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This article is about the senior and minor pro teams. For the Saskatoon Quakers junior team please see Saskatoon Quakers (junior).

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HistoryEdit

The Saskatoon Quakers were a senior hockey team in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, They were named after the Quaker Oats Company, a major employer in the city.

The history of the Saskatoon Quakers goes back to 1918 when they won the provincial championship. Their next recorded appearance was in 1926-27 when they lost the Saskatchewan Senior final.

They played for four seasons from 1930 thorugh 1933. In the last year they reached the Allan Cup Final which they lost to the Moncton Hawks. They were still chosen to represent Canada at the 1934 World Championship in Milan, Italy. The Quakers won that title after a tour of Europe (see 1933-34 Saskatoon Quakers).

Although Saskatoon continued to be represented in senior hockey, the Quakers name disappeared until 1936-37. The Quakers played for six seasons, winning the Saskatchewan title in 1938-39 and 1941-42.

Again the Quakers name disappeared, this time until 1947-48. The team won the Western Canada Major Hockey League title in 1950-51.

The entire league joined the minor pro Pacific Coast Hockey League the following season and the Quakers took the league title that year. The league changed its name to the Western Hockey League in 1951-52. But after five seasons the costs were too mmuch and the team folded. It was ressurected in 1957-58 with a split home between Saskatoon and St. Paul, Minnesota but that experiment failed.

The Quakers came back as a senior team in 1960-61 in the Saskatchewan Senior League. They won the league in 1962, 1963, and 1964 but lost the western final in each year. The league then admitted some teams from Alberta and became the Western Canada Senior Hockey League in 1965-66. In 1967-68 the Quakers won the league but again lost in the western playoffs.

They played three seasons back in the Saskatchewan League. In 1971-72 they started out in the Prairie Hockey League) but folded in January.

The 1933-34 team was inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.

Season-by-Season RecordsEdit

Saskatchewan Senior HockeyEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1926-27 - - - - - - - -Lost Final
1929-3012 7 3 2 16 32 25 1stWon Final & Province Lost West
1930-31 - - - - - - - -Lost Final
1931-32 - - - - - - - -Lost Final
1932-3320 13 7 0 26 50 29 1stWon Final Won West Lost Allan Cup

The Quakers did not play in 1927-28, 1928-29, 1934-35, and 1935-36. They won the 1934 World Championship.

Saskatchewan Senior Hockey LeagueEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1938-39 30 24 6 0 48 114 64 1stWon Final Lost Western Semi Final
1939-40 32 15 14 3 33 126 126 3rdLost Semi Final
1940-41 32 15 17 0 30 143 114 3rdLost Semi Final
1941-42 32 20 9 3 43 148 110 1stWon Final Lost Western Semi Final

Western Canada Senior Hockey LeagueEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1947-48 48 19 27 2 40 187 229 5thOut of Playoffs
1948-49 48 8 38 2 18 149 307 5thOut of Playoffs
1949-50 48 24 23 1 49 190 227 3rdLost Semi Final

Western Canada Major Hockey LeagueEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1950-51 59 31 27 1 63 246 234 3rdWon Final Lost National Semi Final

Pacific Coast/Western Hockey LeagueEdit

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

Season League GP W L T GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1951-52 PCHL 70 35 21 14 273 225 84 2nd Overall Won Final
1952-53 WHL 70 35 26 9 268 240 79 1st Overall Lost Final
1953-54 WHL 70 32 29 9 226 214 73 3rd Overall Lost Quarter Final
1954-55 WHL 70 19 41 11 207 273 49 6th Overall out of playoffs
1955-56 WHL 70 27 35 8 208 249 2 3rd Prairie Lost Quarter Final
1958-59 WHL 64 29 31 4 208 201 62 4th Prairie out of playoffs

Saskatchewan Senior Hockey LeagueEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1960-61 32 10 22 0 20 149 188 4thLost Semi Final
1961-62 32 23 7 2 48 167 108 1stWon Final Lost Western Final
1962-63 39 26 13 0 52 - - 1stWon Final Lost Western Final
1963-64 40 27 12 1 55 - - 1stWon Final Lost Western Final
1964-65 37 21 15 1 43 201 173 2ndLost Semi Final

Western Canada Senior Hockey LeagueEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1965-66 30 19 10 1 39 175 108 2ndLost Final
1966-67 34 15 18 1 31 - - 6th Lost Final
1967-6838 18 17 3 39 143 152 2ndWon Final Lost Western Final

Saskatchewan Senior Hockey LeagueEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1968-69 29 10 17 2 22 - - 3rdLost Semi Final
1969-70 34 15 18 1 31 161 179 3rdLost Semi Final
1970-71 45 28 15 2 58 268 165 1stLost Semi Final

Prairie Senior Hockey LeagueEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1971-72 42 24 16 2 45 199 169 2ndWithdrew


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Emile Francis with the Quakers.

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