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  • Team colours Red + White + Blue
  • Town Billings, MT
  • Founded 1977

1980-1981 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
Brian Ford (G) 58 1961 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'10" 170 L
Randy Jaycock (G) 58 1961 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'9" 170 L
DEFENSEMEN
Doug Allison (D) 57 1962 Morden, MB, CAN 6'0" 174 L
Mike Bustin (D) 59 1960 Langley, BC, CAN 6'2" 203 R
Bradley Duggan (D) 56 1963 Vancouver, BC, CAN 6'0" 181 R
Martin Gorman (D) 58 1961 Belmont, MA, USA 6'3" 201 L
Leroy Gorski (D) 57 1962 Grenfell, SK, CAN 5'8" 165 L
Bruce Holloway (D) 56 1963 Revelstoke, BC, CAN 6'0" 201 L
Bernie Joyal (D) - - - - -
Gord Kluzak (D) 55 1964 Climax, SK, CAN 6'4" 209 L
Darren McKay (D) 57 1962 Lloydminster, SK, CAN 5'9" 194 L
Bob Rouse (D) 55 1964 Surrey, BC, CAN 6'1" 209 R
Greg Thomson (D/F) 56 1963 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'1" 196 L
Wes Zawertailo (D) 58 1961 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 6'0" 190 L
FORWARDS
Terry Balcom (C) 56 1963 Truro, NS, CAN 5'10" 170 L
John Benns (LW) 56 1963 Cornwall, ON, CAN 6'0" 185 L
Marc Chartier (C) 59 1960 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 5'10" 154 L
Sheldon Currie (RW) 58 1961 Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CAN 5'7" 181 R
Larry Davidson (C) 58 1961 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'8" 161 L
Marcel Frere (LW) 57 1962 Trochu, AB, CAN 6'0" 183 L
Daniel Held (C) 1961 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'0" 185 R
Mark Lamb (C) 55 1964 Ponteix, SK, CAN 5'9" 181 L
Bill Langen (C) 56 1962 Humboldt, SK, CAN 5'11" 181 L
Marc LeClair (LW) 58 1961 Dinsmore, SK, CAN 5'10" 190 L
Rene Lemire (LW) 57 1962 Vai Marie, SK, CAN 5'9" 174 L
Neil MacNeil (LW) 57 1962 Inverness, NS, CAN 6'3" 194 L
Scott Makin (RW) 56 1963 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'11" 170 R
Jim McGeough (C) 56 1963 Regina, SK, CAN 5'10" 181 L
Darryl Murray (LW) 57 1962 Saskatoon, SK, CAN 5'11" 187 L
Pat Rabbitt (LW) 57 1961 Merritt, BC, CAN 5'10" 194 L
John Strait (RW) 57 1962 Spokane, WA, USA - - -
Monty Trottier (C) 58 1961 Val Marie, SK, CAN 5'10" 170 R
Rocky Trottier (F) 55 1964 Climax, SK, CAN 5'11" 183 R
Wade Waters (LW) 56 1963 Revelstoke, BC, CAN 6'2" 181 L
Jeff Zilkie (RW) 58 1961 Prince George, BC, CAN 5'10" 176 R
Position: G:2 D:8 F:18 | Av Age: 18.96 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt 181 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Team Facts
  • Nationalities 30 players
    2 players
    2 players
    1 player
  • Experience Billings Bighorns: 2 878 GP
    NHL: 1 871 GP
    WC: 20 GP
    AHL: 1 565 GP
    DEL: 224 GP
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1977-1978 WCHL 72 32 9 31 - - 342 336 73 8 Final loss
1978-1979 WHL 72 38 11 23 - - 378 302 87 3 Conference QF loss
1979-1980 WHL 72 37 1 34 - - 326 284 75 6 Conference QF loss
1980-1981 WHL 72 30 2 40 - - 336 334 62 7 Conference QF loss
1981-1982 WHL 72 27 1 44 - - 369 432 55 9 Conference QF loss
Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jim McGeough (F) 138 142 108 250
2. Gord Stafford (F) 199 100 146 246
3. Jeff Zilkie (F) 202 95 125 220
4. Marcel Frere (F) 205 76 94 170
5. Harvie Pocza (F) 143 76 87 163
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jim McGeough (F) 138 142 108 250
2. Gord Stafford (F) 199 100 146 246
3. Jeff Zilkie (F) 202 95 125 220
4. Marcel Frere (F) 205 76 94 170
5. Harvie Pocza (F) 143 76 87 163
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gord Stafford (F) 199 100 146 246
2. Jeff Zilkie (F) 202 95 125 220
3. Jim McGeough (F) 138 142 108 250
4. Darren McKay (D) 154 28 95 123
5. Marcel Frere (F) 205 76 94 170
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Marcel Frere (F) 205 76 170 638
2. Brent Gogol (F) 63 13 27 510
3. Monty Trottier (F) 118 33 102 457
4. Mike Bustin (D) 170 9 71 426
5. Darren McKay (D) 154 28 123 382
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Marcel Frere (F) 205 76 94 170
2. Jeff Zilkie (F) 202 95 125 220
3. Gord Stafford (F) 199 100 146 246
4. Mike Bustin (D) 170 9 62 71
5. Pat Rabbitt (F) 168 65 94 159
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Jim McGeough (F) 138 142 250 1.812
2. Darren Bobyck (F) 67 44 114 1.701
3. Harry Mahood (F) 44 31 71 1.614
4. Del Chapman (F) 71 38 107 1.507
5. Lindsay Carson (F) 100 55 143 1.430
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jim McGeough (F) 1981-1982 WHL 71 93 66 159 2.24 142
2. Darren Bobyck (F) 1981-1982 WHL 67 44 70 114 1.70 46
3. Gord Stafford (F) 1979-1980 WHL 68 52 58 110 1.62 91
4. Lindsay Carson (F) 1979-1980 WHL 70 42 66 108 1.54 101
5. Del Chapman (F) 1977-1978 WCHL 71 38 69 107 1.51 44
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jim McGeough (F) 1981-1982 WHL 71 93 66 159 2.24 142
2. Gord Stafford (F) 1979-1980 WHL 68 52 58 110 1.62 91
3. Cal Roadhouse (F) 1978-1979 WHL 69 50 48 98 1.42 138
4. Jim McGeough (F) 1980-1981 WHL 67 49 42 91 1.36 139
5. Mark Lamb (F) 1981-1982 WHL 72 45 56 101 1.40 46
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Darren Bobyck (F) 1981-1982 WHL 67 44 70 114 1.70 46
2. Del Chapman (F) 1977-1978 WCHL 71 38 69 107 1.51 44
3. Jim McGeough (F) 1981-1982 WHL 71 93 66 159 2.24 142
4. Lindsay Carson (F) 1979-1980 WHL 70 42 66 108 1.54 101
5. Gord Stafford (F) 1978-1979 WHL 72 37 66 103 1.43 70
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Brent Gogol (F) 1977-1978 WCHL 61 13 13 26 0.43 465
2. Monty Trottier (F) 1980-1981 WHL 58 15 37 52 0.90 289
3. Jim McTaggart (D) 1979-1980 WHL 65 16 37 53 0.82 284
4. Sheldon Currie (F) 1980-1981 WHL 69 40 30 70 1.01 282
5. Mike McCann (D) 1977-1978 WCHL 72 3 18 21 0.29 270
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
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