Creston Clippers
City Creston, British Columbia
League Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Division Eastern
Operated 1976–1985
Franchise history
1976-85 Creston Clippers

The Creston Clippers were a junior 'B' ice hockey team based in Creston, British Columbia, Canada. They were members of the Eastern Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL).

The Clippers joined the league in 1976 as an expansion team and folded in 1985. They won one division title as a member of the Eastern Division from 1976-1985.

History[edit | edit source]

After the Clippers folded in 1985, the Creston Thunder joined the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League (RMJHL) as a junior 'A' team as an expansion team in 1992, but by the 1998-99 season, the RMJHL had fallen to four teams and was playing a lot of interleague with the America West Hockey League. The Creston Thunder could not afford the travel and opted to leave the RMJHL, effectively forcing the league to fold, at the end of the 1999 playoffs. The team sat out for the 1999-00 season to reorganize. Prior to the 2000-01 season, the team was renamed the Creston Valley Thunder Cats and joined the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, as a junior 'B' team.

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

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1976–77 44 19 23 2 - 40 167 200 2nd, East
1977–78 42 29 13 0 - 58 223 180 1st, East Lost in Finals (Rebels)
1978–79 40 10 29 1 - 21 193 287 6th, East
1979–80 40 15 20 5 - 35 211 200 5th, East
1980-81 40 19 20 1 - 39 205 191 3rd, East
1981–82 42 9 32 1 - 19 169 297 6th, East
1982–83 42 14 28 9 - 28 196 259 6th, East
1983-84 42 5 36 1 - 11 155 354 5th, East
1984-85 42 20 20 2 - 42 236 237 3rd, East

Notable alumni[edit | edit source]

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