This article is about the Saginaw Gears of the NAHL, for the IHL team please see Saginaw Gears, for the United Hockey League team please see Saginaw Gears (UHL).

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The Saginaw Gears were a team that played in the North American Hockey League from 1991 to 1995. The team was based out of the Saginaw Bay Ice Arena. The team relocated to the Otsego County Sportsplex in Gaylord, Michigan in December of 1995 and assumed the identity of the Gaylord Grizzlies. The team would later relocate to Grand Rapids, Michigan where they became the Grand Rapids Bearcats and later Grand Rapids Rockets. The team would then move to Lansing, Michigan in 2000 where they became the Capital Centre Pride until the team folded in 2003.

Yearly Standings[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OTL SOL PTS GF GA Finish Playoffs
Saginaw Gears
1991-92 41 9 29 1 2 - 21 138 220 4th East
1992-93 41 14 21 5 1 - 33 162 185 3rd East
1993-94 46 17 19 8 2 - 42 185 183 4th East
1994-95 44 20 19 4 1 - 45 162 199 5th overall
Saginaw Gears/Gaylord Grizzlies
1995-96 46 20 19 4 3 - 47 167 170 6th overall Lost in first round
Gaylord Grizzlies
1996-97 46 16 26 - 4 0 36 165 206 7th overall
1997-98 56 14 36 - 0 6 34 159 228 8th overall
Grand Rapids Bearcats
1998-99 56 27 29 - 0 0 54 175 197 6th overall Lost in first round
Grand Rapids Bearcats/Grand Rapids Rockets
1999-00 56 18 35 - 0 3 39 148 196 5th East
Capital Centre Pride
2000-01 56 21 30 - 5 0 47 185 216 4th East
2001-02 56 24 28 - 4 0 52 190 208 5th East

2002-03

56 26 25 - 5 0 57 178 209 4th East Lost in first round
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