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BGH: Louisville IceHawks (ECHL)

(Updated October 28, 2004)

The Louisville IceHawks played for four seasons (1990-1994) in Broadbent Arena, and practiced at Iceland (later to become Pantherland, then in June 2002 renamed Iceland once again).  The seating capacity for Broadbent Arena was 6,618.  The ice surface was 200’x85’.  All Monday-Saturday games started at 7:35 PM.  Sunday games started at 6:00 PM. 

The local Louisville newspaper The Courier Journal ran a name the team contest. Out of more than 16,000 entries, 185 people suggested the name IceHawks. Eileen Moss won from the pool of 185.

The team colors were:

HOME – white with black, sunflower yellow & burnt orange

ROAD – Black with white, sunflower yellow & burnt orange

 

The Icehawks made the playoffs in their innaugural season (1990-1991), and swept the Brabham Cup winners, the Knoxville Cherokees in game three to advance to ther semifinals (3-2OTW, 6-5W, 2-1W). The Icehawks were eliminated by the Greensboro Monarchs in game four of the second round (6-4L, 4-2L, 6-3L, 4-2L).

In the 1991-1992 season, the Icehawks once again made it to the playoffs and like the prior year, faced that season's Brabham Cup winner, the Toledo Storm. They eliminated the Storm in game five (4:3OTL, 4:3W, 5:2W, 5:2W, 6:5W). Louisville got a bie and went on to Round 3. The IceHawks then faced the Cincinnati Cyclones for the 3rd round of the semifinals. Cincinnati was eliminated in game four (6-5L, 6-4W, 5-3W, 6-4W) and the IceHawks went on to face the defending cup champions, the Hampton Roads Admirals in the Riley Cup championship round. The IceHawks fell to the Admirals in four games (4-3OTL, 5-2L, 4-0TL, 8-3L).

The IceHawks did not make the finals in the 1992-1993 season.

The 1993-1994 season again had the Icehawks facing the season's Brabham Cup winner, the Knoxville Cherokees, in the first round of playoffs. As in previous seasons, the IceHawks eliminated Knoxville. They were in turn eliminated by the Birmigham Bulls in the next round of playoffs.

After the 1993-1994 season, the team went inactive. It was moved to Florida to become the Jacksonville Lizard Kings in the 1995-1996 season.

The home of the Louisville IceHawks radio broadcasts from 1990-1993 was WWKY AM 790 Louisville.  In 1992, while WWKY broadcast all 64 games,  WIEL AM 1400 Elizabethtown also broadcast all 32 road games.

You can view Louisville IceHawks ticket price history in the Ticket prices page.

SEASON

AFFILIATE (S)

1990-1991

Dual: Hartford Whalers (NHL), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

1991-1992

Hartford Whalers (NHL)

1992-1993

Dual: Hartford Whalers (NHL), Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL), Springfield Indians (AHL)

1993-1994

Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

From 1990-1993, the IceHawks' home colors were white with black, sunflower yellow, and burnt orange. The away colors were black with white, sunflower yellow, and burnt orange. In the final season (1993-1994), the team colors were reported as black, red, yellow, and white. The IceHawks mascot was Tommy Hawk.

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You can view all of the former Louisville IceHawks' career statistics by clicking Ralph Slate's Hockeydb.com or you can click on the player's name below and view only his stats. Also, any players who played in Europe have a "Eurostats" link to their stats page at Mike Ewer's Eurohockey.net.

 

ICEHAWKS PLAYER

NO.

GAMES PLAYED

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, NOTES, PICTURES, ETC

Ron Aubrey (LW)

 

13

 

Doug Bacon (LW)

8

13

 

Corey Beaulieu (D), Eurostats

 

8

 

Brian Bellefeuille (RW)

 

7

 

Martin Bergeron (C), Eurostats

17

64

FINLAND: Ässät Pori (FNL), made the ECHL’s 91-92 ECHL All Star Second Team

Chad Biafore (D), Eurostats

2

125

Asst Cpt 91-92

Mike Black ()

 

1

 

Jean Blouin (RW), Eurostats

 

2

St.-Georges-de-Beauce Garaga (QSPHL) - last known team

Joe Bossi (D)

 

3

 

Cam Brauer (D)

