Calgary Flames Logo
NHL: 1973-2020 48 1
The team was founded in 1972 in Atlanta as the Atlanta Flames, and relocated to Calgary in 1980. The Flames played their first three seasons in Calgary at the Stampede Corral before moving into their ...
Edmonton Oilers Logo
NHL: 1973-2020 48 5
The Oilers were officially founded in 1971 by W. D. "Wild Bill" Hunter and Dr. Chuck Allard. The team played its first season in 1972, as one of the twelve founding franchises of the major professiona...

Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Calgary-Edmonton area.
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Calgary Cowboys Logo
WHA: 1976-1977 2
In 1972, the fledgling WHA attempted to place a team in Calgary, to be known as the Broncos in the hopes of a rivalry with Edmonton, and the Oilers. When the team's owner, Bob Brownridge suddenly died...
Saskatoon Sheiks Logo
PHL: 1922-1928 7 1
The Sheiks entered the WCHL in the 1921–22 season. On February 3, 1922, poor attendance forced the club to move to the Moose Jaw Arena and play as the Moose Jaw Sheiks. The team was reorganized as th...
Calgary Tigers Logo
PHL: 1922-1927 6 2
Created ostensibly as an amateur team in hopes of competing for the Allan Cup, the Tigers helped form the Western Canada Hockey League in 1921 to become the first major professional team in Calgary. I...
Edmonton Eskimos Logo
PHL: 1922-1927 6 1
The Eskimos club was formed for the 1909–10 season by sports promoter Deacon White, from the remains of the amateur Edmonton Hockey Club, and inherited its predecessor's membership in the Alberta Amat...
The early history of sports contains hundreds of teams that appeared for only 1 or 2 seasons before folding. Most of these teams have no historical photographs or articles, so are omitted from this list to reduce clutter. To view a comprehensive list of all defunct teams, browse to the early leagues section for baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.

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