Halifax Citadels

The Halifax Citadels were a professional ice hockey team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They played in the American Hockey League between 1988 and 1993. They were created by the relocation of the Fredericton Express and filled a void left by the relocation of the Nova Scotia Oilers to Cape Breton.

Halifax Citadels
CityHalifax, Nova Scotia
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaHalifax Metro Centre
ColoursBlue, White, Red
AffiliatesQuebec Nordiques
Franchise history
1981–1988Fredericton Express
1988–1993Halifax Citadels
1993–1996Cornwall Aces
1999–presentWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The Citadels, named after the Halifax Citadel military fort, were affiliated with the Quebec Nordiques National Hockey League team. Home games were played at the Halifax Metro Centre, located at the base of Citadel Hill.

The franchise was moved to Cornwall, Ontario in 1993, where they were known as the Cornwall Aces. One year later, the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL filled the void in the market.

Season-by-season results

Regular season

1988–898042308923453002nd, North
1989–908037376803173004th, North
1990–9180333512783383406th, North
1991–9280253817672803245th, Atlantic
1992–9380333710763123485th, Atlantic


Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
1988–89L, 0-4, Moncton
1989–90L, 2-4 Sherbrooke
1990–91Out of playoffs
1991–92Out of playoffs
1992–93Out of playoffs

Career leaders

Goals: 121 (Mark Vermette, 1988–93)

Assists: 110 (Mark Vermette, 1988–93)

Points: 231 (Mark Vermette, 1988–93)

PIM: 920 (Greg Smyth, 1988–92)

See also

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