2 - TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
1980-83 VERNON LAKERS 1984-95



VERNON LAKERS

Vernon Lakers Logo 1980-89

After a one years leave of absence the franchise adopted a new name, the Vernon Lakers, for the 1980-81 season. They kept that name till the end of 1982-83 season.

The Vernon Lakers missed the playoffs for two consecutive years, 1981 and 1982, which is a feat no other Vernon Jr. 'A' team has matched.

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VERNON LAKERS - 2-Time National Champions

Vernon Lakers Logo 1990-95

The second installment of the Vernon Lakers came in the 1984-85 season. They remained the Vernon Lakers through till the end of the 1994-95 season.

It was this version of the franchise that started what was to become a dominate player in junior 'A' hockey, in the league, regional and national levels.

Not once in the eleven seasons of league play did they fall under the five-hundred mark and they made the playoffs every season. The Vernon Lakers entered the regional playdowns in five consecutive years and made the national tournament four years straight, culminating in two National Championships, 1990 and 1991.

The Vernon Lakers accomplishment of four National Championship appearances, 1989 - 1992, remains a Canadian junior "A" hockey record.

By the end to the 1994-95 season the Vernon Lakers brought the franchise from the negative to the positive side of the wins versus losses category. They did this in both the regular season and playoffs statistics.

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VERNON LAKERS HIGHLIGHTS

In its 14 years (1980-81 to 1982-83 and 1984-85 to 1994-95), as the Lakers, the franchise has achieved the following highlights:

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SEASON BY SEASON OVERVIEW

INTERIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
RYAN HATFIELD TROPHY
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
NAT BAILEY CUP / SUBWAY CUP / FRED PAGE CUP
BRITISH COLUMBIA CHAMPIONSHIP
MOWAT CUP
BRITISH COLUMBIA VS ALBERTA CHAMPION
DOYLE CUP (since 1985)
WESTERN CANADA CHAMPIONSHIP
ABBOTT CUP (till 1996) / WESTERN CANADA CUP
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
CENTENNIAL CUP / RBC ROYAL BANK CUP / ROYAL BANK CUP / RBC CUP
VERNON LAKERS
Season League
Division
Regular Season Playoffs
Rank GP W L T PTs GF GA GP W L GF GA Result / Series-Score / Opponent
1980-81 BCJHL
Interior
11th
5th
56 8 48 0 16 105 435 Did Not Qualify
1981-82 BCJHL
Interior
11th
5th
47 10 36 2 21 182 304 Did Not Qualify
1982-83 BCJHL
Interior
4th
2nd
56 35 20 1 71 280 235 7 3 4 0 0
Lost Div. Semifinals, 3-4 (Penticton)
1984-85 BCJHL
Interior
6th
2nd
51 28 21 2 58 261 262 7 3 4 0 0
Lost Div. Semifinals, 3-4 (Merritt)
1985-86 BCJHL
Interior
5th
3rd
52 28 21 3 59 338 281 7 3 4 33 26
Lost Div. Semifinals, 3-4 (Kelowna)
1986-87 BCJHL
Interior
3rd
2nd
52 33 17 2 68 381 257 10 6 4 45 47
Won Div. Semifinals, 4-0 (Penticton)
Lost Div. Final, 2-4 (Kelowna)
1987-88 BCJHL
Interior
1st
1st
52 42 10 0 84 381 216 19 14 5 120 75
Won Div. Semifinals, 4-0 (Merritt)
Won Div. Finals, 4-0 (Penticton)
Won League Finals, 4-1 (Richmond)
Won Mowat Cup, 2-0 (Grande Prairie)
Lost Doyle Cup, 0-4 (Calgary)
1988-89 BCJHL
Interior
2nd
1st
60 40 19 1 81 376 256 31 22 9 146 112
Won Div. Semifinals, 4-1 (Kelowna)
Won Div. Finals, 4-0 (Merritt)
Won League Finals, 4-1 (New Westminster)
Won Mowat Cup, 2-0 (Williams Lake)
Won Doyle Cup, 4-2 (Red Deer)
Won Abbott Cup, 4-2 (Humboldt)
4th Centennial Cup Round-robin
1989-90 BCJHL
Interior
3rd
1st
58 33 20 5 71 330 229 19 12 7 92 73
1st Div. Round-robin
Lost League Finals, 2-4 (New Westminster)
~ HOSTS ~
2nd Centennial Cup Round-robin
Won Centennial Cup Semifinal, 11-5 (Nipawin)
Won Centennial Cup, 6-5 OT (New Westminster)
1990-91 BCJHL
Interior
4th
3rd
60 37 20 3 77 359 266 28 23 5 170 126
Won Div. Semifinals, 4-0 (Kelowna)
Won Div. Finals, 4-2 (Chilliwack)
Won League Finals, 4-0 (Powell River)
Won Mowat Cup, 3-0 (Prince George)
Won Doyle Cup, 4-1 (Calgary)
Won Abbott Cup Game, 4-2 (Yorkton)
4th Centennial Cup Round-robin
Won Centennial Cup Semifinal, 7-5 (Yorkton)
Won Centennial Cup, 8-4 (Sudbury)
1992-93 BCJHL
Interior
3rd
3rd
60 35 23 2 72 336 278 5 1 4 14 22
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1-4 (Penticton)
1993-94 BCJHL
Interior
4th
3rd
60 31 29 0 62 286 314 11 4 7 38 48
Won Div. Semifinals, 4-1 (Penticton)
Lost Div. Finals, 0-4 (Kelowna)
1994-95 BCJHL
Interior
8th
3rd
60 28 28 4 60 297 284 9 5 4 41 37
Won Preliminaries, 2-0 (Bellingham)
Lost Quarterfinals, 3-4 (Penticton)

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