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The Superior RoughRiders were a junior ice hockey organization based in Superior, Boulder County, Colorado. The team played in the Western States Hockey League at the Sport Stable in Superior. The Superior RoughRiders are owned by the RoughRiders Hockey Club.

Superior RoughRiders
WSHLRoughRiders logo.jpg
CityBoulder Valley, Colorado
LeagueWSHL
Founded2007
Home arenaSport Stable
ColorsGreen, white, black
              
Owner(s)RoughRiders® Hockey Club
General managerPaul DePuydt
Head coachPaul DePuydt
Franchise history
2007–2009Colorado Outlaws
2009–2014Boulder Junior Bison
2014–2015Colorado RoughRiders
2015–2018Superior RoughRiders

Team historyEdit

 
Team logo when the franchise played as the Boulder Junior Bison from 2009-2014.

Under previous ownership, The RoughRiders were formerly known as the Colorado Outlaws from 2007 to 2009. The Colorado Outlaws played in Westminster, Colorado.

In 2009, the franchise was relocated to Boulder Valley Ice in nearby Superior, Colorado, and named the Boulder Junior Bison. In its inaugural season in Superior, the team went 40–18–2 for second place in the division. The Junior Bison advanced to the Thorne Cup finals, but lost to the Phoenix Polar Bears. As the runners-up in the WSHL, the Bison qualified for the USA Hockey Tier III Junior A National Championships held in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The Bison lost all three games, being outscored 19–2.[1] The Bison moved 10 total players either up on call up or to NCAA.[citation needed]

In its sophomore year in Superior, the Bison earned a regular season record of 33–12–3 record. During the first round of the WSHL playoffs, the Bison swept the Texas Jr. Brahmas with victories in both games one and two (8–7 in overtime and 11–5). They were then eliminated in the Mid-Western Division Finals, losing the series 0–2 to division rival El Paso Rhinos. 11 players from this Bison roster moved on to higher levels of hockey.[citation needed]

On April 15, 2014, the RoughRiders Hockey Club purchased the Jr. Bison and renamed the team the RoughRiders after their junior hockey team in the United States Hockey League, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.[2] The team then moved to a new complex called Boulder Valley Ice & Indoor Sports starting with the 2015–16 season. On June 9, 2015, the RoughRiders announced that in order to connect better with their community, the team would be known as the Superior RoughRiders.

In 2018, the RoughRiders were no longer listed as members of the WSHL and their website was shutdown.

StatisticsEdit

Regular season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
Colorado Outlaws
2007–08 51 25 23 3 53 192 219 1261 4th of 6, Midwest[3]
2008–09 49 17 31 1 35 195 275 1734 4th of 6, Midwest[4]
Boulder Bison
2009–10 52 35 16 1 71 262 163 1364 2nd, Midwest
2010–11 46 31 12 3 65 220 135 878 2nd, Midwest[5]
2011–12 46 33 10 3 69 234 189 809 2nd of 5, Mountain
2012–13 46 29 14 3 61 177 128 845 2nd of 6, Mountain
2013-14 46 24 22 0 48 174 147 836 4th of 6, Mountain
Colorado RoughRiders
2014–15 46 29 13 4 62 207 117 620 3rd of 7, Mountain
Superior RoughRiders
2015–16 52 26 23 3 55 172 159 616 4th of 7, Mountain
2016–17 52 15 31 6 36 144 212 656 6th of 6, Mountain
2017–18 51 25 25 1 51 213 211 825 4th of 6, Mountain

Playoff recordsEdit

Season GP W L GF GA Finish
Colorado Outlaws
2008 2 0 2 1 16 Lost in 1st round
2009 2 0 2 5 11 Lost in 1st round
Boulder Bison
2010 8 5 3 32 24 Lost in Finals
2011 4 2 2 23 24 Lost in 2nd round
2012 5 3 2 20 12 Lost in 2nd round
2013 4 2 2 10 7 Lost in 2nd round
2014 3 1 2 9 17 Lost in 1st round
Colorado RoughRiders
2015 3 1 2 8 12 Lost in 1st round
Superior RoughRiders
2016 5 2 3 13 18 Lost in 2nd round
2017 2 0 2 2 12 Lost in 1st round
2018 5 3 2 14 11 Lost in 2nd round

Playoffs

  • 2008 – Lost Midwest Division Semi-final
El Paso Rhinos defeated Colorado Outlaws 2-games-to-0
  • 2009 – Lost Midwest Division Semi-final
El Paso Rhinos defeated Colorado Outlaws 2-games-to-0[6]
  • 2010 – Lost Thorne Cup Finals
Boulder Bison defeated Tulsa Rampage 2-games-to-0
Boulder Bison defeated El Paso Rhinos 2-games-to-1
Phoenix Polar Bears defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-1
  • 2011 – Lost Mountain Divisional Finals
Boulder Bison defeated Texas Jr. Brahmas 2-games-to-0
El Paso Rhinos defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-0
  • 2012 – Lost Mountain Divisional Finals
Boulder Bison defeated Cheyenne Stampede 2-games-to-0
Idaho Jr. Steelheads defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-1
  • 2013 – Lost Mountain Divisional Finals
Boulder Bison defeated Cheyenne Stampede 2-games-to-0
El Paso Rhinos defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-0
  • 2014 – Lost Mountain Divisional Semifinals
Phoenix Knights defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-1
  • 2015 – Lost Mountain Divisional Quarterfinal
Salt Lake City Moose defeated Colorado RoughRiders 2-games-to-1
  • 2016 – Lost Mountain Divisional Semifinals
Superior RoughRiders defeated Salt Lake City Moose 2-games-to-1
Colorado Jr. Eagles defeated Superior RoughRiders 2-games-to-0
  • 2017 – Lost Mountain Divisional Quarterfinals
Utah Outliers defeated Superior RoughRiders 2-games-to-0
  • 2018 – Lost Mountain Divisional Semifinals
Superior RoughRiders defeated Casper Coyotes 2-games-to-0
Utah Outliers defeated Superior RoughRiders 2-games-to-1

AlumniEdit

The Bison had a number of alumni move on to NCAA Division III, ACHA Division I and II, and higher levels of junior ice hockey, and professional ice hockey, including:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 Tier III Junior A Nationals". Pointstreak. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "RoughRiders Hockey Club welcomes the WSHL Boulder Junior Bison". RoughRiders Hockey Club. May 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "2007-08 WSHL Standings". WSHL. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "2008-09 WSHL Standings". HockeyDB. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  5. ^ http://stats.wshl.timetoscore.com/display-stats.php?league=1
  6. ^ "Rhinos 5, Outlaws 2". El Paso Rhinos. March 10, 2009.
  7. ^ http://www.jrbison.com/page/show/97412-alumni

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