Halifax Citadels
City: Halifax, Nova Scotia
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1988 to 1993
Home Arena: Halifax Metro Centre
Affiliates: Quebec Nordiques
Franchise history
1981 to 1988: Fredericton Express
1988 to 1993: Halifax Citadels
1993 to 1996: Cornwall Aces
1999 to Present: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The Halifax Citadels were a professional team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They played in the American Hockey League between 1988 and 1993. They were created by the relocation of the Fredericton Express and filled a void left by the relocation of the Nova Scotia Oilers to Sydney, Nova Scotia.

The Citadels, named after the Halifax Citadel military fort, were affiliated with the Quebec Nordiques National Hockey League team. Home games were played at the Halifax Metro Centre.

The franchise was moved to Cornwall, Ontario in 1993, where they were known as the Cornwall Aces. One year later, the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL filled the void in the market.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedPoints Goals
1988–89 804230 8 923453002nd, North
1989–90 803737 6 803173004th, North
1990–91 80333512 783383406th, North
1991–92 80253817 672803245th, Atlantic
1992–93 80333710 763123485th, Atlantic


Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
1988–89 L, 0-4, Moncton
1989–90 L, 2-4 Sherbrooke
1990–91 Out of playoffs
1991–92 Out of playoffs
1992–93 Out of playoffs

Career leaders

Goals: 121 (Mark Vermette, 1988–93)

Assists: 110 (Mark Vermette, 1988–93)

Points: 231 (Mark Vermette, 1988–93)

PIM: 920 (Greg Smyth, 1988–92)

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