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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
CedarRapidslogo
City Cedar Rapids, Iowa
League USHL
Division East
Founded 1983
Home arena Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
Colors Green, White, Black               
Owner(s) Jeff Jauch
General manager Mark Carlson
Head coach Mark Carlson
Franchise history
1983–1999 North Iowa Huskies
1999–present Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the East Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Before moving to Cedar Rapids in 1999, the team was based in Mason City, where they were known as the North Iowa Huskies. The RoughRiders' new name was chosen in a contest, where a local teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in Cedar Rapids submitted Roughriders, as it was the school's mascot.

The RoughRiders' home ice is the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

HistoryEdit

2002-2003Edit

The 2002-2003 Cedar Rapids Roughriders finished in second place in the East Division with a 27-26-7 record for a total of 61 points. In the quarterfinals of the USHL playoffs, the Roughriders beat Topeka 3 games to 1. In the semifinals, Cedar Rapids was swept 3-0 by Lincoln.

2003-2004Edit

The 2003-2004 Cedar Rapids Roughriders finished in second place in the East Division with a 34-23-2 record for a total of 71 points. In the quarterfinals of the USHL playoffs, the Roughriders lost to Danville 3 games to 1.

2004-2005 Edit

The 2004-05 season was an important one in the team's history. The Roughriders finished first in the East Division with a record of 42 wins, 13 losses, and 5 overtime losses, for 89 points in the standings. They tied the West Division champions Omaha Lancers for the regular season overall title, the Anderson Cup.

After three-game sweeps against the Indiana Ice and Chicago Steel, the Roughriders lost their first game against the Sioux City Musketeers, 2-1, on May 1. After splitting games in Sioux City, the Roughriders finally defeated Sioux City at home on May 9, 4-1, to win their first USHL championship, the Clark Cup, and therefore, their first Tier 1 national championship in American junior hockey. Goaltender Alex Stalock took most valuable player honors for the series.

In postseason awards, Roughriders coach Mark Carlson was named Coach of the Year, and two Roughriders were named to the All-USHL second team.

2005-2006 Edit

By the end of the regular season, the Roughriders had won the Eastern Division on goal differential against the Des Moines Buccaneers, while both compiled 33 wins, 21 losses, and 6 overtime losses. Also, the Roughriders clinched the Corridor Cup against the Waterloo Black Hawks.

The Roughriders won a division semifinal against the Indiana Ice, defeating them 3 games to 2, before bowing to eventual Clark Cup champion Des Moines in a three-game sweep.

Roughriders player Chad Costello finished on top of the league scoring race with 76 points, and teammate Ted Purcell finished on top of the assists list with 52.

2006-2007 Edit

In the first round, they comprehensively destroyed the Junior Blue Jackets in a four-game sweep by scores of 8-0, 1-0, 5-1 and 5-2. But the thirteen day break between series cost the Riders as they lost both their round-robin games and were knocked out of the USHL playoffs, the last loss being to, of all teams, Waterloo.

2007-2008 Edit

The 2007-2008 edition of the Roughriders finished in third place in the East Division with a 33-22-5 record. The Roughriders were lead in net with Brady Hjelle. The Roughriders were swept out of the play-offs in the first round by the Waterloo Black Hawks.

2008-2009Edit

The 2008-2009 Cedar Rapids Roughriders finished in second place in the East Division with a 38-17-5 record for a total of 81 points. The Roughriders lost in the 1st round of the playoffs to eventual Clark Cup champion Indiana 3 games to 2.

2009-2010Edit

The 2009-2010 Cedar Rapids Roughriders finished in second place in the East Division with a 38-19-3 record for a total of 79 points. The Roughriders lost to Indiana in the 1st round of the playoffs 3 games to 2 just as they did the year before.

2010-2011Edit

In 2010-2011, the Cedar Rapids Roughriders finished in first place in the East Division with a 42-12-6 record for a total of 90 points, capturing their second Anderson Cup. In the playoffs, the Roughriders beat Muskegon in the quarterfinals 3 games to 1, but lost in the conference semifinals to Green Bay 3-1.

2011-2012Edit

The 2011-2012 Cedar Rapids Roughriders finished in fifth place in the East Division with a 27-21-12 record for a total of 66 points. The Roughriders lost to Youngstown 2-0 in the qualifying round of the USHL playoffs.

