Philadelphia Jr. Jackals

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Philadelphia Jr. Jackals
Elmira Jackals (ECHL) logo.svg
City Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
League IJHL Super Elite
Division Mid-Atlantic
Founded 2006
Home arena The Rink Ice Arena

Navy blue, red, silver, white

Owner(s) Spumoni, Inc.
General manager Nick DePola
Affiliates Elmira Jackals, (ECHL) (higher) higher) Mississauga Charges, (OJHL) (higher)
Franchise history
2006-2008 Delaware Thunder
2008-2010 Philadelphia Thunder
2010-2012 Philadelphia Jr. Jackals

The Philadelphia Jr. Jackals were an independent junior "A" ice hockey team that played in the Mid-Atlantic Division of International Junior Hockey League Super Elite League. The team played their home games at The Rink Ice Arena in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.[1]

The Jackals are affiliated with the Elmira Jackals minor professional hockey team of ECHL and the Mississauga Chargers hockey team of the OJHL. (higher affiliate).

Team history[edit]

Philadelphia Thunder logo

The team was formed in 2006 as the Delaware Thunder, the team was a member of the America East Hockey League (AEHL) from 2006 until 2008. After the 2007-2008 season in the AEHL the team announced a move to the Philadelphia Metro Area and a name change to the Philadelphia Thunder, The team also announced they were joining the new United Junior Hockey League (UJHL).

Following the 2009-2010 UJHL season, on February 12, 2010 the Thunder announced that they have joined the International Junior Hockey League (IJHL) for the 2010-11 season. This move was to shorten up travel and keep the games on the East Coast of the US. They will play in the IJHL Super Elite League, in the Mid-Atlantic Division, with teams compiled from the New York, New Jersey and New England region. The move to the IJHL also came with the new name, Philadelphia Jr. Jackals, reflecting the affiliation with the Elmira Jackals.[2] The IJHL folded in July 2012 and soon after the Jackals went dark.

Regular season records[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA Finish
2006-07 51 26 17 8 0 60 261 205 3rd of 9 AEHL
2007-08 50 30 13 7 0 35 229 187 2nd of 6 AEHL
2008-09 42 28 12 2 0 22 216 137 2nd of 5 UJHL Champs
2009-10 38 20 17 0 1 19 129 248 3rd of 7 UJHL

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