Superior RoughRiders

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Superior RoughRiders
WSHLRoughRiders logo.jpg
City Boulder Valley, Colorado
League WSHL
Division Mountain
Founded 2007
Home arena Boulder Valley Ice at Superior
Colors Green, White, Black
              
Owner(s) RoughRiders® Hockey Club
General manager Paul DePuydt
Head coach Paul DePuydt
Franchise history
2007–2009 Colorado Outlaws
2009–2014 Boulder Junior Bison
2014–2015 Colorado RoughRiders
2015–Present Superior RoughRiders

The Superior RoughRiders are a AAU-sanctioned Tier II Junior A ice hockey team based in Superior, Boulder County Colorado. The team plays in the Mountain Division of the Western States Hockey League at Boulder Valley Ice at Superior. The Superior RoughRiders are owned by the RoughRiders Hockey Club.

Team history[edit]

Team logo when the franchise played as the Boulder Junior Bison from 2009-2014.

Under previous ownership, The RoughRiders were formerly known as the Colorado Outlaws from 2007–2009. The Colorado Outlaws played in Westminster, Colorado. From 2009–2014 the team were the Boulder Junior Bison playing out of Boulder Valley Ice in Superior, Colorado but will move to a new complex called Boulder Valley Ice & Indoor Sports starting with the 2015–16 season. On April 15, 2014 the RoughRiders® Hockey Club purcahsed the Jr. Bison and renamed the team the RoughRiders after their junior hockey team in the USHL, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.[1] On June 9, 2015, the RoughRiders announced that in order to connect better with their community, the team would be known as the Superior RoughRiders.

2009–10 inaugural season[edit]

The Boulder Junior Bison founded in 2009 came off its inaugural season after going 40-18-2 good for second place in the Division and winning the Midwest Conference. The Bison also qualified for the USA Hockey Tier 3 Junior A Nationals which was held in Marlborough, MA. The Bison moved 10 total players either up on call up or to NCAA.

2010–11 season[edit]

In its sophomore year as a franchise, the Boulder Junior Bison franchise earned its second playoff berth in two seasons after finishing the regular season with a 33-12-3 record. During the first round of the WSHL Playoffs, the Bison swept the Texas Jr. Brahmas with victories in both games 1 and 2 (8-7 OT and 11-5). They were then eliminated from the cup chase in the Mid-Western Division Finals, losing the series 0-2 to division rival El Paso Rhinos. 11 players from this Bison roster have moved on to higher levels of hockey.

Statistics[edit]

Regular season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
Colorado Outlaws
2007–08 51 25 23 3 53 192 219 1261 4th of 6, Midwest[2]
2008–09 49 17 31 1 35 195 275 1734 4th of 6, Midwest[3]
Boulder Bison
2009–10 52 35 16 1 71 262 163 1364 2nd, Midwest
2010–11 46 31 12 3 65 220 135 878 2nd, Midwest[4]
2011–12 46 33 10 3 69 234 189 809 2nd of 5, Mountain
2012–13 46 29 14 3 61 177 128 845 2nd of 6, Mountain
2013-14 46 24 22 0 48 174 147 836 4th of 6, Mountain
Colorado RoughRiders
2014–15 46 29 13 4 62 207 117 620 3rd of 7, Mountain
Superior RoughRiders
2015–16 52 26 23 3 55 172 159 616 4th of 7, Mountain
2016–17 52 15 31 6 36 144 212 656 6th of 6, Mountain

Playoff records[edit]

Season GP W L GF GA Finish
Colorado Outlaws
2008 2 0 2 1 16 Lost in 1st round
2009 2 0 2 5 11 Lost in 1st round
Boulder Bison
2010 8 5 3 32 24 Lost in Finals
2011 4 2 2 23 24 Lost in 2nd round
2012 5 3 2 20 12 Lost in 2nd round
2013 4 2 2 10 7 Lost in 2nd round
2014 3 1 2 9 17 Lost in 1st round
Colorado RoughRiders
2015 3 1 2 8 12 Lost in 1st round
Superior RoughRiders
2016 5 2 3 13 18 Lost in 2nd round
2017 2 0 2 2 12 Lost in 1st round

Playoffs

  • 2008 – Lost Midwest Division Semi-final
El Paso Rhinos defeated Colorado Outlaws 2-games-to-0
  • 2009 – Lost Midwest Division Semi-final
El Paso Rhinos defeated Colorado Outlaws 2-games-to-0[5]
  • 2010 – Lost Thorne Cup Finals
Boulder Bison defeated Tulsa Rampage 2-games-to-0
Boulder Bison defeated El Paso Rhinos 2-games-to-1
Phoenix Polar Bears defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-1
  • 2011 – Lost Mountain Divisional Finals
Boulder Bison defeated Texas Jr. Brahmas 2-games-to-0
El Paso Rhinos defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-0
  • 2012 – Lost Mountain Divisional Finals
Boulder Bison defeated Cheyenne Stampede 2-games-to-0
Idaho Jr. Steelheads defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-1
  • 2013 – Lost Mountain Divisional Finals
Boulder Bison defeated Cheyenne Stampede 2-games-to-0
El Paso Rhinos defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-0
  • 2014 – Lost Mountain Divisional Semifinals
Phoenix Knights defeated Boulder Bison 2-games-to-1
  • 2015 – Lost Mountain Divisional Quarterfinal
Salt Lake City Moose defeated Colorado RoughRiders 2-games-to-1
  • 2016 – Lost Mountain Divisional Semifinals
Superior RoughRiders defeated Salt Lake City Moose 2-games-to-1
Colorado Jr. Eagles defeated Superior RoughRiders 2-games-to-0
  • 2017 – Lost Mountain Divisional Quarterfinals
Utah Outliers defeated Superior RoughRiders 2-games-to-0

Alumni[edit]

The Bison have had a number of alumni move on to NCAA Division III, ACHA Division I and II, and higher levels of junior ice hockey, and professional ice hockey, including:[6]

References[edit]

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