The franchise first played as the Owatonna Express in Owatonna, Minnesota, in 2008 replacing the recently relocated Southern Minnesota Express. The Express played their home games at the Four Seasons Centre at the Steele County Fairgrounds. The Express played in the Central Division for three season from 2008-2011 until the team was sold to the Odessa Jackalopes in 2011.
Regular Season RecordsEdit
|2008–09||58||29||24||5||63||214||189||812||3rd of 5, Central||Lost in 2nd Round|
|2009–10||58||32||22||4||68||188||190||843||2nd of 5, Central||Lost in 1st Round|
|2010–11||58||32||19||7||71||175||179||985||3rd of 6, Central||Lost Div. Semifinals|
- First Round – Owatonna Express defeated North Iowa Outlaws, 3-games-to-1
- Second Round – Bismarck Bobcats defeated Owatonna Express, 3-games-to-2
- First Round – Alexandria Blizzard defeated Owatonna Express, 3-games-to-1
- Division Semifinals – Coulee Region Chill defeated Owatonna Express, 3-games-to-1
- ↑ Express sold, will move to Texas after season. Owatonna People's Press (2011-02-28). Retrieved on 2011-03-02.
- ↑ NAHL approves sale, relocation of Owatonna membership. NAHL. Retrieved on May 8, 2011.
|North American Hockey League|
|East Division||Aston Rebels • Janesville Jets • Johnstown Tomahawks • New Jersey Jr Titans • Springfield Jr. Blues • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights|
|South Division||Amarillo Bulls • Corpus Christi IceRays • Lone Star Brahmas • Odessa Jackalopes • Topeka Roadrunners • Wichita Falls Wildcats|
|Central Division||Aberdeen Wings • Austin Bruins • Brookings Blizzard • Bismarck Bobcats • Minot Minotauros|
|Midwest Division||Coulee Region Chill • Fairbanks Ice Dogs • Kenai River Brown Bears • Minnesota Magicians • Minnesota Wilderness|
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