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River City Jaguars
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City: Vancouver, Washington
League: NorPac
Division: Pacific
Founded: 2004
Home Arena: Mountain View Ice Arena
Colors: Green and Black


Owner(s): John McBride
General Manager: Chuck Cheshire
Head Coach: Joakin Falt
Franchise history
2004-2011: River City Jaguars
2011-2012: Vancouver Victory
2012-2014: Fort Vancouver Vipers

The River City Jaguars are a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team playing in the Pacific Division of the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NORPAC). The league helps 16-20 year olds develop hockey skills in a professional environment while maintaining their amateur status for college eligiblity. The team will play their home games at the Mountain View Ice Arena in Vancouver Washington USA in the Fall of 2010, previously the team played at Valley Ice Arena in Beaverton, Oregon.[1] The franchise joined the Norpac in 2004 when the league was a Jr. B league, in 2007 the league and member teams were granted Tier III Jr A status by USA Hockey, the governing body for ice hockey in the United States.

The team became the Vancouver Victory in 2011.


The Vipers franchise has had a number of alumni move on to collegiate programs and higher levels of junior ice hockey in the United States and Canada.[2] On November 27, 2005, the then Jaguars lost a player, Jonathan Medina from California, who was on his second season with the team, in an accident. The Jaguars/Vipers franchise in honor of Medina has retired his jersey and number. On April 13, 2010 the franchise saw its first Alumn to sign with an NHL team, when Jake Newton signed a 3 year entry level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.[3][4]


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