Ottawa Wheels

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Ottawa Wheels
City Ottawa, Ontario
Founded 1994
Home arena

Ottawa Civic Centre
(1995)

Corel Centre
(1996 - 1997)
Colors

Green, Blue, Red, Black, White

Murphy Cups None
Conference Championships None
Division Championships None
Franchise history

New England Stingers
(1994)
Ottawa Loggers
(1995 - 1997)

Ottawa Wheels
(1997)

The Ottawa Loggers were a roller hockey team in the Roller Hockey International (RHI) league. They played as the Loggers from 1995 to 1996, until they changed their name to the Ottawa Wheels.

History[edit]

For the 1995 RHI season, the New England Stingers relocated to Ottawa, ON and changed their name to the Loggers. The team finished second in the Atlantic Division that season with a 14-9-1 record, which was third in the Eastern Conference. In the regular season, centreman Chris Palmer led the team in scoring with 35 goals and 33 assists in 22 games, which was ninth in the league. Goaltender Sylvain Rodrigue won the Outstanding Goaltender award for posting an .838 save percentage and a 6.06 goals-against average in seventeen regular-season matches. In the playoffs, the Loggers lost to the Philadelphia Bulldogs in a two-game sweep of the best-of-three series.

The 1996 RHI season was not nearly as successful as the inaugural season for the Loggers. The team finished last in the Central Division and the Eastern Conference, and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

One week before the start of the 1997 RHI season the league took over the team due to financial difficulties.[1]

Season-by-Season record[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
1995 24 14 9 1 29 181 155
1996 28 3 22 3 9 174 263

References[edit]