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Worcester IceCats
City: Worcester, Massachusetts
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1994 to 2005
Home Arena: DCU Center
Colors: Blue, Teal and Silver
Affiliates: St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Franchise history
1926 to 1951: Springfield Indians
1951 to 1954: Syracuse Warriors
1954 to 1967: Springfield Indians
1967 to 1974: Springfield Kings
1974 to 1994: Springfield Indians
1994 to 2005: Worcester IceCats
2005 to Present: Peoria Rivermen
Championships
Division Championships: 2 (1996–97, 2000–01)

The Worcester IceCats were a team in the American Hockey League. They played in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA at the DCU Center.

Contents

History

The IceCats got their start when original New York Islanders owner Roy Boe purchased the Springfield Indians AHL franchise and moved it to Worcester in the summer of 1994. The team began play in the Fall of 1994 with a collection of free-agent players but as yet with no National Hockey League team affiliation. Late in the 1994–95 season, Boe and head coach/General Manager Jim Roberts negotiated a deal with the St. Louis Blues. From that point on the IceCats would be the Blues' premier minor league team. The Peoria Rivermen of the East Coast Hockey League, in turn, became the IceCats' minor league affiliate in 1998, having been with St. Louis before the 1994 Worcester deal. During the 2000–01 season, Boe sold the IceCats to the St. Louis Blues. The team celebrated its tenth season in the AHL in Fall 2003.

On November 9, 2004 the St. Louis Blues announced the sale of the IceCats to the owners of their ECHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. The new owners have moved the franchise to Peoria, IL, for the 2005–06 season.

This franchise was previously known as: Springfield Indians (1926–1994)
The franchise became known as: Peoria Rivermen (2005–present)
This franchise was replaced by: Worcester Sharks (2006–present)

Season-by-season results

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Regular Season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1994–95 80 24 45 11 0 59 234 300 6th, North
1995–96 80 36 28 12 4 88 242 244 2nd, North
1996–97 80 43 23 9 5 100 256 234 1st, New England
1997–98 80 34 31 9 6 83 267 268 4th, New England
1998–99 80 34 36 8 2 78 237 260 4th, New England
1999–00 80 34 31 11 4 83 249 250 3rd, New England
2000–01 80 48 20 9 3 108 264 205 1st, New England
2001–02 80 39 33 7 1 86 245 218 3rd, North
2002–03 80 35 27 15 3 88 235 220 3rd, North
2003–04 80 37 27 13 3 90 207 186 3rd, Atlantic
2004–05 80 39 34 3 4 85 212 223 5th, Atlantic

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1994–95 Out of playoffs.
1995–96 L, 1-3, Portland
1996–97 L, 2-3, Providence
1997–98 W, 3-1, Springfield L, 3-4, Hartford
1998–99 L, 1-3, Providence
1999–00 W, 3-1, Portland L, 1-4, Hartford
2000–01 W, 3-1, Lowell L, 3-4, Providence
2001–02 L, 1-2, Manitoba
2002–03 L, 0-3, Binghamton
2003–04 W, 4-2, Manchester L, 0-4, Hartford
2004–05 Out of playoffs.

Lost in preliminary round.

Team records

Single season

Career

  • Career goals: 79 Marc Brown
  • Career assists: 154 Terry Virtue
  • Career points: 210 Terry Virtue
  • Career penalty minutes: 1083 Terry Virtue
  • Career goaltending wins: 65 Curtis Sanford
  • Career shutouts: 10 Curtis Sanford
  • Career games: 455 Terry Virtue

External links

  • The Internet Hockey Database - Worcester IceCats
  • Worcester IceCats Fan Club
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