Lethbridge Broncos

The Lethbridge Broncos were a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League from 1974 until 1986. They played at the Lethbridge Sportsplex.

Division titles won: 1977–78, 1981–82
Regular season titles won: 1981–82
WHL Championships won: 1982–83
Memorial Cup Titles: None
Lethbridge Broncos
CityLethbridge, Alberta
LeagueWestern Hockey League
Operated1974 (1974)–1986
Home arenaLethbridge Sportsplex
Franchise history
1967–74Swift Current Broncos
1974–86Lethbridge Broncos
1986–presentSwift Current Broncos


The Broncos started out as the Swift Current Broncos in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, but moved to Lethbridge in 1974. The team had been losing money in tiny Swift Current and the new Lethbridge Sportsplex was beckoning for a team. The Broncos played in Lethbridge for twelve seasons, winning the President's Cup in 1982–83. In the mid 1980s, the team came up for sale, and despite a large and loyal fanbase, the Broncos were bought by interests in Swift Current and moved back to their original home. Lethbridge was without WHL hockey for only one season however, as the Calgary Wranglers moved to the city, becoming the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 1987.

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
1974–7570283210302315662nd EastLost quarter-final
1975–767228359293352653rd EastLost quarter-final
1976–7772283212324335683rd CentralLost semi-final
1977–787236297341328791st CentralEliminated in preliminary round robin
1978–797237287389326812nd CentralLost semi-final
1979–807228395329349616th EastLost in first round
1980–817237332339332764th EastLost East Division semi-final
1981–8272502204212801001st EastLost East Division final
1982–837238313284271795th EastWon Championship
1983–847244280271256884th EastLost in first round
1984–857230402295322625th EastLost in first round
1985–867227423314379575th EastEliminated in East Division round robin

NHL alumni

Head coaches

See also


  • 2005–06 WHL Guide
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