Macon Whoopee (ECHL)

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Macon Whoopee
CityMacon, Georgia
Founded1981 (In the CHL)
Home arenaMacon Coliseum
Head coachGord Dineen
Franchise history
1981–1983Nashville South Stars
1983–1990Virginia Lancers
1990–1992Roanoke Valley Rebels
1992–1993Roanoke Valley Rampage
1993–1994Huntsville Blast
1994–2001Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
2001–2002Macon Whoopee
2002–2003Lexington Men O' War
2005–presentUtah Grizzlies

The Macon Whoopee are a defunct professional ice hockey team that played in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) during the 2001–02 season. Based in Macon, Georgia, the team played its home games at Macon Coliseum.


Prior to the 2001–02 ECHL season, the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks were moved from Tallahassee, Florida to Macon, Georgia to begin play as the Macon Whoopee.[1] Coached by former NHL defenceman Gord Dineen, the team compiled a record of 29 wins, 31 losses, and 12 ties to finish out of the playoffs in their only season of play in Macon.

Following the 2001–02 season, the franchise was relocated to Lexington, Kentucky to play as the Lexington Men O' War.[2]