Dubuque Fighting Saints

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Dubuque Fighting Saints
Dubuque Fighting Saints Logo.svg
City Dubuque, Iowa
League USHL
Division East
Founded 1980 and 2010
Home arena Mystique Ice Center
Colors

Red & White

         
Owner(s) Northern Lights Hockey, LLC (Brad Kwong, managing director)
General manager Matt Shaw
Head coach Matt Shaw
Media Telegraph Herald, KIYX
Franchise history
1980-2001 Dubuque Fighting Saints
2010–present Dubuque Fighting Saints

The Dubuque Fighting Saints are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team that returned to play in the United States Hockey League (USHL) in the 2010 season. The new team was named to honor the original Fighting Saints which played in the USHL from 1980 until 2001. Home games are played at the Mystique Ice Community Center. Games are aired on KIYX, with Zack Fisch handling play-by-play. In the first year back in the USHL the Fighting Saints won the 2011 USHL Clark Cup after defeating the Green Bay Gamblers three games to one in the best-of-five finals. In the 2012-13 season, the Fighting Saints won the Anderson Cup as Champions of the regular season and the Clark Cup, by defeating the Fargo Force three games to zero in the best-of-five finals. Jim Montgomery served as the team's head coach and general manager through the end of the 2013 season. In June 2013, Matt Shaw was hired as Head Coach and GM to replace Jim Montgomery who was hired as Head Coach of the Denver University Pioneers.

History[edit]

Clark Cup Champions

2010-11 2012-13 1984-85 1982-83 1980-81

Anderson Cup Champions

2012-13 1982-83

Staff[edit]

Hockey Operations

-Matt Shaw, Head Coach / General Manager

-Oliver David, Assistant Coach

-Mike Field, Assistant Coach / Director of Scouting

-Sean Murdoch, Athletic Trainer


-Jim Romagna, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Front Office

-Dan Lehv, President

-Katie Kenne, Director of Sales and Marketing

-Tyler Loucks, Director of Ticket Sales

-Zack Fisch, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations

-Casey Weitz, Community Relations and Merchandise Coordinator

-Bill Snook, Sales and Community Relations Representative

-Chris Fleischmann, Account Executive

Alumni in the NHL[edit]

2010–Present

Johnny Gaudreau (2010–11) - Selected as the Calgary Flames' fourth-round, 104th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Johnny was a member of the Boston College Eagles 2012 NCAA National Championship team, a finalist for the 2013 Hobey Baker Award, and the recipient of the 2014 recipient of the Hobey Baker Award as the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men's hockey player. He made his NHL debut with the Flames in the final game of the 2013–14 NHL season, scoring a goal in his first game.

Zemgus Girgensons (2010–11, 2012–13) - Selected as the Buffalo Sabres' first-round selection, 14th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres during the 2013–14 NHL season, scoring a goal in his first game and becoming the first former Saint to play in the NHL since its return as a franchise. Zemgus was also a member of Latvia's 2014 Olympic Men's Hockey Team held in Sochi, Russia.

1981-2001

Andy Wozniewski (1998-1999) - Toronto, St. Louis, Boston

Mark Mowers (1993–94) - Nashville, Boston, Detroit, Anaheim

Landon Wilson (1992–93) - Boston, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Dallas

Chris Ferraro (1990–91, 1991–92) - NY Rangers, Pittsburgh, Edmonton, NY islanders, Washington

Peter Ferraro (1990–91, 1991–92) - NY Rangers, Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington

Gary Suter (1981–82, 1982–83) - Selected as the ninth-round, 180th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Four time NHL All Star who played for Calgary, Chicago and San Jose. 1986 Recipient of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie. Member of the 1989 Calgary Flames Stanley Cup Championship team. Two time Olympian (2002 Silver Medalist), 2011 Inductee in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

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