Madison Monsters

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Madison Monsters
City Madison, Wisconsin
League UHL
Founded 1995
Operated 1995–1999
Home arena Dane County Memorial Coliseum
Franchise history
1995–1999 Madison Monsters
1999–2002 Knoxville Speed

The Madison Monsters was a hockey team based in Madison, Wisconsin that later moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and was named the Knoxville Speed. The team played in the UHL and CoHL. The City of Madison was granted the franchise before the 1995–96 season. The other team to join that year was the Quad City Mallards. Not only were the Monsters the first CoHL hockey team to be established in Wisconsin, but they were the first team in the CoHL to be established outside of Michigan or Ontario. The Monsters played all of their games in the Dane County Memorial Coliseum (Now the Alliant Energy Center). Much of the Monsters merchandise is still sought after due to the colorful Monsters logo design. The team moved to Knoxville, Tennessee before the 1999–2000 season.[1] Team owner of both the Monsters and Knoxville Speed was Andrew Wilhelm. Brother Dan Wilhelm was also heavily involved with the Monsters. Wife Michele Wilhelm assisted with team merchandising.


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

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