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Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks
Danbury Hat Tricks.svg
City: Danbury, Connecticut
League: NAHL
Division: East
Founded: 2010
Home Arena: Danbury Ice Arena
Colors: Black, Orange, Gray, and White
Head Coach: Billy McCreary
Franchise history
2010 to 2012: Dawson Creek Rage
2015 to 2020: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
2020-present: Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

The Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's East Division. The team's home arena Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, Connecticut.

History[]

The franchise was founded as the Dawson Creek Rage in 2010. They would suspend operations in 2012. The ownership of the Eastern Hockey League's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights purchased the rights to the dormant franchise and re-established the team under that name. On May 11, 2020 the NAHL announced that the ownership of the team was moving to Danbury, Connecticut for the 2020-21 season. As part of the announcement Billy McCreary was announced as the head coach of the team. McCreary was previously coach and general manager of the Federal Prospects Hockey League team that play out of the same arena also under the Danbury Hat Tricks name.[1]

Yearly Record[]

Season GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
Dawson Creek Rage
2010–11 58 24 31 2 1 51 160 209 5th of 6, West Do not qualify
2011–12 60 12 44 2 2 28 139 265 6th of 6, West Do not qualify
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
2015–16 60 22 28 10 - 54 150 232 4th of 4, East Div.
20th of 22, NAHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-3 vs. Aston Rebels
2016–17 60 30 25 1 4 65 201 193 4th of 5, East Div.
T-12th of 24, NAHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-3 vs. Aston Rebels
2017-18 60 30 24 5 1 66 175 196 3rd of 5, East Div.
12th of 23, NAHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 3-2 vs New Jersey Titans
Won Div. Final, 3-0 vs Philadelphia Rebels
L Robertson Cup Semifinals, 0-2 vs Shreveport Mudbugs
2018-19 60 26 29 4 1 57 153 175 5th of 6, East Div.
T-17th of 24
Did not qualify
2019-20 53 26 22 4 1 57 165 181 3rd of 7, East Div. Playoffs cancelled
2020-21 36 23 13 0 0 46 144 123 2nd of 5, East Lost Division Semifinals
Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks (NAHL)
2020-21
(NAHL)
54 20 27 6 1 47 148 187 6th of 6 East Did not qualify


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