Grande Prairie Athletics
Grande Prairie Athletics.jpg
City Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
League NPHL
Division West
Founded 1960 (1960)–61
Home arena Coca Cola Centre
Colors Black, White, Yellow, Green
                   

Website
grandeprairieathletics.com

The Grande Prairie Athletics is a Canadian Senior Ice Hockey team located in the city of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada that plays in the North Peace Hockey League.


History[edit | edit source]

The Grande Prairie Athletics were officially named in the early 1960s but were originally part of the SPHL (South peace Hockey League) along with the Hythe Mustangs, Dawson Creek Canucks, Spirit River Rangers and Fort St. John Flyers. Throughout the 1970s the SPHL tried interlocking schedules with other leagues such as the Cariboo and North Peace Hockey League which included other Northern Alberta towns like Manning, Valleyview, Peace River, and High Prairie.

Having folded for the second time in ten years in the 1990s, the Athletics eventually became a part of the North Peace Hockey League along with other SPHL teams like the Rangers, Canucks, and Flyers.

It was announced for the 2015-2016 season the Athletics would be taking a year's leave of absence to reorganize the team .[1] The team returned to the league for the 2016-17 season.

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

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L OL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2009-10 20 11 5 4 26 99 83 2nd West, NPHL Won Round Robin Series,
Won West Finals 4-3, (Canucks)
Won in Final, 3-2 (Eagles)
2010-11 22 18 2 2 38 156 80 1st West, NPHL Lost Semi Finals 4-1, (Chiefs)
2011-12 22 18 2 2 38 156 80 1st West, NPHL Won Semi Finals 4-1, (Mustangs)
Won West Final, 4-1 (Rangers)
Lost Finals, 4-3 (Pirates)
2012-13 22 17 4 1 35 128 71 1st West, NPHL Won Semi Finals 4-0, (Mustangs)
Lost West Final, 4-2 (Rangers)
2013-14 24 19 5 0 38 134 76 1st West, NPHL Won Semi Finals 4-0, (Canucks)
Lost West Final 4-0, (Rangers)
2014-15 20 16 4 0 32 110 50 1st NPHL
Lawrence Cup Champions
Won Semi Finals 4-0, (Comets)
Lost Final, 4-2 (Rangers)
2015-16 Years Leave of Absence
2016-17 22 16 5 1 33 151 78 2nd West, NPHL Lost West Semifinals, 4-2 (Rangers)
2017-18 18 12 5 1 25 78 33 2nd West, NPHL Eliminated in West Round Robin
2018-19 20 13 4 3 29 122 74 2nd West, NPHL Won Championship
2019-20 20 14 3 1 29 88 56 2nd NPHL Final cancelled with team trailing 3 games to 2
2020-21 NPHL Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Logan Clow (2015-10-26). A's take leave of absence from NPHL. Daily Herald Tribune.

External links[edit | edit source]

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