Fresno Monsters

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Fresno Monsters
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City Fresno, California
League WSHL
Division Pacific
Founded 2009
Home arena Gateway Ice Center
Colors

Black, green

         
Owner(s) Shoot the Puck, Inc.
General manager Bryce Dale
Head coach Bryce Dale
Franchise history
2009-Current Fresno Monsters

The Fresno Monsters are a Junior A Tier III ice hockey team based in Fresno, California. The team is a member of the [[Western States Hockey League[1]]] and plays in the Pacific Division. The Monsters' home venue is [[Gateway Ice Center[2]]] in Fresno, California, previously the practice facility to the now defunct Fresno Falcons of the ECHL.

History[edit]

The Monsters were announced in Spring 2009, filling a void for hockey in Fresno after the Falcons folded. The team began play in mid-September 2009, playing in the Tier III Jr. A Western States Hockey League. On December 15, 2009 the Monsters announced the franchise was given expansion approval into the Tier II North American Hockey League for the 2010-11 season. On May 23, 2013 it was revealed the Monsters' North American Hockey League franchise would move to Wenatchee, Washington and become the Wenatchee Wild. The Monsters continue to field a team in the Western States Hockey League in Fresno.

2011-2012 NAHL roster[edit]

Forwards
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
5 United States Mikhail Bushinski F 5' 10" 175 lbs. Woodbury, Minnesota, USA
8 United States Brendan Bradley F 6' 0" 170 lbs. Richborough, Pennsylvania, USA
9 United States Riley Borer F 5' 10" 165 lbs. Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA
26 United States Zach Wallace F 5' 9" 170 lbs. Burbank, California, USA
23 United States Dominic Valencia F 5' 11" 180 lbs. St. Louis, Missouri, USA
77 Czech Republic Petr Mainer F 6' 1" 190 lbs. Plzen, Czech Republic,
15 United States Ryan Doner F 5' 11" 180 lbs. Mukilteo, Washington, USA
22 United States Jordan Haskell F 6' 0" 185 lbs. Freeport, Maine, USA
12 United States Karl Anderson F 6' 1" 185 lbs. River Falls, Wisconsin, USA
20 United States Chase Sisk F 6' 1" 205 lbs. Treemont, Illinois, USA
16 United States Luke Sandler F 6' 2" 197 lbs. Chicago, Illinois, USA
24 Czech Republic Filip Winkler F 6' 3" 210 lbs. Sokolov, Czech Republic,
8 United States Nathan Ropelewski F 6' 2" 190 lbs. Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
14 United States Kyle Buffardi F 6' 1" 170 lbs. Westminster, California, USA
Defensemen
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
3 United States Brett Blomgren D 6' 2" 185 lbs. Canyon Country, California, USA
4 United States Jeffrey Pauluk D 5' 8" 170 lbs. Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
55 United States Kyle Sucher D 5' 10" 180 lbs. St. Louis, Missouri, USA
5 United States Jesse Durfee D 6' 2" 190 lbs. Savage, Minnesota, USA
2 United States Carl Witty D 6' 1" 180 lbs. Trevose, Pennsylvania, USA
6 United States David Dalbec D 6'1" 185 lbs. Superior, Wisconsin, USA
13 United States Mark Bittner D 6' 1" 180 lbs. Crookston, Minnesota, USA
Goaltenders
# Player Pos. Catches Height Weight Place of Birth
29 United States Tomas Sholl G 6' 0" 160 lbs. Hermosa Beach, California, USA
31 United States Mac Haight G 6' 0" 185 lbs. Sammamish, Washington, USA

Season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Fresno Monsters (NAHL)
2010–11 58 19 34 5 43 158 243 1,635 6th, West did not qualify
2011-12 60 27 23 10 64 167 179 1,454 5th, West did not qualify
2012-13 60 18 35 7 43 139 224 1,115 4th, West Lost in West Divison Semi-Final
Fresno Monsters (WSHL)
2009–10 49 41 5 3 85 264 94 1,516 1st, West lost in Division Finals
2010–11 46 36 8 2 74 220 119 1,233 2nd, West lost in 1st Round
2011-12 46 43 2 1 87 264 93 1,281 1st, West
1 of 16 WSHL
Won Div. SemiFinal, 2-0 (RedHawks)
Won Div Finals, 2-1 (Flyers)
lost in Thorne Cup Finals Round Robin
2012-13 46 32 13 1 65 208 114 1,326 1st, West
4 of 22 WSHL
Won Div. SemiFinal, 2-0 (Gulls)
lost Div Finals, 1-2 (Seals)
advance to Thorne Cup as wild card
lost in Thorne Cup Finals Round Robin
2013-14 46 37 5 4 78 240 122 1,367 1st, West
3 of 24 WSHL
Won Div. SemiFinal, 2-0 (Bombers)
Won Div Finals, 2-0 (Avalanche)
lost in Thorne Cup Finals Round Robin

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