Nanaimo Islanders
City: Nanaimo, British Columbia
League: Western Hockey League
Operated: 1982 (1982)–1983
Home Arena: Nanaimo Civic Arena
Franchise history
1966–67: Calgary Buffaloes
1967–77: Calgary Centennials
1977–82: Billings Bighorns
1982–83: Nanaimo Islanders
1983–88: New Westminster Bruins
1988-Present: Tri-City Americans

The Nanaimo Islanders were a junior ice hockey team based in Nanaimo, British Columbia that played one season in the Western Hockey League in 1982–83. They played at Nanaimo Civic Arena. The team relocated to New Westminster, British Columbia before settling in Kennewick, Washington as the Tri-City Americans. The franchise was an original WCHL team, forming in 1966 as the Calgary Buffaloes, later the Centennials. It moved to Nanaimo in 1982 after spending five years as the Billings Bighorns.

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

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

Season GP W L T GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1982–83 78 20 51 1 357 487 41 5th West Out of playoffs

NHL Alumni[edit | edit source]

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