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The Arizona Hawks were an Amateur Athletic Union-sanctioned Tier II junior ice hockey team based out of Peoria, Arizona. Their host facility was AZ Ice Peoria, which is located next to the Peoria Sports Complex that is the spring training home of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball.[1] The team was a member of the Western States Hockey League in the Western Division. The team joined the league as an expansion team to start in the 2009–10 season.[2] The players, ages 16–20, carried amateur status under Junior A guidelines and hoped to earn a spot on higher levels of junior ice hockey in the United States and Canada, collegiate, and eventually professional teams.

Arizona Hawks
Arizona Hawks logo.png
CityPeoria, Arizona
LeagueWestern States Hockey League
DivisionWestern
Founded2009
Home arenaAZ Ice Peoria
ColorsRed, black, white
              
Owner(s)Faceoff Enterprises, LLC
(Greg Schursky)
General managerGreg Schursky
Head coachJay Kouris
Franchise history
2009–2015Arizona Redhawks
2015–2017Arizona Hawks

Luke Hernandez took over as head coach midway through the 2016–17 season. He remained in the role heading into the 2017–18 season[3][4] but was replaced by Jay Kouris in August 2017.[5]

After three games in the 2017–18 season, the team ceased operations.[6]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Regular season finish Playoffs
2009–10 49 4 43 2 10 87 325 1459 8th of 8, Western Did not qualify
2010–11 46 11 32 3 25 108 208 7th of 8, Western Did not qualify
2011–12 46 22 20 3 1 48 163 191 971 4th of 6, Western Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Fresno Monsters
2012–13 46 13 26 5 2 33 136 206 1037 6th of 6, Mountain Did not qualify
2013–14 46 12 30 4 0 28 161 279 784 5th of 6, Mountain Did not qualify
2014–15 46 3 42 0 1 7 78 300 899 8th of 8, Western Did not qualify
2015–16 52 16 32 4 36 142 225 1452 6th of 8, Western Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. Fresno Monsters
2016–17 52 1 49 2 4 62 449 799 8th of 8, Western
27th of 27, WSHL
Did not qualify
2017–18 3 0 3 0 0 10 40 50 Folded midseason

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-06-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.arizonarubber.com/story.cfm?id=1834
  3. ^ "DAILY DISH: Rumor Queen and King of the Con". JuniorHockey.com. July 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hawks begin preparations for make or break season". The Glendale Star. July 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Hawks Coach Notes". Junior Hockey.com. August 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "Arizona Hawks cancel 2017-18 season as team placed into dormancy". JuniorHockey.com. October 12, 2017.

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