Baltimore Skipjacks
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City: Baltimore, Maryland
League: Atlantic Coast Hockey League
American Hockey League
Operated: 1981 to 1993
Home Arena: Baltimore Arena
Colors: gold and black, red white and blue
Affiliates: Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
Franchise history
1978 to 1982: Erie Blades
1982 to 1993: Baltimore Skipjacks
1993 to Present: Portland Pirates
Championships
Regular Season Titles: one
(1983–84)
Division Championships: one
(1983–84)

The Baltimore Skipjacks were a minor professional team in the American Hockey League. They played in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Arena.

History[edit | edit source]

The original Skipjacks team played one season in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League during the 1981–82 season. The team was taken over by the Erie Blades for the 1982–83 season, playing in Baltimore as the Skipjacks. Coach Lou Angotti and sixteen players transferred from Erie to Baltimore. Tom Jacobs was the only player from the ACHL Skipjacks to remain on the AHL Skipjacks team.


This market was previously home to:

This franchise was replaced by:

Team records[edit | edit source]

Single season[edit | edit source]

Goals: 57 (Mitch Lamoureux, 1982–83)
Assists: 81 (Mike Gillis, 1982–83)
Points: 113 (Mike Gillis, 1982–83)
Penalty minutes: 353 (Mitch Wilson, 1986–87)
GAA: 2.63 (Jon Casey, 1984–85)
SV%: .942 (Don Beaupre, 1990–91)

Career[edit | edit source]

Career goals: Mitch Lamoureux, 119
Career assists: Mitch Lamoureux, 133
Career points: Mitch Lamoureux, 252
Career penalty minutes: Gary Rissling, 868
Career goaltending wins: Jim Hrivnak, 55
Career shutouts: Jim Hrivnak/Steve Guenette, 5
Career games: Tim Taylor, 259

Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Standing Head coach
1981–82 48 22 23 3 47 204 189 3rd, ACHL
1982–83 80 35 36 9 79 362 366 5th, South Lou Angotti
1983–84 80 46 24 10 102 384 304 1st, South Gene Ubriaco
1984–85 80 45 27 8 98 326 252 2nd, South Gene Ubriaco
1985–86 80 28 44 8 64 271 304 7th, South Gene Ubriaco
1986–87 80 35 37 8 78 277 295 5th, South Gene Ubriaco
1987–88 80 13 58 9 0 35 268 434 7th, South Gene Ubriaco
1988–89 80 30 46 4 64 317 347 6th, South Terry Murray
1989–90 80 43 30 7 93 302 265 3rd, South Terry Murray
1990–91 80 39 34 7 85 325 289 3rd, South Rob Laird
1991–92 80 28 42 10 66 287 320 5th, South Rob Laird/Barry Trotz
1992–93 80 28 40 12 68 318 353 4th, South Barry Trotz

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1981–82 - L, 3-4, Mohawk Valley
1982–83 Out of playoffs
1983–84 W, 4-0, Springfield L, 2-4, Rochester
1984–85 W, 4-1, Rochester W, 4-0, Binghamton L, 2-4, Sherbrooke
1985–86 Out of playoffs
1986–87 Out of playoffs
1987–88 Out of playoffs
1988–89 Out of playoffs
1989–90 W, 4-2, Adirondack L, 2-4, Rochester
1990–91 L, 2-4, Binghamton
1991–92 Out of playoffs.
1992–93 L, 3-4, Binghamton

Notable alumni[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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