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Brookings Blizzard
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City: Brookings, South Dakota
League: NAHL
Division: Central
Founded: 2005
Home Arena: Larson Ice Center
Colors: Blue, Green, Silver, and Yellow
                   
Owner(s): Chris and Mitri Canavati
General Manager: Dan Daikawa(2014-15)
Head Coach: Dan Daikawa(2014-15)
Franchise history
2012-Present: Brookings Blizzard
2006-2012: Alexandria Blizzard
2005-2006: Minnesota Blizzard

The Brookings Blizzard is a Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's (NAHL) central division. The Blizzard play out of the Larson Ice Center in Brookings, South Dakota. The organization is focused on helping young hockey players develop their skills and provide opportunities for them to be recruited by college and professional scouts. The team consists of players ranging in age from 16–20 years old who relocate to Brookings from all over the United States and the world. The team plays a 60 game schedule from September to March with home games being held at the Larson Ice Arena.

The team began the 2005-2006 season as the Minnesota Blizzard based in Alexandria, Minnesota, one of four expansion teams that started operations that year. The next season, the team was rebranded as the Alexandria Blizzard, which remained its name until the move to Brookings. While in Alexandria, the team played at the Runestone Community Center .

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Minnesota Blizzard
2004–05 56 28 24 4 60 159 198 1,360 4th, Central Lost 1st Round, 0-3 vs. Fargo-Moorhead Jets
2005–06 58 24 29 5 53 158 219 1,235 4th, Central Lost 1st Round, 2-3 vs. Southern Minnesota Express
Alexandria Blizzard
2006–07 62 28 29 5 61 165 193 1,325 3rd, Central Lost 1st Round, 2-3 vs. Southern Minnesota Express
2007–08 58 29 25 4 62 222 223 1,517 3rd, Central Won 1st Round, 3-2 vs. Southern Minnesota Express
Won 2nd Round, 3-2 vs. Springfield Jr. Blues
Eliminated (0-3) in Robertson Cup Round Robin
(L, 2-3 vs. Bandits; L, 2-4 vs. RoadRunners; L, 1-6 vs. Phantoms)
2008–09 58 26 26 6 58 180 201 1,215 4th, Central Lost 1st Round, 1-3 vs. Bismarck Bobcats
2009–10 58 30 22 6 66 180 166 870 3rd, Central Won 1st Round, 3-1 vs. Owatonna Express
Lost 2nd Round, 0-3 vs. Bismarck Bobcats
2010–11 58 33 19 6 72 208 177 923 1st, Central Lost 1st Round, 2-3 vs. Bismarck Bobcats
2011–12 60 40 15 5 85 212 156 815 2nd, Central Lost 1st Round, 1-3 vs. Austin Bruins
Brookings Blizzard
2012–13 60 32 23 5 69 175 179 1204 3rd, Central Lost 1st Round, 0-3 vs. Bismarck Bobcats
2013–14 60 18 34 8 44 132 206 1263 5th, Central Did not qualify
2014–15 60 19 32 9 47 141 206 968 5th, Central Did not qualify
2015–16 60 25 29 6 56 149 200 985 4th, Central Lost Div. Semifinals, 1-3 vs. Bismarck Bobcats

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