Mohawk Valley Prowlers

The Mohawk Valley Prowlers were a minor professional ice hockey based in Utica, New York, as a member of the United Hockey League (UHL) that played from 1998 to 2001. The Dayton Ice Bandits' franchise was purchased and relocated following the relocation of the Utica Blizzard in 1997.[1] In February 2001, the team were forced to fold by the league in the middle of the 2000–01 season as the team was $2 million in debt, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and could not pay the players' wages leading to a player strike on February 11, 2001.[2]

Mowhawk Valley Prowlers
CityUtica, New York
LeagueUnited Hockey League
Home arenaUtica Memorial Auditorium
ColorsBlue, black, white
Franchise history
1991–1994St. Thomas Wildcats
1994–1995London Wildcats
1996–1997Dayton Ice Bandits
1998–2001Mohawk Valley Prowlers


  1. ^ "Dayton May Lose its Hockey Team". The Advocate. June 27, 1997.
  2. ^ "Icemen schedule gets tougher as UHL forces Prowlers to fold". Press & Sun-Bulletin. February 22, 2001.