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1969-1985 Flint Generals

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Flint Generals ProgramInternational Hockey League (1969-1985)

Born: 1969 – IHL expansion franchise.
Moved: 
July 9, 1985 (Saginaw Generals)

Arena: IMA Sports Arena

Team Colors:

Owners:

IHL Turner Cup Champions: 1984

 

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==Flint Generals Programs on Fun While It Lasted==

Season Date Opponent Score Program Other

1969-70

1969-70 12/25/1969 @ Dayton Gems ?? Program

1972-73

1972-73 11/11/1972 @ Fort Wayne Komets ?? Program

1973-74

1973-74 2/9/1974 @ Toledo Hornets ?? Program
1973-74 2/10/1974 vs. Toledo Hornets ?? Program

1976-77

1976-77 11/28/1976 vs. Muskegon Mohawks ?? Program

 

==Links==

International Hockey League Media Guides

International Hockey League Programs

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1958-1961 Baltimore Bullets

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Batimore Bullets Eastern Professional Basketball LeagueEastern Professional Basketball League (1958-1961)

Born: 1958
Moved: Postseason 1961 (Camden Bullets)

Arena: Baltimore Coliseum

Team Colors:

Owners:

Eastern League Champions: 1961

 

This minor league edition of the Baltimore Bullets basketball team is not to be confused with Baltimore’s two NBA versions of the Bullets (1944-1954 and 1963-1973).

The Bullets of 1958-1961 played in the Eastern Professional Basketball League and were the only non-Pennsylvania team in the league during this period.  The Bullets made it to the Eastern League championship in two of their three seasons.  In 1960, the Bullets lost a best 2-of-3 series to the Easton Madisons.  The following season, the Bullets defeated the Allentown Jets 119-104 in a single-game championship contest.

After the 1960-61 season, the Bullets moved to New Jersey and became the Camden Bullets (1961-1966).

 

==Baltimore Bullets Programs on Fun While It Lasted==

Season Date Opponent Score Program Other

1958-59

1958-59 2/8/1959 vs. Sunbury Mercuries ?? Program Game Notes

 

==Links==

Eastern Professional Basketball League Programs

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July 20th, 2015 at 2:35 pm

1972-1995 Quebec Nordiques

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Quebec Nordiques Media GuideWorld Hockey Association (1972-1979)
National Hockey League (1979-1995)

Born: 1972 – WHA founding franchise
Moved: May 1995 (Colorado Avalanche)

Arena: Le Colisee de Quebec

Team Colors:

Owners:

WHA AVCO Cup Championships: 1977
NHL Stanley Cup Championships: None
Deepest Run: Conference Finals 1982 & 1985

 

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==Quebec Nordiques Programs on Fun While It Lasted==

Season Date Opponent Score Program Other

1972-73

1972-73 1/9/1973 @ Ottawa Nationals L 7-5 Program
1972-73 1/13/1973 @ Philadelphia Blazers L 9-4 Program

1973-74

1973-74 11/29/1973 vs. Cleveland Crusaders T 4-4 Program
1973-74 12/2/1973 @ Winnipeg Jets L 5-3 Program
1973-74 12/16/1973 @ Toronto Toros W 4-3 (OT) Program

1974-75

1974-75 10/27/1974 @ Indianapolis Racers L 5-3 Program
1974-75 12/14/1975 @ New England Whalers L 9-4 Program
1974-75 2/19/1975 @ Houston Aeros  L 10-4 Program
1974-75 3/7/1975 @ Toronto Toros W 4-1 Program
1974-75 3/20/1975 @ Houston Aeros  L 5-3 Program

1975-76

1975-76 11/5/1975 @ Calgary Cowboys L 4-2 Program
1975-76 12/12/1975 @ Toronto Toros L 6-4 Program
1975-76 2/12/1976 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints L 6-4 Program
1975-76 3/12/1976 @ Winnipeg Jets W 10-8 Program

1976-77

1976-77 10/26/1976 vs. Phoenix Roadrunners W 11-3 Program
1976-77 11/2/1976 vs. Phoenix Roadrunners L 5-3 Program
1976-77 2/2/1977 vs. Indianapolis Racers L 6-5 Program
1976-77 3/23/1977 @ Cincinnati Stingers W 6-4 Program

1977-78

1977-78 11/5/1977 @ Birmingham Bulls L 5-4 (OT) Program

1978-79

1978-79 12/23/1978 @ Cincinnati Stingers L 6-2 Program
1978-79 2/2/1979 @ New England Whalers L 4-1 Program
1978-79 3/16/1979 @ Edmonton Oilers L 6-1 Program

