Mississippi Sea Wolves
|Mississippi Sea Wolves|
|Home arena||Mississippi Coast Coliseum|
|Colors||Red, Blue and White|
|Regular season titles||2002–03|
The Sea Wolves were founded in 1996 and had considerable success over their 10 seasons in the ECHL. They reached the playoffs in five of their first seven years and a league championship in 1999, when they defeated the Richmond Renegades in a best of seven series to claim the Kelly Cup.
Damages from Hurricane Katrina to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum forced the team to suspend operations for the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons under the ECHL's hardship provisions. Hurricane Katrina resulted in extensive damage to the team’s home arena, including flood damage to team offices and locker rooms as well as the ice-making equipment and two Zambonis. During the 2006–07 ECHL All-Star Game, the league officially confirmed the Sea Wolves would return in 2007–08.
On March 30, 2009, the Sea Wolves announced that the organization would be suspending operations again for the 2009–10 season, but a little more than a month later the team's management announced that professional hockey would continue to be played on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the form of the Mississippi Surge in the Southern Professional Hockey League. The Surge played at the Coast Coliseum from the 2009–10 season through 2013–14.
|League champions||Division champions||Playoff berth|
|Season||Division||Regular season||Statistics||Postseason results||Coach|
|1996–97||South||34||26||10||—||—||78||.557||241||245||2082||Lost First Round, 0–3 vs. Birmingham||Bruce Boudreau|
|1997–98||Southwest||34||27||9||—||—||77||.550||225||224||1909||Did not qualify||Bruce Boudreau|
|1998–99||Southwest||41||22||7||–||—||89||.636||251||215||1357||Won Conf. Quarterfinals, 3–0 vs. South Carolina
Won Conf. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Florida
Won Conf. Finals, 4–1 vs. Pee Dee
Won Kelly Cup, 4–3 vs. Richmond
|1999–00||Southwest||35||27||8||—||—||78||.557||241||221||1773||Won Wildcard, 2–1 vs. Pensacola
Lost Conf. Quarterfinals, 1–3 vs. Louisiana
|2000–01||Southwest||34||33||5||—||—||73||.507||221||218||1310||Did not qualify||Al Pedersen|
|2001–02||Southwest||41||26||5||—||—||87||.604||251||232||1706||Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Pensacola
Won Div. Finals, 3–0 vs. Jackson
Lost Conf. Finals, 1–3 vs. Greenville
|2002–03||Southwest||44||24||—||4||—||92||.639||250||211||2159||Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Pensacola
Lost Div. Finals, 0–3 vs. Louisiana
|2003–04||Central||45||20||—||7||—||97||.674||256||200||1632||Lost Div. Semifinals, 2–3 vs. Gwinnett||Bob Woods|
|2004–05||South||39||24||—||4||5||87||.604||223||215||1372||Lost Conf. Quarterfinals, 1–3 vs. Gwinnett||Bob Woods|
|2005–06||Inactive due to arena damages from Hurricane Katrina|
|2007–08||South||29||40||—||1||2||61||.424||204||262||1462||Lost First Round, 1–3 vs. Texas||Steffon Walby|
|2008–09||South||28||35||—||7||1||64||.451||203||256||1242||Did not qualify||Steffon Walby|
- "The ECHL officially announces the Sea Wolves return". ECHL. January 22, 2007. Archived from the original on February 28, 2008.
- "SOUTHERN PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE COMES TO THE COAST". TheSPHL.com. May 7, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2009.[dead link]
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