St. Louis Vipers
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|St. Louis Vipers|
|City||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Home arena||St. Louis Arena
(1993 - 1994)
(1995 - 1997; 1999)
|St. Louis Vipers (1993–1997;1999)|
The St. Louis Vipers (1993–1997;1999) were a team of professional roller hockey players based in St. Louis, Missouri. The team was a part of the now-defunct Roller Hockey International League. They played their home games in the former St. Louis Arena but then moved to the Kiel Center (now called the Scottrade Center) in 1995. They were the champions of the Murphy Cup Championship in 1999, the final year of the RHI's existence.
Over their six year existence, the St. Louis Vipers had a total home attendance of 332,412 in 71 home games, an average of 4,682 per game.
Largest Vipers crowd
The largest home crowd in Vipers history was the final regular season home game in 1997 with an announced attendance of over 14,000 against the New Jersey Rockin Rollers. The St. Louis Blues gave their season ticket holders vouchers for free tickets to the St. Louis Vipers regular season games, this game was the final game of the season and there was an estimated 7,000 walk up ticket purchases at the gate. Kiel Center only sold Vipers tickets in the lower bowl, this caused Kiel Center staff to open the upper bowl for this one time.
Vipers scoring record holders
|Frank Cirone||(1994-97)||106||(single season team goal record 37, 1996),|
|Christian Skoryna||(95-97,99)||118||(single season team point record 80, 1996)(single season team assist record 44, 1996),|
Vipers host RHI All Star Game
The St. Louis Vipers hosted the 1995 RHI All-Star Game on July 15, 1995 in front of 9,166 at Kiel Center in St. Louis. The East beat the West with a score of 14 to 12. Tony Szabo of the East team led the game in goals with four.
Last game at St. Louis Arena
The last official sporting event played at the St. Louis Arena was on August 16, 1994 versus the Tampa Bay Tritons in front of 11,146, the second largest Vipers home crowd.
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