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Henderson Silver Knights
Henderson Silver Knights
City: Las Vegas, Nevada & Henderson, Nevada
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Western
Division: Pacific
Founded: 1971
Operated: 2020–present
Home Arena: Orleans Arena (2020-21, Lifeguard Arena (2021-
Colors: Silver and Black
Owner(s): Black Knight Sports & Entertainment
Affiliates: Vegas Golden Knights (NHL)
Franchise history
1971–1972: Tidewater Wings
1972–1975: Virginia Wings
1979–1999: Adirondack Red Wings
2002-2020: San Antonio Rampage
2020-present: Henderson Silver Knights
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 0
Division Championships: 1 (2014–15)
Conference Championships: 0
Calder Cups: 0

Prior to relocation to NevadaEdit

The San Antonio Rampage were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League based in San Antonio, Texas. They are currently the top affiliate of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rampage were owned by Spurs Sports & Entertainment before they agreed to sell the franchise to the Vegas Golden Knights in February 2020, pending league approval. The Golden Knights have applied to relocate the franchise to the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada, at the conclusion of the 2019–20 AHL season and become the club's top affiliate.

On February 6, 2020, the Vegas Golden Knights announced it had purchased the franchise from the Spurs with the intent to relocate it to Henderson, Nevada. The purchase and relocation are pending league approval.[1] A few days later the team clarified the arena situation. The team will be based out of the Orleans Arena pending completion of a 6,000 seat arena in Henderson, Nevada which will be built separate of the Lifeguard Arena which will become the practice facility for the NHL team replacing the City National Arena in Summerlin, Nevada as their training facility.[2]

The team was announced as using the Orleans Arena for at least the 2020-21 season pending completion of the new facility in Henderson.[3]

Reports quickly surfaced that the team could possibly be named the Vegas Silver Knights.[4]

The name would be announced on May 28, 2020 as being the Henderson Silver Knights.[5]


HistoryEdit

In 2000, construction began on the SBC Center, located next to the Freeman Coliseum, home of the Central Hockey League's San Antonio Iguanas. Partnering with the Florida Panthers, the Spurs bought the dormant Adirondack Red Wings franchise and moved it to San Antonio.[6] Local investment for the Iguanas quickly dried up, and the CHL franchise folded.

Originally, the team was nicknamed the San Antonio Stampede. However, when a local semipro football team objected, the name was changed to the Rampage.[7]

On June 30, 2005 Spurs Sports & Entertainment purchased the Panthers' interest in the franchise, assuming sole ownership of the AHL club. They also entered a multi-year affiliation agreement with the Phoenix Coyotes.[8]

On September 7, 2006 The Rampage unveiled their new uniforms with the official colors now being black, white and silver (the same motif used by the Spurs, as well as other Spurs-owned teams). While the primary and secondary logos remain the same, the crest of the jerseys now displayed just the bull's head, giving it a sleeker look.

On 11 April 2007, the Coyotes announced that they had fired Rampage general manager Laurence Gilman, who had been with the Coyotes organization for 13 years. [1]

On November 23, 2009, the Phoenix Coyotes fired Greg Ireland. He was replaced by assistant coach Ray Edwards; Mike Pelino was named assistant coach. Ray Edwards was officially named head coach of the San Antonio Rampage prior to the 2010–11 season.

Their main rivals are the Texas Stars (located near Austin) and, from 2002 to 2013, the Houston Aeros.

After the 2010–11 AHL season, the Coyotes came to an agreement with the Portland Pirates to be their new AHL affiliate, leaving San Antonio without an affiliate.[9] On June 29, 2011, San Antonio officially became Florida's top affiliate for a second time.[10]

In the 2011–12 season, the Rampage finished with a record of 41–30–3–2, good for 87 points to qualify for the sixth playoff seed in the Western Conference. They faced the third-seeded Chicago Wolves in the first round, taking Game 1 and Game 2 at home to take a 2–0 series lead in the best-of-five series. They then lost to the Wolves in Games 3 and 4 in Chicago, leading to a Game 5. In Game 5, the Rampage took a 2–0 lead, but the Wolves rallied to tie the game, sending it into overtime. After 25 minutes of overtime, San Antonio winger Bill Thomas passed to center Jon Matsumoto, feeding defenceman Roman Derlyuk to score the series winning goal on his belly to secure the first series win in franchise history for the Rampage. The goal is known to many fans as the Goal Heard Round the Alamo, and is considered the most important in Rampage history.

