Buffalo Bulls
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Institution: State University of New York at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, New York
School founded: 1846
Enrollment: 31,923
Colors: Blue and White
Home Arena: Amherst Recreation Center
Men's Team
Conference: ECAC West

The Buffalo Bulls were a men's collegiate hockey team representing the University of Buffalo. The team played at the varsity level from 1969 to 1987. The Bulls competed against ECAC Division II teams. The team joined the State University of New York Athletic Conference in 1978

The team had been a club team from 1962 to 1969 and returned to club status when the varsity program was discontinued in 1987.

The team was based out of the Amherst Recreation Center and would on occasion would play games at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium against higher profile Division I teams such as Ohio State Buckeyes.

History of Men's Hockey at University of Buffalo[edit | edit source]

University of Buffalo 1895-96 team photo.jpg

Organized teams at the university date back to 1895. Teams ran from 1895 to 1904 and died out due to lack of interest. A team was organized in 1918 and lasted until about 1924.  The U. B. Mavericks were organized in 1946 as a club team and lasted until 1948.  The club program was revived in 1962 and elevated to varsity status in 1969.  The team would play in the ECAC and SUNYAC. The tem was relegated to club status in the spring of 1987.

1971-72 University of Buffalo Buls

Head Coaches[edit | edit source]



Men's Year by Year Record[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
ECAC Division II Overall Record
1969-70 7 5 2 0 52 25 10 6th Did not qualify 17 14 3 0
1970-71 8 5 2 1 45 31 11 4th Did not qualify 14 7 6 1 76 67
1971-72 12 10 2 0 87 46 20 2nd W, QF 9-5 (Boston St.) W, SF 4-0 (Vermont) L, F (Mass-Amherst) 21 13 8 0 138 66
1972-73 13 7 6 3 75 66 14 13th Did not qualify 22 10 12 0
1973-74 7 6 1 0 57 29 12 3rd Did not qualify 30 18 11 1
1974-75 15 7 7 1 84 66 15 13th Did not qualify 30 11 18 1
1975-76 14 9 4 1 84 67 19 6th L, QF 7-4 (Merrimack) 28 11 16 1
1976-77 15 11 4 0 113 54 22 6th West Did not qualify 25 14 11 0
1977-78 22 12 10 0 110 93 24 8th West L, QF 7-3 (Middlebury) 27 14 13 0
1978-79 19 11 8 0 22 6th West L, QF 5-4 (Elmira) 27 15 12 0
1979-80 20 6 14 0 81 97 12 12th West Did not qualify 24 9 15 0
1980-81 21 7 12 0 14 12th West Did not qualify 24 9 13 2
1981-82 Did not qualify 23 7 15 1
1982-83 22 6 15 1 13 13th West Did not qualify 24 7 16 1
1983-84 22 7 15 0 14 11th West Did not qualify 24 7 16 1
ECAC Division III Overall Record
1984-85 23 4 19 0 61 176 8 12th West Did not qualify 27 5 22 0
1985-86 23 6 16 1 13 10th West Did not qualify 27 7 19 1
ECAC West Overall Record
1986-87 22 2 19 1 75 136 5 14th Did not qualify 25 5 19 1

Links[edit | edit source]

University of Buffalo website dedictated to the history of hockey at the university

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