4

49

 

Chris Bright (C)

23

109

 Last Known team: JAPAN: Seibu Lions

Cal Brown (D), Eurostats

6, 33

37

 

Trevor Buchanan (LW)

15

191

last known team:

Bossier Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL)

Asst Cpt 92-93, TA: 92-93 Miller Beer Unsung Hero, 93-94 ECHL PIM Leader,

Jim Burke ()

 

14

 

Keith Carney (D)

 

15

 

Nick Carone ()

15

30

 

Steve Chelios (D), Eurostats

 

3

 

Mike Chighisola (C)

8

9

 

Glenn Clark (LW)

11

57

 

Chris Clifford (G)

1

91

 

Patrick Cloutier (D)

 

9

 

Brian Cook (C)

7

165

Fischer's Most Gentlemanly Player

Brad Courteau ()

 

31

 

John Craighead (RW), Eurostats

 

5

United Kingdom: Nottingham Panthers (Elite)

Gerry Daley (RW)

 

14

 

Scott Daniels (LW)

14

9

 

Bill Davidson (D)

 

5

 

Marc Deschamps ()

 

3

 

Damion DiGiulian (LW)

 

6

Assistant Coach of the University of Vermont Catamounts (Men's Hockey Team) (NCAA)

Bill Dohaney ()

 

2

 

Paul Donovan ()

 

29

 

Rob Dopson (G), Eurostats

 1

3

United Kingdom: Sheffield Steelers (Elite)

Joe Eagan (D), Eurostats

4

21

 

Scott Eichstadt (LW)

25

37

 

Kelly Ens (LW) (D???)

8, 11

94

TA: 92-93 Service America Plus/Minus Leader

Carl Exantus (D)

8

30

 

Randy Exelby (G)

 

13

 

David Ferguson ()

 

3

 

Mike Fiset (C)

22

33

 

Denis Fleming ()

 

6

 

Ray Gallagher (D), Eurostats

 

33

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam Bulldogs (Dutch Cup)

Paul Gherardi (LW)

16, 22

43

 

Chris Googins (F)

 

2

 

Sheldon Gorski (RW), Eurostats

9

221

90-91 Team MVP, 90-91 ECHL All Star team, tc 91-92, TA: 92-93 Service America Player of the Year,

Jeff Grant ()

18

31

 

Mark Green (LW)

33

61

DECEASED: Dec. 26, 1967 -  October 04, 2004

Mike Greenlay (G)

1

27

 

Greg Hagen (F)

14

63

 

Brad Hamilton (D)

18

11

 

Keith Harris ()

 

9

 

Adam Hayes (C)

17

35

 

Mike Heany (D)

 

1

 

Kelly Hiltgen ()

 

9

 

Mark Hilton (D)

 

2

 

Tom Holdeman (RW)

 

8

 

Mark Holick (RW)

18

78

 

Rhys Hollyman (D)

24

32

 

Ken House (LW)

 

18

 

Scott Humeniuk (D), Eurostats

5, 16

62

Budweiser Best Defenseman

Brad James (D)

24

23

 

Kurt Johnson (F)

 

3

 

Karl Johnston (D)

 

28

 

Neven Kardum (C)

7, 14

58

 

Scott Kelsey (D)

2

27

 

Eric Klutke (D)

19

24

 

Kevin Koopman (G)

31, 35

53

TA: 92-93 Coca Cola Fan Favorite

Martin Lacombe (D)

 

18

 

Patrice Lefebvre (RW), Eurostats

15

26

 ITALY: HC Milano Vipers (Serie A)

Jay Luknowsky (Fwd), Eurostats

 

5

 GERMANY: Ratinger Ice Aliens '97 (Regionalliga)

Chris MacKenzie (C)

 

2

last known team Quebec RadioX (QSMHL)

Lance Madsen (G)

31

40

 

Ron Majic (RW)

 

8

 

John Massara (RW), Eurostats

4, 11

63

 

Sylvain Mayer (D)

 

2

 

Patrick McGarry (G)

1

18

 

Jim McGroarty (D)

5

30

 

Steve McKinley (D)

19

24

 

Ron McNeil ()

 

2

 

Darren Miciak (D)

 

12

 

Bryan Miller (D)

