'Alaska Avalanche'
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City: Wasilla, Alaska
League: NAHL
Division: West
Founded: 1996
Home Arena: Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center
Colors: Dark blue and gold
Owner(s): Mark D. Lee
Head Coach: Dave Boitz
Media: B2 Network
Franchise history
1996-2001: St Louis Sting
2001-2004: Springfield Spirit
2005-2006: Wasilla Spirit
2006-2012: Alaska Avalanche
2012-present: Johnstown Tomahawks

The Alaska Avalanche were a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's West Division. The team played their home games at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla, Alaska.

Franchise history[edit | edit source]

The franchise was originally called the St Louis Sting, and in 2001 moved to Springfield, Missouri as the Springfield Spirit. In 2005, they moved to Alaska as the Wasilla Spirit. The Avalanche played out of the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Center.  The team relocated to Johnstown, Pennsylvania where they were renamed the Johnstown Tomahawks

Regular season records[edit | edit source]

St. Louis Sting[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
1996-97 46 8 38 0 16 123 248 n/a 8th, League
1997-98 56 23 32 1 47 188 237 1718 7th, League
1998-99 56 34 16 6 74 211 180 1611 3rd, League
1999-00 56 18 35 3 39 164 230 1605 5th, West
2000-01 56 15 36 5 35 170 263 2034 5th, West

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Springfield Spirit[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2001-02 56 23 29 4 50 182 222 1533 3rd, West
2002-03 56 15 36 5 35 129 240 1689 5th, West
2003-04 56 13 39 4 30 153 259 1803 7th, South
2004-05 56 20 29 7 47 144 188 1027 6th, South

Wasilla Spirit[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2005-06 56 23 33 2 48 133 187 1307 4th, West

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Alaska Avalanche[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2006-07 62 16 39 7 39 148 242 1699 6th, South
2007-08 58 16 38 4 36 158 270 1251 5th, South
2008-09 58 23 30 5 51 172 224 1505 3rd, West
2009-10 58 32 19 7 71 198 178 1393 2nd, West

Playoff Records[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OTL GF GA PIM Finish
2009 4 1 3 0 11 21 67 Lost in 1st Round
2010 3 0 2 1 7 12 111 Lost in 1st Round

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