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The original San Diego Gulls team was founded in 1966 as part of the Western Hockey League. The Gulls played at the San Diego Sports Arena.

Willie O'Ree, the first black athlete to play in the NHL, was an All-Star for the Gulls. His jersey is retired and presently hangs in the rafters at the San Diego Sports Arena. The Gulls were coached by Max McNab for six seasons from 1966 to 1972, and by Jack Evans for two seasons from 1972 to 1974. The Gulls ceased operations in 1974, when the World Hockey Association's Jersey Knights relocated to San Diego, becoming the San Diego Mariners.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Legend: Pct=Winning percentage

SeasonGamesWonLostTiedPointsPct %Goals
1966-67 722247 3470.326222266
1967-68 723136 5670.465241236
1968-69 74332912780.527273260
1969-70 72332910760.528263242
1970-71 72332712780.542248223
1971-72 723231 9730.507241243
1972-73 72322911750.521239223
1973-74 784033 5850.545278281

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