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Colorado Gold Kings

Colorado Gold Kings
Founded 1985
League West Coast Hockey League
Team history Alaska Gold Kings
1995-97
Colorado Gold Kings
1998-2002
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Arena Colorado Springs World Arena
Colors Navy Blue, Gold, white
Head coach Al Pedersen
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Colorado Gold Kings were an American professional minor league ice hockey team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and members of the West Coast Hockey League. The Franchise was founded in 1985 in Fairbanks, Alaska, as the Alaska Gold Kings,[1] but traces its root back to an amateur hockey team formed in the mid-70s.[2] The Gold Kings moved to Colorado Springs in 1998 and played there until their final season in 2002. Their name is a reference to the gold mining, prominent in both Colorado and Alaska. Prior to the WCHL franchise, teams named the Alaska Gold Kings or Fairbanks Gold Kings were already active in various senior hockey loops.
The Gold Kings once hosted their own international tournament, the Alaska Cup, facing the likes of Team Japan and Team Austria.
They also were the American representatives in the 1990 Tournoi du Mont-Blanc, a traditional tournament played around Christmas in several French Alps resorts.

Team Record

Season W L Win % Result
2001-02 39 26 .600

References

  1. ^ Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. 154.  
  2. ^ http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/5406916/article-Former-Gold-Kings-reminisce-about-the-most-exciting-game-of-hockey-ever-played-in-Fairbanks?instance=community_features1 by Randy Zarnke>}


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