Atlantic City has a long sports history, especially inside the famed Boardwalk Hall. However, it was a long time since the Atlantic City Sea Gulls folded in 1952 that hockey would again take up residence beachside.
In 2001, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies started up and became the first pro hockey team to inhabit the Hall in almost 50 years. The Bullies were immediately successful in their first season, winning 42 and having the help of future NHLer Kevin Colley. In the 2002-03 season, they would win another 41 games and go on a great playoff run. Beating Trenton, Greensboro, and Columbia they would claim the league championship.
The Bullies spent two more successful seasons on the jersey shore, winning 40+ games each time. Unfortunately they would be sold following the 2004-05 season and relocated to California.