The Team was one of the original members of the Western Professional Hockey League starting in 1996, The team won the Leagues first two Championships in the 1996-97 season and made it back to back in 1997-98. The team was coached by Todd Brost who was a member of Canada's Olympic hockey team.
The Team was founded by Jim Burlew and John Kettle who brought in Rich Szturm to run the ice operations and start a youth hockey program for the city.
The team merged with the Central Hockey League when the WPHL and CHL became one league.
The El Paso Buzzards organization folded in 2002.
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