|City:||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island|
|League:||Maritime Junior A Hockey League|
Island Junior Hockey League
|Operated:||Prior to 1970-2008|
|Home Arena:||MacLaughlin Arena|
|Colors:||Yellow, Black, and Red|
The Charlottetown Abbies were a Tier-II Junior "A" team based out of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. They played in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. Their home rink was the MacLaughlin Arena on the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island.
History[edit | edit source]
The Abbies have been an institution in Junior hockey in Charlottetown for several decades. The origin of the team appears to be the founding of the Charlottetown Abegweits senior team in 1922. The junior team got started in 1933 and taking the Abbies moniker in 1934. In the 70s the Island Junior Hockey League (IJHL) boasted two Charlottetown teams, the Generals who played out of the old Charlottetown Forum, and the Abbies who were based at the Simmons Sports Centre. The league also included at one time or another the Kings County Kings, Summerside Crystals (Summerside Western Capitals), West Prince Bluefins, North River North Stars, and the Sherwood-Parkdale Metros. Eventually the two Charlottetown teams merged, maintaining the Abbies moniker. As costs became prohibitive for an Island wide league at the Junior A level in the late 80s, teams in the league folded. Eventually, in 1991 the Abbies and the Summerside Western Capitals left to join teams in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to form the Maritime Junior Hockey League.
In May 2008, it was announced that the Abbies' management had applied for a year's leave of absence from the Maritime Junior A Hockey League, citing financial problems. In May 2009, the commissioner of the MJAHL stated in a newspaper interview that the Abbies would not operate again.
Junior B Revival[edit | edit source]
A team in the Junior B level Island Junior Hockey League named the Evangeline Loggers relocated from Wellington relocated to Pownal, outside of Charlottetown for the 2005-06 season; where they became the Pownal Metro Builders. They would be renamed the Charlottetown Metro Builders for the 2009-10 season and then the Charlottetown Abbies for the 2010-11 season. The team would end up folding on Janury 7, 2013.
Season-by-Season Record[edit | edit source]
|1985-86||Statistics Not Available|
|1994-95||Did Not Participate|
|1998-99||48||41||5||2||-||266||141||84||1st MJAHL||Won League, Won FPC|
|2002-03||52||43||5||1||3||229||130||90||1st MJAHL||Won League|
|2005-06||56||20||34||0||2||193||240||43||10th MJAHL||Lost Division QF|