Sioux Falls Stampede

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Sioux Falls Stampede
Sioux Falls Stampede Logo.svg
City Sioux Falls, South Dakota
League United States Hockey League
Division Western
Founded 1999
Home arena Denny Sanford Premier Center
Colors Blue, gold, black, white
                   
Owner(s) Tom Garrity
Head coach Scott Owens
Media KELO (AM)
Argus Leader
KDLT-TV
KELO-TV
KSFY-TV
Website www.sfstampede.com
Franchise history
1999–present Sioux Falls Stampede
Championships
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.

History[edit]

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).

Season-by-season record[edit]

United States Hockey League

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
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
2001–02 61 35 21 5 75 252 217 1372 4th-West
2002–03 60 24 30 6 54 179 223 1404 6th-West
2003–04 60 15 42 3 33 148 252 1250 6th-West
2004–05 60 27 28 5 59 178 200 1154 5th-West
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
2007–08 60 35 19 6 76 199 175 967 2nd-West
2008–09 60 28 28 4 60 182 199 956 4th-West
2009–10 60 33 15 12 78 223 182 932 3rd-West
2010–11 60 34 20 6 74 197 168 905 3rd-West
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)

Roster[edit]

As of November 27, 2016.[1]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
1 Alaska Swayman, JeremyJeremy Swayman G 6' 2" 182 lb 1998-11-24 Anchorage, Alaska Pikes Peak Miners U18 (NAPHL) Maine
2 Florida Villella, A.J.A.J. Villella D 5' 11" 177 lb 1998-01-26 Davie, Florida Cedar Rapids (USHL) Northeastern
3 Minnesota Stevens, AlexAlex Stevens D 6' 1" 195 lb 1997-02-27 Wayzata, Minnesota Sioux Falls (USHL) Penn State
4 Ohio Wells, JustinJustin Wells D 6' 4" 190 lb 1998-07-31 North Canton, Ohio Sioux Falls (USHL) Bowling Green
5 Pennsylvania DeNaples, PaulPaul DeNaples D 6' 0" 174 lb 1998-09-19 Moscow, Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (NAHL) Penn State
6 California St. Ivany, JackJack St. Ivany D 6' 1" 170 lb 1999-07-22 Manhattan Beach, California Los Angeles Junior Kings U16 (T1EHL) Yale
7 Minnesota Nelson, JaxonJaxon Nelson F 6' 4" 192 lb 2000-03-30 Magnolia, Minnesota Luverne Senior High School (USHS–MN) Minnesota
8 Michigan Bowman, NickNick Bowman F 5' 11" 204 lb 1997-12-19 Shelby Township, Michigan Cedar Rapids (USHL) Miami
10 Germany Bergmann, LeanLean Bergmann F 5' 11" 185 lb 1998-10-04 Iserlohn, Germany Sioux Falls (USHL) None
11 New Jersey Albrecht, AustinAustin Albrecht F 6' 0" 185 lb 1996-05-14 Flemington, New Jersey Wichita Falls (NAHL) UMass
12 Wisconsin Passolt, JoshJosh Passolt F 6' 0" 180 lb 1996-06-06 Hayward, Wisconsin Sioux Falls (USHL) None
13 Ukraine Novytskyy, VitaliyVitaliy Novytskyy F 6' 3" 210 lb 1997-05-07 Kharkiv, Ukraine Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede (Midget AAA) None
15 Maryland O'Neill, JasonJason O'Neill F 6' 0" 185 lb 1997-03-23 Odenton, Maryland Langley (BCHL) New Hampshire
16 Minnesota Johnson, MaxMax Johnson F 5' 10" 185 lb 1998-05-12 Lakeville, Minnesota Lakeville North High School (USHS–MN) Bowling Green
17 Illinois Swoyer, ColinColin Swoyer D 5' 10" 181 lb 1998-03-31 Hinsdale, Illinois Chicago (USHL) Michigan Tech
18 Norway Karlsen, ChristofferChristoffer Karlsen F 5' 7" 176 lb 1998-02-20 Sarpsborg, Norway Tri-City (USHL) St. Cloud State
19 Massachusetts Quercia, MatthewMatthew Quercia F 6' 2" 194 lb 1999-02-24 Andover, Massachusetts New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs U16 (EHL) Boston University
20 Minnesota Garin, WilliamWilliam Garin F 5' 10" 186 lb 1997-10-30 Mound, Minnesota Cedar Rapids (USHL) Connecticut
21 Massachusetts MacAdams, EricEric MacAdams F 5' 11" 175 lb 1997-04-19 Salem, Massachusetts Sioux Falls (USHL) New Hampshire
22 Minnesota Dingmann, NathanNathan Dingmann F 6' 4" 185 lb 1996-11-22 Maple Grove, Minnesota Alberni Valley (BCHL) None
25 Alaska Walker, NolanNolan Walker F 5' 10" 165 lb 1998-10-20 Anchorage, Alaska Culver Military Academy Prep (USHS) St. Cloud State
26 Finland Kotkansalo, KasperKasper Kotkansalo D 6' 2" 190 lb 1998-11-16 Espoo, Finland Espoo Blues J20 (Jr. A SM-liiga) None
27 Minnesota Becker, JackJack Becker F 6' 4" 205 lb 1997-06-14 Mahtomedi, Minnesota Sioux Falls (USHL) Wisconsin
28 Colorado Doremus, JackJack Doremus F 6' 1" 174 lb 1997-04-15 Aspen, Colorado Sioux Falls (USHL) Denver
30 Russia Berdin, MikhailMikhail Berdin G 6' 2" 163 lb 1998-10-04 Ufa, Russia Team Russia U18 (IIHF) None

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the Herd". Sioux Falls Stampede. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 

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