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BGH: Louisville Panthers (AHL)

(Updated October 29, 2004)

The Louisville Panthers played in Freedom Hall from 1999-2001 and practiced at Pantherland (formerly Iceland, now Iceland once again). At the end of the 2000-2001 season, Afr Enterprises Inc., the family-run holding company that owned the Louisville Panthers, petitioned the AHL, and were granted permission to suspend operations for one year. Between the summer of 2001 and summer of 2002, the owners tried several times to deal the franchise but no attempts were successful. Further, the Afrs have not been able to deal their troubled UHL Port Huron BorderCats and that franchise is also went inactive during the 2002-2003 season.

The Louisville Panthers' team colors were red, navy blue & gold.

The mascot was named "Paws".

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You can view all of the former Louisville Panthers' 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.

 

PANTHERS PLAYER

NO.

GAMES PLAYED

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, NOTES, PICTURES, ETC

Chris Allen (D),
Eurostats 

2

43

FINLAND: Sport Vaasan (I divisioona)

Ryan Bach (G), Eurostats

1

41

Colorado Eagles (CHL)

Eric Beaudoin (LW)

23

71

San Antonio Rampage (AHL)

Eric Boguniecki (C),
Eurostats 

33 

85

SWITZERLAND: SC Langenthal (Nationalliga B), AHL MVP 2001-2002,

Dan Boyle (D)

26 

64

Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

Travis Brigley (LW), Eurostats

36

49

NORWAY: Vålerenga IF ()

Fifth Third Bank Mighty Ducks Player of the Month for Feb 2002,

Paul Brousseau (RW), Eurostats

22

109

Verdun Dragons (LNAH)

Kevin Brown (RW)

 

1

recovering from back surgery & living in Ontario

Ryan Burgoyne (LW)

20

16

University of New Brunswick (CIS) = Alternate Captain

Chad Cabana (LW)

15

65


Mike Cirillo (LW)

17

61

Lee Cole (D)

 

2

Petrolia Squires (OHASr-Senior "AAA" Hockey, Canada)

Curtis Doell (D)

7

33

RETIRED - Bloomington, MN

Dave Duerden (LW)

16

108

 

Alex Dumas (D)

 

2

Chris Eade (D)

 26

4

University of Western Ontario Mustangs (CIS)

David Emma (C), Eurostats

18

55

GERMANY: Nürnberg Ice Tigers (DEL)

Scott Fankhouser (G), Eurostats

35

1

GERMANY: SC Bietigheim-Bissingen Steelers (2. Bundesliga)

Brad Ference (D),
Eurostats 

21

110

FRANCE: HC Morzine ()

Craig Ferguson (C), Eurostats

11

61

GERMANY: ERC Ingolstadt Panthers (DEL)

Scored LP's 1st Hat Trick (Oct 16, 1999) against Cincinnati in a span of 19:27

Tim Findlay (RW)

19

27

 

Maxim (Maksim) Galanov (D), Eurostats

 

9

RUSSIA: Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (RHL)

Sean "Goats" Gauthier (G), Eurostats

30

93

SWEDEN: Skellefteå AIK [NHA (SWE)]

Maxime Gingras (G)

35

9

Kansas City Outlaws (UHL)

1999 ECHL Rookie of the Year.  1999 ECHL Goalie of the Year

Jason Gladney (D), Eurostats

 

1

RETIRED -

Eric Godard (LW)

14

49

Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)

Yan Golubovsky (D), Eurostats

2

 30

RUSSIA: SKA St. Petersburg (RHL)

Mike Green (C)

10

24 

GERMANY: Nürnberg Ice Tigers (DEL)

Mike Harder (C), Eurostats

16

38 

GERMANY: Frankfurt Lions (DEL)

Paul Harvey (RW)

27

68 

RETIRED: now with the U.S. Coast Guard

Dwayne Hay (LW)

28

41 

Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL)

Alex Hicks (LW), Eurostats

9

17 

GERMANY: Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) (DEL)

Jon Hillebrandt (G)

 

RETIRED: Coach of the Marysville (Michigan) High School Hockey Team (Vikings)

John Jakopin (D),
Eurostats  

8

31 

SLOVENIA: Olimpija Hertz Ljubljana Green Dragons (International League)

Ryan Jardine (LW)

20

 77

San Antonio Rampage (AHL)

Chris Kenady (RW)

15

20 

Long Beach Ice Dogs (ECHL)

Trevor Kidd (G)

 

Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)

