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Spruce Grove Saints
City: Spruce Grove, Alberta
League: Alberta Junior Hockey League
Division: North
Founded: 1963 (1963)
Home Arena: Grant Fuhr Arena
Colors: Blue, white and yellow
Franchise history
1963-1965: Edmonton Canadians
1965-1972: Edmonton Movers
1972-1974: Edmonton Mets
1974-1977: Spruce Grove Mets
1977-2004: St. Albert Saints
2004-Present: Spruce Grove Saints
Previous franchise history
1963-1972: Edmonton Maple Leafs

The Spruce Grove Saints are an ice hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. They play in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada at the Grant Fuhr Arena, capacity 2,000.

Founded: 1963-64
Division titles won: None
League Championships won: None
Doyle Cup Titles: None
Royal Bank Cup Titles: None


The Saints franchise is perhaps the most storied in the history of Canadian Junior A hockey. The only franchise remaining from the inception of the AJHL in 1963, the team began as the Edmonton Movers, and a season following a merger with the Edmonton Maple Leafs in 1972, the franchise first relocated to Spruce Grove as the Spruce Grove Mets. After three years in Spruce Grove, the franchise relocated again to nearby St. Albert to become the St. Albert Saints for the 1977-78 season. After 27 years in St. Albert, arena issues allowed the franchise to return for its second stint in Spruce Grove in 2004-05.

Over 50 former players have gone on to play in the NHL, including Mark Messier, Stu Barnes, Mike Comrie and Steve Reinprecht.

During its first stint in Spruce Grove, the Mets won the Centennial Cup 1975 as Canadian Jr. A national champions. The franchise also captured four more AJHL championships during its time in St. Albert.

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T/OTL = Ties/Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T/OTL Points GF GA Finish Playoffs
2004-05 64 42 16 6 90 208 147 2nd North Lost in second round
2005-06 60 39 18 3 81 197 160 3rd North Lost in third round
2006-07 60 32 20 8 72 213 186 3rd North Lost in second round
2007-08 62 34 16 12 80 248 203 3rd North Lost in third round
2008-09 62 46 7 9 101 274 139 1st North Lost final


Alberta Junior Hockey League website
Spruce Grove Saints website
Preceded by
Selkirk Steelers
Centennial Cup Champions
Succeeded by
Rockland Nationals
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