Fresno Monsters

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Fresno Monsters
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City Fresno, California
League WSHL
Division Western
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
Western States Hockey League
2009-Present Fresno Monsters
North American Hockey League
2010-2013 Fresno Monsters
2013-Present Wenatchee Wild

The Fresno Monsters are a Tier III Junior A ice hockey team based in Fresno, California. The team is a member of the Western States Hockey League[1] and plays in the Western 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 and Fresno would host two levels of junior hockey for the first time.[3] 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.

Season records[edit]

Western States Hockey League team (2009-Present)[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
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
2014-15 46 38 7 1 77 301 94 1,257 1st, West
3 of 28 WSHL
Div. Quarter-finals, bye
Won Div. SemiFinal, 2-0 (Gulls)
Won Div. Finals, 2-1 (Flyers)
Lost Conference Finals, 2-0 (Steelheads)

North American Hockey League team (2010-2013)[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 Division Semi-Final

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WSHL Official Website". 
  2. ^ "Gateway Ice Center Facebook page". 
  3. ^ "The Monster Mash". Junior Hockey Magazine. October 4, 2010. 

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