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OverviewEdit

"Wolfpack" is the name of the sports teams from Thompson Rivers University (TRU), located in Kamloops, British Columbia. It was formerly known as "Cariboo College" (those teams were called the "Cariboo Chiefs") then in 1992 became "University College of the Cariboo" (and its teams were called the "UCC Sun Demons"). It became TRU in 2005. TRU is a member of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) and U Sports (formerly known as CIS), however have never participated in the men's or women's hockey leagues.

HistoryEdit

The hockey team started in the Pacific Intercollegiate Hockey League (PIHL) in 1971, where they competed against Selkirk College, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the B.C. Institute of Technology, Gonzaga University, Notre Dame University, and Alaska Methodist of Anchorage.

In 1972 they joined the Totem Conference or Totem Colleges Athletic Association (TCAA), {which changed names to British Columbia Colleges Athletic Association (BCCAA) in 1987-88 and the Pacific West Athletic Association (PWAA) in 2011-12}, which is governed by the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). The BCCAA discontinued its hockey competition after 1988-89 and the CCAA has not held a national championship since 2001.

The Wolfpack operated in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) from 2009-10 to 2013-14, when the program folded.

Season-by-Season RecordsEdit

PIHL/TCAA/BCCAA Seasons: 1971-1989Edit

Note: No season records are available on Wikia for the TCAA or BCCAA seasons.

BCIHL Seasons: 2009-10 to 2013-14Edit

Year/Comp. GP W L T F A Pts Placing
2004 unofficial  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1st
2010 BCIHL 24 16 8 0 139 110 32 2nd
2010 playoffs 3 2 1 - 19 11 4 finalist
2011 BCIHL 24 19 4 1 130 64 39 1st
2011 playoffs 3 2 1 - 11 8 4 finalist
2012 BCIHL 24 12 8 4 108 86 28 3rd
2012 playoffs 3 1 2 - 4 7 2 4th
Note: Until 2011-12 there were tie games in the regular season and a playoff tournament was held.
Year/Comp. GP W L OL GF GA Pts Placing
2013 BCIHL 24 10 11 3 104 117 23 3rd
2013 playoffs 2 0 2 - 3 11 0 semi-finals
2014 BCIHL 24 9 14 1 79 85 19 4th
2014 playoffs 2 0 2 - 5 9 0 semi-finals
Note: From 2012-13 onwards the top 4 teams qualified for best-of-three semi-finals and all regular season games were decided by overtime or shootout.

CommemorationsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

  • TCAA: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
  • BCCAA: 1986, 1987, 1988
  • BCIHL: 2004 - unofficial title before the league was founded


CCAA NationalsEdit

  • Appearances: 5
Source: CCAA Hockey Info
Source: ACAC Hockey Info

PicturesEdit

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1973 Cariboo College Chiefs

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1978 Cariboo College Chiefs

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1986 Cariboo College Chiefs

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1988 Cariboo College Chiefs

Alternate LogosEdit

Cariboo College

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Cariboo College Chiefs 1971

CaribooCollegeChiefs-1988

Cariboo College Chiefs 1988

UCC-SunDemons-1992

UCC Sun Demons - 1992

Thompson Rivers University

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Also seeEdit

College linksEdit

BCIHL TeamsEdit

Eastern Washington Eagles (Big Sky - NCAA)
Selkirk College Saints (PWAA - CCAA)
Simon Fraser Clan (GNAC - NCAA)
Vancouver Island Mariners (PWAA - CCAA)
Victoria Vikings (CWUAA - CIS)

Former TeamsEdit

Fraser Valley Cascades (2006-2011) (CWUAA - CIS)
Okanagan College Coyotes (2010-2012) (PWAA - CCAA)
UNBC Timberwolves (2006) (CWUAA - CIS)
Trinity Western Spartans (2005-20) (CWUAA - CIS)
Thompson Rivers Wolfpack (2010-14) (CWUAA - CIS)

University LinksEdit

External LinksEdit

Terry BangenEdit

Terry Bangen coached many of the Chiefs teams. Bangen, after the College folded the hockey program, joined the Kamloops Blazers (WHL) as an assistant coach where he won three Memorial Cup rings. Bangen would also serve as the head coach of the McGill Redmen before going to the Vancouver Canucks (NHL) as an assistant coach. He also was an assistant coach for the Canadian National Junior Team, winning a gold medal in 1996.

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