Vancouver 86ers (1987-92)

Another charter member from 87, they were founded the previous year (hence the name). The 86ers would play out of Swangard Stadium and be the most successful team in the league.

Under coach/player Bob Lenarduzzi they would go 46 competitive games unbeaten as well as win four straight CSL Championships (1988–1991) and five consecutive CSL regular-season first-place finishes (1988–92). In 1990 they would win the North American Club Championship beating the Maryland Bays. 

The squad would include the likes of Pat Onstad, Bob Lenarduzzi, Jamie Lowery, Dominic Mobilio, Carl Valentine, John Catlif, Ivor Evans, Dale Mitchell, Paul Dolan and Norm Odinga.

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1987

Vancouver's inaugural season and one of the few seasons that Vancouver didnt dominate in almost everything. They placed second in their group with 21 points, Calgary having 27. They played Calgary in the semi finals and lost 4-3.

Their jersey was made by Umbro. Home was yellow with red trim on the v neck collar, shoulders and sleeves. Away was same style shirt but blue with yellow trim. Sponsors in badge form were Pepsi and safeway grocery stores.

 
1987 Vancouver 86ers Home #8 Gameworn Jamie Lowery (c/o Jamie Lowery)
1987 Vancouver 86ers Home #8 Gameworn Jamie Lowery (c/o Jamie Lowery)
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1987 86ers Home
1987 Vancouver 86ers Home

1987 Vancouver 86ers Home

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1987 86ers Home Carl Valentine v Fury
1987 Vancouver 86ers Home Carl Valentine

1987 Vancouver 86ers Home Carl Valentine

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1987 Vancouver 86ers Home Jim Easton

1987 Vancouver 86ers Home Jim Easton

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1987 Vancouver 86ers vs Edmonton Brick Men (c/o Peter Schaad)
1987 Vancouver 86ers vs Edmonton Brick Men (c/o Peter Schaad)

1987 Vancouver 86ers vs Edmonton Brick Men (c/o Peter Schaad)

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1987 Vancouver 86ers vs Edmonton Brick Men (c/o Peter Schaad)
1987 Vancouver 86ers vs Edmonton Brick Men (c/o Peter Schaad)

1987 Vancouver 86ers vs Edmonton Brick Men (c/o Peter Schaad)

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1987 Vancouver 86ers vs Edmonton Brick Men (c/o Peter Schaad)
1987 Vancouver 86ers vs Edmonton Brick Men (c/o Peter Schaad)

1987 Vancouver 86ers vs Edmonton Brick Men (c/o Peter Schaad)

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86ers 1987 Highlights

 

1988

Their second season Vancouver dominated both their division table, scoring 48 points (21 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss). Theyd skip to the semifinals where they met Winnipeg, who they beat 3-1. Theyd meet Hamilton, their closest challenger (who got 41 points in the eastern division), in the finals. It would be Vancouvers first CSL title.

Their jersey was made by Umbro. The Home was yellow with blue trim and a manderin collar. Away was blue with yellow trim and a mandarin collar. Sponsors in badge form were Pepsi and safeway grocery stores.

1988 Vancouver 86ers Home
1988 Vancouver 86ers Home
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86ers Home gameworn #10 Dominic Mobilio
1988 Vancouver 86ers Away gameworn #10 Dominic Mobilio

1988 Vancouver 86ers Away gameworn #10 Dominic Mobilio

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86ers Home gameworn #10 Dominic Mobilio
1988 Vancouver 86ers Away gameworn #10 Dominic Mobilio

1988 Vancouver 86ers Away gameworn #10 Dominic Mobilio

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1988 86ers Home Greg Ion 1988-07-20, Programme
1988 Vancouver 86ers Home Greg Ion 1988-07-20 Programme

1988 Vancouver 86ers Home Greg Ion 1988-07-20 Programme

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1988 86ers Goalie Sven Habermann
1988 Vancouver 86ers Goalie Sven Habermann

1988 Vancouver 86ers Goalie Sven Habermann

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1988 Vancouver 86ers Away Carl Valentine vs Winnipeg Fury

1988 Vancouver 86ers Away Carl Valentine vs Winnipeg Fury

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1988 86ers Home 1988-08-21 Steelers
1988-08-21 Vancouver 86ers Home vs Hamilton Steelers

