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The Cape Breton Oilers were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team relocated from Halifax, Nova Scotiamarker, in 1988 and was renamed for Cape Breton Islandmarker. Home games were played in Sydney, Nova Scotiamarker, Canadamarker, at Centre 200marker. The franchise moved to Ontario in 1996 and became the Hamilton Bulldogs.

History

For eight seasons (1988-1996) they were the primary farm team of the Edmonton Oilers which was reflected in their logo and uniform design. While the Oilers never finished the regular season atop either their division or the league, they did capture the Calder Cup during the 1992–93 playoffs.

Demise of the AHL on the East Coast

When the Cape Breton Oilers vacated Nova Scotiamarker for Hamiltonmarker in 1996 and became the Hamilton Bulldogs, it marked the beginning of the end for AHL hockey in Atlantic Canadamarker. Shortly thereafter, the Prince Edward Island Senators were deactivated. In 1999, the Fredericton Canadiens also moved west to become the Quebec Citadelles, later merging with the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Saint John Flames suspended operations in 2003 and then departed New Brunswickmarker in 2005, eventually landing in Omaha, Nebraskamarker for two seasons before moving to the Quad Citiesmarker and then to Abbotsford, British Columbiamarker. The St. John's Maple Leafs were the last to leave the region, moving from Newfoundland and Labradormarker to Torontomarker in 2005 and being renamed the Marlies.

1992–93 Calder Cup

The Cape Breton Oilers 1992–93 playoffs was one of the most dominant in AHL history. In particular, during the 1993 playoffs, the Oilers posted a record of 14 wins and two losses, and were led by a playoff performance by forward Bill McDougall that remains virtually unparalleled in professional hockey to this date.

During the 16 games, McDougall scored 26 goals, and added 26 assists for 52 points. Fourteen years later, his records for goals, assists and points all stand, and his total of 3.25 points per game, is more than was ever matched in the NHL. Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record with 47 points.

Season-by-season results



Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals

for
Goals

against
Standing
1984–85 80 36 37 7 79 292 295 4th, North
1985–86 80 29 43 8 66 314 353 6th, North
1986–87 80 38 39 3 79 318 315 4th, North
1987–88 80 35 34 9 2 81 323 343 4th, North
1988–89 80 27 47 6 60 308 388 7th, North
1989–90 80 39 34 7 85 317 306 2nd, North
1990–91 80 41 31 8 90 306 301 2nd, North
1991–92 80 36 34 10 82 336 330 3rd, Atlantic
1992–93 80 36 32 12 84 356 336 3rd, Atlantic
1993–94 80 32 35 13 77 316 339 4th, Atlantic
1994–95 80 27 44 9 63 298 342 5th, Atlantic
1995–96 80 33 40 3 4 73 290 323 5th, Atlantic


Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1984–85 L, 2-4, Maine
1985–86 Out of playoffs
1986–87 L, 1-4, Sherbrooke
1987–88 L, 1-4, Maine
1988–89 Out of playoffs
1989–90 L, 2-4, Springfield
1990–91 L, 0-4, Moncton
1991–92 L, 1-4, St. John's
1992–93 W, 4-1, Fredericton W, 4-0, St. John's W, 2-0, Springfield W, 4-1, Rochester
1993–94 L, 1-4, St. John's
1994–95 Out of playoffs
1995–96 Out of playoffs


Team records

Single season

Goals: 57, Dan Currie (1992–93)
Assists: 84, Shaun Van Allen (1991–92)
Points: 113, Shaun Van Allen (1991–92)
Penalty minutes: 422, Dennis Bonvie (1994–95)
GAA: 3.38, Mike Greenlay (1989–90)
SV%: .899, Eldon Reddick (1990–91)
Wins: 20, Wayne Cowley (1993–94)
Shutouts: 3, Jason Fitzsimmons (1995–96)

Career

Career goals: 219, Dan Currie
Career assists: 307, Shaun Van Allen
Career points: 432, Shaun Van Allen
Career penalty minutes: 969, Dennis Bonvie
Career goaltending wins: 35, Norm Foster
Career shutouts: 3, Jason Fitzsimmons
Career games: 366, Dan Currie


Notable alumni



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