|City:||Syracuse, New York|
|League:||Eastern Junior Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Onondaga Nation Arena|
|Colors:|| Red, Black, White
|Head Coach:|| Don Kirnan (EJHL),|
John Walsh (EmJHL)
|1996-1998:||Syracuse Jr. Crunch|
|1998-1999:||Auburn Jr. Crunch|
|1999-2005:||Syracuse Jr. Crunch|
The Syracuse Stars were a Tier III Junior A American junior ice hockey team from Syracuse, New York. They played in the Eastern Junior Hockey League, and also had an associated team of the same name in the Empire Junior B Hockey League.
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 will play at the ESL Sports Centre.
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 re-named the Auburn Junior Crunch. In 2005 the franchise was sold and renamed the Syracuse Stars, joining the Eastern Junior Hockey League.
Team Members and Regular SeasonEdit
The Syracuse Stars hold tryouts in April of each year.. 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, a number of former Stars players have gone on to play at the NHL level, including the following:
|1996-97||50||10||37||3||-||220||358||23||15th Metro A|
|1997-98||49||29||16||4||-||273||219||62||4th Metro A|
|2007-08||45||30||9||5||1||155||120||66||3rd EJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2016-17 Premier||45||26||14||-||5||179||152||57||4th USPHL Premier||Lost Semifinal|
|2016-17 Elite||45||30||12||-||2||198||99||62||3rd USPHL North||Lost Round Robin|
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Onondaga Nation Arena Home Page
- ↑ Roth, Leo. "Maksymum Hockey LLC brings Junior A team to Rochester", Gannett Company, 2009-12-10, pp. 1D–3D. Retrieved on 2009-12-10. Archived from the original on 2009-12-10.
- ↑ US Hockey Report, August 1998, "A New Season A New Home"
- ↑ US Hockey Report, Jan 2005, "EJHL Adds an Expansion Team" 
- ↑ Syracuse Stars Official Web Site Tryouts Page
- ↑ EJHL Certified College Signings
- ↑ Yahoo! Sports Player Bio for Dustin Brown
- ↑ Legends of Hocky Player Bio for Dustin Brown
- ↑ Yahoo! Sports Player Bio for Tim Connolly
- ↑ Legends of Hockey Player Bio for Tim Connolly
- ↑ Worcester Sharks Player Profile for TJ Fox
- ↑ US Hockey Report Article "Pacific Takes Gold at 16's" 7/1/2000