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Saanich Braves
Saanich Braves logo (new)
City Saanich, British Columbia
League Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League
Division South
Founded 1967 (1967)–68
Home arena George Pearkes Arena
Colors Black, Red, Silver, White
                   
Owner(s) Flag of Canada Ed Geric and Norm Kelly
General manager Flag of Canada Brad Cook
Head coach Flag of Canada Sam Waterfield

Website
saanichbraves.ca
Franchise history
1967-Present Saanich Braves

The Saanich Braves are a junior "B" ice hockey team based in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the South Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). The Braves play their home games at George Pearkes Arena. Norm Kelly is the team's president and general manager, Sam Waterfield is the coach and they are captained by forward Jack Rachwalski.

HistoryEdit

The Braves joined the league in 1967 as an original VIJHL team. In its VIJHL history, the team has won the Cyclone Taylor Cup once, in 1976. The Braves have won the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy seven times; in 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1996. They won the Andy Hebenton Trophy ten times, as the team with the league's best regular season record in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1994, 1995, and 1996.

Saanich Braves

Previous Team logo

Braves crest2

Team anniversary logo

Season-by-season recordEdit

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

Season GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1999–00 40 6 31 3 - 15 160 268 4th, South
2000–01 48 3 43 2 - 8 127 317 4th, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-3 (Panthers)
2001–02 48 14 29 5 - 33 173 255 4th, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-3 (Panthers)
2002–03 42 10 29 3 - 23 107 227 3rd, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Panthers)
2003–04 45 15 27 3 - 33 3rd, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Cougars)
2004-05 48 19 27 - 1 39 148 184 4th, South Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Panthers)
2005-06 42 29 12 - 1 59 227 136 3rd, South Lost in Division Finals, 1-4 (Islanders)
2006-07 48 18 27 - 2 38 178 230 3rd, South
2007-08 48 14 33 - 1 29 140 200 3rd, South
2008-09 48 17 26 - 5 39 144 184 3rd, South
2009-10 48 26 19 - 3 59 184 161 3rd, South Lost Division Semifinals, 3-4 (Victoria)
2010–11 44 15 23 - 6 36 132 170 3rd, South Lost Quarterfinals, 2-3 (Glacier Kings)
2011-12 42 21 15 - 6 48 177 149 2nd, South Won Quarterfinals, 4-2 (Campbell River Storm)
Lost SemiFinals, 3-4 (Peninsula Panthers)
2012-13 48 30 14 - 4 64 181 140 2nd, South Won Quarterfinals, 4-2 (Campbell River Storm)
Lost SemiFinals, 3-4 (Peninsula Panthers)
2013-14 48 11 34 1 2 25 112 227 5th, South Lost Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Comox Valley Glacier Kings)
2014-15 48 17 25 1 5 40 141 180 3rd, South Lost Div Semifinals, 2-4 (Wolves)
2015-1648 12 29 2 5 31 133 203 5th, South Won Wildcard Game 3-2 (Generals)
Lost Quarterfinals 2-4 (Campbell River Storm)
2016-17 48 29 15 1 3 62 191 147 2nd of 5 South
4th of 9 VIJHL
Lost Div Semifinals, 2-4 (Islanders)

NHL alumniEdit


Awards and trophiesEdit

Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy
VIJHL Championship

  • 1975-76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1987–88, 1995–96

Andy Hebenton Trophy
Regular Season Champion

  • 1974-75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1986–87, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96

Grant Peart Memorial Trophy
Least Penalized Team

  • 1980-81, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 2001–02

Doug Morton Trophy
Leading Scorer

  • Rob Coldwell: 1974-75
  • Mike Jones: 1986-87
  • Garry Elander: 1987-88
  • Spencer Goodson: 1994-95
  • Mark Johnston: 1997-98
  • Ty Jones: 2010-11

Jamie Robertson Trophy
Most Sportsmanlike Player

  • Mike Schemilt: 1975-76
  • Murray McLaren: 1976-77
  • Craig Eversfield: 1981-82
  • Roy Clark: 1990-91
  • Roy Clark: 1991-92
  • 1994-95
  • Dean Golbeck: 1996-97
  • Trevor Yee: 2008-09

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Jamie Benn Trophy
League Most Valuable Player

  • Ty Jones: 2010-11

Larry Lamoureaux Trophy
Rookie of the Year

  • Spencer Goodson: 1994-95
  • A.J. Gale: 2002-03
  • Ty Jones: 2008-09
  • Jack Palmer: 2010-11

Ray's Sports Centre Trophy
Top Goaltender

  • Steve Hanna: 1974-75
  • Mike Duch: 1975-76
  • Mike Duch: 1976-77
  • Steve Hanna: 1977-78
  • Marty Wakelyn: 1978-79
  • Alf Orton: 1982-83
  • Shon Hunter: 1986-87
  • Jacob Matychuk: 1992-93
  • 1993-94
  • Tanner McGaw: 2011-12

Walt McWilliams Memorial Trophy
Unsung Hero

  • Steve McKenzie: 1985-86
  • Ed Pratt: 1987-88
  • Norm Westhaver: 1988-89

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