Colorado RoughRiders

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Colorado RoughRiders
WSHLRoughRiders logo.jpg
City Boulder Valley, Colorado
League WSHL
Division Mountain
Founded 2007
Home arena

Boulder Valley Ice at Superior Colors = Green, White, Black

              
Owner(s) RoughRiders® Hockey Club
General manager Paul DePuydt
Head coach Paul DePuydt
Franchise history
2007 - 2009 Colorado Outlaws
2009 - 2014 Boulder Junior Bison
2014 - Present Colorado RoughRiders

The Colorado RoughRiders is a AAU-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team based in Superior, Boulder County Colorado. The team plays in the Mountain Division of the Western States Hockey League at Boulder Valley Ice at Superior. The Colorado RoughRiders are owned by the RoughRiders Hockey Club.

Team History[edit]

Team logo when the franchise played as the Boulder Junior Bison from 2009-2014.

Under previous ownership, The RoughRiders were formerly known as the Colorado Outlaws from 2007-2009. The Colorado Outlaws played in Westminster, Colorado. From 2009-2014 the team were the Boulder Junior Bison playing out of Boulder Valley Ice in Superior, Colorado but will move to a new complex called Boulder Valley Ice & Indoor Sports starting with the 2015-16 season. On April 15, 2014 the RoughRiders® Hockey Club purcahsed the Jr. Bison and renamed the team the RoughRiders after their junior hockey team in the UHSL, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.[1]

2009-10 Inaugural Season[edit]

The Boulder Junior Bison founded in 2009 came off its inaugural season after going 40-18-2 good for second place in the Division and winning the Midwest Conference. The Bison also qualified for the USA Hockey Tier 3 Junior A Nationals which was held in Marlborough, MA. The Bison moved 10 total players either up on call up or to NCAA.

2010-2011 Season[edit]

In its sophomore year as a franchise, the Boulder Junior Bison franchise earned its second playoff berth in two seasons after finishing the regular season with a 33-12-3 record. During the first round of the WSHL Playoffs, the Bison swept the Texas Jr. Brahmas with victories in both games 1 and 2 (8-7 OT and 11-5). They were then eliminated from the cup chase in the Mid-Western Division Finals, losing the series 0-2 to division rival El Paso Rhinos. 11 players from this Bison roster have moved on to higher levels of hockey.

Statistics[edit]

Regular season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2007-08 51 25 23 3 53 192 219 1261 4th Midwest[2]
2008-09 Statistics Not Available
2009-10 52 35 16 1 71 262 163 1364 2nd Midwest
2010-11 46 31 12 3 65 220 135 878 2nd Midwest[3]
2011-12 46 33 10 3 69 234 189 809 2nd of 5 Mountain
2012-13 46 29 14 3 61 177 128 845 2nd of 6 Mountain
2013-14 46 24 22 0 48 174 147 836 4th of 6 Mountain

Playoff records[edit]

Season GP W L GF GA Finish
2008 2 0 2 1 16 lost in 1st round
2009 Statistics Not Available
2010 8 5 3 32 24 lost in Finals[4]
2011 4 2 2 23 24 lost in 2nd round
2012 5 3 2 20 12 lost in 2nd round
2013 4 2 2 10 7 lost in 2nd round
2014 3 1 2 9 17 lost in 1st round

Playoffs

  • 2011 Lost Mountain Divisional final
Boulder Bison defeated Texas Brahmas 2 games to 0
El Paso Rhinos defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-0
  • 2012 Lost Mountain Divisional final
Boulder Bison defeated Cheyenne Stampede 2 games to 0
Idaho Jr Steelheads defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-1
  • 2013 Lost Mountain Divisional final
Boulder Bison defeated Cheyenne Stampede 2 games to 0
El Paso Rhinos defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-0
  • 2014 Lost Mountain Divisional semi-final
Phoenix Knights defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-1

Alumni[edit]

The Bison have had a number of alumni move on to NCAA Division III, ACHA Division I and II, and higher levels of junior ice hockey, and professional ice hockey, including:[5]

Professional[edit]

Junior Callups[edit]

[10]

+ 2010-2011 Clark Cup Champion

College[edit]

Non-playing Alumni[edit]

  • Robert Dominski
  • Christopher Coyle
  • Jonathan Marston
  • Jean 'Timo' Provosty
  • Dante Ruscitti
  • Jordan Heffner
  • Tim Brey
  • Max Meints

Former Captains | "c"[edit]

  • Robert Dominski
  • Dustin Simmons
  • Anthony Cullen

References[edit]

External links[edit]