Berlin River Drivers
City: Berlin, New Hampshire
League: Federal Hockey League
Founded: 2015
Home Arena: Notre Dame Arena
Colors: Maroon, tan, black
Owner(s): Lenny Lichtman
General Manager: Gabe Yeung
Head Coach: Gabe Yeung
Media: The Berlin Daily Sun
Franchise history
2015–2017: Berlin River Drivers

The Berlin River Drivers were a minor professional ice hockey team in the Federal Hockey League that began play for its 2015–16 season. Based in Berlin, New Hampshire, the River Drivers played their home games at the Notre Dame Arena. The River Drivers were the first team to call Berlin home since the Berlin Maroons in 1975.

History[edit | edit source]

On July 14, 2014, the FHL announced the River Drivers as a new franchise.[1] However, on September 8, 2014, the league announced that the league would expand instead into North Adams, Massachusetts (with the Berkshire Battalion), citing the market to be a better fit but not ruling out Berlin and the River Drivers' return for the 2015–16 season.[2]

The following offseason, on May 20, 2015, the FHL announced the River Drivers would begin play in the 2015–16 season at the newly renovated Notre Dame Arena.[3]

On May 18, 2017 it was announced that the team had ceased operations due to increased overhead costs and not selling enough advance season tickets for the 2017-18 season.

Season by Season Record[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OW OL PTS % GF GA Finish Playoffs
2015-16 55 14 32 4 4 55 .333 218 298 6th Did not qualify
2016-17 56 28 21 3 4 94 .560 236 195 2nd Lost Final

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