Chicago Hitmen

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Chicago Hitmen
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City Geneva, Illinois
League NAHL
Division Midwest
Founded 2010
Home arena Fox Valley Ice Arena
Colors Black, Red, Gray
              
Owner(s) Mark Hammersmith & Dick Glass
Franchise history
2010–2012 Chicago Hitmen

The Chicago Hitmen were a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based out of the Chicago region.

NAHL team history[edit]

The Chicago Hitmen played in the North American Hockey League from 2010 to 2012. The team first played in the 1,000-seat West Meadows Ice Arena in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. On June 4, 2010, the team announced that Steve Pronger was signed as head coach, coming to the Hitmen after serving as the head coach of the Chicago Blaze of the AAHL.[1]

Pronger was replaced prior to the 2011–12 season by Brent Agrusa.[2] The team also relocated to the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, Illinois on a five-year lease. During the 2011–12 season, the Hitmen were reportedly locked out of the Fox Valley Ice Arena due to unpaid bills.[3] The team and arena management came to short agreement to finish out the season but when the season was complete, the arena took the Hitmen owner ship to court over $100,000 in disputed charges.[4] The Hitmen folded prior to the 2012–13 season.[5]

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA PIM Regular Season Finish Playoffs
2010–11 58 9 45 4 22 132 286 883 7th in North Did not qualify
2011–12 60 13 42 5 31 166 310 1,106 5th in MidWest Did not qualify

NA3HL Jr. A Tier III[edit]

The Hitmen organization began as the Chicago Force of the Central States Hockey League. That team continued to operate alongside the NAHL's Hitmen, and also were renamed as the Hitmen name for 2010–11. In November 2010, the CSHL fell under the direction of the NAHL and changed its name to the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL).

GLJHL Jr. B Tier III[edit]

The Hitmen also fielded a team in the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League (GLJHL). The team previously played at the Tier III Jr. C level as the Chicago Huskies and played at the International Ice Center in Romeoville, Illinois. The league advanced to the Tier III Jr. B level beginning in the 2010–11 season.[6] This team would also fold in 2011 and the franchise was replaced by the Chicago Jr. Bulldogs.

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