Sioux Falls Stampede
|Sioux Falls Stampede|
|City||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|League||United States Hockey League|
|Home arena||Denny Sanford Premier Center|
|Colors||Blue, gold, black, white
|Head coach||Scott Owens|
|1999–present||Sioux Falls Stampede|
|Regular season titles||Anderson Cup (2005–06)|
|Playoff championships||Clark Cup (2007, 2015)|
The Sioux Falls Stampede are a Tier I junior ice hockey team based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They are members of the Western Conference of the United States Hockey League (USHL). The Stampede play their home games at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, the largest facility in capacity and size in the USHL.
The Stampede have qualified for the Clark Cup playoffs in 10 of the past 14 seasons, winning twice, most recently in the 2014–15 season. The team have won two conference championships and were awarded the Anderson Cup in 2005–06 for the highest season win percentage. For the past two consecutive seasons, the team have broken the USHL single-season attendance record, and are a four-time USHL organization of the year winner.
Founded and developed by Sioux Falls Sports, LLC., the team was the first privately-funded ice hockey organization to be established in South Dakota. On January 8, 1999, the USHL awarded a new franchise, which began play in the 1999–00 season.
In the 2005–06 season, the Stampede won their first Anderson Cup for the best regular season record as well as their first division championship. The Stampede advanced in the playoffs, dispatching the Tri-City Storm in five games (best-of-five) and the Lincoln Stars in four games (best-of-five), earning the right to represent the West division in the Clark Cup Finals. They lost to the Des Moines Buccaneers in five games (best-of-five).
The 2006–07 season looked grim at the outset with the Stampede earning but a single point in their first six games. After bottom dwelling for the entire first half, the Stampede became one of the hottest teams during the second half of the season. They entered the playoffs as the four seed in the West and quickly dispatched the Lincoln Stars in four games for the second straight year (best-of-seven). After losing to Des Moines in the first game of the round robin, Sioux Falls defeated the Tri-City Storm in overtime to make it into the final four. The Indiana Ice were their next opponent and were undefeated in the playoffs until the Stampede prevailed over them, again in overtime, to advance to the championship game against the host team of the event, the Waterloo Black Hawks. The Stampede shutout the Black Hawks 3-0 to win their first Clark Cup.
In the 2014–15 season the Stampede followed a similar path. Though they were moving into the brand new Denny Sanford Premier Center, drawing a sellout crowd of 10,678 for their first game in the new arena against Waterloo, Sioux Falls struggled to win with just four returning players from the previous year and started 3-7-1. Around New Years the team's fortunes began to change, and at the end of the season they qualified for the 4th seed in the Western Conference, and last playoff spot in the Clark Cup Playoffs, with 69 points. During the season the Stampede, who had led the league in attendance during their final year at the Sioux Falls Arena the previous season, smashed the USHL's all-time attendance record with 191,280 fans. In the Western Conference Semifinals the Stampede faced their arch rivals, the Sioux City Musketeers, who had led the Western Conference with 81 points. After splitting the first four games, the Stampede dominated the decisive fifth game in Sioux City, scoring five times in the second period en route to a 6-1 victory and 3-2 series win. In the Western Conference Finals the Stampede faced second seeded Tri-City Storm. After dropping the opening game of the series, Sioux Falls won the next three to capture the Western Conference Championship. In the Clark Cup Finals Sioux Falls faced the #4 seed from the Eastern Conference, the Muskegon Lumberjacks, marking just the second time in USHL history the two lowest seeds in the playoffs had advanced to the league championship. After winning the first two games in Muskegon, the Stampede returned to Sioux Falls to play game three on May 15. In front of 8,178 frenzied fans in a "Blue Out", Sioux Falls defeated Muskegon 4-2 to complete the sweep and capture their second Clark Cup championship.
Current NHLers Thomas Vanek (Detroit Red Wings), Alex Goligoski (Arizona Coyotes), T.J. Oshie (Washington Capitals), and Zach Redmond (Montreal Canadiens) have played for the Stampede, as well as former NHLers Andreas Nodl (Carolina Hurricanes), Chad LaRose (Carolina Hurricanes), Dan Sexton (Anaheim Ducks), and Corey Tropp (Columbus Blue Jackets).
