Knoxville Cherokees

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Knoxville Cherokees
City Knoxville, Tennessee
League ECHL
Founded 1988
Operated 1988–1997
Home arena James White Civic Coliseum
Colors Turquoise, black, silver
Franchise history
1988–1997 Knoxville Cherokees
1997– 2005 Pee Dee Pride
Championships
Regular season titles 1990–91, 1993–94
Division Championships 1990–91, 1993–94

The Knoxville Cherokees were an East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) team based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

History[edit]

The franchise was formed in 1988 along with the ECHL. The team moved to Florence, South Carolina in 1997 and was renamed the Pee Dee Pride.

Market previously served by: Knoxville Knights of the EHL (1961-68)
Franchise replaced by: Knoxville Speed of the UHL (1999-02)

Season-by-Season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses/Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1988-89 60 32 27 0 1 65 266 286 0 3rd, League Lost in Round 1
1989-90 60 21 33 0 6 48 230 300 1777 8th, League
1990-91 64 46 13 0 5 97 377 3230 1537 1st, West Lost in Round 1
1991-92 64 20 36 0 8 48 265 355 1427 7th, East
1992-93 64 19 39 0 6 44 212 323 1867 8th, West
1993-94 68 44 18 0 6 97 325 246 1929 1st, West Lost in Round 1
1994-95 68 30 30 0 8 68 241 267 1940 4th, West Lost in Round 1
1995-96 70 37 29 0 4 78 323 303 2383 4th South
1996-97 70 24 43 3 0 51 260 343 2213 7th, East

Team records[edit]

Goals: 63 Stan Drulia (1990-91)
Assists: 93 Daniel Gauthier (1990-91)
Points: 140 Stan Drulia (1990-91)
Penalty Minutes: 443 Grant Chorney (1992-93)
GAA: 2.00 Steve Averill (1989-90)
SV%: .941 Rick Robus (1996-97)
Career Goals: 123 Mike Murray
Career Assists: 164 Mike Murray
Career Points: 287 Mike Murray
Career Penalty Minutes: 768 Greg Batters
Career Goaltending Wins: 66 Cory Cadden
Career Shutouts: 3 Dean Anderson
Career Games: 262 Mike Murray

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