San Diego Gulls
City: San Diego, California
League: ECHL
Conference: National (2005–06)
Division: Pacific (2005–06)
Founded: 1995
Home Arena: San Diego Sports Arena
Colors: Navy Blue, Orange, White              
Franchise history
1995–2006: San Diego Gulls
Regular Season Titles: 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2003–04
Division Championships: 2003–04
Kelly Cups: None

The third San Diego Gulls team was founded in 1995 immediately upon departure of the IHL team. The new Gulls were a part of the West Coast Hockey League. The Gulls played at the San Diego Sports Arena, formerly known as the "iPayOne Center."


The Gulls won five of the league's eight championships known as the Taylor Cup. On December 11, 2002, Danielle Dube became the third female goaltender to start in goal for a professional men’s team. Dube was the goalie for the San Diego Gulls in a 4-1 loss against the Long Beach Ice Dogs. In 2003, the WCHL became the Pacific Division of the ECHL, formerly known as the East Coast Hockey League. In 2004, the Gulls became the ECHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. As of June 29, 2006, the Gulls folded and released their players as free agents in 2006 following years of unprofitable seasons.

GULLS TO FORMALLY CEASE OPERATIONS FRIDAY - [ 06-29-2006 ] SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Gulls announced Thursday that they will formally cease operations as of Friday (June 30). Ongoing negotiations to sell the club did not materialize in a timeframe sufficient to operate for the 2006–07 season.
Throughout their WCHL stint and through their first year of ECHL play, the Gulls were coached by St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) alumnus Steve Martinson. Martinson left the Gulls and went on to coach the Rockford IceHogs of the UHL. Martin St. Amour, who was a star for the Gulls in their WCHL years replaced Martinson as head coach prior to the 2004–05 season. St. Amour stepped down in the middle of the 2005–06 season and was replaced by former Gulls players Jamie Black and B.J. MacPherson as co-coaches.


Season League Championship(s)
1995–96 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion, Founders Cup - Regular Season Champion
1996–97 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion, Founders Cup - Regular Season Champion
1997–98 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion, Founders Cup - Regular Season Champion
2000–01 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion, Founders Cup - Regular Season Champion
2002–03 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion
2003–04 ECHL Brabham Cup - Regular Season Champion

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Legend: OL = Overtime loss, Pct = Winning percentage

SeasonGamesWonLostTiedOLPointsPct %Goals
1995–96 5849 721000.8623502321790
1996–97 64501221020.7974002102571
1997–98 64531011070.8363471982680
1998–99 7145197 970.6833422422746
1999–00 70461681000.7142972212234
2000–01 72501751050.7292631922043
2001–02 7247223 970.6742552092677
2002–03 7245225 950.6602451821930
2003–04 724913101080.7502401771594
2004–05 723529 8 780.5422062221519
2005–06 723430 8 760.5282132141811

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