1979-80

1979-80 10/28/1979 vs. Montreal Canadiens W 5-4 Program

1980-81

1980-81 3/22/1981 @ New York Rangers T 7-7 Program

1981-82

1981-82 1/31/1982 @ Hartford Whalers T 4-4 Program

1985-86

1985-86 2/20/1986 @ New Jersey Devils  L 4-3 (OT) Program

1987-88

1987-88 11/14/1987 @ Los Angeles Kings L 8-7 Program

1988-89

1988-89 3/16/1989 @ Boston Bruins T 2-2 Program

 

==YouTube==

Nordiques at Montreal Canadiens. Adams Conference Division Finals, Game 7, 1985.

 

 

==Links==

World Hockey Association Media Guides

World Hockey Association Programs

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1974-1977 San Diego Mariners

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San Diego Mariners Media GuideWorld Hockey Association (1974-1977)

Born: 1974 – The Jersey Knights relocate to San Diego, CA
Folded:
Postseason 1977

Arena: San Diego Sports Arena

Team Colors:

Owners:

 

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==San Diego Mariners Programs on Fun While It Lasted==

Season Date Opponent Score Program Other

1974-75

1974-75 10/16/1974 @ Phoenix Roadrunners L 8-2 Program
1974-75 11/4/1974 @ Vancouver Blazers W 6-2 Program
1974-75 12/4/1974 @ Phoenix Roadrunners W 2-0 Program
1974-75 12/5/1974 @ Michigan Stags L 5-3 Program
1974-75 12/15/1974  @ Houston Aeros W 4-3 Program
1974-75 3/20/1975 vs. Chicago Cougars L 4-2 Program

1975-76

1975-76 12/16/1975 @ Houston Aeros  W 4-2 Program
1975-76 3/13/1976 vs. Houston Aeros  L 3-2 Program

1976-77

1976-77 1/12/1977 @ Phoenix Roadrunners L 4-2 Program

 

==Links==

World Hockey Association Media Guides

World Hockey Association Programs

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July 18th, 2015 at 7:40 pm

1988-1991 Tulsa Fast Breakers

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Henry Bibby Tulsa Fast BreakersContinental Basketball Association (1988-1991)

Born: June 24, 1988 – The Savannah Spirits relocate to Tulsa.
Re-Branded: July 1991 (Tulsa Zone)

Arena: Expo Square Pavilion

Team Colors:

Owner: Larry Stone

 

The Tulsa Fast Breakers were a minor league basketball outfit that played three seasons in the Continental Basketball Association. The team drew its name from owner Larry Stone’s chain of Fast Break convenient stores.

The CBA was the official developmental league at the time and many of Tulsa’s players were former NBA draft picks and training camp cuts. The Fast Breakers helped launch the career of future NBA All-Star Anthony Mason, who played for Tulsa during the 1990-91 season between brief stints with the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets.  Mason would later establish himself as an NBA stalwart with the New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets, winning the league’s Sixth Man Award in 1995.

Headed the other direction was Chris Washburn. The 6′ 11″ center was the #3 overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, but played poorly and was banned for life from the NBA in 1989 after failing three drug tests. Washburn signed with Tulsa for the 1990-91 CBA season.  A few months after the CBA season ended, he was arrested in Houston on drug possession charges and sentenced to three years in prison.  Washburn descended into homelessness later in the 1990’s, before reportedly cleaning up in the 2000’s.  The former N.C. State star is considered one of the biggest NBA draft busts in history.

The Fast Breakers swept the Rockford Lightning to win the 1989 CBA Championship during their first season in Tulsa.  Former UCLA star and NBA veteran Henry Bibby (pictured top right) coached the championship team.

Interest waned during the next two seasons and owner Larry Stone sold the club in June 1991.  The new owners kept the franchise in Tulsa but changed its name to the Tulsa Zone in July 1991.  The Zone left town in 1992 after playing other further season.

 

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==In Memoriam==

Center Ozell Jones (Fast Breakers ’89-’90) was found dead of a gunshot wound at his home on September 7, 2006. Jones was 45. The exact circumstances of his death remain unresolved.

Anthony Mason (Fast Breakers ’90-’91) died from complications of a massive heart attack on February 28, 2015 at the age of 48.

 

==Links==

Continental Basketball Association Media Guides

Continental Basketball Association Programs

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July 16th, 2015 at 3:20 am