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Grande Prairie Kings
Grande Prairie Kings logo
City: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
League: NWJHL
Founded: 1994 (1994)–95
Home Arena: Crosslink County Sportsplex
Colours: Black, White, Silver
              
Head Coach: Flag of Canada Kyle Chapple
General Manager: Flag of Canada Kyle Chapple
Franchise history
1994-2011: Grande Prairie Wheelers
2011-present: Grande Prairie Kings


The Grande Prairie Kings are a Junior "B" Ice Hockey team based in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the North West Junior Hockey League (NWJHL). They played their home games at Coca-Cola Centre, which has a capacity of 1,600 until January of 2014. The team then moved to the Crosslink Sports Centre which has a capacity of 600.

They changed their name in April, 2011, from the Grande Prairie Wheelers because of a change in sponsorship.

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History Edit

The Kings (formerly the Wheelers) joined the NWJHL when the league began operations in 1994. It took the Kings nearly 20 years to capture their first league championship but did so on March 26, 2013.[1]

In the 2013-2014 NWJHL season the Kings hosted the Hockey Alberta Investors Group Junior B Provincial Championship. Despite losing the NWJHL finals to the North Peace Navigators, Grande Prairie had already secured a spot as tournament host. The Kings captured a silver medal falling 6 to 0 to the Blackfalds Wranglers in the provincial final.[2]

Season-by-season record Edit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2009-10 35 19 14 2 40 153 162 1471 3rd, NWJHL Won QuarterFinals 3-0, (Vipers)
Won SemiFinals 4-0, (Huskies)
Lost in Finals, 0-4 (Wolverines)
2010-11 35 20 9 6 46 158 112 998 3rd, NWJHL Won QuarterFinals 3-0, (Huskies)
Lost in Semifinals, 1-4 (Navigators)
2011-12 36 30 6 0 60 228 93 941 2nd, NWJHL Won QuarterFinals 3-0, (Jr. Canucks)
Lost in Semi-Finals, 0-4 (Wolverines)
2012-13 35 32 3 0 64 257 98 1st, NWJHL Won QuarterFinals 3-0, (Vipers)
Won Semi-Finals, 4-1 (Huskies)
Won Finals, 4-2 (Navigators)
League Champions
2013-14 35 27 6 2 56 228 128 1471 2nd, NWJHL Won QuarterFinals 3-0, (Vipers)
Won SemiFinals 1-1, (Fairview Flyers)
Lost Finals, 1-4 (Navigators)
2014-15 30 24 5 1 49 - - - 2nd of 7 NWJHL Won QuarterFinals (forfeit), (Blades)
Lost Semi-Finals, 2-4 (Fairview Flyers)
2015-16 36 21 14 1 43 173 131 - 3rd of 7 NWJHL Won QuarterFinals 3-0, (Jr. Canucks)
Lost Semi-Finals, 4-1 (Navigators)
2016-17 30 13 13 4 30 104 105 - 5th of 6 NWJHL Won QuarterFinals 3-1, (Jr. Canucks)
Lost Semifinals 3-4, (Fairview Flyers)

Russ Barnes TrophyEdit

Alberta Jr B Provincial Championships

Year Round Robin Record Standing SemiFinal Bronze Medal Game Gold Medal Game
2013 L, Red Deer Vipers 4-6
W, Wetaskiwin Icemen 6-2
L, Cold Lake Ice 4-6
1-2-0 3rd of 4 Pool ? n/a n/a n/a
2014
HOST
W, Blackfalds Wranglers 6-4
L, Cold Lake Ice 5-3
W, Ft. Sask Hawks 2-1
2-1-0 1st of Pool B W, North Peace Navigators 6-2 n/a L, Blackfalds Wranglers 6-0

External links Edit

References Edit

  1. Logan Clow (2013-03-26). Kings Capture First League Championship. Grande Prairie J.D.A. Kings.
  2. Logan Clow (2014-04-06). Kings can’t capture crown. Grande Prairie J.D.A. Kings.
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