Central Illinois Flying Aces
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City: Bloomington, Illinois
League: United States Hockey League
Operated: 2014–
Home Arena: U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Navy, Light blue, Red, White
Owner(s): CSH International Inc.
General Manager: Dan Jewell (2017-18)
Head Coach: Mike Watt (2017-18)
Media: WJBC-FM (93.7 FM)
Franchise history
2014–2017: Bloomington Thunder (USHL)
2017-Present: Central Illinois Flying Aces

The Central Illinois Flying Aces are a junior hockey team that plays as a member of the United States Hockey League. Based in Bloomington, Illinois, the Thunder play their home games at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum, located in downtown Bloomington. The USHL Thunder were formally welcomed into USHL on April 9, 2014.[1] The USHL Thunder purchased the rights to the name from the previous SPHL version of the Thunder team. Initially they kept the SPHL team's logo but rolled out a new logo and color scheme at the USHL Drafts.

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original logo as Thunder

The team announced in August of 2017 that they were changing their name to the Central Illinois Flying Aces.

Suspending Operations[edit | edit source]

On February 28, 2019 the team announced that they would not be participating in the 2019-20 season.  The team completed its five year lease with the Grossinger Motors Arena and elected not to seek renewal of the lease with the city of Bloomington.  The team will evaluate its options to resume play for the 2020-21 season.[2]

Yearly Standings[edit | edit source]

2014-15 60 29 24 7 - 65 173 187 1108 5th (East)
2015-16 60 36 18 5 2 78 176 152 752 4th East
2016-17 60 25 27 5 3 58 150 177 1012 6th East
2017-18 60 14 39 3 4 35 161 258 - 9th East
2018-19 62 24 33 3 2 53 183 225 - 7th East

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

lost to Dubuque Fighting Saints 3-games-to-2 in conference final

  • 2017 Did not qualify
  • 2018 Did not qualify
  • 2019 Did not qualify

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