Billings Bighorns

The Billings Bighorns were a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League who played from 1977 to 1982. The team was originally the Calgary Centennials. They played at the MetraPark Arena in Billings, Montana. The team wore uniforms based upon those then used by the Washington Capitals. They moved to Nanaimo after the 1981–82 season.

Billings Bighorns
CityBillings, Montana
LeagueWestern Hockey League
Operated1977 (1977)–1982
Home arenaMetraPark Arena
ColorsRed, White & Blue
Franchise history
1966–67Calgary Buffaloes
1967–77Calgary Centennials
1977–82Billings Bighorns
1982–83Nanaimo Islanders
1983–88New Westminster Bruins
1988-PresentTri-City Americans

NHL alumni

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

SeasonGP W L T GF GA PointsFinishPlayoffs
1977–787232319342336732nd CentralLost final
1978–7972382311378302871st CentralEliminated in round robin
1979–807237341326284754th EastLost in first round
1980–817230402334334625th EastLost East Division quarter-final
1981–827227441369432556th EastLost East Division quarter-final


  • 2005–06 WHL Guide
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