Knoxville Speed

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Knoxville Speed
City Knoxville, Tennessee
League UHL
Founded 1995
Operated 1999–2002
Home arena James White Civic Coliseum
Franchise history
1995–1999 Madison Monsters
1999–2002 Knoxville Speed

The Knoxville Speed was a UHL team which played from 1999-2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee with home ice at the James White Civic Coliseum. They were formerly the Madison Monsters, and in April 1999 team owner Andrew Wilhelm announced that the franchise would relocate to Knoxville due to low attendance in Madison.[1]

Also, brother Mike Wilhelm was one of the equipment managers to the Speed. Michele Wilhelm assisted with merchandising. The Speed and Asheville Smoke played each other roughly nineteen times a season plus the playoffs. Many die-hard fans, players and broadcasters remember the fierce bench-clearing brawl between the Speed and Asheville Smoke in January 2001.


  1. ^ Schoen, David (April 3, 1999). "Monsters moving, But local group may buy expansion team". Wisconsin State Journal.