Fresno Monsters
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City: Fresno, California
League: NAHL & USPHL
Division: Western
Founded: 2009
Home Arena: Gateway Ice Center
Colors: Black, green
         
Owner(s): Shoot the Puck, Inc.
(David White, owner)
Head Coach: vacant
Franchise history
: USPHL franchise
2009–present: Fresno Monsters
: NAHL franchise
2010–2013: Fresno Monsters
2013–present: Wenatchee Wild

The Fresno Monsters are a Tier II junior ice hockey team based in Fresno, California. The team was a member of the Western States Hockey League[1] The team would join the United States Premier Hockey League's Premier league for the 2020-21 season. The Monsters' home venue is Gateway Ice Center[2] in Fresno, California, previously the practice facility to the now defunct Fresno Falcons of the ECHL.

previous team logo

History[edit | edit source]

The Monsters were announced in Spring 2009, filling a void for hockey in Fresno after the Fresno Falcons folded. The team began play in mid-September 2009, playing in the Tier III Jr. A Western States Hockey League. On December 15, 2009 the Monsters announced the organization was given expansion approval into the Tier II North American Hockey League for the 2010–11 season and Fresno would host two levels of junior hockey for the first time.[3] On May 23, 2013, it was revealed the Monsters' North American Hockey League franchise would move to Wenatchee, Washington and become the second Wenatchee Wild. The Monsters continue to field a team in the Western States Hockey League.

On March 22, 2016, after six seasons coaching the WSHL Monsters, head coach and general manager Bryce Dale stepped down from his positions with the organization.[4][5]

The team would be announced as joining the United States Premier Hockey League's Premier league for the 2020-21 season.[6]

Season-by-season records[edit | edit source]

Western States Hockey League team (2009–present)[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OL GF GA Pts PIM Finish Playoffs
2009–10 49 41 5 3 264 94 85 1,516 1st of 8, Western Won Div. Semifinals vs. San Diego Gulls
Lost Div. Finals, 1-2 vs. Phoenix Polar Bears[7]
2010–11 46 36 8 2 220 119 74 1,233 2nd of 8, Western Lost Div. Semifinals vs. Phoenix Polar Bears
2011–12 46 43 2 1 264 93 87 1,281 1st of 6, Western
1st of 16, WSHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Arizona RedHawks
Won Div. Finals, 2-1 vs. Valencia Flyers
0-3-0 in Thorne Cup Finals Round Robin
(L, 1-3 vs. Jr. Steelheads; L, 3-6 vs. Ice Jets; L, 2-3 vs. Rhinos)
2012–13 46 32 13 1 208 114 65 1,326 1st of 6, Western
4th of 22, WSHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. San Diego Gulls
Lost Div. Finals, 1-2 vs. Bay Area Seals
0-2-0 in Thorne Cup Finals Round Robin (wild card)
(L, 3-4 vs. Jr. Steelheads; L, 3-8 vs. Rhinos)
2013–14 46 37 5 4 240 122 78 1,367 1st of 6, Western
3rd of 24, WSHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Long Beach Bombers
Won Div. Finals, 2-0 vs. Ontario Avalanche
2-1-0 in Thorne Cup Finals Round Robin
(W, 6-3 vs. Jr. Brahmas; OTW, 4-3 vs. Jr. Steelheads; L, 1-3 vs. Knights)
Lost Thorne Cup Semifinal game, 2-3 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads
2014–15 46 38 7 1 301 94 77 1,257 1st of 8, Western
3rd of 28, WSHL
Div. Quarterfinals, Bye
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. San Diego Gulls
Won Div. Finals, 2-1 vs. Valencia Flyers
Lost Conference Finals, 0-2 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads
2015–16 52 36 12 4 267 147 76 1,214 3rd of 8, Western
9th of 29, WSHL
Won Div. Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Arizona Hawks
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Long Beach Bombers
2016–17 52 25 22 5 224 237 55 1,084 5th of 8, Western
16th of 27, WSHL
Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. Las Vegas Storm
2017-18 51 25 22 4 242 215 54 - 4th of 6, Western Won Div Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs San Diego Sabers
Won Div Semifinals 2-1 vs Ontario Avalanche
Lost Div. Final, 0–2 vs. Long Beach Bombers
Season GP W L OW OL GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
2018-19 51 31 16 3 1 227 172 100 2nd of 5, Western Won Div Semifinals, 2-0 vs San Diego Sabers
Lost Div. Final, 1–2 vs. Long Beach Bombers
2019-20 51 34 13 2 2 294 141 108 1st of 5, Western Playoffs Cancelled

North American Hockey League team (2010–2013)[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2010–11 58 19 34 5 43 158 243 1,635 6th of 6, West Did not qualify
2011–12 60 27 23 10 64 167 179 1,454 5th of 6, West Did not qualify
2012–13 60 18 35 7 43 139 224 1,115 4th of 4, West Lost Div. Semifinals, 2-3 vs. Wenatchee Wild

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