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Lacombe Generals
Bentley Generals
City Lacombe, Alberta
League Chinook Hockey League
Founded 1999
Home arena Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex
Colors Brown, Blue, Black
              
General manager Flag of Canada Jeff McInnis
Head coach Flag of Canada Curtis Austring[1]
Captain Flag of Canada Don Morrison

Website
Generalshockey.ca
Franchise history
1999–2016 Bentley Generals
2016–present Lacombe Generals

The Lacombe Generals are a Senior AAA ice hockey team from Lacombe, Alberta, Canada that play in the Chinook Hockey League. The Generals are three-time national champions, having won the Allan Cup in 2009 and 2016 in Steinbach, Manitoba and in 2013 in Red Deer, Alberta.[2][3][4] The club was formally known as the Bentley Generals from 1999-2016, and played out of the Bentley Arena in Bentley, Alberta, as well as the Red Deer Arena. In late May of the 2016 the team announced that they would be relocating to Lacombe, Alberta and would be renamed the Lacombe Generals.

HistoryEdit

The Bentley Generals hockey club was formed in 1999 and began play in the Chinook Hockey League. The team won its first provincial senior 'A' title in 2001. The following year, the Generals registered as an 'AAA' club and competed in the Allan Cup playdowns for the first time. Former NHLer Kelly Buchberger was a member of the Generals in 2005, while the team also attempted to play Ryan Smyth during the 2004–05 NHL lockout, though Smyth was ruled ineligible to play.[5][6]

The Generals, coached by former National Hockey League player and coach Brian Sutter, qualified for the Allan Cup for the first time in 2007.[7]

In 2009, the Generals, once again coached by Sutter, won their first Allan Cup with a 4-3 win in double overtime over Manitoba's South East Prairie Thunder. In 2013, the Generals hosted the Allan Cup in Red Deer, Alberta and captured their second title by defeating Newfoundland's Clarenville Caribous 3-0 in the championship game. The Generals returned to Steinbach in 2016 and defeated the host Prairie Thunder again by a score of 4-3 in overtime to win their third Allan Cup. The Generals have been Allan Cup finalist four other times: 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2015.[8]

In December 2015 it was announced that the Generals were relocating to Lacombe, Alberta for the 2016–17 season, citing a drop in attendance as a reason for the move. [9] The partnership with the City of Lacombe was made official in the summer of 2016.[10] The Generals will play out of the newly renovated Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex in the Can Pak Ice Complex, formerly known as the Barnett Arenas.[10]

The move wasn't the only change the Generals would make for the 2016-17 season. In July 2016 it was announced Head Coach Ryan Tobler would be stepping down to work as an Assistant Coach with the ECHL's Colorado Eagles. In August 2016, it was announced longtime Generals player Curtis Austring would be Tobler's successor. [11]

Season-by-season recordEdit

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

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results
2000–01 24 11 13 0 - 114 107 22 4th ChHL
2001–02 24 16 8 0 - 125 90 32 2nd ChHL
2002–03 24 20 4 0 - 183 60 40 2nd ChHL
2003–04 28 23 4 1 - 181 79 47 2nd ChHL
2004–05 24 19 3 2 - 165 67 40 1st ChHL
2005–06 24 21 1 - 2 123 42 44 1st ChHL
2006–07 24 20 3 - 1 163 63 41 1st ChHL
2007–08 20 15 5 - 0 115 56 30 2nd ChHL
2008–09 24 23 1 - 0 159 51 46 1st ChHL
2009–10 20 19 1 - 0 112 49 38 1st ChHL
2010–11 20 19 1 - 0 117 42 38 1st ChHL
2011–12 24 16 8 - 0 110 60 32 2nd ChHL
2012–13 16 15 1 - 0 94 31 30 1st ChHL
2013-14 24 21 3 - 0 111 53 42 1st ChHL
2014–15 24 23 1 - 0 128 39 46 1st ChHL
2015–16 18 14 3 - 1 84 43 29 1st ChHL
2016–17 22 19 3 - 0 116 69 38 1st ChHL

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