San Antonio Iguanas

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San Antonio Iguanas
SA Iguanas Logo.jpg
City San Antonio, Texas
League Central Hockey League
Founded 1994
Home arena Freeman Coliseum
Colors Orange, Purple
Franchise history
1994–1997, 1998–2002 San Antonio Iguanas

The San Antonio Iguanas were a minor league professional ice hockey team based in San Antonio, Texas. The first expansion team in the Central Hockey League, they were active for seven seasons from 1994–1997 and 1998-2002. Their home arena was the Freeman Coliseum. Bill Goldsworthy initially coached the team but stepped down for health reasons after only ten games. John Torchetti took over coaching duties, leading the Iguanas to the CHL finals in both of their first two years.

The team ceased operations after failing to find local investors following the introduction of the San Antonio Rampage—which resulted from a joint partnership between the Spurs and the Florida Panthers.

Season Results[edit]

Season Division GP W L T OTL SOL Pts Pct GF GA PIM Coach Result
1994-95 N/A 66 37 22 7 0 0 81 0.614 336 281 2353 Bill Goldsworthy
John Torchetti
Lost to Wichita Thunder in Finals (4-2)
1995-96 N/A 64 39 17 0 0 8 86 0.672 313 240 2340 John Torchetti Lost to Oklahoma City Blazers in Finals (4-3)
1996-97 Western 66 26 36 0 0 4 56 0.424 261 326 2539 Ric Seiling
Dale Henry
Out of Playoffs
1998-99 Western 70 37 26 0 0 7 81 0.579 286 283 2128 Todd Gordon Lost in round 2
1999-00 Western 70 33 32 0 0 5 71 0.507 229 263 2070 Chris Stewart Out of Playoffs
2000-01 Western 70 42 21 0 0 7 91 0.650 288 229 1957 Chris Stewart Lost in round 2
2001-02 Southeast 64 40 16 0 0 8 88 0.688 243 183 1925 Chris Stewart Lost in round 1

[1] (Jim Goodman was the general manager)

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