River City Jaguars
|River City Jaguars|
|Home arena||Mountain View Ice Arena|
|Colors||Green, Black, & Yellow
|Owner(s)||John McBride / John Cosgrave|
|General manager||Mike Collins|
|Affiliates||Tri-City Storm (USHL) & Alaska Avalanche (NAHL)|
|2004–2011||River City Jaguars|
|2013–2014||Fort Vancouver Vipers|
The River City Jaguars were a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team playing in the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NorPac). The league helps 16- to 20-year-olds develop hockey skills in a professional environment while maintaining their amateur status for college eligibility. The team played their home games at the Mountain View Ice Arena in Vancouver Washington, USA in the 2010–11 season after previously playing at Valley Ice Arena in Beaverton, Oregon. The franchise joined the NorPac in 2004 when the league was a Jr. B league, in 2007 the league and member teams were granted Tier III Jr. A status by USA Hockey, the governing body for ice hockey in the United States. After one season in Vancouver, the Jaguars were renamed and became the Vancouver Victory.
On November 27, 2005, the Jaguars lost a player, Jonathan Medina from California, who was on his second season with the team, in an accident. The Jaguars franchise, in honor of Medina, has retired his jersey and number.
The River City Jaguars had been affiliated with the Tier II Alaska Avalanche of the North American Hockey League and the Tier I Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League to further player growth and development.
- "Junior hockey team moves to Vancouver". The Columbian. 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2012-11-20.