Cincinnati Thunder

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Cincinnati Thunder
CincinnatiThunderLogo.png
City Cincinnati, Ohio
League NA3HL
Division Midwest
Founded 2007
Home arena Cincinnati Gardens
Owner(s) Ryan Colville
Jim Colville (minority)
General manager Ryan Colville (2015–16)
Head coach Ryan Colville (2015–16)
Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights[1]
Franchise history
2007–2013 Queen City Steam
2013–2015 Cincinnati Swords
2015–present Cincinnati Thunder
Championships
Regular season titles 0

The Cincinnati Thunder is a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team that competes in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The team is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the team's home ice is the Cincinnati Gardens.

Franchise history[edit]

The team was previously known as the Queen City Steam from 2007 to 2013[2] after replacing the former Cincinnati Jr. Cyclones that had folded at the end of the previous season. In 2013, the Steam re-branded as the Cincinnati Swords after the merger of two youth hockey programs in the Cincinnati area. The Swords name is a homage to the former American Hockey League team of the same name.[3] On August 14, 2014, the NA3HL approved the sale of the Cincinnati Swords to the Miami Valley Hockey Association owned by Ryan and Jim Colville.[4]

On April 10, 2015, the Swords announced that it would be renamed and called the Cincinnati Thunder beginning with the 2015–16 season.[5] On June 2, 2015 the Thunder announced that they will be playing out of the historic Cincinnati Gardens for the 2015–16 season.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Queen City Steam
2007–08 48 29 16 0 3 61 220 193 1191 6th of 13, CSHL 0-3 in Hurster Cup Round Robin
(L, 1-3 vs. Jr. Generals; L, 4-6 vs. Cherokee; L, 0-4 vs. Mustangs)
2008–09 45 27 15 1 2 57 212 150 1026 6th of 12, CSHL Lost Round 1, 1-2 vs. Dubuque Thunderbirds
2009–10 48 28 18 1 1 58 191 156 1035 6th of 13, CSHL Lost Round 1, 1-2 vs. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks
2010–11 45 24 18 2 1 51 152 133 893 7th of 12, NA3HL Won Round 1, 2-0 vs. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks
2-1 in Hurster Cup Round Robin
(W, 2-1 vs. Mustangs; W, 5-2 vs. Jr. Flames; OTL, 4-5 vs. Hitmen)
Lost Championship game, 0-4 vs. Chicago Hitmen
2011–12 48 21 25 2 0 44 157 166 877 2nd of 4, North Div.
13th of 16, NA3HL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Michigan Mountain Cats
Lost Div. Finals, 0-2 vs. Flint Jr. Generals
2012–13 48 17 27 0 4 38 126 175 878 3rd of 5, Central Div.
13th of 17, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-3 vs. Peoria Mustangs
Cincinnati Swords
2013–14 48 25 19 4 54 175 164 616 5th of 6, Central Div.
12th of 21, NA3HL
Did not qualify
2014–15 47 6 38 3 15 95 248 616 6th of 6, East Div.
31st of 31, NA3HL
Did not qualify
Cincinnati Thunder
2015–16 47 13 28 6 32 137 219 962 4th of 5, Midwest Div.
25th of 34, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues
Team logo when the franchise played as the Cincinnati Swords from 2013–2015.

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