Fredericton Express

The Fredericton Express were a professional ice hockey team based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. They played in the American Hockey League between 1981 and 1988. The Express were affiliated with the Quebec Nordiques and Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. Home games were played at the Aitken Centre on the University of New Brunswick campus.

Fredericton Express
CityFredericton, New Brunswick
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaAitken Centre
AffiliatesQuebec Nordiques
Vancouver Canucks
Franchise history
1981–1988Fredericton Express
1988–1993Halifax Citadels
1993–1996Cornwall Aces
1999–presentWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Division Championships2: (1982–83, 1983–84)

In 1988, the Express played in the Calder Cup Finals, where they lost to the Hershey Bears. During the summer of that year, they moved to become the Halifax Citadels.

Season-by-season results

Regular season

1981–828020555452754085th, North
1982–838045278983482841st, North
1983–848045305953402621st, North
1984–858036368802793012nd, North
1985–868035378783193114th, North
1986–878032435692923576th, North
1987–8880422783953703182nd, North


Season1st round2nd roundFinals
1981–82Out of playoffs
1982–83W, 4–2, AdirondackL, 2–4, Maine
1983–84L, 3–4, Nova Scotia
1984–85L, 2–4, Sherbrooke
1985–86L, 2–4, Adirondack
1986–87Out of playoffs
1987–88W, 4–2, SherbrookeW, 4–1, MaineL, 0–4, Hershey

See also

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