1988-08-21 Vancouver 86ers Home vs Hamilton Steelers

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1988 86ers 07-20, v Brickmen
1988-07-20 Vancouver 86ers v Edmonton Brickmen

1988-07-20 Vancouver 86ers v Edmonton Brickmen

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1988 86ers Home Steve McDonald
1988 Vancouver 86ers Home Steve McDonald

1988 Vancouver 86ers Home Steve McDonald

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1988 86ers Home v Fury
1988 Vancouver 86ers Home v Winnipeg Fury

1988 Vancouver 86ers Home v Winnipeg Fury

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86ers 88 Road Dougmuirhead, Fury 7-24-19
Vancouver 86ers away Doug Muirhead vs Winnipeg Fury 7-24-1988

Vancouver 86ers away Doug Muirhead vs Winnipeg Fury 7-24-1988

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1988 Vancouver 86ers away vs Edmonton Brickmen

1988 Vancouver 86ers away vs Edmonton Brickmen

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1988 Vancouver 86ers away Dale Mitchell vs Edmonton Brickmen

1988 Vancouver 86ers away Dale Mitchell vs Edmonton Brickmen

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1988 Vancouver 86ers v Ottawa Intrepid (c/o Peter Mackie)
1988 Vancouver 86ers v Ottawa Intrepid (c/o Peter Mackie)

1988 Vancouver 86ers v Ottawa Intrepid (c/o Peter Mackie)

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North York Rockets v Vancouver 86ers June 5 1988 roster (c/o Robin Glover)
North York Rockets v Vancouver 86ers June 5 1988 roster (c/o Robin Glover)

North York Rockets v Vancouver 86ers June 5 1988 roster (c/o Robin Glover)

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1988 Vancouver 86ers Champions Ring (c/o Alan Errington)
1988 Vancouver 86ers Champions Ring (c/o Alan Errington)

1988 Vancouver 86ers Champions Ring (c/o Alan Errington)

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1988 Seattle Storm v Vancouver 86ers (c/o Rich Paschette)
1988 Seattle Storm v Vancouver 86ers (c/o Rich Paschette)

1988 Seattle Storm v Vancouver 86ers (c/o Rich Paschette)

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1989

Vancouver would once again run away with the western league, scoring 42 points. Runners up would be Edmonton with 21 points. Vancouver and Edmonton would face each other in the semis, Vancouver would dominate over two legs winning 9-3. Vancouver would then face Hamilton a second time in the finals, winning 3-2.  

Their jersey was made by Umbro. The Home was yellow with blue trim and a manderin collar. Away was blue with yellow trim and a mandarin collar.

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1989 Vancouver 86ers Home Team

1989 Vancouver 86ers Home Team

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1988 Vancouver 86ers Gameworn #8 Jamie Lowery (c/o Jamie Lowery)
1988 Vancouver 86ers Gameworn #8 Jamie Lowery (c/o Jamie Lowery)
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1988 Vancouver 86ers Soccer Clinic worn by #8 Jamie Lowery (c/o Jamie Lowery)
1988 Vancouver 86ers Soccer Clinic worn by #8 Jamie Lowery (c/o Jamie Lowery)
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86ers 89 Road John Catliff
1989 Vancouver 86ers away John Catliff

1989 Vancouver 86ers away John Catliff

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86ers 89- HOme Back 9, Supra
1989 Vancouver 86ers home vs Supra

1989 Vancouver 86ers home vs Supra

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86ers 89 Home
1989 Vancouver 86ers home

1989 Vancouver 86ers home

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June 19 1989 Vancouver 86ers v North York Rockets Away
June 19 1989 Vancouver 86ers v North York Rockets Away

June 19 1989 Vancouver 86ers v North York Rockets Away

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North York Rockets vs Vancouver 86ers August 13 Rosters (c/o Robin Glover)
North York Rockets vs Vancouver 86ers August 13 Rosters (c/o Robin Glover)

North York Rockets vs Vancouver 86ers August 13 Rosters (c/o Robin Glover)

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1989 Vancouver 86ers Champions Ring (C/O Alan Errington)
1989 Vancouver 86ers Champions Ring (C/O Alan Errington)

1989 Vancouver 86ers Champions Ring (C/O Alan Errington)

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1990

Vancouver dominated their division, amassing 40 points, John Catlif scoring 19 season goals. Next runners up were Edmonton with 31. They played and beat North York in the quarter finals, 4-0 over two legs, they then played division rivals VIctoria who they beat 3-2 over two legs. 86ers met the Steelers again in the finals. Hamilton would lose 6-1 to Vancouver. 

