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St. Louis Bandits
City: Chesterfield, Missouri
League: NAHL
Division: South
Founded: 2003
Home Arena: Hardee's Iceplex
Colors: Blue, black, and white
Owner(s): Michael J. Brooks, Brett Hull, Scott McCuaig, Ben Bishop, Sr., Jeff Cooper and Kelly Chase.
General Manager: Kelly Chase
Head Coach: Jeff Brown
Media: B2 Networks
Franchise history
2003 to 2006: Texarkana Bandits
2006-Present: St. Louis Bandits

The St. Louis Bandits are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's Northern division. The team plays their home games at the 2,200-seat Hardee's Iceplex(previously Summit Center) in Chesterfield, Missouri. In May 2008 the team announced Regg Simon will be the new coach for the 08-09 season. Regg was the coach of the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL.

The Bandits have recently announced a coaching change for the 08-09 season. Former St. Louis Blues defensemen Jeff Brown has been named the new coach for the Bandits.

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History

The Franchise joined the North American Hockey League for the 2003-2004 season as the Texarkana Bandits. The team played in Texarkana from 2003 until the summer of 2006 when the team moved to the Greater St. Louis Metro Area. The team moved to the Summit Center in Chesterfield, Missouri, filling the void left when the St. Louis Heartland Eagles of the USHL ceased operations at the end of the 2005 season. In 2007 & 2008, former head coach and general manager Jon Cooper, now with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL, coached the team to Back-to-back Robertson Cup National Championships.

The team has made appearances in the NAHL playoff rounds each of their fiver years in the NAHL. In 2007 they claimed the South Division Title and in 2008 claimed the North Division Title. The Bandits have moved back to the South division for the 08-09 season. The team hosted the Robertson Cup Championships at the Hardee's IcePlex in May 2008 where they became Back-to-Back National Championships. The 2008-2009 season the Bandits headed to Mason City, Iowa for the Robertson Cup Championships and yet again took home the most coveted award in the NAHL. The three-peat was clinched with a 3-2 overtime win against the West Division Champion, Wenatchee Wild.

Regular season records

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2003-04 56 30 24 0 63 167 181 1727 4th, South Division
2004-05 56 36 15 0 77 218 153 1329 2nd, South Division
2005-06 58 42 14 2 86 240 145 1258 2nd, South Division
2006-07 62 43 14 5 91 228 153 1437 1st, South Division
2007-08 58 47 9 2 96 250 149 1429 1st, North Division
2008-09 58 42 9 7 91 213 119 1228 1st, South Division

Playoff records

Season GP W L OTL GF GA PIM Finish
2004 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A lost in 1st round
2005 9 4 5 0 25 27 226 lost in 2nd round
2006 8 3 5 0 20 28 196 lost in 2nd round
2007 12 9 3 0 53 34 180 League Champions
2008 11 9 1 1 47 25 205 League Champions
2009 13 10 3 0 38 19 182 League Champions

On-Ice Successes

The Franchise has seen many successes since The Bandits began in 2003. In their first season in the league the teams was the only expansion team to make the playoffs. The team has made the playoffs every season since the team joined the league. In May 2007 the St. Louis Bandits became NAHL champions and Tier II Junior A Hockey National Champions. The Bandits remained strong for the 2007-2008 season and won back-to-back Robertson Cup Champions when they hosted it at the Hardee's IcePlex in May 2008. In 2009, the Bandits kept the winning tradition alive by capturing the Robertson Cup for a third consecutive season . St. Louis beat the Wenatchee Wild in the championship game by a score of 3-2 with an overtime goal by Clinton Bourbonais.

NHL Draftees

Player Seasons Year Drafted NHL Team Current Team
Pat Maroon 05-06,06-07 2007 Draft Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Phantoms, (AHL).
Trent Vogelhuber 06-07 2007 Draft Columbus Blue Jackets Miami University, (CCHA)
Erik Condra 03-04 2006 Draft Ottawa Senators Notre Dame University,(CCHA)
Ryan Turek 03-04 2006 Draft St. Louis Blues Michigan State University ,(CCHA)
Kyle Lawson 03-04 2005 Draft Carolina Hurricanes Notre Dame University,(CCHA)

External links

  • Official site
  • Fan site
  • NAHL website
  • Robertson Cup Website
  • Hardee's IcePlex website
This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at St. Louis Bandits. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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