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The Danbury Titans were a professional ice hockey team based in Danbury, Connecticut. Replacing the Danbury Whalers, the team was founded as an expansion team in the Federal Hockey League. They played their home games at the Danbury Ice Arena.

Danbury Titans
Danbury Titans logo.png
CityDanbury, Connecticut
LeagueFederal Hockey League
Founded2015
Home arenaDanbury Ice Arena
ColorsBlue and green
Owner(s)Bruce Bennett, Ed Crowe[1]
Head coachDavid Lun
Websitehttp://danburytitans.com/
Franchise history
2015–2017Danbury Titans
Championships
Regular season titles1 (2015–16)

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HistoryEdit

On April 3, 2015, the Danbury Ice Arena announced that it did not want to renew its contract with the Federal Hockey League's Danbury Whalers and gave them a notice to evict by April 17, leaving the team homeless.[2] Prior to their eviction, the Whalers led the FHL home attendance for the league's first five seasons. On June 3, 2015, due to the eviction of the Danbury Whalers, the FHL announced a new team based in nearby Brewster, New York, to be called the Stateline Whalers, and would play at the Brewster Ice Arena under former Danbury Whalers CEO and managing partner, Herm Sorcher.[3][4] The Danbury Whalers were then officially considered to be on hiatus for the season by the FHL, but gave up their naming and territorial rights to Brewster.[5]

However, on June 27, 2015, it was reported that the FHL had approved of a new team in Danbury, Connecticut, to replace the departed Whalers.[6] Local Danbury businessmen, Bruce Bennett and Edward Crowe were announced as the ownership group. Bennett would announce the new team as the Danbury Titans and had signed a six-year lease to play at the Danbury Ice Arena.[7] Bennett and Crowe would also take over the Brewster franchise and rename it the Brewster Bulldogs and end any connections to the former Whalers franchise.

In the team's inaugural 2015–16 season, the Titans would finish first in the league after the regular season but would be swept in the league championships by the Port Huron Prowlers.

After two seasons, the Titans ceased operations.[8]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OTL Pts[a] Pct GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2015–16 57 39 14 4 114 .667 295 198 1081 1st of 6, FHL Lost FHL Championships, 0–3 vs. Port Huron Prowlers
2016–17 56 33 22 1 93 .554 206 182 816 3rd of 6, FHL Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Berlin River Drivers
  1. ^ 3 points for a Win, 2 points for an Overtime Win, and 1 point for an Overtime Loss

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://danburytitans.com/view/danburytitans/team/front-office-staff
  2. ^ "Arena ends agreement in evicting Danbury Whalers". The News-Times. April 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Haggerty, Nancy (June 3, 2015). "With Danbury team gone, pro hockey comes to Brewster". LoHud. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Stateline Whalers Join the Federal Hockey League". FHL. June 13, 2015. Archived from the original on June 29, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". Our Sports Central. June 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "FHL approves new Danbury franchise". News Times. June 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "'Danbury Titans' newest team to play in the FHL". WDAQ. June 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "Bruce Bennett reseases statement: Danbury Titans cease operations". Hamlet Hub. August 2, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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