Dayton Bombers

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Dayton Bombers
DaytonBombers.png
City Dayton, Ohio
League ECHL
Conference American Conference
Division North Division
Operated 1991-2009
Home arena Nutter Center
Colors

Navy blue, red, white

              
Media Dayton Daily News
Affiliates Independent
Franchise history
1991–2009 Dayton Bombers
Championships
Regular season titles None
Division Championships 2 (2001–02, 2006–07)
Conference Championships 2 (2001–02, 2006–07)
Kelly Cups None

The Dayton Bombers were an ECHL ice hockey team located in Dayton, Ohio. The team most recently was in the North Division of the ECHL's American Conference.

The Bombers originally played at Hara Arena from 1991–1996. The team moved to the Ervin J. Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio in 1996. They have played in front of more than 2 million fans in their 18 years.

On March 30, 2009, it was announced that the Bombers would not be playing during the 2009–2010 season.[1] Despite the arrival of the International Hockey League's Dayton Gems, the Bombers had not folded nor planned to relocate yet, and continued to aim towards securing additional investors and season-ticket holders to play in Dayton once again for 2010-11.[2] However, on June 25 of that year, the Bombers owner turned the team's membership back to the ECHL, citing lack of a suitable business partner or re-entry plan.[3]

Current roster[edit]

All players were declared free agents by the ECHL on May 7, 2009. Players from the Mississippi Sea Wolves and Phoenix RoadRunners were also declared free agents the same day.[1]

Season Records[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, SOL = Shootout losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties infraction minutes

Season League Conference Division GP W L T OTL SOL Pts PCT GF GA PIM Coach Attendance Avg. Playoff result
1991–92 ECHL - West 64 32 26 0 6 0 70 0.547 305 300 1341 Claude Noel 132,699 4,147 Round 1
1992–93 ECHL - West 64 35 23 0 6 0 76 0.594 282 270 2111 Claude Noel 137,929 4,310 Round 2
1993–94 ECHL - North 68 29 31 0 8 0 66 0.485 316 308 1976 Jim Playfair 139,739 4,109 Round 1
1994–95 ECHL - North 68 42 17 0 9 0 93 0.684 307 224 2235 Jim Playfair 146,239 4,301 Round 2
1995–96 ECHL - North 70 35 28 0 0 7 77 0.55 247 237 2131 Jim Playfair 117,279 3,350 Round 1
1996–97 ECHL - North 70 36 26 8 0 0 80 0.571 253 258 1359 Mark Kumpel 111,417 3,183 Round 1
1997–98 ECHL - Northwest 70 36 26 8 0 0 80 0.571 255 256 2162 Mark Kumpel 146,531 4,186 Round 1
1998–99 ECHL Northern Northwest 70 34 27 9 0 0 77 0.55 239 241 1984 Greg Ireland 158,492 4,528 Round 2
1999–00 ECHL Northern Northwest 70 32 28 10 0 0 74 0.529 230 226 2496 Greg Ireland 147,081 4,202 Round 2
2000–01 ECHL Northern Northwest 72 45 21 6 0 0 96 0.667 247 194 2352 Greg Ireland 145,845 4,051 Round 3
2001–02 ECHL Northern Northwest 72 40 20 12 0 0 92 0.639 222 196 2339 Greg Ireland 153,877 4,274 Kelly Cup Finalist
2002–03 ECHL Northern Northwest 72 24 38 10 0 0 58 0.403 191 247 2005 Greg Ireland 124,662 3,462 -
2003–04 ECHL National North 72 26 41 5 0 0 57 0.396 187 271 1639 Jamie Ling 124,609 3,461 -
2004–05 ECHL National North 72 23 40 9 0 0 55 0.382 175 225 1665 Don MacAdam 112,243 3,117 -
2005–06 ECHL American North 72 20 46 6 0 0 46 0.319 193 275 1482 Don MacAdam 124,406 3,455 -
2006–07 ECHL American North 72 37 26 0 2 7 83 0.576 213 191 1345 Don MacAdam 131,196 3,644 Kelly Cup Finalist
2007–08 ECHL American North 72 29 31 0 6 6 70 0.479 201 229 1356 Bill McDonald 131,876 3,768 1st Rd
2008–09 ECHL American North 72 32 33 0 4 3 71 0.493 229 246 1255 Bill McDonald 132,454 3,679 -
Team totals 1,190 567 500 83 32 21 599 Hm Gms. 2,315,369 3,865

All Time Record Vs Other Clubs[edit]

