Southern Oregon Spartans

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Southern Oregon Spartans
So Oregon Spartans logo.png
City Medford, Oregon
League Western States Hockey League
Division Northwest
Founded 2010
Home arena The RRRink
Colors               
Black, Gold, White
Owner(s) Troy Irving, John Hanson
& Forest Sexton
Head coach David Cole
Franchise history
2007 to 2010 Rogue Valley Wranglers
2010 to present Southern Oregon Spartans

The Southern Oregon Spartans is a Junior A ice hockey team who play in the Pacific Division of the Western States Hockey League . The Spartans play their home games at The RRRink in Medford, Oregon.

History[edit]

On May 25, 2007 it was announced by the Northern Pacific Hockey League that two expansion teams would begin play during the 2007-08 season, those two teams were the Missoula Maulers and the Rogue Valley Wranglers.[1] When the Wranglers franchise was announced, the Northern Pacific Hockey League was a Junior B Hockey League; however, on July 17, 2007 it was announced that the league would be granted Junior A Tier III status, thus raising the team's status from a Junior B team to a Junior A Tier III team.[2] Also on July 17, the team announced the signing of their first player, Robert Reiber, who has since been traded to the Eugene Generals.[3][4]

After 3 seasons as the Wranglers, it was announced on February 20, 2010 that the team had been purchased by new ownership[5] and would be re-established as the Southern Oregon Spartans. The new ownership confirmed that Steve Chelios would be hired on as the general manager and head coach of the team. The team played that evening for the first time as the Spartans and revealed the new team and logo to a crowd of over 900 fans from throughout Southern Oregon.

The recruiting team of the Southern Oregon Spartans has recruited for the 2010-11 season in showcases and tournaments in San Jose, Salt Lake City,[6] Las Vegas, Burnaby, Denver, and Boston.

Starting in the 2012-13 season the Spartans moved to the AAU santioned Western States Hockey League (WSHL)and played out of the North Division.

Season Record[edit]

Season GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA PIM Place Play Offs
2007-08 48 3 45 6 130 443 1,942 7th of 7 Pacific
13 of 13 league
did not qualify
2008-09 48 1 47 2 80 376 1,249 7th of 7 Pacific
13 of 13 league
did not qualify
2009-10 48 8 40 16 127 181 1,385 6th of 6 Pacific
12 of 12 league
did not qualify
South Oregon Spartans
2010-11 50 36 14 72 280 149 1,668 2nd of 6 Pacific
3 of 11 league
Won Div Semi Final, 3-1 (Generals)
lost Div Finals, 0-3 (Totems
2011-12 42 34 8 68 260 162 1,864 2nd of 7 league Won Semi Final, 3-1 (Quake)
Won Finals, 3-0 (Totems)
CASCADE CUP CHAMPIONS
2012-13 46 26 19 1 53 172 172 1,758 2nd of 5 Pacific
8 of 22 WSHL
Won Div. SemiFinal, 2-1 (Mustangs)
Lost Div. Finals, 0-2 (Jr. Steelheads)
Wild Card to Thorne Cup
1-1 Round Robin = 4th seed
Lost Semi-Final (Jr. Steelheads)
2013-14 46 12 30 2 2 28 141 209 1,003 5th of 6 Northwest
18 of 24 WSHL
did not qualify

Glossary: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, PTS = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalty Minutes

Current roster[edit]

(As of 2/20/2010)

# Nat Player Pos Height Weight Hometown Year
4 United States Garret Redford F 5-11 180 Soldotna, AK 1990
6 United States Trevor Perry F 5-7 160 Ashland, OR 1993
7 United States Jake Sexton F 6-5 170 Medford, OR 1994
8 United States Casey Skolnik F 6-3 210 Ashland, OR 1991
9 United States Zack Macdonald F 5-8 185 Medford, OR 1990
11 United States Ryan Hecht D 5-9 155 Snohomish, WA 1992
12 United States Ryan Coleman F 5-8 165 Clackamas, OR 1991
13 Canada Mike Feagan F 5-8 205 St. Albert, AB 1990
14 United States Rob Donovan F 5-1 175 Mendota Heights, MN 1993
16 United States Charlie Widmar F 5-10 175 Northbrook, IL 1993
17 United States Chris Whitten F 6-2 180 Vacaville, CA 1990
18 United States Austin Goldsmith F 6-2 200 Tracy, CA 1991
19 United States Keegan Healy D 5-8 170 Portland, OR 1994
22 United States Ging Martin D 5-11 170 Gresham, OR 1993
24 United States Dane Irving F 5-10 165 Medford, OR 1992
26 United States Greg Evans D 6-0 185 Clackamas, OR 1991
31 United States David Lamb G 5-9 165 Orange County, CA
33 United States Christian Kramer-Johnson G 5-6 196 Valencia, CA 1991

Leaders[edit]

Team captains[edit]

Nat From To
Mike Feagan Canada 2009 present

Coaching Staff[edit]

Records as of July 29, 2010.

Nat From To Regular Season
G W L Pct
Jeremy Bachusz United States 2013 present 0 0 0 .1000

Individual Records[edit]

All season records require at least 24 games played in that season.

Career[edit]

  • Most Games - 128 (Dave Irving)
  • Most Goals - 66 (Mike Feagan)
  • Most Assists - 83 (Chris Whitten)
  • Most Points - 141 (Mike Feagan)
  • Minutes Played - 2,784 minutes (Dave Lamb)
  • Most Wins - 20 (Dave Lamb)
  • Most Shutouts - 2 (Sean Buckley)
  • Lowest GAA - 3.17 (David Lamb)

Season[edit]

  • Most Goals - 50 (Vance Bridgman, 2010–11)
  • Most Assists - 67 (Chris Whitten, 2010–11)
  • Most Points - 101 (Chris Whitten, 2010–11)
  • Most Wins - 18 (Derek Moser, 2011–12)
  • Most Shutouts - 2 (Dave Lamb, 2010–11)
  • Lowest GAA - 3.17 (Sean Buckley, 2012–13)

Single Game[edit]

  • Most Goals - 4 (Mike Feagan, Vance Bridgman, Mike Leskon)
  • Most Assists - 6 (Vance Bridgman,2001-11)
  • Most Points- 8 (Tim Talty 3G, 5A 2011-12)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NORPAC Announces Addition of Two Teams". NPHL. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  2. ^ "NORPAC Officially Granted Tier-III A Status". NPHL. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Wranglers Sign First Player". Rogue Valley Wranglers. Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Stats & Standings". NPHL. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Wranglers under new ownership". Medford Mail Tribune. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  6. ^ = The Salt Lake Tribune "Oregon Hockey Team Seeks New Players". Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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