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Overview[edit | edit source]

"Dinosaurs" is the name of the sports teams of the University of Calgary located in Calgary, Alberta or, for fans of the "Dinos", the Town of Bedrock. Their home arena is the Father David Bauer Arena. They are members of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), now called U Sports.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1945 the University started as a campus of the University of Alberta and was variously referred to as the “University of Alberta at Calgary”, the “University of Alberta-Calgary”, and the “University of Alberta (Calgary)”. In 1966 it became its own separate university.

The Dinosaurs came back to life in 1964-65 in the old WCIAA. One difference between Calgary and many other western universities is that they never competed at the senior or junior levels prior to joining the university ranks. They did, however, play in the 1967-68 Alberta Senior Playoffs for the first half of the season.

In that 1964-65 campaign, the Dinos registered a 0-12-0 record to finish last in a four team conference behind the University of Manitoba, the University of Alberta, and the University of Saskatchewan. All of those were well-established hockey programs at the time. In fact, Manitoba won that year's University Cup. The Dinos followed with 0-12-0 in 1965-66 and 0-16-0 in 1966-67, when the University of British Columbia rejoined the league.

When the WCIAA split in two following the 1971-72 season, the University of Calgary became a founding member of the CWUAA, along with the University of Saskatchewan, University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, and University of Alberta. Victoria has since departed and a GPAC merger and new programs have added new CWUAA opponents at the University of Manitoba, the University of Regina, University of Lethbridge, and Mount Royal University.

Things did progress such that Calgary won the 1974 conference title. Despite growth of the CWUAA over the years, the Dinos continued to be part of the "Big Four" pretty much every year, along with Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Season-by-Season Records Table[edit | edit source]