86ers were with Umbro again, same design as previous season. Yellow home with red trim, blue away with yellow trim. This time polo collars replaced the mandarin collars from the previous season. Sponsors in badge form were Pepsi and safeway grocery stores.

1990 Vancouver 86ers Keeper gameworn by #29 Paul Dolan
1990 Vancouver 86ers Keeper gameworn by #29 Paul Dolan
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1990 Vancouver 86ers Keeper gameworn by #29 Paul Dolan
1990 Vancouver 86ers Keeper gameworn by #29 Paul Dolan
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Aug 22 1990 North York Rockets v Vancouver 86ers Roster (c/o Robin Glover)
Aug 22 1990 North York Rockets v Vancouver 86ers Roster (c/o Robin Glover)

Aug 22 1990 North York Rockets v Vancouver 86ers Roster (c/o Robin Glover)

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Sept 12 1990 North York Rockets v Vancouver 86ers Roster (c/o Robin Glover)
Sept 12 1990 North York Rockets v Vancouver 86ers Roster (c/o Robin Glover)

Sept 12 1990 North York Rockets v Vancouver 86ers Roster (c/o Robin Glover)

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1990 Vancouver 86ers CSL Champions Ring (c/o Alan Errington)
1990 Vancouver 86ers CSL Champions Ring (c/o Alan Errington)

1990 Vancouver 86ers CSL Champions Ring (c/o Alan Errington)

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1991

86ers ran away with the league that season, scoring 64 points, runners up Blizzard with 48. 86ers met Hamilton in the semi finals, where they bested them 2-1. They would play the runners up Toronto in the finals, winning 5-3.

Umbro made the jerseys that year, home and away colors remained the same. Fractal designs sublimated on the jerseys. Sponsors in badge form were Pepsi and safeway grocery stores. On the arms of home were Labatts Blue, on away there was CKNW/98.

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns

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1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns

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1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns

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1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Gameworn #2 Stephen Burns

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1991 86ers Away Gameworn vs Benfica #23 No clue who wore it but if you have information please let m
1991 Vancouver 86ers Away Gameworn vs Benfica #23

Player could be Paul Peschisolido, Gerry Gray or Carl Fletcher

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1991 86ers Away Gameworn vs Benfica #23 No clue who wore it but if you have information please let m
1991 Vancouver 86ers Away Gameworn vs Benfica #23

Player could be Paul Peschisolido, Gerry Gray or Carl Fletcher

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1991 86ers Away Gameworn vs Benfica #23 No clue who wore it but if you have information please let m
1991 Vancouver 86ers Away Gameworn vs Benfica #23

Player could be Paul Peschisolido, Gerry Gray or Carl Fletcher

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1991 86ers  Roster
1991 Vancouver 86ers Roster

1991 Vancouver 86ers Roster

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1991 Vancouver 86ers vs Hamilton Steelers (c/o Jamie Lowery)
1991 Vancouver 86ers vs Hamilton Steelers (c/o Jamie Lowery)

Sammy Saund, Jamie Lowery, Stephen Burns "Protect your wedding tackle" - Jamie Lowery

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1991 Vancouver 86ers Home John Catliff vs Hamilton Steelers

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home John Catliff vs Hamilton Steelers

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Stephen Burns 1990
Stephen Burns 1990
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1991 Vancouver 86ers Away (C/O Stephen Burns)
1991 Vancouver 86ers Away (C/O Stephen Burns)

1991 Vancouver 86ers Away (C/O Stephen Burns)

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86ers 91 Home
1991 Vancouver 86ers Away

1991 Vancouver 86ers Away

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86ers 91 Home
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home

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86ers 91 Home v Steelers
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home v Hamilton Steelers

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home v Hamilton Steelers

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1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Lowery, Saundh vs Hamilton Steelers

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Lowery, Saundh vs Hamilton Steelers

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86ers 91 Goalie Paul Dolan
1991 Paul Dolan

1991 Paul Dolan

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86ers 91 Goalie Paul Dolan
1991 Paul Dolan

1991 Paul Dolan

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86ers 91 Home
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home

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86ers 91 Home
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home
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86ers 91 Home
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home
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1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Celebration

