Moores

3

-

Lethbridge

Lethbridge

Todd Goodwin

1994-95

11-12-5

15-16-5

Peter Esdale

5

-

Calgary

Moncton

Mark Souch

1995-96

17-10-1

26-17-1

Rob Daum

2

-

Calgary

Acadia

Troy Hjertaas

1996-97

22-5-1

39-8-1

Rob Daum

2

3

ALBERTA

Guelph

Troy Hjertaas

1997-98

19-4-5

34-8-5

Rob Daum

2

3

Saskatchewan

UNB

Troy Hjertaas

1998-99

20-6-2

29-14-2

Rob Daum

2

1

Saskatchewan

ALBERTA

Mike Thompson

1999-00

20-3-5

33-8-7

Rob Daum

2

1

Saskatchewan

ALBERTA

Ryan Marsh

2000-01

25-1-2

40-3-2

Rob Daum

1

6

ALBERTA

UQTR

Ryan Marsh

2001-02

21-3-4

32-8-5

Rob Daum

1

t3

ALBERTA

Western Ont.

Blair St. Martin

2002-03

24-2-2

34-6-5

Rob Daum

1

3

ALBERTA

UQTR

Blair St. Martin

2003-04

26-0-2

40-2-2

Rob Daum

1

4

ALBERTA

St. FX

Blair St. Martin

2004-05

24-3-1

38-5-2

Rob Daum

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

Gavin McLeod

2005-06

21-5-2

34-8-2

Eric Thurston

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

Gavin McLeod

2006-07

20-8

28-10

Eric Thurston

2

-

Saskatchewan

UNB

Harlan Anderson

2007-08

21-7

33-11

Eric Thurston

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

Harlan Anderson

2008-09

22-6

32-11

Eric Thurston

1

3

ALBERTA

UNB

Tyler Metcalfe

2009-10

23-5

34-8

Eric Thurston

1

2

ALBERTA

Saint Mary’s

Tyler Metcalfe

2010-11

19-9

29-12

Eric Thurston

1

5

ALBERTA

UNB

Eric Hunter

2011-12

20-8

27-12

Stan Marple

t3

-

Saskatchewan

McGill

Greg Gardner

2012-13

23-5

38-7

Ian Herbers

1

t3

ALBERTA

UNB

Greg Gardner

2013-14

25-2-1

44-5

Ian Herbers

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

Sean Ringrose

2014-15

24-3-1

37-7

Ian Herbers

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

Kruise Reddick

2015-16

19-7-2 27-12-4

Serge Lajoie

2 t5 Saskatchewan

UNB

Kruise Reddick
2016-17  18-8-2 30-14 Serge Lajoie 1 t5 ALBERTA UNB Brennan Yadlowski

Championships won by Alberta before 1972-73 season: CIS 1963-64, 67-68; CWUAA 1933-34 to 1941-42, 1944-45 to 1950-51, 1953-54 to 1957-58, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1966-1967, 1967-68, 1969-70, 1971-72

Cumulative Totals (1972/73 through 2016/17)

Conference: 858-281-54 (.742)

Conference Placing (#1-2-3): 26-12-5

Overall: 1388-455-85 (.742)

CIS Placing (#1-2-3): 13-4-10

 

Andy Purcell Trophy

(Golden Bears Hockey MVP)

 

The Andy Purcell Hockey Trophy is awarded to the most valuable Golden Bears hockey player as selected by the players, coaches and managers of the team. The recipient is selected not only by his athletic ability, but also his team spirit, co-operation and sportsmanship. The trophy was donated in 1948 by Andy “Shorts” Purcell, the coach of the Golden Bears from 1945-46 to 1947-48.

 

Year

Player

Year

Player

1947-48

Sam Soldan (D)

1982-83

Garnet Brimacombe (LW)

1948-49

Jim Fleming (C)

1983-84

Tim Krug (D)

1949-50

Jim Fleming (C)

1984-85

Tim Krug (D)

1950-51

Joe Moran (G)

1985-86

Dennis Cranston (C)

1951-52

Ed Zukiwsky

1986-87

Parie Proft (D)

1952-53

Don Kirk (C)

1987-88

Sid Cranston (C)

1953-54

Edward John (W)

1988-89

Stacey Wakabayashi (RW)

1954-55

Don Kirk (C)

1989-90

Doug McCarthy (LW)

1955-56

Ed Ratsoy (D)

1990-91

Doug McCarthy (LW)

1956-57

Vern Pachal (C)

1991-92

Adam Morrison (C)

1957-58

Vern Pachal (C)

1992-93

Serge Lajoie (D)

1958-59

Vic Dzurko (D)

1993-94

Todd Goodwin (LW)

1959-60

Vern Pachal (C)

1994-95

Mike Jickling (RW/C) & Paul Strand (LW)

1960-61

Dick Dunnigan (RW)

1995-96

Paul Strand (LW)

1961-62

Edward Brown (D) & Gerry Schultz (G)

1996-97

Dale Masson (G)

1962-63

Dave Carlyle (LW)

1997-98

Mike Jickling (C)

1963-64

Ian Baker (RW)

1998-99

Russ Hewson (C) & Mike Thompson (RW)

1964-65

Brian Harper (LW)

1999-00

Russ Hewson (C)

1965-66

Wilf Martin (C) & Austin Smith (C)

2000-01

Russ Hewson (C)

1966-67

Brian Harper (LW)

2001-02

Kevin Marsh (F) & Ryan Wade (F)

1967-68

Sam Belcourt (RW)

2002-03

Steve Shrum (F)

1968-69

Gerry Braunberger (D)

2003-04

Ryan Wade (F)

1969-70

Bob Devaney (RW)

2004-05

Ben Thomson (F)

1970-71

Steve Carlyle (D)

2005-06

Ben Thomson (F)

1971-72

Steve Carlyle (D)

2006-07

Aaron Sorochan (G)

1972-73

Dave Couves (C)

2007-08

Harlan Anderson (D)

1973-74

Gerry LeGrandeur

2008-09

Aaron Sorochan (G)

1974-75

Ross Barros (D)

2009-10

Chad Klassen (F)

1975-76

Jim Ofrim (C)

2010-11

Derek Ryan (F)

1976-77

Jim Ofrim (C)

2011-12

Réal Cyr (G)

1977-78

Kevin Primeau (LW)

2012-13

Greg Gardner (F)

1978-79

John Devaney (C)

2013-14

Sean Ringrose (F)

1979-80

Larry Riggin (D)

2014-15

Kruise Reddick (F)

1980-81

Jim Lomas (RW)

2015-16

Kruise Reddick (F)

1981-82

Jim Lomas (RW)

2016-17

Jamie Crooks (F)