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The Red Deer Rustlers were a Junior A ice hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League based in Red Deermarker, Albertamarker. They captured the inaugural Centennial Trophy in 1971. Their eight AJHL championships remains the second most in league history, behind the Calgary Canucks nine championships.

Division titles won: 1982-83, 83-84, 84-85, 88-89
Regular season titles won: 1970-71, 73-74, 79-80, 84-85, 88-89
League Championships won: 1970, 71, 72, 74, 80, 85, 87, 89
Doyle Cup Titles: none (captured 3 AB/BC titles before the creation of the Doyle Cup)
Centennial Trophy Titles: 1971, 80


History

The Rustlers joined the AJHL in 1967 on the orders of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association, which blocked their attempt at joining the Western Canada Hockey League as an expansion team. The Rustlers would quickly rise to the top of the AJHL, capturing four league titles in five years between 1970 and 1974. In 1971, they captured the first Centennial Trophy as Canadian Junior A national champions. The Rustlers repeated that feat in 1980.

During this time, the Rustlers developed many players who would go onto play major-junior or college hockey, while 20 ultimately played in the National Hockey League. Among them were all six members of the Sutter family to play in the NHL: Brian, Darryl, Duane, Brent, Ron and Rich. Gary Sutter, the seventh, and only, brother not to play in the NHL turned down an invitation to play for the Rustlers in 1972.

In 1989, after winning their eighth league championship, the Rustlers were expelled from the league for violating its by-laws. The team remained suspended until 1992 when it officially folded, making room for the Red Deer Rebels, as the central Alberta city finally joined the WHL.

Season-by-season record

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
1967-68 - - - - - - - ---
1968-69 - - - - - - - ---
1969-70 50 26 16 8 222 185 60 2nd overall Won championship
1970-71 50 30 11 9 216 172 69 1st overall Won championship and Centennial Trophy
1971-72 48 33 15 0 264 174 66 2nd overall Won championship
1972-73 60 43 15 2 366 234 88 2nd overall Lost final
1973-74 60 39 18 3 329 240 81 1st overall Won championship
1974-75 60 26 32 2 267 299 54 5th overall
1975-76 60 31 28 1 358 319 63 3rd overall
1976-77 60 41 18 1 375 267 83 2nd overall
1977-78 60 28 32 0 309 308 56 5th overall
1978-79 60 16 44 0 243 352 32 6th overall
1979-80 60 49 9 2 392 214 100 1st overall Won championship and Centennial Trophy
1980-81 60 32 28 0 278 250 64 3rd North
1981-82 60 34 23 3 288 261 71 2nd South
1982-83 60 35 22 3 317 261 73 1st South
1983-84 60 34 25 1 300 266 69 1st South Lost final
1984-85 60 39 20 1 275 222 79 1st South Won championship
1985-86 - - - - - - - ---
1986-87 60 31 28 1 302 306 63 2nd South Won championship
1987-88 60 41 17 2 357 246 84 2nd South
1988-89 60 39 18 3 285 202 81 1st South Won championship


Team granted a one year leave of absence in 1985-86. They would re-emerge in 1986-87 under new ownership.

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