Moncton Golden Flames
Moncton Golden Flames
City: Moncton, New Brunswick
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1984 to 1987
Home Arena: Moncton Coliseum
Affiliates: Calgary Flames
Boston Bruins
Franchise history
1978 to 1982: New Brunswick Hawks
1982–1984: Moncton Alpines
1984–1987: Moncton Golden Flames

The Moncton Golden Flames were a professional team based in Moncton, New Brunswick, playing home games at the Moncton Coliseum. The team operated in the American Hockey League between 1984 and 1987, as a minor league affiliate of the Calgary Flames and the Boston Bruins. In 1987, team marketing executive Larry Haley was awarded the Ken McKenzie Award for outstanding work.

Before being affiliated with Calgary and Boston, the franchise was previously known as the New Brunswick Hawks, Moncton Alpines. The franchise folded in 1987, and replaced by the Winnipeg Jets' affiliate, the Moncton Hawks.



During 1986–87, former NHL player Brett Hull won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL's rookie of the year. Sixty-three Moncton Golden Flames players including Hull, went on to play in the NHL.

Five players from the Golden Flames also went on to win the Stanley Cup with the 1988–89 Calgary Flames. They are, Joel Otto, Dave Reierson, Gary Roberts, Ken Sabourin and goaltender Mike Vernon.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedOTLPoints Goals
1984–85 803240 8 722913006th, North
1985–86 80343412 802943073rd, North
1986–87 804331 6 923383153rd, North


Season1st round2nd roundFinals
1984–85 Out of Playoffs
1985–86 W, 4-1, Maine L, 1-4, Adirondack
1986–87 L, 2-4, Adirondack
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