Washington Power (inline hockey)

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Washington Power
Washington Power.jpg
City Laurel, Maryland, United States
Founded 1998
Home arena The Gardens Ice House
Colors Navy, Silver, Red, White
General manager United States Chuck Foster
Head coach United States Chuck Foster
Captain TBA
Affiliate(s) None
Franchise history

Washington Power (MLRH)

1998, 2008–present

The Washington Power are a professional inline hockey team based in Laurel, Maryland. They are members of Major League Roller Hockey. Part of the rebirth of MLRH, the Power were the first American announced for the 2009 MLRH season.

Franchise history[edit]

The Washington Power were founded as one of MLRH's charter franchises. Beginning play in 1998, the Power made their debut on June 14, 1998, losing 12-6 in their first home game to the New York Rockers. They won their first game two weeks later, defeating the Toronto Torpedoes at home, 9-8. Dan Scardino was the Power's top goal scorer that first season with a total of 25 goals. The Power were able to receive a playoff berth in their inaugural season with a 9-11-0 record tailing 18 points. Playoff success did come quickly, as the Power defeated the New York Rockers 15-4 at home. Their glory was short lived as they were defeated by the undefeated Anaheim Bullfrogs in the Coastal Division Finals 20-4 just four days later. The Power would fold after just one season of play.

It was announced on May 29, 2008 that the Power would be returning to MLRH play beginning with the 2008 MLRH Euro Cup event in July. They announced that Chuck Foster, the 2006 MLRH Coach of the Year, will serve as General Manager in assembling the team and continue as head coach.

Seasons and records[edit]

Season by season results[edit]

For the full season-by-season history, see Washington Power seasons

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, SOL = Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L SOL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1998 20 9 11 0 18 138 216 243 2nd, Coastal Won Division Semifinals, 15-4 (New York)
Lost Division Finals, 20-4 (Anaheim)

Franchise records[edit]

Regular season
Playoffs
  • Most goals in a playoff season: Dan Scardino, 6 (1998)
  • Most goals by a defenseman in a playoff season: Several players tied at 1 (1998)
  • Most assists in a playoff season: Dan Costanza, 8 (1998)
  • Most points in a playoff season: Dan Scardino, 10 (1998)
  • Most points by a defenseman in a playoff season: Dan Costanza, 8 (1998)
  • Most penalty minutes in a playoff season: Kurt Walsten, 5 (1998)
Team
  • Most points in a season: 18, (1998)
  • Most wins in a season: 9, (1998)
  • Most goals scored: 138, (1998)
  • Least goals allowed (full season): 216, (1998)
  • Longest undefeated streak: 3 games, (1998)

See also[edit]