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The Cheyenne Stampede were a United Hockey Union-sanctioned junior ice hockey team in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL). The Stampede played their home games at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center. The team announced it would not participate in the 2019–20 season due to a lease dispute.

Cheyenne Stampede
Cheyenne Stampede.png
CityCheyenne, Wyoming
LeagueWSHL
DivisionMountain
Founded2004
Home arenaCheyenne Ice and Events Center
ColorsBrown, yellow, white
              
Owner(s)Mark Lantz
General managerMark Lantz
Franchise history
2004–2006Bazooka Blues
2006–2011Tulsa Rampage
2011–2019Cheyenne Stampede

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HistoryEdit

Prior to the 2011–12 season the team was the Tulsa Rampage, an USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The team played in the Midwest Division of the WSHL at the Oilers Ice Center.

In 2011, Julie Wilson, the owner at the time, sold the Rampage to Mark Lantz of Cheyenne, Wyoming.[1]

During their eighth season in Cheyenne on February 24, 2019, Lantz announced the team was for sale or seeking additional investors. He claimed the city's new administration in 2018 made new lease for the arena with a 52% increase in the arena fees while simultaneously stipulating the team could no longer use advertisements around the ice rinks. The new administration, led by mayor Marian Orr, made the changes due to the city not want to charge the taxpayers to subsidize the ice rink as was being done with the previous contracts.[2] On May 4, the team did not reach an agreement on a lease extension with the city and announced it would cease operations for at least the 2019–20 season with the franchise license returning to the league.[3]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OTW OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Tulsa Rampage
2006–07 47 26 16 5 57 201 146 1350 2nd of 5, Midwest Won Conf. Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Dallas Hawks
Lost Conf. Finals, 0–2 vs. El Paso Rhinos
2007–08 51 36 12 3 75 245 120 1179 2nd of 6, Midwest Won Quarterfinals, 2–0 vs. San Antonio Diablos
Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. El Paso Rhinos
2008–09 49 34 14 1 69 235 126 885 2nd of 6, Midwest Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. San Antonio Diablos[4]
2009–10 54 23 27 4 50 205 239 1071 3rd of 5, Midwest Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Boulder Bison
2010–11 46 23 22 1 47 172 203 N/A 4th of 5, Midwest
8th of 13, WSHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. El Paso Rhinos
Cheyenne Stampede
2011–12 46 22 20 4 48 177 200 1092 3rd of 5, Mountain
9th of 16, WSHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Boulder Bison
2012–13 46 26 17 3 55 160 146 1105 3rd of 6, Mountain
7th of 18, WSHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Boulder Bison
2013–14 46 28 16 2 58 219 149 839 2nd of 6, Mountain
7th of 18, WSHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1–2 vs. Colorado Jr. Eagles
2014–15 46 17 25 4 38 166 202 658 6th of 7, Mountain
18th of 28, WSHL
Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. Colorado Jr. Eagles
2015–16 52 22 28 2 46 209 222 1065 6th of 7, Mountain
19th of 29, WSHL
Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. Casper Coyotes
2016–17 52 17 32 3 37 212 267 1010 5th of 6, Mountain
19th of 27, WSHL
Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. Casper Coyotes
2017–18 50 2 48 0 4 64 436 804 6th of 6, Mountain
23rd of 23, WSHL
Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. Colorado Jr. Eagles
2018–19 51 7 40 2 2 27[a] 110 319 1301 5th of 5, Mountain
21st of 23, WSHL
Forfeit Play-in series vs. Steamboat Wranglers
  1. ^ Beginning with the 2018–19 season, the WSHL began awarding 3pts for a win, 2pts for an overtime win, and 1pt for an overtime loss.

CoachesEdit

  • Jeff Heimel (2011–2013)[5]
  • Eric Ballard (2014–2015)[6]
  • Gary Gill (2013–2014, 2015–2017)[7]
  • Joe Pfleegor (March – September 2017)
  • Joe Liquori (September – November 15, 2017)
  • Neil Breen (November 16, 2017 – 2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stampede continue to prepare for season". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. 8 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Future of Cheyenne Stampede is uncertain". Wyoming Tribune. February 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Stampede to go dormant for 2019-20". WyoSports.net. May 4, 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.elpasorhinos.com/news/headlines/index.html?article_id=183
  5. ^ "Stampede coach hopes for turnover". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. 14 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Cheyenne Stampede Hire Eric Ballard as New Head Coach". KING 101.9 FM. 15 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Coaching Carousel Begins for WSHL". Junior Hockey News. April 7, 2015.

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