Buffalo Stampede (RHI)

The Buffalo Stampede were a Roller Hockey International team based in Buffalo, New York that was founded in the second season of the RHI. The team played at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium from 1994-1995. The team won the 1994 RHI Murphy Cup.

Buffalo Stampede
CityBuffalo, New York
Home arenaBuffalo Memorial Auditorium
ColorsBlack, Red, Marlin Blue, Purple, White
Murphy Cups1994
Conference Championships1994
Division Championships1994
Franchise history
Buffalo Stampede
(1994 - 1995)

On September 2, 1994, the Stampede won the Murphy Cup in their inaugural season with an 8-7 win against the Portland Rage in front of a record-setting 14,175 hometown fans at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.[1]

The team folded after the 1995 season. The Phoenix Cobras moved to the Albany area and assumed all of the Stampede's player contracts. They then changed their name to the Empire State Cobras and split their games between Albany and Glens Falls, NY. The team was purchased and relocated to Buffalo where it played three more seasons as the Buffalo Wings.

All-time rosterEdit


  • Chris McSorley - 1994
  • John Vecchiarelli - 1995 (Player Coach)
  • Rob Ray - 1995 (Bench Coach)

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1994 22 15 3 0 4 34 196 159 749 1st, Atlantic RHI Champions
1995 23 10 13 0 0 20 169 178 520 5th, Central Did not qualify


  1. ^ Staff. "This Day in Buffalo Sports History ; Sept. 2, 1994 -- On a roll", The Buffalo News, September 2, 2010. Accessed January 25, 2017. "The Stampede captured the Roller Hockey International title on this date, beating the Portland Rage, 8-7. A crowd of 14,175 -- an RHI record, even though there were reports of large ticket giveaways -- got to watch a Buffalo team win a championship."