Louisville Panthers

The Louisville Panthers were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League.[1] They played in Louisville, Kentucky. Their home venue was Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center.[2] The mascot was a light brown "panther" named Paws. They were affiliates of the Florida Panthers. The team became dormant following the 2000–01 season, until it was resurrected in 2005 as the Iowa Stars. Today, the franchise is known as the Texas Stars.[3]

Louisville Panthers
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CityLouisville, Kentucky
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Operated1999–2001
Home arenaFreedom Hall
(hockey capacity 17,220)
Colorsnavy blue, red, and gold
AffiliatesFlorida Panthers
Franchise history
1999–2001Louisville Panthers
2005–2008Iowa Stars
2008–2009Iowa Chops
2009–presentTexas Stars

Notable playersEdit

Career leadersEdit

  • Goals: 48 (Paul Brousseau, 1999–01)
  • Assists: 63 (Paul Brousseau, 1999–01)
  • Points: 111 (Paul Brousseau, 1999–01)
  • PIM: 481 (Brent Thompson, 1999–01)

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular season
Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1999–00 80 42 30 7 1 92 278 254 4th, Mid-Atlantic
2000–01 80 21 51 5 3 50 200 285 4th, South
Playoffs
Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1999–00 L, 1-3, Kentucky
2000–01 Did not qualify.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kleber, John E. (2015). The Encyclopedia of Louisville. University Press of Kentucky p. 564. ISBN 978-0-8131-4974-5.
  2. ^ Rose, Dave (December 2, 2011). "Ice Hockey and Louisville: A surprising combination". Louisville. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Clinton, Jared (August 25, 2015). "AHL Logo Ranking: No. 19 – Texas Stars". The Hockey News. Retrieved January 14, 2020.