Reno Renegades

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Reno Renegades
Founded 1995
League West Coast Hockey League
Team history Reno Renegades (1995-1997)
Reno Rage (1997-1998)
Based in Reno, Nevada, USA
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Reno Renegades were a short-lived American professional minor league ice hockey team based in Reno, Nevada. The team was a founding member of the West Coast Hockey League (WCHL).

Although the Renegades never moved past the first round of the WCHL playoffs, the team achieved notoriety in 1996 by signing female goaltender Manon Rhéaume, who earlier in the decade played in preseason games for the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning. Rhéaume appeared in 11 regular season games for the Renegades during the 1996-97 season.[1]

In 1997 the team was renamed the Reno Rage, but folded after the 1997-98 season.

Possible return as an ECHL team[edit]

In 2000 rights to the defunct Renegades/Rage organization were purchased by businessman Larry Leasure of Boise, Idaho. When the WCHL was absorbed by the ECHL in 2003, Leasure announced his intention to base the team in that league as the Reno Raiders. Although Leasure hoped to have the team operational by the 2007-08 season, he has been unable to secure an interest in a suitable arena in the Reno area. Leasure has said he would reassess his progress after the season.[2]

As of the 2014-2015 season, the franchise is still inactive.

Team Record[edit]

Season W L OTL Win % Result
1995-96 26 24 8 .517 Lost in round 1
1996-97 16 43 5 .289 missed playoffs
1997-98 23 39 2 .375 Lost in round 1