Richmond Renegades (SPHL)

The Richmond Renegades was a SPHL ice hockey team in Richmond, Virginia. The team, owned by Allan B. Harvie Jr., the founder of the former ECHL Renegades franchise, began play in October 2006 at the Richmond Coliseum. The team's first head coach was John Brophy. After the Renegades loss in the first round of the 2007 playoffs, Brian Goudie replaced Brophy as head coach.

Richmond Renegades
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CityRichmond, Virginia
LeagueSouthern Professional Hockey League
Founded2006
Home arenaRichmond Coliseum
ColorsBlue, Gold
General managerAllan B. Harvie, Jr.
MediaRichmond Times-Dispatch
AffiliatesNone Currently-Independent
Franchise history
2006–2009Richmond Renegades
Championships
Regular season titles0

The new Renegades replaced the United Hockey League Richmond RiverDogs, who relocated to suburban Chicago for the 2006–07 season to become the Chicago Hounds. The most recent Renegades were the second team with that name; the first was an ECHL team that played from 1990–2003.

The Richmond Renegades ceased operations at the end of the 2008–2009 season.[1]

08-09 RosterEdit

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Date of birth Place of birth Height Weight
30   Ryan Scott Apr. 8, 1983 Williamsville, New York 5' 10" 195 lbs.
31   Mike Ronan L South Boston, Massachusetts 6' 1" 190 lbs.
Defenseman
# Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Height Weight
2   Matt Withers Mar. 11, 1982 Laconia, New Hampshire 6' 3" 215 lbs.
10   Cody Cole Oct. 2, 1984 St. Catharines, Ontario 5' 9" 200 lbs.
14   Arthur Kiyaga R Sep. 29, 1985 Kampala, Uganda 5' 9" 177 lbs.
16   Dan Vandermeer – C R Feb. 19, 1978 Caroline, Alberta 5' 11" 175 lbs.
21   Nathan Oke L May 22, 1985 Fenelon Falls, Ontario 6' 1" 202 lbs.
27   RC Lyke L May 19, 1978 Poughkeepsie, New York 6' 0" 220 lbs.
Forwards
# Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth Height Weight
4   Bill Zalba Sep. 14, 1982 Thorold, Ontario 6' 1" 204 lbs.
8   Beau McLaughlin R Dec. 29, 1981 Virginia Beach, Virginia 6' 0" 188 lbs.
9   Justin Joy R Jul. 5, 1982 Norfolk, New York 5' 8" 190 lbs.
12   Jason Price L Feb. 8, 1985 Farmington Hills, Michigan 5' 9" 177 lbs.
17   Trevor Karasiewicz L Aug. 17, 1982 Thunder Bay, Ontario 5' 11" 185 lbs.
18   Dennis Sicard Jun. 5, 1985 Cobourg, Ontario 5' 11" 183 lbs.
19   Ryan Busby R Jun. 11, 1983 Georgetown, Ontario 5' 6" 160 lbs.
20   Matt Larke Jul. 15, 1987 Oxford, Michigan 6' 0" 190 lbs.
22   Kyu Hun Kim Oct. 17, 1982 Seoul, South Korea 6' 0" 190 lbs.
97   Geoff Rollins L Mar. 31, 1982 Okotoks, Alberta 6' 2" 200 lbs.
Staff
Title Staff Member
Head Coach Brian Goudie
Player/Assistant Coaches (Official) Dan Vandermeer
Trainer Rick Thomas
Equipment Manager Andrew Dvorak

Season-by-season recordEdit

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

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2006–07 56 27 25 4 58 187 219 1940 5th Lost in 1st Round, 1–2 (Ice Bears)
2007–08 52 27 22 3 57 178 174 1220 4th Lost in 1st Round, 0–2 (FireAntz)
2008–09 60 30 27 3 63 215 235 1247 5th Did not qualify

AttendanceEdit

Year Total Games Average League Average
2006–07 95,756 28 3,419 2,985
2007–08 101,476 26 3,902 2,969
2008–09 99,071 30 3,302 2,923

Single Season Team RecordsEdit

through 2007–08 season

Games Played: (56) Danny White  , JJ Wrobel  , and Phil Youngclaus  

Goals: (33) Andre Gill   (2007–2008)

Assists: (57) Dan Vandermeer   (2007–2008)

Points: (70) Dan Vandermeer   (2007–2008)

+/-: (+23) Dan Vandermeer   (2007–2008)

Penalty Minutes: (428) Mat Goody   (2006–2007)

Wins: (20) Doug Groenestege   (2006–2007)

Shutouts: (2) Doug Groenestege   (2006–2007), Ryan Senft   (2007–2008)

Minutes: (2254:18) Doug Groenestege   (2006–2007)

GAA: (3.13) Ryan Senft   (2007–2008)

Saves: (1333) Doug Groenestege   (2006–2007)

SV%: (.909) Doug Groenestege   (2006–2007)

Retired numbersEdit

# Name Position Years in Richmond Note
7 Brian Goudie D ECHL Richmond Renegades 95–97, 01–03, UHL Richmond RiverDogs 03-06, SPHL Richmond Renegades 06-07 Retired on Nov 9th, 2007
25 Trevor Senn F ECHL Richmond Renegades 94–97, 98–00, UHL Richmond RiverDogs 04-05 Retired on Dec 28th, 2007

HonorsEdit

2006–2007 SPHL Brian Goudie Defenseman of the Year
2007–2008 SPHL Dan Vandermeer Defenseman of the Year

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Renegades shut down operations".