Danville Wings

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Danville Wings
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City Danville, Illinois
League USHL
Founded 1988
Operated 1994–2004
Colors Purple, teal, and black
              
Franchise history
1988–1989 Western Michigan Wolves (NAHL)
1989–1994 Kalamazoo Jr. Wings (NAHL)
1994–2003 Danville Wings (NAHL)
2003–2004 Danville Wings (USHL)
2004–present Indiana Ice (USHL)

The Danville Wings were a Tier I ice hockey team that played the North American Hockey League from 1994 until 2003 when they moved to the United States Hockey League for the 2003-04 season. After that season, the team was relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana and renamed the Indiana Ice. The Wings played their home games at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville, Illinois.

History[edit]

The Western Michigan Wolves first started play in Kalamazoo in the 1988–89 NAHL season. The team rebranded themselves as the Kalamazoo Jr. Wings that next season. The Jr. Wings won the Robertson Cup in the 1990–91 and 1992–93 seasons.[1] The franchise was purchased by rock promoter Jay Goldberg and then relocated to Danville, Illinois after the 1993–94 season.

The Danville Wings would play in the NAHL for nine seasons, winning the Robertson Cup in 2000. After the 2002–03 season, the Wings would move to the United States Hockey League. They only played for one season there before the team was bought as a replacement for the Indianapolis Ice of the pro Central Hockey League, who were moved to Topeka, Kansas after the 2003–04 season.

Season Records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Western Michigan Wolves
1988-89 40 12 22 6 30 187 226 N/A 3rd, West N/A
Kalamazoo Jr. Wings
1989-90 44 27 11 6 60 256 197 N/A 1st, West N/A
1990-91 40 26 8 6 58 N/A N/A N/A 1st, West Champions
1991-92 41 15 22 4 34 168 193 N/A 3rd, West N/A
1992-93 40 31 6 3 65 230 124 N/A 1st, West Champions
1993-94 44 26 17 1 53 210 190 N/A 1st, West N/A
Danville Wings (NAHL)
1994-95 43 13 28 2 28 152 229 N/A 7th N/A
1995-96 46 14 29 3 31 158 220 N/A 7th N/A
1996-97 46 26 16 4 56 221 165 N/A 4th N/A
1997-98 56 31 20 5 67 233 218 N/A 4th N/A
1998-99 56 17 34 5 39 163 217 1,112 8th N/A
1999-00 56 36 13 7 79 201 175 1,744 2nd, West Champions
2000-01 56 37 15 4 78 219 144 1,603 2nd, West N/A
2001-02 56 26 22 8 60 168 162 1,274 2nd, West N/A
2002-03 56 30 19 7 67 198 157 1,532 3rd, West N/A
Danville Wings (USHL)
2003-04 60 29 23 8 66 171 178 1,309 3rd, East lost in 2nd Round
2004: team became Indiana Ice

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