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The America West Hockey League (AWHL) was a junior ice hockey league. The AWHL was formed in 1992 to offer junior ice hockey to the Rocky Mountain region of USA Hockey. It originally was called the American Frontier Hockey League (AFHL), and the name change to AWHL came in 1998. The AWHL merged with the NAHL in 2003 and after the merger, the NAHL name was kept.

Franchise Time LineEdit

Team Location Arena Tenure Notes
Billings Bulls Billings, Montana Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark 1993-2003 join North American Hockey League
Bismarck Bullets Bismarck, North Dakota V.F.W. Sports Center 1993-1994 fold
Casper Wranglers Casper, Wyoming Casper Events Center 1993-1995renamed Central Wyoming Outlaws
Jackson Hole Grizzlies Jackson, Wyoming Snow King Sports & Events Center 1993-1997fold
Ogden Blades Ogden, Utah Ogden Ice Sheet 1993-1994 fold
Pikes Peak Miners Colorado Springs, Colorado Sertich Ice Arena 1993-1994fold
Pueblo Flames Pueblo, Colorado Pueblo Ice Arena 1993-1994renamed Pueblo Venom
Vail Avalanche Vail, Colorado Dobson Ice Arena 1993-1996relocated to Butte, Montana and renamed Butte Irish
Helena Ice Pirates Helena, Montana Helena Ice Arena 1994-1999renamed Helena Gold Rush
Kings Americans Great Falls, Montana Four Seasons Arena 1994-1995renamed Great Falls Americans
Pueblo Venom Pueblo, Colorado Pueblo Ice Arena 1994-1995 fold
Central Wyoming Outlaws Casper, Wyoming Casper Events Center 1995-1998 fold
Great Falls Americans (AWHL) Great Falls, Montana Four Seasons Arena 1995-2003fold
Butte Irish Butte, Montana Butte Civic Center 1996-2002relocated to Wichita Falls, Texas; renamed Wichita Falls Rustlers
Bozeman IceDogs Bozeman, Montana Haynes Pavilion 1996-2003join North American Hockey League
Bismarck Bobcats Bismarck, North Dakota V.F.W. Sports Center 1997-2003join North American Hockey League
Fernie Ghostriders Fernie, British Columbia Fernie Memorial Arena 1999-2003join North American Hockey League
Kimberley Dynamiters Kimberley, British Columbia Kimberley Civic Centre 1999-2001 return to Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Helena Gold Rush Helena, Montana Helena Ice Arena 1999-2000 fold
Minot Muskies Minot, North Dakota All Seasons Arena (North Dakota) 2000-2001fold
Fairbanks Ice Dogs Fairbanks, Alaska Big Dipper Ice Arena 2000-2003join North American Hockey League
Helena Bighorns Helena, Montana Helena Ice Arena 2001-2003join North American Hockey League
Tupelo T-Rex Tupelo, Mississippi BancorpSouth Center 2001-2003 fold
Central Texas Blackhawks Belton, Texas Bell County Expo Center 2002-2003 join North American Hockey League
Phoenix Polar Bears Chandler, Arizona Polar Ice Center 2002-2003already had team in Western States Hockey League
Wichita Falls Rustlers Wichita Falls, Texas MPEC Coliseum 2002-2003join North American Hockey League

Borne Cup Playoff ChampionsEdit

See AlsoEdit

List of American Junior Seasons

External linksEdit


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