Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs

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Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
2010–11 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs season
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City Bossier City, Louisiana
League Central Hockey League
Conference Berry
Founded 1997
Home arena CenturyTel Center
Colors

Black, Teal, Purple, Red, White

                        
Owner(s) Tommy & Leslie Scott
General manager Jason Campbell
Head coach Scott Muscutt
Franchise history
1997–2001 Shreveport Mudbugs
2002–2011 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
Championships
Regular season titles 3 (1999, 2007, 2008)
Division Championships 7 (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Conference Championships 3 (2004, 2006, 2011)
Ray Miron President's Cup 4 (1999, 2000, 2001,2011)

The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs were a professional ice hockey team which played in the Bossier City-Shreveport metropolitan area of Louisiana. From 1997 to 2001, the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs were members of the Western Professional Hockey League, until a 2001 merger between the WPHL with the Central Hockey League. From 2002-2011, the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs played in the Central Hockey League. From 1997 until 2000, they were known as the Shreveport Mudbugs, changing the name to the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs after the team relocated from the Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport to the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City.

One of the few successful sports teams to ever grace the Bossier-Shreveport area, the Mudbugs found success early. Right from the beginning, the Mudbugs seemed to use a defensive style of hockey that crushed teams. Coached by former Mudbug player Scott Muscutt and owned by Tommy and Leslie Scott, the team increased attendance each year and hosted the All-Star festivities for the Central Hockey League in 2007.

In their first four seasons, the Mudbugs saw their most success. After the sweep suffered by the Fort Worth Brahmas in the 2nd round of their opening season, the Mudbugs went on to win the President's Cup Championships three straight years in the WPHL. Following the merger of the WPHL and CHL, the Mudbugs found their way back to the Ray Miron President's Cup Finals three times (2004, 2006, 2011). The Mudbugs remain, however, the only team in history of the WPHL and CHL to ever win the Cup three straight years.

The Mudbugs maintained heated rivalries with the Texas Brahmas, Laredo Bucks, Mississippi RiverKings, and Colorado Eagles.

During the 2009–2010 season Mudbugs legend goaltender Ken Carroll and Travis Clayton were named to the Central Hockey League's All Decade Team.

On July 20, 2010 former player Jason Campbell was named the new Vice President & General Manager for the Mudbugs.

With the merger of the CHL and the IHL beginning in the 2010–2011 season, the Mudbugs played in the Berry Conference. The Mudbugs would go on to win the Ray Miron President's Cup that season in a 7-game series with the Colorado Eagles, but would cease operations two weeks later due to low attendance and financial losses.[1][2]

Team Record[edit]

Season W L OTL PTS Finish Championships Playoffs
1997-98 40 20 7 91 2nd Division
3rd Overall
Central TX W [3-1]
Fort Worth L [4-0]
1998-99 47 17 5 99 1st Division
1st Overall
Eastern Division Champions
Governor's Cup Champions
President's Cup Champions
Monroe W [3-0]
Lake Charles W [4-1]
San Angelo W [4-0]
1999-00 44 19 7 95 1st Division
3rd Overall
Eastern Division Champions
President's Cup Champions
Lake Charles W [3-0]
Central TX W [4-1]
New Mexico W [4-2]
2000-01 45 21 5 95 2nd Division
2nd Overall
President's Cup Champions Austin W [4-0]
Tupelo W [4-1]
Lubbock W [4-1]
2001-02 33 27 4 70 2nd Division
8th Overall
Oklahoma City W [3-1]
Memphis L [4-3]
2002-03 33 22 9 75 3rd Division
10th Overall
2003-04 42 16 6 90 1st Division
3rd Overall
Northeast Division Champions
Northern Conference Champions
President's Cup Finalist
Indianapolis W [3-2]
Wichita W [4-1]
Laredo L [4-3]
2004-05 36 17 7 79 1st Division
3rd Overall
Northeast Division Champions Wichita L [4-3]
2005-06 41 15 8 90 1st Division
3rd Overall
Northeast Division Champions
Northern Conference Champions
President's Cup Finalist
Wichita W [4-1]
Colorado W [4-1]
Laredo L [4-1]
2006-07 44 14 6 94 1st Division
1st Overall
Northeast Division Champions
Governor's Cup Champions
Wichita W [4-2]
Memphis L [4-1]
2007-08 32 7 4 68 1st Division
1st Overall
Northeast Division Champions
Governor's Cup Champions
Texas L [4-0]
2008-09 39 19 6 84 3rd Division
5th Overall
Rocky Mountain W [2-1]
Colorado L [4-0]
2009-10 38 22 4 80 3rd Division
5th Overall
Colorado W [4-0]
Rapid City L [4-3]
2010-11 37 26 3 77 2nd Division
6th Overall
Berry Conference Champions
Ray Miron Presidents Cup Champions
Arizona W [3-1]
Tulsa W [3-2]
Allen W [4-1]
Colorado W [4-3]

