|Berlin River Drivers|
|City:||Berlin, New Hampshire|
|League:||Federal Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Notre Dame Arena|
|Colors:||Maroon, tan, black|
|General Manager:||Gabe Yeung|
|Head Coach:||Gabe Yeung|
|Media:||The Berlin Daily Sun|
|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. 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.
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.
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]
|2015-16||55||14||32||4||4||55||.333||218||298||6th||Did not qualify|
References[edit | edit source]
- Professional hockey coming to Berlin. The Berlin Daily Sun (July 14, 2014).
- Berkshire Battalion Announced as 6th Federal Hockey League. FHL (September 8, 2014).
- FHL Approves Berlin River Drivers Membership Share (May 20, 2015).