Vinton is a town of about 8000 people in central Virginia, United States. It is a suburb of Roanoke.


  1. (Atlantic Coast Hockey League, 1983-1987) join AAHL
  2. (All-American Hockey League, 1987-1988) join ECHL
  3. (ECHL, 1988-1990) renamed Roanoke Valley Rebels

note: the subsequent Roanoke Express ECHL franchise, played in Roanoke itself


roof of structure started to give way during a snow storm March 13, 1993 during a game. The building was ordered evacuated and the roof collapsed later that night. The team was then forced to finish the season on the road with borrowed equipment for its final game.

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