United States Hockey League
|1999–00||58||37||17||4||78||239||179||963||2nd-West||Lost to Green Bay|
|2000–01||56||40||14||2||82||267||182||1023||2nd-West||Beat Cedar Rapids
Lost to Omaha
|2005–06||60||43||13||4||90||190||135||1165||1st-West||Won Anderson Cup|
|2006–07||60||34||21||5||73||195||174||1215||4th-West||Won Clark Cup|
|2011–12||60||17||36||7||41||127||215||8th of 8, West
16th of 16 league
|Did not qualify|
|2012–13||64||45||17||2||92||241||187||1st of 8, West
2nd of 16 league
|Won quarter-finals, 3-2 (Stars)
lost semi-finals, 2-3 (Force)
|2013–14||60||38||19||3||79||202||157||3rd of 8, West
4th of 16 league
|lost quarter-finals, 0-3 (Black Hawks)|
|2014–15||60||32||23||5||69||191||181||4th of 8, West
8th of 16 league
|Won quarter-finals, 3-2 (Musketeers)
Won semi-finals, 3-1 (Storm)
Won Clark Cup Finals, 3–0 (Lumberjacks)
As of November 27, 2016.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|1||Swayman, JeremyJeremy Swayman||G||6' 2"||182 lb||1998-11-24||Anchorage, Alaska||Pikes Peak Miners U18 (NAPHL)||Maine|
|2||Villella, A.J.A.J. Villella||D||5' 11"||177 lb||1998-01-26||Davie, Florida||Cedar Rapids (USHL)||Northeastern|
|3||Stevens, AlexAlex Stevens||D||6' 1"||195 lb||1997-02-27||Wayzata, Minnesota||Sioux Falls (USHL)||Penn State|
|4||Wells, JustinJustin Wells||D||6' 4"||190 lb||1998-07-31||North Canton, Ohio||Sioux Falls (USHL)||Bowling Green|
|5||DeNaples, PaulPaul DeNaples||D||6' 0"||174 lb||1998-09-19||Moscow, Pennsylvania||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (NAHL)||Penn State|
|6||St. Ivany, JackJack St. Ivany||D||6' 1"||170 lb||1999-07-22||Manhattan Beach, California||Los Angeles Junior Kings U16 (T1EHL)||Yale|
|7||Nelson, JaxonJaxon Nelson||F||6' 4"||192 lb||2000-03-30||Magnolia, Minnesota||Luverne Senior High School (USHS–MN)||Minnesota|
|8||Bowman, NickNick Bowman||F||5' 11"||204 lb||1997-12-19||Shelby Township, Michigan||Cedar Rapids (USHL)||Miami|
|10||Bergmann, LeanLean Bergmann||F||5' 11"||185 lb||1998-10-04||Iserlohn, Germany||Sioux Falls (USHL)||None|
|11||Albrecht, AustinAustin Albrecht||F||6' 0"||185 lb||1996-05-14||Flemington, New Jersey||Wichita Falls (NAHL)||UMass|
|12||Passolt, JoshJosh Passolt||F||6' 0"||180 lb||1996-06-06||Hayward, Wisconsin||Sioux Falls (USHL)||None|
|13||Novytskyy, VitaliyVitaliy Novytskyy||F||6' 3"||210 lb||1997-05-07||Kharkiv, Ukraine||Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede (Midget AAA)||None|
|15||O'Neill, JasonJason O'Neill||F||6' 0"||185 lb||1997-03-23||Odenton, Maryland||Langley (BCHL)||New Hampshire|
|16||Johnson, MaxMax Johnson||F||5' 10"||185 lb||1998-05-12||Lakeville, Minnesota||Lakeville North High School (USHS–MN)||Bowling Green|
|17||Swoyer, ColinColin Swoyer||D||5' 10"||181 lb||1998-03-31||Hinsdale, Illinois||Chicago (USHL)||Michigan Tech|
|18||Karlsen, ChristofferChristoffer Karlsen||F||5' 7"||176 lb||1998-02-20||Sarpsborg, Norway||Tri-City (USHL)||St. Cloud State|
|19||Quercia, MatthewMatthew Quercia||F||6' 2"||194 lb||1999-02-24||Andover, Massachusetts||New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs U16 (EHL)||Boston University|
|20||Garin, WilliamWilliam Garin||F||5' 10"||186 lb||1997-10-30||Mound, Minnesota||Cedar Rapids (USHL)||Connecticut|
|21||MacAdams, EricEric MacAdams||F||5' 11"||175 lb||1997-04-19||Salem, Massachusetts||Sioux Falls (USHL)||New Hampshire|
|22||Dingmann, NathanNathan Dingmann||F||6' 4"||185 lb||1996-11-22||Maple Grove, Minnesota||Alberni Valley (BCHL)||None|
|25||Walker, NolanNolan Walker||F||5' 10"||165 lb||1998-10-20||Anchorage, Alaska||Culver Military Academy Prep (USHS)||St. Cloud State|
|26||Kotkansalo, KasperKasper Kotkansalo||D||6' 2"||190 lb||1998-11-16||Espoo, Finland||Espoo Blues J20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)||None|
|27||Becker, JackJack Becker||F||6' 4"||205 lb||1997-06-14||Mahtomedi, Minnesota||Sioux Falls (USHL)||Wisconsin|
|28||Doremus, JackJack Doremus||F||6' 1"||174 lb||1997-04-15||Aspen, Colorado||Sioux Falls (USHL)||Denver|
|30||Berdin, MikhailMikhail Berdin||G||6' 2"||163 lb||1998-10-04||Ufa, Russia||Team Russia U18 (IIHF)||None|
- "Meet the Herd". Sioux Falls Stampede. Retrieved November 16, 2016.