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San Diego Gulls (1995–2006)

For other uses, see San Diego Gulls.

The third San Diego Gulls team was founded in 1995 immediately upon departure of the IHL team of the same name. The new Gulls were a part of the West Coast Hockey League. The Gulls played at the San Diego Sports Arena.

History

The Gulls won five of the league's eight championships known as the Taylor Cup. On December 11, 2002, Danielle Dube became the third female goaltender to start in goal for a professional men’s team.[1] Dube was the goalie for the San Diego Gulls in a 4-1 loss against the Long Beach Ice Dogs.[2] In 2003, the WCHL became the Pacific Division of the ECHL, formerly known as the East Coast Hockey League. In 2004, the Gulls became the ECHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. As of June 29, 2006, the Gulls folded and released their players as free agents in 2006 following years of unprofitable seasons.[3]

GULLS TO FORMALLY CEASE OPERATIONS FRIDAY - [ 06-29-2006 ] SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Gulls announced Thursday that they will formally cease operations as of Friday (June 30). Ongoing negotiations to sell the club did not materialize in a timeframe sufficient to operate for the 2006–07 season.[4]

Throughout their WCHL stint and through their first year of ECHL play, the Gulls were coached by St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) alumnus Steve Martinson. Martinson left the Gulls and went on to coach the Rockford IceHogs of the UHL. Martin St. Amour, who was a star for the Gulls in their WCHL years replaced Martinson as head coach prior to the 2004–05 season. St. Amour stepped down in the middle of the 2005–06 season and was replaced by former Gulls players Jamie Black and B.J. MacPherson as co-coaches. The final starting goalie was Kevin Lentz. He went 20-1-1 in the final stretch of the regular season but retired due to a knee injury.

Championships

Season League Championship(s)
1995–96 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion, Founders Cup - Regular Season Champion
1996–97 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion, Founders Cup - Regular Season Champion
1997–98 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion, Founders Cup - Regular Season Champion
2000–01 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion, Founders Cup - Regular Season Champion
2002–03 WCHL Taylor Cup - Playoff Champion
2003–04 ECHL Brabham Cup - Regular Season Champion

Season-by-season results

Legend: OL = Overtime loss, Pct = Winning percentage

Season Games Won Lost Tied OL Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
Penalty
minutes
1995–96 58 49 7 2 100 0.862 350 232 1790
1996–97 64 50 12 2 102 0.797 400 210 2571
1997–98 64 53 10 1 107 0.836 347 198 2680
1998–99 71 45 19 7 97 0.683 342 242 2746
1999–00 70 46 16 8 100 0.714 297 221 2234
2000–01 72 50 17 5 105 0.729 263 192 2043
2001–02 72 47 22 3 97 0.674 255 209 2677
2002–03 72 45 22 5 95 0.660 245 182 1930
2003–04 72 49 13 10 108 0.750 240 177 1594
2004–05 72 35 29 8 78 0.542 206 222 1519
2005–06 72 34 30 8 76 0.528 213 214 1811

Former San Diego Gulls Players (WCHL)

References

External links

  • San Diego Gulls seasons (West Coast Hockey League) (1995–2003)
  • San Diego Gulls seasons (ECHL) (2003–2006)
  • San Diego Magazine: "Success Story on Ice" (2000)
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