Odessa Jackalopes

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This article is about the current Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL. For the original CHL franchise of same name, see: Odessa Jackalopes (1997–2011).
Odessa Jackalopes
Odessa Jackalopes Logo.svg
City Odessa, Texas
League North American Hockey League
Conference South
Founded 2008
Home arena Ector County Coliseum
General manager David Holt (2014-15)
Head coach Greg Gatto (2014-15)
Franchise history
2008–2011 Owatonna Express
2011–present Odessa Jackalopes
Championships
Regular season titles 0
Division Championships 0
Conference Championships 0

The Odessa Jackalopes are a Junior A ice hockey team playing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The team is based in Odessa, Texas and plays their home games at Ector County Coliseum. Jackalopes games are broadcast on the radio on KFZX.

History[edit]

Owatonna Express logo (2008-2011

The franchise played as the Owatonna Express in Owatonna, Minnesota, playing home games at the Four Seasons Centre at the Steele County Fairgrounds.[1] The Express played in the Central Division for three season from 2008-2011 until the team was sold to the Odessa Jackalopes in 2011.[2]

A previous minor professional hockey franchise known as the Odessa Jackalopes played in the Central Hockey League from 1997-2011.[3]

Season Records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Owatonna Express
2008-09 58 29 24 5 63 214 189 812 3rd, Central lost in 2nd Round
2009-10 58 32 22 4 68 188 190 843 2nd, Central lost in 1st Round
2010-11 58 32 19 7 71 175 179 985 3rd, Central lost in 1st Round
Odessa Jackalopes
2011-12 60 27 28 5 59 153 176 1,036 4th, South lost in 1st Round
2012-13 60 6 51 3 15 121 309 1315 6th, South Did not qualify
2013-14 60 15 40 5 35 123 217 1149 7th, South Did not qualify

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2009
First Round - Owatonna Express defeated North Iowa Outlaws - 3-games-to-1
Second Round - Bismarck Bobcats defeated Owatonna Express - 3-games-to-2
  • 2010
First Round - Alexandria Blizzard defeated Owatonna Express - 3-games-to-1
  • 2011
First Round - Coulee Region Chill defeated Owatonna Express - 3-games-to-1
  • 2012
First Round - Amarillo Bulls defeated Odessa Jackalopes - 3-games-to-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Express sold, will move to Texas after season". Owatonna People's Press. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  2. ^ "NAHL approves sale, relocation of Owatonna membership". NAHL. Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Central Hockey League: Jacks confirm move to North American Hockey League". Odessa American. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 

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