2012-2013Edit

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

North Iowa Huskies
Season GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
1983-84 48 21 25 1 1 - 239 264 44 6th of 8 overall
1984-85 48 11 35 0 2 - 178 333 25 9th of 10 overall
1985-86 48 17 27 0 4 - 211 267 38 6th of 9 overall
1986-87 48 15 29 1 3 - 226 311 34 9th of 10 overall
1987-88 48 22 21 2 3 - 238 234 49 7th of 10 overall
1988-89 48 24 19 2 3 - 286 264 53 5th of 10 overall
1989-90 48 21 25 0 2 - 228 223 44 7th of 10 overall
1990-91 48 17 27 4 0 - 215 247 44 8th of 10 overall
1991-92 48 14 33 1 0 - 154 296 30 9th of 10 overall
1992-93 48 14 28 2 4 - 161 227 34 9th of 10 overall
1993-94 54 5 41 1 7 - 149 305 18 10th of 10 overall
1994-95 48 17 26 5 0 - 183 231 39 8th of 11 overall
1995-96 46 26 17 1 2 - 184 181 55 4th of 11 overall
1996-97 56 28 21 - 5 0 210 191 61 3rd of 6 North

Won Quarterfinals 4-1 (Des Moines Buccaneers)

Lost Semifinals 3-4 (Green Bay Gamblers)

1997-98 56 41 9 - 0 6 206 136 78 1st of 6 North

Won Quarterfinals 4-1 (Waterloo Black Hawks)
Lost Semifinals 2-4 (Omaha Lancers)

1998-99 56 18 36 - 2 0 150 221 38 5th of 5 Central Did not Qualify
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
Season GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
1999-00 58 19 34 - 0 5 156 220 43 5th of 7 East Did not Qualify
2000-01 56 30 21 - 5 0 192 196 652nd of 6 East Lost Quarterfinals 1-3 (Sioux Falls Stampede)
2001-02613321 -70188161732nd of 6 East

Won Quarterfinals 3-1 (Lincoln Stars)

Lost Semifinals 1-3 (Omaha Lancers)

2002-03602726 -34157180612nd of 5 East

Won Quarterfinals 3-1 (Topeka ScareCrows)

Lost Semifinals 0-3 (Lincoln Stars)

2003-04603423 -12207188712nd of 6 EastLost Quarterfinals 1-3 (Danville Wings)
2004-05604213 -1422915789

1st of 6 East

T-1 overall

Won Quarterfinals 3-0 (Indiana Ice)


Won Semifinals 3-0 (Chicago Steel)

Won Championship 3-2 (Sioux City Musketeers)

2005-06603321 -15196170722nd of 6 East

Won Quarterfinals 3-2 (Indiana Ice)

Lost Semifinals  0-3 (Des Moines Buccaneers)

2006-07603718 -23239189792nd of 6 East

Won first round 4-0 (Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets)

Quarterfinals eliminated with 0-2 record

2007-08 60 33 22 - 1 4 200 156 71 3rd of 6 East Lost Quarterfinals 0-3 (Waterloo Black Hawks)
2008-09 60 38 17 - 2 3 219 147 81 2nd of 6 EastLost Quarterfinals 2-3 (Indiana Ice)
2009-10 60 38 19 - 1 2 214 154 79 2nd of 6 East Lost Quarterfinals 2-3 (Indiana Ice)
2010-11 60 42 12 - 3 3 212 151 90

1st of 8 Eastern

1st overall

First Round bye


Won Quarterfinals 3-1 (Muskegon Lumberjacks)

Lost Semifinals 1-3 (Green Bay Gamblers)

2011-12 60 27 21 - 5 7 195 189 66 5th of 8 Eastern Lost First Round 0-2 (Youngstown Phantoms)
2012-13 64 25 30 - 4 5 188 221 59 6th of 8 Eastern Did not Qualify
2013-14 60 35 21 - 1 3 195 183 74 2nd of 7 Eastern

Lost Quarterfinals 1-3 (Dubuque Fighting Saints)

2014-15 60 39 21 - 0 0 210 162 78 2nd of 8 Eastern Lost Quarterfinals 0-3 (Dubuque Fighting Saints)
2015-16 60 40 15 - 3 2 198 150 85

1st of 9 Eastern


1st overall

Lost Quarterfinals 2-3 (Bloomington Thunder)

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