VERNON VIKINGS
1973 - 1978

VERNON VIKINGS

Vernon Vikings Logo 1973-76 Vernon Vikings Logo 1976-78

For the 1973-74 season the Vernon franchise, changed its name to the Vernon Vikings. They would remain the Vernon Vikings through till the end of the 1977-78 season.

Even though the Vernon Vikings won the league pennant in 1976 they bowed out in the second round of the playoffs that year, losing nine points to one, in a eight point series (4L - 1T).

After sixteen consecutive playoff appearances, for the franchise, the Vernon Vikings were the first team to not make them in 1978.

An interesting fact about the Vikings is that their logo is almost an exact replica of one used by the Vernon Eagles senior team of the 1940's.

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VERNON VIKINGS HIGHLIGHTS

In its 5 years (1973-74 to 1977-78 ), as the Vernon Vikings, the franchise has achieved the following highlight...

  • 1 - League Pennant
  • 1976

In 1978 the Viking became the first franchise team, since 1961, not to make the league playoffs.

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SEASON BY SEASON OVERVIEW

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VERNON VIKINGS
Season League
Division
Regular Season Playoffs
Rank GP W L T PTs GF GA GP W L T GF GA Result / Series-Score / Opponent
1973-74 BCJHL
Interior
4th
3rd
64 37 26 1 75 340 302 4 0 4 - - -

Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-4 (Penticton)
1974-75 BCJHL
Interior
6th
3rd
66 31 33 2 64 327 343 10 4 6 - - -
Won Div. Semifinals, 4-2 (Penticton)
Lost Div. Finals, 0-4 (Kelowna)
1975-76 BCJHL 1st 66 47 18 1 95 390 247 10 4 5 1* - -
~ 8pt Series~
Won Quarterfinals, Pts 8-2 (Chilliwack)
Lost Semifinals, Pts 1-9 (Penticton)
1976-77 BCJHL
Interior
6th
3rd
68 29 37 2 30 259 321 6 2 4 - - -

Lost Div. Semifinals, 2-4 (Penticton)
1977-78 BCJHL
Interior
10th
6th
66 10 56 - 20 251 486 - - - - - -

Did Not Qualify
Team Totals 330 154 170 6 - - - 30 10 19 1* - -
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* = First to eight points series, 2pts for win, 1pt for tie

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