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Rochester Jr. Americans
Rochester Jr. Americans Team Logo 2014
City: Rochester, New York, United States
League: United States Premier Hockey League
Division: Premier Division
Founded: 1996
Home Arena: Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex.[1]
Colors: Red, White, Blue
              
Owner(s): Maksymum Hockey LLC Jeff Kolcon & Dave Maksymiu
General Manager: Jeff Kolcon
Head Coach: Dave Maksymiu (Premier),
Lindsay Putnam (Elite)
Franchise history
1996-1998: Syracuse Jr. Crunch
1998-1999: Auburn Jr. Crunch
1999-2005: Syracuse Jr. Crunch
2005-2010: Syracuse Stars
2010-2013: Rochester Stars
2013-Present: Rochester Jr. Americans

The Rochester Jr. Americans are a Tier III Junior A American ice hockey team from Rochester, New York. Their top team currently plays in the USPHL in the Premier Division while also fielding a team in the Elite Division.[2]

HistoryEdit

Syracuse Crunch Jr A

Jr. Crunch Logo

SyracuseStarslogo

Syracuse Stars Logo

The history of the team name goes back to the 1980's when they played in the Northeastern Junior Hockey League. They even played for one season (1997-98) in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe Junior Hockey League. In 1996, the Syracuse Junior Crunch were founded to play Canadian Junior A in the Metro Junior A Hockey League, which was absorbed by the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League in 1998. The team moved to Auburn that year, and was renamed the Auburn Junior Crunch.[3] In 2005 the franchise was sold and renamed the Syracuse Stars, joining the Eastern Junior Hockey League.[4] On December 9, 2009, Maksymum Hockey LLC, based in Rochester, New York, announced plans to operate the Stars and move them to Rochester beginning with the 2010-11 season. They currently play at the Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex.[1]

In 2013, the EJHL dissolved after several members left to form the United States Premier Hockey League. By the beginning of the 2013–14 season, the Stars joined the USPHL in the Elite and Empire Divisions (with the former EJHL team in Elite and the former EmJHL team in the Empire).[5] Both teams were renamed to the Rochester Jr. Americans.[2]

In 2014, the Jr. Americans promoted their Elite Division Tier III team to the USPHL's Premier Division for the 2014–15 season and began playing against many of the former EJHL members.[6] For the 2015–16 season they switched their team from the Empire Division (recently renamed USP3 Division) to the Elite Division.[7]

After the 2015-16 season the team was replaced by a team called the Rochester Monarchs and they are listed as having teams in the USPHL's Elite, 18U, and 16U divisions. No word on what happened to the organization have been posted on the Americans website, facebook, or Twitter pages.

Team members and regular seasonEdit

The Rochester Jr. Americans hold tryouts in April of each year.[8] The season starts the day after Labor Day and playoffs finish during the third week of March each year. The schedule includes 45 EJHL regular season schedule games plus three rounds of playoffs.

In addition to those players which have gone on to play for various college teams,[9] a number of former Stars players have gone on to play at the NHL level, including the following:

Ryan Callahan of the Tampa Bay Lightning[10]
Tim Connolly[11][12]
Colby Cohen[13][14]
Jeremy Morin of the Chicago Blackhawks[15]
Matt Murley,[16]
Rob Schremp[17][18]
Tim Sestito[19][20]
Tom Sestito[21][22]


Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL P GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Syracuse Jr. Crunch
1996–97 50 10 37 3 23 220 358 15th Metro A Did not qualify
1997–98 49 29 16 4 62 273 219 4th Metro A Won First Round, 3-2 vs. Pickering Panthers
Won Quarterfinals, 3-1 vs. Thornhill Rattlers
Lost Semifinals, 3-4 vs. Caledon Canadians
Auburn Jr. Crunch
1998–99 51 27 22 2 0 56 232 195 6th of 13, OPJHL-East Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0-3 vs. Lindsay Muskies
Syracuse Jr. Crunch
1999–2000 49 9 36 2 2 22 170 303 10th of 10, OPJHL-East Did not qualify
2000–01 49 20 24 4 1 45 195 234 8th of 10, OPJHL-East Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0-4 vs. Lindsay Muskies
2001–02 49 20 24 5 0 45 187 226 6th of 10, OPJHL-East Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0-4 vs. Trenton Sting
2002–03 49 4 43 1 1 10 114 308 10th of 10, OPJHL-East Did not qualify
2003–04 49 20 26 0 3 43 192 223 7th of 10, OPJHL-East Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0-4 vs. Bowmanville Eagles
2004–05 49 8 35 3 3 22 158 267 9th of 10, OPJHL-East Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 1-4 vs. Aurora Tigers
Syracuse Stars
2005–06 45 11 27 1 6 29 127 208 6th of 7, North
13th of 14, EJHL
Did not qualify
2006–07 45 19 18 3 5 46 155 175 5th of 7, North
8th of 14, EJHL
Did not qualify
2007–08 45 30 9 5 1 66 155 120 2nd of 7, North
3rd of 14, EJHL
Lost Quarterfinal South Shore Kings
2008–09 45 24 14 6 1 55 184 160 3rd of 7, North
4th of 14, EJHL
Lost Quarterfinal vs. Bridgewater Bandits
2009–10 45 22 15 3 5 52 173 163 3rd of 7, North
6th of 14, EJHL
Lost Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. Jersey Hitmen
Rochester Stars
2010–11 45 13 29 3 0 29 109 173 5th of 7, North
12th of 14, EJHL
Did not qualify
2011–12 45 15 26 4 34 103 156 6th of 7, North
12th of 14, EJHL
Lost First Round, 0-2 vs. Bay State Breakers
2012–13 45 24 15 6 54 150 140 4th of 7, North
6th of 14, EJHL
Won First Round, 1-1 vs. New York Apple Core[23]
Lost Quarterfinals vs. Islanders Hockey Club
Rochester Jr. Americans
2013–14 42 36 4 2 74 217 80 1st of 10, North
1st of 18, USPHL Elite
Won First Round, 2-0 vs. Portland Jr. Pirates (Elite)
Lost Quarterfinals, 1-2 vs. Jersey Hitmen (Elite)
2014–15 50 22 25 3 47 170 175 8th of 11
USPHL Premier
Lost Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. Jersey Hitmen
2015–16 44 13 28 3 29 128 183 9th of 12
USPHL Premier
Won Play-in Game, 3-1 vs. Syracuse Stars
Lost Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. Islanders Hockey Club

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