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
Regular Season Titles: one
Division Championships: one

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


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 recordsEdit

Single seasonEdit

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 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 resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season GP WLTOLPts GF GA Standing Head coach
1981–82482223 3 472041893rd, ACHL
1982–83 803536 9 793623665th, SouthLou Angotti
1983–84804624101023843041st, SouthGene Ubriaco
1984–85804527 8 983262522nd, SouthGene Ubriaco
1985–86802844 8 642713047th, SouthGene Ubriaco
1986–87803537 8 782772955th, SouthGene Ubriaco
1987–88801358 9 0 352684347th, SouthGene Ubriaco
1988–89803046 4 643173476th, SouthTerry Murray
1989–90804330 7 933022653rd, SouthTerry Murray
1990–91803934 7 853252893rd, SouthRob Laird
1991–9280284210 662873205th, SouthRob Laird/Barry Trotz
1992–9380284012 683183534th, SouthBarry Trotz


Season1st round2nd roundFinals
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


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