Team Won Loss Tie
Alaska 0 1 0
Augusta 1 2 1
Bakersfield 0 1 0
Charlotte 6 6 5
Cincinnati 29 30 10
Columbia 2 3 0
Elmira 3 6 1
Florida 1 0 0
Fresno 0 2 0
Gwinnett 1 1 1
Idaho 0 1 0
Johnstown 78 47 19
Las Vegas 0 0 0
Mississippi 6 2 2
Pensacola 0 0 1
Phoenix 0 0 0
Reading 21 27 5
South Carolina 4 4 0
Stockton 1 3 0
Texas 0 0 0
Trenton 23 38 5
Utah 0 0 0
Victoria 1 0 0
Wheeling 61 64 19

Dayton Bombers Club Records[edit]

Players

  • Most points, season - 119 Darren Colbourne (1991–92)
  • Most points, game - 7 Tom Nemeth vs Toledo, Oct. 23, 1993 & Jamie Ling vs Roanoke, Jan. 15, 1999
  • Most goals, season - 69 Darren Colbourne (1991–92)
  • Most goals, game - 5 Jamie Ling vs Roanoke, Jan. 15, 1999 & Chanse Fitzpatrick vs Trenton, Nov. 3, 2007
  • Most assists, season - 82 Tom Nemeth, 1993–94
  • Most assists, game - 6 Tom Nemeth vs Toledo, Oct. 23, 1993
  • Most PIM, season - 429 Darren Langdon, 1992–93
  • Most PIM, game - 39 Derek Ernest vs Roanoke, Nov. 23, 2000

Goaltenders

  • Most appearances: 51, Michael Ayers (2004–05)
  • Most minutes: 2,937 min, Michael Ayers (2004–05)
  • Most wins: 23, Adam Berkhoel (2006–07)
  • Most losses: 28, Michael Ayers (2004–05)
  • Most overtime Losses: 7, Alex Westlund (1999-00)
  • Most shots- 1,627, Michael Ayers (2004–05)
  • Most saves- 1,485, Michael Ayers (2005–06)
  • Most shutouts- 5, Adam Berkhoel (2006–07)
  • Lowest GAA- 2.22, Alex Westlund (2000–01)
  • Best save percentage: .930, Alex Westlund (2000–01)

Team

  • Most points-96 (2000–01)
  • Most wins-45 (2000–01)
  • Most losses-46 (2005–06)
  • Most goals scored-316 (1993–94)
  • Fewest points-46 (2005–06)
  • Fewest losses-17 (1994–95)
  • Fewest GAA-191 (2006–07)
  • Most PIM-2,496 (1999-00)

Longest winning streak

  • Overall-8 Oct. 9-Nov. 5, 1994
  • Home-13 Oct. 28-Dec. 27, 2001
  • Road-5 Oct. 28-Nov. 14, 2000

Longest winless streak

  • Overall-16 Feb. 24-Apr. 1, 2006
  • Home-9 Jan. 4-Feb. 8, 2005
  • Road-13 Jan. 18-Mar. 26, 2003

Regular Season Game Attendance Record

  • 10,057 vs Peoria, Jan. 23, 2004

Postseason Game Attendance Record

  • 4,447 vs Idaho, May 27, 2007 Game 3 Kelly Cup Finals

Regular Season Attendance Record

  • 158,492 (1998–99)

All Time Playoff Record vs. Other Clubs[edit]

Atlantic City totals include Cincinnati (1990–92), Pensacola totals include Nashville (1989–96), Texas totals include Huntington (1993–2000)

Team Series Won Loss GP Won Loss GF GA Last Mtg Rnd Result
Atlantic City 2 1 1 7 3 4 20 31 2002 CF W 3-1
Charlotte 1 1 0 5 3 2 16 15 2001 CQF W 3-2
Cincinnati 1 1 0 7 4 3 25 19 2007 DF W 4-3
Florida 1 1 0 7 4 3 23 22 2007 CF W 4-3
Greenville 1 0 1 4 0 4 7 18 2002 Finals L 0-4
Johnstown 2 1 1 5 3 2 13 13 2008 1st L 0-2
Idaho 1 0 1 5 1 4 8 16 2007 Finals L 1-4
Pensacola 1 0 1 3 0 3 9 13 1993 1st L 0-3
Peoria 2 0 2 6 0 6 13 23 2001 CSF L 0-3
Texas 1 1 0 4 3 1 15 12 1995 1st W 3-1
Toledo 2 0 2 6 1 5 17 28 1996 1st L 0-3
Trenton 1 1 0 3 3 0 8 3 2007 DSF W 3-0
Wheeling 1 0 1 5 2 3 11 15 1998 CQF L 2-3

NHL alumni[edit]

The following is a list of players who have gone on to play in the NHL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bombers won't play next season; cite declining support
  2. ^ Bombers owner forges ahead with re-entry plans
  3. ^ It's official: Bombers won't be back

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