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Las Vegas Thunder
Las Vegas Thunder 97
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
League: IHL
Conference: Western
Division: Pacific; Southwest
Founded: 1993
Home Arena: Thomas and Mack Center
Colors: teal, black, silver, white
Owner(s): Hank and Ken Stickney
Media: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Affiliates: Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Knoxville Cherokees (ECHL)
Mississippi Sea Wolves (ECHL)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (RSL)
Franchise history
1993 to 1999: Las Vegas Thunder
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 1993–94, 1995–96
Division Championships: 1993–94, 1995–96

The Las Vegas Thunder were an independent professional ice hockey team competing in the International Hockey League. The team's home rink was at the Thomas & Mack Center. They began play in the 1993–1994 season, folding on April 18, 1999.

The Thunder's best season was in 1995–1996 when it finished in 1st (Wins 57 Losses 17 Ties 8), but lost in the conference finals.

Throughout the team's history they garnered player development deals with the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL, the ECHL's Knoxville Cherokees and Mississippi Sea Wolves and Russian side Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

The Thunder's main rivals included the Denver/Utah Grizzlies, Los Angeles/Long Beach Ice Dogs, San Diego Gulls, and Phoenix Roadrunners. These rivalries have seen a rebirth in the ECHL.

The team's mascot was "Boom-Boom", a polar bear.

The Franchise was replaced by: Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL (2003-present)

Notable AlumniEdit

Season-by-season recordEdit

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

Turner Cup Champions Huber Trophy Champions Division Champions
Season Team Conference Division Regular Season Post Season
Finish GP W L T Pts GF GA GP W L GF GA Result
1993-94 1993-94 Western Pacific 1st 81 52 18 11 115 319 282 5 1 4 14 20 Lost in Quarterfinals, 1-4 (San Diego)
1994-95 1994-95 Western Southwest 2nd 81 46 30 5 97 328 278 10 4 6 27 35 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 3-2 (Atlants)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1-4 (Milwaukee)
1995-96 1995-96 Western Southwest 1st 82 57 17 8 122 380 249 15 9 6 59 53 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–1 (Phoenix)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–1 (Chicago)
Lost in Conference Finals, 2-4 (Utah)
1996-97 1996-97 Western Southwest 4th 82 41 34 7 89 287 299 3 0 3 4 9 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0-3 (Houston)
1997-98 1997-98 Western Southwest 4th 82 33 39 10 76 260 305 4 1 3 9 16 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-3 (Long Beach)
1998-99 1998-99 Western Southwest 4th 82 35 39 8 78 247 307 Did not qualify
Totals 490 264 177 49 .589% 1821 1720 37 15 22 113 133


Head CoachesEdit

HonorsEdit

Division Titles : 2 – 1994, 1996
Turner Cups : 0
Regular Season Titls : 2 – 1994, 1996

External links Edit


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