Huntsville Blast

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Huntsville Blast
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City Huntsville, Alabama
League East Coast Hockey League
Founded 1993
Operated 1993–94
Home arena Von Braun Center Arena
Owner(s) Larry Revo (until 11/1993)
Huntsville Hockey, Inc.
Head coach Steve Gatzos
Victor Posa
Captain Greg Geldart
Franchise history
1981-1983 Nashville South Stars
1983–1990 Virginia Lancers
1990–1992 Roanoke Valley Rebels
1992–1993 Roanoke Valley Rampage
1993–1994 Huntsville Blast
1994–2001 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
2001–2002 Macon Whoopee
2002–2003 Lexington Men O' War
2005–present Utah Grizzlies

The Huntsville Blast was a minor league professional ice hockey team and member of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). The Blast played at the Von Braun Center Arena in Huntsville, Alabama for the 1993–94 ECHL season. Previously the franchise played as the Roanoke Valley Rampage in Vinton, Virginia prior to their relocation following the 1992–93 season.[1] Following their lone season in Huntsville, the franchise relocated to Tallahassee, Florida were they were rebranded as the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks.[1]

As of February 2008, the Blast moniker has been adopted by the women's only hockey league/team in Huntsville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b King, Randy (May 21, 1994). "ECHL loses Louisville, moves Blast". The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA).