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Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
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City: Bossier City, Louisiana
League: Central Hockey League
Conference: Northern Conference
Division: Northeast Division
Founded: 1997
Home Arena: CenturyTel Center
Colors: Black, Teal, Purple, Red, White

                        

Owner(s): Tommy & Leslie Scott
Head Coach: Scott Muscutt
Franchise history
1997 to 2001: Shreveport Mudbugs
2002 to Present: Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
Championships
Regular Season Titles: None
Division Championships: 6 (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Conference Championships: None
Ray Miron President's Cup: 3 (1999, 2000, 2001)

The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs are a professional ice hockey team which plays in the Bossier City-Shreveport metropolitan area of Louisiana. They are a member of the Central Hockey League. They play their home games at CenturyTel Center.

From 1997-2001 the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs were in the Western Professional Hockey League. Since 2001 the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs have been playing in the Central Hockey League. From 1997 until 2000 they were known as the Shreveport Mudbugs. From 2000 until current they have been known as the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. The name change reflected the team's move from the Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport to the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City.

One of the few successful sports teams to ever grace the Bossier-Shreveport area, the Mudbugs found success early. Right from the beginning, the Mudbugs seemed to use a defensive style of hockey that crushed teams. Now coached by former Mudbug player Scott Muscutt and owned by Tommy and Leslie Scott, the team has increased attendance each year and hosted the All-Star festivities for the Central Hockey League in 2007.

In their first four seasons, the Mudbugs saw their most success. After the sweep suffered by the Fort Worth Brahmas in the 2nd round of their opening season, the Mudbugs went on to win the President's Cup Championships three straight years in the WPHL. Since the merger of the WPHL and CHL, the Mudbugs have found their way back to the Ray Miron President's Cup Finals twice (2004, 2006). The Mudbugs remain, however, the only team in history of the WPHL and CHL to ever win the Cup three straight years.

The Mudbugs maintain heated rivalries with the Texas Brahmas, Laredo Bucks, Memphis RiverKings, and Colorado Eagles.


Team RecordEdit

Season W L OTL PTS Finish Championships Playoffs
1997-98 40 20 7 91 2nd Division </br> 3rd Overall Central TX W [3-1] </br> Fort Worth L [4-0]
1998-99 47 17 5 99 1st Division </br> 1st Overall Eastern Division Champions </br> Governors Cup Champions </br> President's Cup Champions Monroe W [3-0] </br> Lake Charles W [4-1] </br> San Angelo W [4-0]
1999-00 44 19 7 95 1st Division </br> 3rd Overall Eastern Division Champions </br> President's Cup Champions Lake Charles W [3-0] </br> Central TX W [4-1] </br> New Mexico W [4-2]
2000-01 45 21 5 95 2nd Division </br> 2nd Overall President's Cup Champions Austin W [4-0] </br> Tupelo W [4-1] </br> Lubbock W [4-1]
2001-02 33 27 4 70 2nd Division </br> 8th Overall Oklahoma City W [3-1] </br> Memphis L [4-3]
2002-03 33 22 9 75 3rd Division </br> 10th Overall
2003-04 42 16 6 90 1st Division </br> 3rd Overall Northeast Division Champions </br> Northern Conference Champions </br> President's Cup Finalist Indianapolis W [3-2] </br> Wichita W [4-1] </br> Laredo L [4-3]
2004-05 36 17 7 79 1st Division </br> 3rd Overall Northeast Division Champions Wichita L [4-3]
2005-06 41 15 8 90 1st Division </br> 3rd Overall Northeast Division Champions </br> Northern Conference Champions </br> President's Cup Finalist Wichita W [4-1] </br> Colorado W [4-1] </br> Laredo L [4-1]
2006-07 44 14 6 94 1st Division </br> 1st Overall Northeast Division Champions </br> Governor's Cup Champions Wichita W [4-2] </br> Memphis L [4-1]
2007-08 32 7 4 68 1st Division </br> 1st Overall
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Bossier-Shreveport hosted the 2007 CHL All-Star Game.

WPHL & CHL team awards and trophiesEdit

Ray Miron President's Cup Champions

  • 1998-1999
  • 1999-2000
  • 2000-2001
  • 2010-2011

Governor's Cup Champions

  • 1998-1999
  • 2006-2007
  • 2007-2008

Central Hockey League Northern Conference Champions

  • 2003-2004
  • 2005-2006

Division Championships

  • Eastern Division 1998-1999
  • Eastern Division 1999-2000
  • Northeastern Division 2003-2004
  • Northeastern Division 2004-2005
  • Northeastern Division 2005-2006
  • Northeastern Division 2006-2007

Central Hockey League Franchise Of The Year

  • 2005-2006


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10th Anniversery Logo (2007).

WPHL & CHL player awards and trophiesEdit

Central Hockey League Rookie Of The Year

  • Cam Abbott: 2006-07

Central Hockey League Most Outstanding Goaltender

  • Ken Carroll: 2005-06
  • John DeCaro: 2006-08

Western Professional Hockey League Rookie Of The Year

  • Ken Carroll: 2000-01

Western Professional Hockey League Playoff Most Valuable Player

  • John Vecchiarelli: 1998-99
  • Hugo Hamelin: 1999-00
  • Jason Campbell: 2000-01

Western Professional Hockey League Man Of The Year

  • Scott Muscutt: 1999-00

Western Professional Hockey League Most Outstanding Goaltender

  • Kevin St.Pierre: 1997-98
  • Ken Carroll: 2000-01

Franchise individual recordsEdit

  • Most Saves in a single game: Ken Carroll, 57 (March 19th, 2007)
  • Most Goals in a season: Paul Jackson, 55 (1997-98)
  • Most Assists in a season: Brian Shantz, 82 (1997-98)
  • Most Points in a season: Paul Jackson, 115 (1997-98)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a season: Dan Wildfong, 340 (2001-02)
  • Most Wins in a season: Kevin St. Pierre, 36 (1997-98)
  • Most Shutouts in a season: John DeCaro, 10 (2007-08)
  • Most Goals in a career: Dan Wildfong, 213 (1999-2007)
  • Most Assists in a career: Dan Wildfong, 339 (1999-2007)
  • Most Points in a career: Dan Wildfong, 552 (1999-2007)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a career: Dan Wildfong, 2234 (1999-2007)
  • Most Win in a career: Ken Carroll, 149 (2000-01 & 2002-Current)
  • Most Shutouts in a career: Ken Carroll, 26 (2000-01 & 2002-Current)

Franchise recordsEdit

  • Most Goals in a season: 315 (1998-99)
  • Least Goals Against in a season: 146 (2003-04)
  • Most Points in a season: 99 (1998-99)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a season: 1,988 (1997-98)
  • Most Wins in a season: 47 (1998-99)
  • Least Losses in a season: 14 (2006-07)
  • Consecutive victories: 15 (12/08/2007-1/20/2008)
  • Consecutive victories on home ice: 17 (12/08/2007-Current)
  • All Time Regular Season Wins: 439
  • All Time Regular Season Losses: 195
  • All Time Regular Seasons Overtime Losses: 68
  • All Time Wins: 506
  • All Time Losses: 229
  • Games Played: 803

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