Augusta Lynx

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Augusta Lynx
Augusta Lynx.jpg
City Augusta, Georgia
League ECHL
Conference American Conference
Division South Division
Operated 1998–2008
Home arena James Brown Arena
Colors

Blue, black, gray, white

                   
General manager United States Dan Troutman
Head coach Canada John Marks
Media WRDW (AM), b-2 Network
Affiliates Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL), Norfolk Admirals (AHL)
Franchise history
1991–1998 Raleigh IceCaps
1998–2008 Augusta Lynx
Championships
Regular season titles none
Division Championships none
Conference Championships none
Kelly Cups none

The Augusta Lynx were a minor-league professional ice hockey team based in Augusta, Georgia. The Lynx played their home games at the James Brown Arena. The Lynx, who played in the ECHL, had affiliations with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL and the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL.

The team was named for The Masters golf tournament held annually in Augusta, with the "Lynx" name a play on the golf term "hitting the links". The Lynx folded mid-way through the 2008-09 season on December 2, 2008, when it was announced that they were suspending operations and voluntarily relinquishing their league membership.[1]

History of the Augusta Lynx[edit]

The Augusta Lynx were formed in 1991 as the Raleigh IceCaps. The IceCaps moved to Augusta in 1998 when the Hartford Whalers moved to Raleigh, becoming the Carolina Hurricanes.[2]

The Lynx were replaced in their market by the Augusta Riverhawks, a team in the Southern Professional Hockey League, which began operations with the 2010–11 season.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, PTS = Points, PCT = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalty Infraction Minutes

Season League Division GP W L T OTL SOL PTS PCT GF GA PIM Coach(es) Result
1998-99 ECHL Southeast 70 38 27 5 0 0 81 0.579 235 233 1984 Dan Wiebe Lost in round 1 (Baton Rouge) 2-0
1999-00 ECHL Southeast 70 34 31 0 5 0 73 0.486 243 248 1781 Dan Wiebe Won Round 1 (New Orleans) 2-1
Won Round 2 (Florida) 3-2
Lost in round 3 (Greenville) 3-1
2000-01 ECHL Southeast 72 36 29 7 0 0 79 0.549 259 253 1579 Scott MacPherson, Jim Burton Lost in round 1 (New Orleans) 2-1
2001-02 ECHL Southeast 72 36 26 10 0 0 82 0.569 218 224 1834 Jim Burton Out of Playoffs
2002-03 ECHL Southeast 72 27 39 6 0 0 60 0.417 203 256 1623 Jim Burton, David Wilkie Out of Playoffs
2003-04 ECHL Central 72 32 33 7 0 0 71 0.493 203 234 1510 Stan Drulia Out of Playoffs
2004-05 ECHL East 72 28 35 9 0 0 65 0.451 188 237 1232 Stan Drulia Out of Playoffs
2005-06 ECHL South 72 30 36 6 0 0 66 0.458 216 255 1475 Bob Ferguson Lost in round 1 (Greenville) 2-0
2006-07 ECHL South 72 39 29 0 1 3 82 0.569 258 265 1225 Bob Ferguson Lost in round 1 (Charlotte) 2-0
2007-08 ECHL South 72 32 35 0 1 4 69 0.479 200 223 1173 Bob Ferguson Lost in round 1 (South Carolina) 3-2
2008-09 ECHL South 18 6 10 0 1 1 14 0.389 39 70 471 John Marks Team ceased operations December 2
Totals 1 4 716 338 330 50 8 8 742 0.449 2262 2498 15887 7 6/11 Playoff Seasons

Augusta's Final Season Roster[edit]

Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
United States Aaron Slattengren ^ C L Dec. 28, 1981 Duluth, Minnesota, USA
9 Canada Chris Lawrence C R Feb. 5, 1987 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
10 United States Scott Thauwald LW L Oct. 26, 1984 Rochester, Minnesota, USA
17 Canada Patrick Bordeleau LW L Mar. 23, 1986 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
19 Canada Brian Ihnacak C R Apr. 10, 1985 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
20 United States Chase Watson F L Oct. 23, 1982 Media, Pennsylvania, USA
21 United States Michael Mullen RW R Jul. 16, 1983 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
22 Canada Justin Keller ^ LW L Mar. 4, 1986 Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
25 Canada Travis Fuller LW L Jan. 25, 1986 Whitney, Ontario, Canada
26 United States Jason Bloomingburg (IR) LW L Nov. 29, 1982 Canton, Michigan, USA
29 United States Joel Hanson F R Jun. 20, 1983 Elk River, Minnesota, USA
37 United States A Dallas Steward C L Feb. 11, 1980 Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA
44 United States A Matt Auffrey RW R Jan. 3, 1986 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Defencemen
# Player Position Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
2 United States B.J. Crum D R Aug. 6, 1983 Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
3 United States Kevin Quick D L Mar. 29, 1988 Buffalo, New York, USA
6 United States Brock Wilson D L Oct. 15, 1984 St. Louis, Missouri, USA
14 United States C Tim Branham D L May 10, 1981 Eagle River, Wisconsin, USA
27 United States R.J. Linder D R Nov. 9, 1983 St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
55 Canada Brent Henley D R Aug. 30, 1980 Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Goaltenders
# Player Position Catches Date of birth Place of birth
1 Canada Mike Brodeur G L Mar. 30, 1983 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
34 Finland Riku Helenius G L Mar. 1, 1988 Palkane, Finland

^ - Currently Called Up

Staff
Title Staff Member
Head Coach John Marks
Assistant Coach Dane Litke
Athletic Trainer Chad Weprin
Equipment Manager Ryan Adamson
Director of Public Relations A.J. Bembry
Director of Broadcasting Anthony Langella
Director of Game Operations James T. Warbington

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lynx fold team", chronicle.augusta.com; retrieved December 2008
  2. ^ Myatt, Al (March 28, 1998). "A last skate for IceCaps". The News & Observer. p. C1. 

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