WPHL & CHL team awards and trophies[edit]

Ray Miron President's Cup Champions

  • 1998–1999
  • 1999–2000
  • 2000–2001
  • 2010-2011

Governor's Cup Champions

  • 1998–1999
  • 2006–2007
  • 2007–2008

Central Hockey League Northern Conference Champions

  • 2003–2004
  • 2005–2006

Division Championships

  • Eastern Division 1998–1999
  • Eastern Division 1999–2000
  • Northeastern Division 2003–2004
  • Northeastern Division 2004–2005
  • Northeastern Division 2005–2006
  • Northeastern Division 2006–2007
  • Northeastern Division 2007–2008

Central Hockey League Franchise of the Year

  • 2005–2006
10th Anniversary Logo (2007).
Bossier-Shreveport hosted the 2007 CHL All-Star Game.

WPHL & CHL player awards and trophies[edit]

Central Hockey League Coach of the Year

  • Scott Muscutt: 2007-08

Central Hockey League Rookie of the Year

  • Cam Abbott: 2006-07

Central Hockey League Most Outstanding Goaltender

  • Ken Carroll: 2005-06
  • John DeCaro: 2006-07, 2007–08

Western Professional Hockey League Rookie of the Year

  • Ken Carroll: 2000-01

Western Professional Hockey League Playoff Most Valuable Player

  • John Vecchiarelli: 1998-99
  • Hugo Hamelin: 1999-00
  • Jason Campbell: 2000-01

Western Professional Hockey League Man of the Year

  • Scott Muscutt: 1999-00

Western Professional Hockey League Most Outstanding Goaltender

  • Kevin St.Pierre: 1997-98
  • Ken Carroll: 2000-01

Franchise individual records[edit]

  • Most Saves in a single game: Ken Carroll, 57 (March 19, 2007)
  • Most Goals in a season: Paul Jackson, 55 (1997–98)
  • Most Assists in a season: Brian Shantz, 82 (1997–98)
  • Most Points in a season: Paul Jackson, 115 (1997–98)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a season: Dan Wildfong, 340 (2001–02)
  • Most Wins in a season: Kevin St. Pierre, 36 (1997–98)
  • Most Shutouts in a season: John DeCaro, 10 (2007–08)
  • Most Goals in a career: Dan Wildfong, 213 (1999–2007)
  • Most Assists in a career: Dan Wildfong, 339 (1999–2007)
  • Most Points in a career: Dan Wildfong, 552 (1999–2007)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a career: Dan Wildfong, 2234 (1999–2007)
  • Most Win in a career: Ken Carroll, 187 (2000-01 & 2002–2010)
  • Most Shutouts in a career: Ken Carroll, 31 (2000-01 & 2002–2010)

Franchise records[edit]

  • Most Goals in a season: 315 (1998–99)
  • Least Goals Against in a season: 146 (2003–04)
  • Most Points in a season: 99 (1998–99)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a season: 1,988 (1997–98)
  • Most Wins in a season: 47 (1998–99)
  • Least Losses in a season: 14 (2006–07)
  • Consecutive victories: 15 (12/08/2007-1/20/2008)
  • Consecutive victories on home ice: 17 (12/08/2007-Current)
  • All Time Regular Season Wins: 439
  • All Time Regular Season Losses: 195
  • All Time Regular Seasons Overtime Losses: 68
  • All Time Wins: 506
  • All Time Losses: 229
  • Games Played: 803

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Lang III, Roy (June 10, 2011). "Won and done for Mudbugs". The Shreveport Times. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs win CHL title, then cease operations