Wisconsin Whalers

The Wisconsin Whalers are a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The team plays home games at the Oregon Ice Arena in Oregon, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Whalers
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CityOregon, Wisconsin
LeagueNA3HL
DivisionCentral Division
Home arenaOregon Ice Arena
ColorsBlue, gold, white
General managerTom McDermott
Head coachTom McDermott
Franchise history
2004–2007Quad City Express
2007–2013Quad City Jr. Flames
2013–presentWisconsin Whalers

History

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Jr. Flames logo

The team previously played at The River's Edge Ice Arena in Davenport, Iowa where it was known as the Quad City Express and the Quad City Jr. Flames. In May 2013, the team announced that the Quad City Jr. Flames were granted approval by the NA3HL Board of Governors and the USA Hockey Junior Council to relocate to Madison, Wisconsin for the 2013–14 season and play out of Hartmeyer Ice Arena.[1] The team began playing out of the Oregon Ice Arena in nearby Oregon, Wisconsin in the 2015–16 season.

The players, ages 16–20, carried amateur status under Junior A guidelines and would hope to earn a spot on higher levels of junior ice hockey in the United States and Canada, Canadian Major Junior, Collegiate, and eventually professional teams.[2][3]

Season-by-season records

Season GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Quad City Express
2006–07 44 10 30 3 1 24 132 203 1339 6th of 7, West
13th of 14, CSHL
Lost Divisional Series, 0–2 vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues
Quad City Jr. Flames
2007–08 48 17 26 2 3 39 194 233 1414 10th of 13, CSHL Did not qualify
2008–09 45 23 19 2 1 49 167 149 965 7th of 12, CSHL Lost Round 1, 0–2 vs. Toledo Cherokee
2009–10 48 25 20 0 3 53 174 157 929 8th of 13, CSHL Lost Round 1, 0–2 vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues
2010–11 45 22 19 2 2 48 171 171 770 8th of 12, NA3HL Won Round 1, 2–1 vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues
0–3 in Hurster Cup Round Robin
(L, 3–6 vs. Hitmen; L, 2–5 vs. Steam; OTL, 3–4 vs. Mustangs)
2011–12 48 14 28 3 3 34 128 167 895 4th of 4, Central Div.
14th of 16, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1–2 vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues
2012–13 48 8 38 1 1 18 83 222 825 4th of 5, Central Div.
15th of 17, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–3 vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues
Wisconsin Whalers
2013–14 48 26 15 7 59 221 167 852 3rd of 6, Central Div.
9th of 21, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues
2014–15 47 29 13 5 63 186 128 683 2nd of 6, Central Div.
11th of 31, NA3HL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2–0 vs. La Crosse Freeze
Lost Div. Finals, 1–2 vs. West Michigan Wolves
2015–16 47 31 16 0 62 246 136 980 3rd of 5, Central Div.
16th of 34, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. La Crosse Freeze
2016–17 47 19 23 5 0 43 172 194 1165 3rd of 5, Central Div.
32nd of 48, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1–2 vs. La Crosse Freeze
2017–18 47 18 27 1 1 38 176 227 918 3rd of 5, Central Div.
29th of 42, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. La Crosse Freeze
2018–19 47 23 24 0 0 46 186 218 639 5th of 7, Central Div.
23rd of 36, NA3HL
Did not qualify

References

  1. ^ Staff (May 24, 2013). "Quad City Jr. Flames to be renamed the Wisconsin Whalers". The Junior Hockey News. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
  2. ^ http://quadcityhockey.com/page.php?page_id=9061
  3. ^ Veteran Lipsett expected to lead, score for Mallards

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