Year/Comp. GP W L T GF GA Pts Placing
1965 WCIAA 12 0 12 0 32 109 0 4th
1966 WCIAA 12 0 12 0 25 128 0 4th
1967 WCIAA 16 0 16 0 41 97 0 5th
1968 WCIAA 16 2 14 0 43 82 4 5th
1968 ASHL 10 1 9 0 ? ? 2 withdrew
1969 WCIAA 20 11 9 0 79 76 22 3rd
1970 WCIAA 14 11 3 0 92 43 22 1st
1970 playoffs 4 2 2 0 18 13 4 finalist
1971 WCIAA 20 13 7 0 111 68 26 3rd
1971 playoffs 3 1 2 0 9 19 2 semi-finals
1972 WCIAA 20 15 5 0 148 89 30 W 2nd
1972 playoffs 2 1 1 0 7 8 2 finalist
1973 CWUAA 24 16 8 0 122 76 32 2nd
1974 CWUAA 18 14 4 0 ? ? 28 1st
1974 playoffs 2 2 0 0 8 6 4 champion ∆
1974 U Cup 4 2 2 0 23 17 4 semi-finals
1975 CWUAA 24 11 12 1 75 92 23 3rd
1976 CWUAA 24 17 7 0 112 75 34 1st
1976 playoffs 2 2 0 0 9 2 4 champion ∆
1976 U Cup 4 3 1 0 15 13 6 semi-finals
1977 CWUAA 24 8 16 0 103 122 16 3rd
1978 CWUAA 24 11 13 0 107 106 22 3rd
1979 CWUAA 24 15 9 0 110 94 30 2nd
1979 playoffs 3 1 2 0 9 12 2 finalist
1980 CWUAA 29 18 11 0 116 104 36 2nd
1980 playoffs 2 2 0 0 5 1 4 champion ∆
1980 U Cup 2 1 1 0 5 3 2 pool 2nd
1981 CWUAA 24 18 6 0 118 93 36 1st
1981 playoffs 3 1 2 0 9 12 2 finalist ∆
1981 U Cup 2 1 1 0 8 8 2 pool 2nd
1982 CWUAA 24 14 10 0 100 87 28 2nd
1982 playoffs 2 0 2 0 4 10 0 finalist
1983 CWUAA 24 10 14 0 84 104 20 3rd
1984 CWUAA 24 3 21 0 78 137 6 4th
1985 CWUAA 24 8 16 0 101 133 16 4th
1986 CWUAA 28 19 9 0 162 136 38 2nd
1986 playoffs 6 4 2 0 26 22 8 champion ∆
1986 U Cup 2 0 2 0 10 17 0 quarter-finals
1987 CWUAA 28 23 5 0 196 116 46 1st
1987 playoffs 5 3 2 0 23 22 6 finalist
1988 CWUAA 28 23 5 0 46 196 119 1st
1988 playoffs ? 4 ? 0 ? ? 8 champion ∆
1988 U Cup 1 0 1 0 3 4 0 semi-finals
1989 CWUAA 28 21 7 0 173 116 42 2nd
1989 playoffs 6 3 3 0 19 21 6 finalist
1990 CWUAA 28 21 6 1 135 101 43 1st
1990 playoffs 4 4 0 0 17 7 8 champion ∆
1990 U Cup 1 0 1 0 4 5 0 semi-finals
1991 CWUAA 28 22 5 1 145 95 45 1st
1991 playoffs 3 1 2 0 10 8 2 semi-finals
1992 CWUAA 28 15 11 2 121 119 32 3rd
1992 playoffs 3 1 2 0 10 12 2 semi-finals
1993 CWUAA 28 17 8 3 127 110 37 3rd
1993 playoffs 3 1 2 0 6 12 2 semi-finals
1994 CWUAA 28 17 7 4 138 113 38 2nd
1994 playoffs 5 3 2 0 13 9 6 finalist
1995 CWUAA 28 20 6 2 129 82 42 1st
1995 playoffs 4 4 0 0 19 8 8 champion ∆
1995 U Cup 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 semi-finals
1996 CWUAA 28 18 9 1 136 100 37 M 1st
1996 playoffs 4 4 0 0 18 11 8 champion ∆
1996 U Cup 1 0 1 0 1 5 0 semi-finals
1997 CWUAA 26 21 2 3 130 64 45 M 1st
1997 playoffs 2 0 2 0 6 9 0 semi-finals
1998 CWUAA 28 13 12 3 118 116 29 M 2nd
1998 playoffs 5 2 3 0 18 22 4 semi-finals
1999 CWUAA 28 13 10 5 96 105 31 M 2nd
1999 playoffs 5 2 3 0 21 27 4 semi-finals
2000 CWUAA 28 16 9 3 110 86 35 M 2nd
2000 playoffs 6 4 2 0 26 24 8 3rd ∆
2000 U Cup 2 0 2 0 4 7 0 pool 3rd
2001 CWUAA 28 13 12 3 121 100 29 M 2nd
2001 playoffs 4 2 2 0 10 22 4 semi-finals
2002 CWUAA 28 16 11 1 108 82 33 M 2nd
2002 playoffs 4 2 2 0 9 11 4 semi-finals
2003 CWUAA 28 14 12 2 90 79 30 M 2nd
2003 playoffs 5 2 3 0 14 22 4 semi-finals
2004 CWUAA 28 16 10 2 102 90 34 M 2nd
2004 playoffs 5 2 3 0 13 17 4 semi-finals
2005 CWUAA 28 12 10 6 107 87 30 M 2nd
2005 playoffs 6 2 4 0 16 21 4 4th
2006 CWUAA 28 13 13 2 85 93 28 M 2nd
2006 playoffs 5 2 3 0 17 24 4 semi-finals
Year/Comp. GP W L OL GF GA Pts Placing
2007 CWUAA 28 11 13 4 96 100 26 M 4th
2007 playoffs 5 2 3 0 8 10 4 semi-finals
2008 CWUAA 28 16 8 4 107 97 36 3rd
2008 playoffs 4 2 2 0 14 15 4 semi-finals
2009 CWUAA 28 10 16 2 85 90 22 7th
2010 CWUAA 28 13 9 6 84 91 32 4th
2010 playoffs 2 0 2 0 3 8 0 semi-finals
2011 CWUAA 28 17 8 3 82 67 37 2nd
2011 playoffs 5 2 3 0 11 17 4 finalist ∆
2011 U Cup 2 0 2 0 3 5 0 pool 3rd
2012 CWUAA 28 15 11 2 74 70 32 4th
2012 playoffs 8 4 4 0 22 19 8 finalist
2013 CWUAA 28 17 11 0 89 66 34 4th
2013 playoffs 5 2 3 0 9 12 4 semi-finals
2014 CWUAA 28 21 4 3 126 70 45 2nd
2014 playoffs 5 2 3 0 11 15 4 lost final
2015 CWUAA 28 20 8 0 91 56 40 2nd
2015 playoffs 5 2 3 0 14 17 4 finalist ∆
2015 U Cup 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 quarter-final
2016 CWUAA 28 12 12 4 85 82 28 5th
2016 playoffs 5 2 3 0 15 14 4 semi-finals
2017 CWUAA 28 18 9 1 83 77 37 3rd
2017 playoffs 4 2 2 - 16 14 4 semi-finals
2018 CWUAA 28 12 13 3 71 61 27 5th ø
2018 playoffs 6 3 3 - 18 19 6 semi-finals
2019 CWUAA 28 18 7 3 102 68 39 3rd
2019 Playoffs 4 2 2 - 13 13 4 semi-finals
2020 CWUAA 28 18 7 3 99 72 39 3rd
2020 Playoffs 4 2 2 - 13 10 4 semi-finals
ø Calgary was required to forfeit points from 6 conference games (2 each to Lethbridge, UBC, and Alberta) due to the use of an ineligible player. They lost 8 points, UBC gained 4 points, and Lethbridge gained 2 points. The games were recorded in league standings as 1-0 losses for Calgary. Goals for and goals allowed have been corrected in the table above, however the points earned by players in those games were counted in player statistics.
Qualified for University Cup in 1974, 1976, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, and 1996 as conference champion, in 1981 as hosts, in 2000 and 2011 as national rotating wild-card, and in 2015 as conference runner-up.

Notes:

  • The WCIAA played a two division format in 1971-72: West (W) and East (E).
  • The GPAC merged into the CWUAA in 1985-86.
  • The CWUAA played a two division format from 1996-97 to 2006-07: Mountain (M) and Great Plains (GP).

Commemorations[edit | edit source]

Championships[edit | edit source]

UNIVERSITY

  • CWUAA - 1974, 1976, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996

University Cups[edit | edit source]

Dinosaurs who played in the NHL[edit | edit source]

Pictures[edit | edit source]

2004-05 Calgary Dinos
Bracken Kearns

2011 U of C

2012 U of C

2013 U of C

2014-09-17 Flames v Dinos

2017-11-24 Bisons v Dinos

2017-18 University of Calgary Dinosaurs

2018-19 University of Calgary Dinosaurs

Alternate Logos[edit | edit source]

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University of Calgary
2013

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