The Cape Cod Cubs were a professional ice hockey team that played at the Cape Cod Coliseum in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
The Cubs started play as an expansion franchise in the Eastern Hockey League in 1972, the same year their home arena, the Cape Cod Coliseum, was constructed. An affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Boston Bruins, their general manager was Jack Crawford, a former All-Star defenseman with the Bruins, and they were coached by former Bruin Bronco Horvath. The Cubs won the EHL’s Central Division championship in their first year of play.
When the EHL folded, the Cubs became founding members of the North American Hockey League for the 1973-74 season.
Suffering declining attendance and financial woes, the franchise folded on Friday the 13th of February 1976.
The Cape Cod franchise left a lasting legacy in their four short years. In all 36 out of 121 players who wore the uniform of the team would go on to play professionally in the NHL or its rival, the WHA. The Cape Cod Coliseum would continue its run of success until 1984 when it was sold to become a warehouse for Christmas Tree Shops.