Vancouver Nats

The Vancouver Nats were a major junior ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia that played two seasons in the Western Canada Hockey League from 1971–73. The team relocated in 1973 to Kamloops to become the Kamloops Chiefs before settling in Seattle as the Seattle Breakers (later Thunderbirds) in 1977.

Vancouver Nats
CityVancouver, British Columbia
LeagueWestern Hockey League
Operated1971 (1971)–73
Home arenaPacific Coliseum
Franchise history
1971–73Vancouver Nats
1973–77Kamloops Chiefs
1977–85Seattle Breakers
1985-PresentSeattle Thunderbirds

On the ice, the Nats finished last overall in the league both years, winning just 27 games in their two years. After their demise, it would be nearly thirty years before the WHL would return to the city of Vancouver, with the Vancouver Giants established as an expansion team in 2001.

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
1971–726817501213379356th WestOut of playoffs
1972–736810553198428236th WestOut of playoffs

NHL alumni

See also


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