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Syracuse Stars
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City: Syracuse, New York
League: Eastern Junior Hockey League
Division: Northern Division
Founded: 1996
Home Arena: Onondaga Nation Arena[1]
Colors: Red, Black, White


              

Owner(s): Don Kirnan
Head Coach: Don Kirnan (EJHL),
John Walsh (EmJHL)
Franchise history
1996-1998: Syracuse Jr. Crunch
1998-1999: Auburn Jr. Crunch
1999-2005: Syracuse Jr. Crunch
2005-Present: Syracuse Stars

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.[2]

HistoryEdit

Syracuse Crunch Jr A

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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.[3] In 2005 the franchise was sold and renamed the Syracuse Stars, joining the Eastern Junior Hockey League.[4]

Team Members and Regular SeasonEdit

The Syracuse Stars hold tryouts in April of each year.[5]. 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.

AlumniEdit

In addition to those players which have gone on to play for various college teams[6], a number of former Stars players have gone on to play at the NHL level, including the following:

Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings[7][8]
Tim Connolly of the Buffalo Sabres [9][10]
T.J. Fox of the San Jose Sharks[11][12]
Rob Schremp Of the New York Islanders

Season-by-Season resultsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1996-97 50 10 37 3 - 220 358 23 15th Metro A
1997-98 49 29 16 4 - 273 219 62 4th Metro A
1998-99 51 27 22 2 0 232 195 56 6th OPJHL-E
1999-00 49 9 36 2 2 170 303 22 10th OPJHL-E
2000-01 49 20 24 4 1 195 234 45 8th OPJHL-E
2001-02 49 20 24 5 0 187 226 45 6th OPJHL-E
2002-03 49 4 43 1 1 114 308 10 10th OPJHL-E
2003-04 49 20 26 0 3 192 223 43 7th OPJHL-E
2004-05 49 8 35 3 3 158 267 22 9th OPJHL-E
2005-06 45 11 27 1 6 127 208 29 13th EJHL
2006-07 45 19 18 3 5 155 175 46 8th EJHL
2007-08 45 30 9 5 1 155 120 66 3rd EJHL Lost Quarter-final

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