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)
Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
|2004–2011||River City Jaguars|
|2013–2014||Fort Vancouver Vipers|
The franchise joined the NorPac in 2004 when the league was a Jr. B league. They originally played at Valley Ice Arena in Beaverton, Oregon. 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.
In 2010, the Jaguars began playing out of the Mountain View Ice Arena in Vancouver, Washington. After one season in Vancouver, the Jaguars were renamed and became the Vancouver Victory. The next season the Victory renamed again to Vancouver Vipers and then in 2013 became the Fort Vancouver Vipers.
On October 14, 2014, the Fort Vancouver Vipers Hockey Club ceased all operations due to an insufficient amount of players and a recent increase in player injuries.
The NorPac was for 16 to 20-year-old player development in a professional environment while maintaining their amateur status for college eligibility. The Jaguars franchise has had a number of alumni move on to collegiate programs and higher levels of junior ice hockey in the United States and Canada.
On November 27, 2005, Jaguars player, Jonathan Medina from California, died in an accident. In honor of Medina, the Jaguars 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.