Minneapolis Bruins

The Minneapolis Bruins were a minor league professional ice hockey team in the Central Professional Hockey League (CPHL) from 1963 to 1965.

Minneapolis Bruins
CityMinneapolis, Minnesota
LeagueCentral Professional Hockey League
Operated1963 to 1965
Home arenaMinneapolis Arena
ColorsBlack and Yellow
AffiliatesBoston Bruins

The Bruins were one of the original five teams to enter the newly formed CPHL. Minneapolis operated as a farm team to the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins. The team originated as the Kingston Frontenacs of the Eastern Professional Hockey League, which transferred to the new CPHL essentially intact after the demise of the EPHL in 1963. The Minneapolis Bruins played two season in the league, then in 1965, the team relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where it continued as the Oklahoma City Blazers until 1977.


The Minneapolis franchise was operated locally by three dedicated hockey fans: Walter Bush Jr., an attorney with a long association with amateur hockey which includes manager of the 1964 United States Olympic hockey team; Robert McNulty, a Minneapolis contractor; along with executive Gordon Ritz.[1]

Minneapolis Bruins all-time roster


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