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|Victoria Salmon Kings|
|City:||Victoria, British Columbia|
|Home Arena:||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre|
|Colours:|| Navy blue, gold, silver, white
|General Manager:||Mark Morrison|
|Head Coach:||Mark Morrison|
|Affiliates:||Vancouver Canucks (NHL), Manitoba Moose (AHL)|
|1988 – 1996:||Erie Panthers|
|1996 – 2003:||Baton Rouge Kingfish|
|2004 – Present:||Victoria Salmon Kings|
|Regular Season Titles:||none|
Despite having a renowned Stanley Cup winner from Victoria - the 1925 Victoria Cougars - as well as a successful WHL franchise at one time (also the Cougars), the Victoria region in BC was left without a professional or junior hockey team when the Cougars moved away to Prince George in 1994.
Many in Victoria knew if they were to get professional or junior hockey back in BC's capital, the 50 year-old Victoria Memorial Arena was not going to do, since it only seated 4,000 fans. Victoria business RG Properties was unable to secure a WHL franchise, however, they were able to buy the rights to the defunct ECHL Baton Rogue Kingfish and announced the new team would be the Salmon Kings.
Many Victorian residents were not happy with having to watch third-tier professional hockey and many fans would choose WHL hockey over ECHL hockey because of the talent level.
The Salmon Kings began their first season in 2004-05. However, the new Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre was not going to finished on time for the season, so the ECHL scheduled the Salmon Kings first fourteen games as road games. As the NHL lockout was on-going the Salmon Kings were pleased to have many NHLers play for them such as Dan Blackburn, Dale Puriton, and Mark Smith.
In 2006, the Salmon Kings became an affiliate with the nearby Vancouver Canucks.
Despite a disappointing inaugural season, the Salmon Kings made their first playoff appearance in 2006-07. The Salmon Kings have quickly established themselves as one of the prominent teams in the ECHL with three straight 30 win seasons and two trips to the Conference Semifinals.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, SOL = Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|2004–05||72||15||52||5||—||—||35||178||298||8th in West||Did not qualify|
|2005–06||72||26||37||9||—||—||61||204||261||5th in West||Did not qualify|
|2006–07||72||36||32||—||1||3||76||239||249||3rd in West||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Aces)|
|2007–08||72||42||23||—||4||3||91||256||239||1st in West||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Grizzlies)|
|2008–09||72||38||27||—||2||5||83||232||200||3rd in West||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1-4 (Aces)|
Single Season RecordsEdit
- Most goals in a season: Wes Goldie, 42 (2007–08)
- Most assists in a season: Jordan Krestanovich, 52 (2007–08)
- Most points in a season: Ash Goldie, 83 (40g, 43a) (2007–08)
- Most penalty minutes in a season: Blue Bennefield, 195 (2004–05)
- Most points in a season by a defenseman: Steve Lingren, 47 (22g, 25a) (2005–06)
- Most wins in a season: Julien Ellis, 24 (2007–08)
- Most shutouts in a season: Julien Ellis & Billy Thompson, 2 (2007–08)
- Most goals in a playoff season: Wes Goldie, 6 (2006-07)
- Most goals by a defenseman in a playoff season: Steve Lingren, 2 (2006-07)
- Most assists in a playoff season: Jordan Krestanovich, 6 (2006-07)
- Most points in a playoff season: Wes Goldie, 8 (6g, 2a) (2006-07)
- Most points by a defenseman in a playoff season: Steve Lingren (2g, 5a), 7 (2006-07)
- Most penalty minutes in a playoff season: Phil Cole, 21 (2006-07)
Franchise Scoring LeadersEdit
These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed ECHL regular season.
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game * = still active with the team
Updated at completion of 2007–08 ECHL season
As of April 3, 2009. Data taken from ECHL website.
|#||Player||Catches||Date of birth||Place of birth|
|30||Todd Ford||R||May 1, 1984||Calgary, AB, Canada|
|60||Julien Ellis||L||January 27, 1986||Sorel, QC, Canada|
|#||Player||Shoots||Date of birth||Place of birth|
|2||Gary Gladue||L||April 9, 1984||Chetwynd, BC, Canada|
|4||Dylan Yeo||L||July 16, 1986||Prince Albert, SK, Canada|
|5||Patrick Coulombe||L||April 23, 1985||St. Fabien, QC, Canada|
|8||Jordie Benn||L||July 26, 1987||Victoria, BC, Canada|
|21||Aaron Brocklehurst||L||June 10, 1985||Nanaimo, BC, Canada|
|28||Tim Wedderburn – A||L||June 29, 1981||Okotoks, AB, Canada|
|44||Matt Kelly – A||R||March 23, 1985||Tottenham, ON, Canada|
|#||Player||Position||Shoots||Date of birth||Place of birth|
|7||Adam Taylor||C||R||June 24, 1984||Courtenay, BC, Canada|
|10||Brady Leavold||RW||R||August 27, 1987||Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada|
|12||Scott Howes||LW||L||September 3, 1987||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|13||Sean D. O'Connor||RW||R||October 19, 1981||Victoria, BC, Canada|
|14||Chris St. Jacques||C||R||January 22, 1983||Edmonton, AB, Canada|
|16||Wes Goldie – C||RW||R||May 5, 1979||London, ON, Canada|
|18||Dan Gendur||RW||R||May 21, 1987||Vancouver, BC, Canada|
|19||Olivier Labelle||RW||R||July 15, 1985||St. Eustache, QC, Canada|
|25||Shaun Landolt||C||R||October 2, 1984||Cloverdale, BC, Canada|
|26||Curtis Billsten||RW||R||September 10, 1986||Calgary, AB, Canada|
|27||Darryl Lloyd||LW||L||February 10, 1984||Pickering, ON, Canada|
|64||Olivier Filion||C||L||October 3, 1982||Montreal, QC, Canada|
|Head Coach||Mark Morrison|
|Assistant Coach||Ryan Wade|
|Athletic Trainer||Dave Zarn|