Michigan Warriors

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Michigan Warriors
Michigan Warriors Logo.svg
City Flint, Michigan
League NAHL
Division North
Founded 2010
Home arena Perani Arena and Event Center
Colors Navy Blue, Red, Silver, & White
                   
Head coach Moe Mantha
Franchise history
2006-2010 Marquette Rangers
2010-present Michigan Warriors

The Michigan Warriors are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team based in Flint, Michigan. The Warriors play in the North American Hockey League's North Division. Previously known as the Marquette Rangers, the Warriors will play their home games at Perani Arena and Event Center.

Even as a junior club, the Warriors represent a continuation of Flint's rich hockey tradition. Perani Arena decided to go with a lease agreement with the new Michigan Warriors instead of the Flint Generals, leaving only junior hockey in a town that once held professional championships with a pro team. Had the Generals returned for 2010-11, the Warriors would still remain, making sure their home schedule had no conflict with the Generals'.

Franchise History[edit]

Rangers Logo

The Warriors were previously known as the Marquette Rangers. The team played out of the 3,100-seat Lakeview Arena in Marquette, Michigan. Their inaugural season was the 2006-2007 year in which they were able to make the playoffs, but fell to the Mahoning Valley Phantoms in the first round. The Rangers missed the playoffs for the next two seasons before returning to playoff action 2009-2010 season. Once more the Rangers fell in the first round, this time swept out in three games by the Motor City Machine. In their first season in Flint as the Warriors the team turned a 3rd place regular season finish into a playoff run that took them to the league championship game. In a battle for their respective first league title the Warriors dropped a 4-2 decision to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.

Season Records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Marquette Rangers
2006–07 62 25 32 5 55 189 227 1,832 4th, North lost in 1st Round
2007–08 58 26 29 3 55 186 216 995 6th, North did not qualify
2008–09 58 26 24 8 60 165 170 1,024 5th, North did not qualify
2009–10 58 35 22 1 71 186 154 1,043 1st, North lost in 1st Round
Michigan Warriors
2010–11 58 35 17 6 76 202 141 899 3rd, North lost in Final
2011-12 60 23 32 5 52 163 212 766 4th, North lost in 1st Round
2012-13 60 19 32 9 47 136 177 855 8th, North did not qualify
2013-14 60 30 20 10 70 178 173 1128 2nd, North lost in Semi-Final

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2007
First Round - Mahoning Valley Phantoms defeated Marquette Rangers 3-games-to-0
  • 2010
First Round - Motor City Machine defeated Marquette Rangers 3-games-to-0
  • 2011
Divisional Semi-Finals - Michigan Warriors defeated Traverse City North Stars 3-games-to-1
Divisional Finals - Michigan Warriors defeated Bismarck Bobcats 2-games-to-0
Robertson Cup Round Robin - Michigan Warriors 1 win 2 loss qualify for semi-finals (Bulls 2-5, Ice Dogs 2-4, RoadRunners 5-2)
Robertson Cup Semi-Finals - Michigan Warriors defeated Amarillo Bulls 6-2 score
Robertson Cup Finals - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Michigan Warriors 4-2 score
  • 2012
Divisional Semi-Finals - Port Huron Fighting Falcons defeated Michigan Warriors 3-games-to-1
  • 2014
Divisional Semi-Finals - Michigan Warriors defeated Janesville Jets 3-games-to-0
Divisional Finals - Michigan Warriors defeated Port Huron Fighting Falcons 3-games-to-1
Robertson Cup Semi-Finals - Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Michigan Warriors 2-games-to-0

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