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Celebration

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86ers 91 Home v Steelers
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home v Hamilton Steelers

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home v Hamilton Steelers

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86ers 91 Home Ian Bridge v Vistas
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Ian Bridge v Victoria Vistas

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Ian Bridge v Victoria Vistas

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86ers 91 Home v Vistas
1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Ian Bridge v Victoria Vistas

1991 Vancouver 86ers Home Ian Bridge v Victoria Vistas

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1991 Vancouver 86ers Assistant Coach of the year (c/o Alan Errington)
1991 Vancouver 86ers Assistant Coach of the year (c/o Alan Errington)

1991 Vancouver 86ers Assistant Coach of the year (c/o Alan Errington)

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June 15, 1991 Benfica Vs Vancouver 86ers
June 15, 1991 Benfica Vs Vancouver 86ers
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June 15, 1991 Benfica Vs Vancouver 86ers
June 15, 1991 Benfica Vs Vancouver 86ers
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1991 Vancouver 86ers vs Kitchener Kickers Roster
1991 Vancouver 86ers vs Kitchener Kickers Roster
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1992

The league was again one table, which Vancouver dominated, earning 36 points. They would play and beat Montreal in the play offs, 2-1 and lose to Winnipeg in the final CSL final, 3-1

Their jersey was made by Umbro, home was yellow with multi color confetti like designs in the fabric, away was blue with multicolor designs in the fabric. 

1992 Vancouver 86ers #8 Gameworn Jamie Lowery (c/o Jamie Lowery)
1992 Vancouver 86ers #8 Gameworn Jamie Lowery (c/o Jamie Lowery)
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1992 Vancouver 86ers Keepers Gameworn by #29 Paul Dolan (Courtesy of John Nusstein)
1992 Vancouver 86ers Keepers Gameworn by #29 Paul Dolan (Courtesy of John Nusstein)
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1992 Vancouver 86ers Keepers Gameworn by #29 Paul Dolan (Courtesy of John Nusstein)
1992 Vancouver 86ers Keepers Gameworn by #29 Paul Dolan (Courtesy of John Nusstein)
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1992 86ers Home Carl Valentine v Rockets
1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Carl Valentine v North York Rockets

1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Carl Valentine v North York Rockets

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1992 86ers away John Catliff v Fury 5/24/1992
1992 Vancouver 86ers away John Catliff v Winnipeg Fury 5/24/1992

1992 Vancouver 86ers away John Catliff v Winnipeg Fury 5/24/1992

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1992 Vancouver 86ers Roster

1992 Vancouver 86ers Roster

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1992 86ers Home Sammy Saundh v Rockets 9/7/92
1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Sammy Saundh v North York Rockets 9/7/1992

1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Sammy Saundh v North York Rockets 9/7/1992

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1992 86ers Home Doug Muirhead
1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Doug Muirhead

1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Doug Muirhead

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1992 86ers Home Domenic Mobilio 8/11/1992.
1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Domenic Mobilio 8/11/1992

1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Domenic Mobilio 8/11/1992

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1992 86ers Home Back Carl Valentine v Laser
1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Back Carl Valentine v London Laser

1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Back Carl Valentine v London Laser

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1992 86ers Home David Norman v Supra 6/3/1992
1992 Vancouver 86ers Home David Norman v Montreal Supra 6/3/1992

1992 Vancouver 86ers Home David Norman v Montreal Supra 6/3/1992

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1992 86ers Home Carl Valentine v Blizzard
1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Carl Valentine v Toronto Blizzard

1992 Vancouver 86ers Home Carl Valentine v Toronto Blizzard

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1992 86ers Away Jim Easton v Chelsa 5/20/92
1992 Vancouver 86ers Away Jim Easton v Chelsea 5/20/92

1992 Vancouver 86ers Away Jim Easton v Chelsea 5/20/92

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CISL Champions Cup AC Milan Vs Vancouver 86ers (C/O Doug McGinty)
CISL Champions Cup AC Milan Vs Vancouver 86ers (C/O Doug McGinty)
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CISL Champions Cup AC Milan Vs Vancouver 86ers (C/O Doug McGinty)
CISL Champions Cup AC Milan Vs Vancouver 86ers (C/O Doug McGinty)
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86ers Stats and MISC

 

CSL final 86ers v Fury part 1

 
 

1992 CSL Final Part 2 Fury V 86ers