Evgeny Korolev (D), Eurostats

8

36 

RUSSIA: Severstal Cherepovets (RHL)

Kirby Law (RW)

12

66 

 Houston Aeros (AHL)

Steve Leach (RW)

12

RETIRED. Runs Hockeyvisions.com

Andrew Long (C)

34

29 

 

Roberto Luongo (G)

 30

Florida Panthers (NHL)

Wes Mason (LW)

18

 Louisiana IceGators (ECHL)

David Mayes (D), Eurostats

 

Jay Neal (RW), Eurostats

4

Marcus Nilson (RW), Eurostats

10

64 

SWEDEN: Djurgårdens IF (SEL) 

Ivan Novoseltsev (RW), Eurostats

25

81 

RUSSIA: Lada Togliatti (RHL),
scored LP's first goal in their 1st game (Oct 1, 1999) against KY Tblades' Miika Kiprusoff

Simon Olivier (D), Eurostats

 

GERMANY: EC BAd Nauheim (2. Bundesliga) – last known team

Serge Payer (C)

11

32 

San Antonio Rampage (AHL)

Michel Periard (D)

36 

Portland Pirates (AHL)

Andrej "Pody" Podkonicky (LW), Eurostats

34

41 

CZECH REPUBLIC: HC Liberec Tiger Cats (Extraliga)

Tyler Prosofsky (RW)

 

Peter Ratchuk (D), Eurostats  

6

140 

GERMANY: Frankfurt Lions (DEL)

Craig Reichert (RW), Eurostats

19

72 

 

Kyle Rossiter (D)

24

78

 Chicago Wolves (AHL)

Remi Royer (D)

19

18 

Trois Rivieres Caron & Guay (LNAH)

Doug Schueller (D),
Eurostats  

 5

11 

UNITED KINGDOM: Coventry Blaze [Elite (UK)]

Richard Shulmistra (G), Eurostats

35

28 

last known team GERMANY: Adler Mannheim Eagles (DEL),
 

1st LP shutout win (Oct 9, 1999) against Cincinnati 4-0, he was also the 1st LP to be called up to the NHL

Denis Shvidki (RW), Eurostats

9

34 

RUSSIA: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Torpedo (RHL)

Jason Simon (D)

 

11 

Port Huron Beacons (UHL) – last known team

Nick Smith (C),  Eurostats

17, 7

76 

NORWAY:  Trondheim Black Panthers Ishockeyklubb (UPC Ligaen)

Christian Soucy (G)

 

Kevin St. Pierre (G)

 

Fort-Wayne Komets (UHL)

Joey Tetarenko (D)

29

86 

 

Brent Thompson (D)

3

126 

Providence Bruins (AHL)

Rocky Thompson (D)

55

58 

Edmonton Roadrunners (AHL)

Roger Trudeau (LW),
Eurostats  

12

23 


Lance Ward (D)

36

115 

Anaheim Mighty Ducks (NHL)

Jeff Ware (D)

23

51 

RETIRED 2002:

Chris Wells (C), Eurostats

14

31 

last known team ITALY: HCJ Milano Vipers (Serie A)

Mike Wilson (D)

4

last known team: Springfield Falcons (AHL)

Chris Winnes (RW), Eurostats

 

12 

 

 

STAFF

SEASONS

NOTES, PICTURES, ETC

 

 

 

Eric Anderson, Broadcaster

 2000-2001

 

Dave Arnold, Sales Manager

1999-2000

Sales Manager for the Dayton Bombers (ECHL)

Gord Dineen, Asst. Coach

2000-2001

Assistant Coach for the  Utah Grizzlies (AHL)

Chuck Fletcher, General Manager

1999-2001

Director of Hockey Operations for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks (NHL)

Gerard Gallant, Assistant Coach

1999-2001

Head Coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)

Bob Hoffman, Director of Media Relations and Radio Broadcaster

1999-2001

Director of Media Relations and Radio Broadcaster Utah Grizzlies (AHL)

Mickey Kamer, PAWS (mascot)

2000-2001

is currently "Axe" for the Louisville Fire (AF2)

Brock Myles, Equipment Manager

 

Equipment Manager for the Portland Pirates (AHL)

Costa Papista, General Manager and Alternate Governor
1999
currently the President of the Dayton Bombers (ECHL)

Joe Paterson, Head coach

1999-2001

Assistant Coach of the Edmonton Roadrunners (AHL)

Mike Spilman, Head Athletic Trainer

???-2001

 

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