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Great Falls Americans
City: Great Falls, Montana
League: Western Hockey League
Operated: 1979 (1979)–80
Home Arena: Four Seasons Arena
Franchise history
1967–78: Flin Flon Bombers
1978–79: Edmonton Oil Kings
1979–80: Great Falls Americans
1980–81: Spokane Flyers

The Great Falls Americans were a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League who played in the 1979–80 WHL season. The team was originally the Edmonton Oil Kings. They played at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls, Montana. The team only lasted 28 games and won two games. After the season, the franchise would be revived as the Spokane Flyers.

The Great Falls Americans name was later used by an American Frontier Hockey League team and America West Hockey League team before the AWHL folded and merged with the North American Hockey League. Notable players during the 2000-2001 AWHL hockey season include Pat Dwyer of the Carolina Hurricans, Bobby Robins of the Binghamton Senators(AHL), and David Printz of the Philadelphia Phantoms(AHL). During this successful season, under the coaching of Swedish born Rikard Gronborg, the Americans won the AWHL championship, beating the Billings Bulls for the trophy.

Season-by-season recordEdit

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

Season GP W L T GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1979–80 28 2 25 1 73 186 5 8th East Folded

NHL alumniEdit

List of alumni who also played in the National Hockey League.

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