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Baltimore Skipjacks
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City: Baltimore
League: Atlantic Coast Hockey League
American Hockey League
Operated: 1981–1993
Home Arena: 1st Mariner Arena
Colors: gold and black, red white and blue
Affiliates: Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
Franchise history
1978–1982: Erie Blades
1982–1993: Baltimore Skipjacks
1993–present: Portland Pirates
Championships
Regular Season Titles: one
(1983–84)
Division Championships: one
(1983–84)

The Baltimore Skipjacks were a minor professional ice hockey team in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League and the American Hockey League. They played in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Arena.

HistoryEdit

The original Skipjacks team played one season (1981-82) in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. From the 1982-83 season thru 1992-93, the Skipjacks played in the American Hockey League.


This market was previously home to:

  • Baltimore Orioles (1932-1933 / Tri-State Hockey League)
  • Baltimore Orioles (1933-1942 / Eastern Hockey League
  • U.S. Coast Guard Yard Bears (1941-1942 / independent teams)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Cutters (1942-1944 / Eastern Hockey League
  • Baltimore Blades (1944-1946 / Eastern Hockey League
  • Baltimore Clippers (1946-1955 / Eastern Hockey League
  • Baltimore Clippers / Charlotte Rebels (1955-1956 / Eastern Hockey League)
  • Baltimore Clippers (1962–1975 / American Hockey League)
  • Baltimore Blades (1975–1976 / World Hockey Association)
  • Baltimore Clippers (1976–1977 / Southern Hockey League (1973-1977))
  • Baltimore Clippers (1979–1981 / Northeastern Hockey League (1978-1979) Eastern Hockey League)

This franchise was replaced by:


Team RecordsEdit

Single SeasonEdit

Goals: 57 (Mitch Lamoureux, 1982–83)
Assists: 81 (Mike Gillis, 1982–83)
Points: 113 (Mike Gillis, 1982–83)
Shutouts: 4 (Jon Casey, 1984-85)
Penalty Minutes: 353 (Mitch Wilson, 1986–87)
GAA: 2.63 (Jon Casey, 1984–85)
SV%: .942 (Don Beaupre, 1990–91)

CareerEdit

Career Goals: Mitch Lamoureux, 119
Career Assists: Mitch Lamoureux, 133
Career Points: Mitch Lamoureux, 252
Career Penalty Minutes: Gary Rissling, 868
Career Goaltending Wins: Jim Hrivnak, 55
Career Shutouts: Jon Casey, 4
Career Games: Tim Taylor, 259

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

  • Baltimore Skipjacks 1981–1982 (Atlantic Coast Hockey League)
  • Baltimore Skipjacks 1982–1993 (American Hockey League)

Regular SeasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedOTLPoints Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing Head coach
1981–82482223 3 472041893rd, ACHL Morris "Moose" Lallo
1982–83 803536 9 793623665th, SouthLou Angotti
1983–84804624101023843041st, SouthGene Ubriaco
1984–85804527 8 983262522nd, SouthGene Ubriaco
1985–86802844 8 642713047th, SouthGene Ubriaco
1986–87803537 8 782772955th, SouthGene Ubriaco
1987–88801358 9 0 352684347th, SouthGene Ubriaco
1988–89803046 4 643173476th, SouthTerry Murrary
1989–90804330 7 933022653rd, SouthTerry Murray & Doug MacLean
1990–91803934 7 853252893rd, SouthRob Laird
1991–9280284210 662873205th, SouthRob Laird/Barry Trotz
1992–9380284012 683183534th, SouthBarry Trotz

PlayoffsEdit

Season1st Round2nd RoundFinals
1981–82 Date unavailable.
1982–83 Out of playoffs
1983–84 W, 4-0, Springfield L, 2-4, Rochester
1984–85 W, 4-1, Rochester W, 4-0, Binghamton L, 2-4, Sherbrooke
1985–86 Out of playoffs
1986–87 Out of playoffs
1987–88 Out of playoffs
1988–89 Out of playoffs
1989–90 W, 4-2, Adirondack L, 2-4, Rochester
1990–91 L, 2-4, Binghamton
1991–92 Out of playoffs.
1992–93 L, 3-4, Binghamton

Notable Alumni Edit

  • Don Beaupre, 17 NHL seasons
  • Phil Bourque, two-time Stanley Cup champion: 1991, 1992
  • Steve Carlson, one of the famed Hanson Brothers
  • Claude Julien, current head coach of the Boston Bruins
  • Olaf Kolzig, 2000 Vezina Trophy winner
  • Ted Nolan, former head coach of the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres
  • Michel Therrien, former head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Byron Dafoe, played 14 seasons in NHL, most notably with the Boston Bruins
  • Keith Jones, played 9 seasons with Washington, Colorado, and Philadelphia, and is currently an analyst for NHL on Versus.
  • Troy Loney, two-time Stanley Cup champion: 1991, 1992
  • Bob Errey, two-time Stanley Cup champion: 1991, 1992, currently FSN Pittsburgh analyst
  • Jon Casey, Minnesota North Stars goalie
  • Kenny Albert, announcer
  • Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators head coach
  • Marty McSorley, Stanley Cup Champion with Edmonton Oilers, part of the Wayne Gretzky trade in 1988 between Oilers and Los Angeles Kings

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