 

23

 

Dennis Miller (D)

 

2

 

Keith Miller (LW)

14

9

 

David Moore (D), Eurostats

3, 16

40

 

Giancarlo Morrone (), Eurostats

16

10

 

Mike Mudd (G)

1

33

 

Todd Norman (C)

 6

50

 

Paul Ohman (D)

 

15

 

Geno Pare ()

 

3

 

Scott Patterson (F)

 

3

 

Ken Plaquin (D), Eurostats

23

65

 

Sean Provost (D)

 

1

 

Brian Puhalski ()

 

4

 

Rob Reimer (RW)

20

36

 

Eric Richard ()

 

23

 

Mike Ross (C)

 

5

 

Roger Rougelot (G)

 

1

 

Chris Scheid (LW)

12

45

 

Bryan Schoen (G), Eurostats

 

11

 

Jeff Sebastian (D), Eurostats

19

129

GERMANY: Duisburg EV Foxes (2.GBun)

Steve Shaunessy (D)

3

38

 

Craig Shepherd (LW)

5

4

 

Chris Smith (C)

22

40

 

Trevor Smith (D)

21, 10

82

 

Mark Sorensen (D)

4

53

 

Joe Spinelli (C)

17

53

 

Darren Srochenski (D)

24

29

Scored the franchise's first goal at 9:37 in the 1st period in game one in the 90-91 season.

Jamie Steer (RW), Eurostats

10

98

Tulsa Oilers (CHL)– last known team
92-93 ECHL West All Star Team

Rob Sumner (D)

6

132

HEAD COACH of the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

TA: Brown-Forman Rookie of the Year

Bill Thomas (RW)

11

38

 

Clint Thomas (D)

11

1

 

Joe Tonello (D)

4, 19, 21

61

 

Steve Torkos ()

6

2

 

Brad Treliving (D)

3

37

 

Rocco Trentadue (G)

33

10

 

John Van Dale ()

 

1

 

Terry Virtue (D)

24

51

Springfield Falcons (AHL)

Luke Vitale (C)

16

42

 

Jeff Weber (LW)

10

63

 

Mitch Wilson (RW)

8

25

 

George Zajankala (LW), Eurostats

16

40


 

STAFF

SEASONS

NOTES, PICTURES, ETC

John Ahlers (Director of Broadcasting & Public Relations)

92-93

 

Dave Alcorta (GM)

(?)92-94

 

John Allegier (GM)

92-93

 

John Allegier (Assistant GM)

93-94

 

Dave Arnold (Ticket Manager)

92-93

Sales Manager for the Dayton Bombers (ECHL)

Jerry Arru (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Pat Bates (Team Photographer)

92-93

 

Julie Carroll (Administrative Assistant)

92-93

 

Horn Chen (Owner)

92-93

 

 

 

 

Chris Clifford (Assistant Coach)

93-94

 

Jerry Crouch (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Lou DeVincentis (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Greg Dillion (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Tony Fargnoli (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Dennis Fleming (Assistant Coach)

90-??

 

Rick Forti (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Charles Gazaway (Public Address Announcer)

92-93

 

John Gerstle (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Bill Goldsworthy (Head Coach)

93-94 (last 1/2)

 

Dan Guss (Assistant Ticket Manager)

92-93

 

Leo Huntsinger (Owner & GM)

91-92

 

J. C. Ihrig (Trainer)

90-??

 

Cindy Jackman (Director of Merchandising)

92-93

 

Frank Jury (Trainer)

92-93

 

Jerry Klietz (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Jim Klietz (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Don Lutz (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Scott Marine (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Jim McCamant (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Eric Miklich (Trainer)

91-93?

 

Shawn Narvert (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Bruce Neimi (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Mike Noll

92-93

 

David Oetkin (Operations)

92-93

 

Art Rockwood (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Mike Schmidt (Minor Official)

92-93

 

Jim Shelburne (Musical director/Organist)

92-93

 

Mitch Wilson (Assistant Coach)

92-93

 

Stacey Winnan (Accountant/Administrative Assistant)

92-93

 

Lisa Witten (Sales Director)

92-93

 

Stuart Young (Head Trainer)

93-94

 

Warren Young (Head Coach)

90-94

 

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