On March 18, 2015, the Florida Panthers announced they had entered into an affiliation agreement with the Portland Pirates to begin in the 2015–16 season, thus ending the Panthers' second term as San Antonio's NHL affiliate.[11] On April 17, 2015, it was announced that the Rampage had come to a five-year affiliation agreement with the Colorado Avalanche.[12]

During the 2017 off-season, it was reported that the Avalanche would promote its ECHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles, to the AHL in 2018 while the Rampage would officially affiliate with the St. Louis Blues beginning with the 2018–19 AHL season.[13][14] For the 2017–18 season, as the Blues did not have an official AHL affiliate after the Vegas Golden Knights partnered with their former affiliate, both the Avalanche and Blues would send AHL prospects to the Rampage.[15]

The San Antonio market was previously served by:

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year 1st
round
2nd
round
3rd
round
Finals
2002–03 80 36 29 11 4 87 .544 235 226 3rd, West 2003 L, 0–3, NOR
2003–04 80 30 42 8 0 68 .425 191 231 6th, West 2004 Did not qualify
2004–05 80 27 45 5 3 62 .388 156 232 6th, West 2005 Did not qualify
2005–06 80 23 50 3 4 53 .331 153 251 7th, West 2006 Did not qualify
2006–07 80 32 42 2 4 70 .438 219 256 6th, West 2007 Did not qualify
2007–08 80 42 28 3 7 94 .588 238 225 5th, West 2008 L, 3–4, TOR
2008–09 80 36 38 2 4 78 .488 205 243 8th, West 2009 Did not qualify
2009–10 80 36 32 5 7 84 .525 235 244 6th, West 2010 Did not qualify
2010–11 80 38 33 4 5 87 .544 228 245 7th, West 2011 Did not qualify
2011–12 76 41 30 3 2 87 .572 197 204 3rd, West 2012 W, 3–2, CHI L, 1–4, OKC
2012–13 76 29 38 2 7 67 .441 195 241 5th, South 2013 Did not qualify
2013–14 76 30 37 3 6 69 .454 206 235 5th, West 2014 Did not qualify
2014–15 76 45 23 7 1 98 .645 248 222 1st, West 2015 L, 0–3, OKC
2015–16 76 33 35 8 0 74 .487 213 240 7th, Pacific 2016 Did not qualify
2016–17 76 27 42 5 2 61 .401 184 240 8th, Pacific 2017 Did not qualify
2017–18 76 35 31 10 0 80 .526 198 219 8th, Pacific 2018 Did not qualify
2018–19 76 31 38 6 1 69 .454 196 244 8th, Central 2019 Did not qualify

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated January 24, 2020.[16][17]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
55 Flag of Sweden Borgman, AndreasAndreas Borgman

D L 25 2019 Stockholm, Sweden Blues
36 Flag of Canada.svg Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer

RW R 34 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia Blues
11 Flag of the United States Darcy, CameronCameron Darcy

C R 26 2019 South Boston, Massachusetts Rampage
21 Flag of Canada.svg Dotchin, JakeJake Dotchin

 (A)

D R 26 2019 Cambridge, Ontario Blues
35 Flag of Finland Husso, VilleVille Husso

G L 25 2017 Helsinki, Finland Blues
16 Flag of the United States Joshua, DakotaDakota Joshua

C L 24 2019 Dearborn, Michigan Blues
26 Flag of Canada.svg Kaspick, TannerTanner Kaspick

C L 22 2018 Brandon, Manitoba Blues
24 Flag of Russia Kostin, KlimKlim Kostin

C L 21 2017 Penza, Russia Blues
8 Flag of Canada.svg LaLeggia, JoeyJoey LaLeggia

D L 28 2018 Burnaby, British Columbia Blues
36 Flag of the United States Lappin, NickNick Lappin

RW R 27 2019 Geneva, Illinois Blues
2 Flag of Finland Mikkola, NikoNiko Mikkola

D L 24 2018 Kiiminki, Finland Blues
27 Flag of Canada.svg Nastasiuk, ZachZach Nastasiuk

RW R 25 2019 Barrie, Ontario Rampage
71 Flag of Canada.svg Nolan, JordanJordan Nolan

 (C)

LW L 31 2018 Garden River, Ontario Blues
19 Flag of Canada.svg Olsen, RyanRyan Olsen

C R 26 2018 Delta, British Columbia Rampage
14 Flag of the United States Poganski, AustinAustin Poganski

 (A)

RW R 24 2018 St. Cloud, Minnesota Blues
10 Flag of Canada.svg Polei, EvanEvan Polei

LW L 24 2019 Wetaskiwin, Alberta Blues
5 Flag of Canada.svg Pouliot, DerrickDerrick Pouliot

D L 26 2019 Estevan, Saskatchewan Blues
9 Flag of the United States Reinke, MitchMitch Reinke

D R 24 2018 Stillwater, Minnesota Blues
18 Flag of the United States Stevens, NolanNolan Stevens

LW L 23 2018 Brantford, Ontario Blues
13 Flag of Russia Toropchenko, AlexeiAlexei Toropchenko

RW L 21 2019 Moscow, Russia Blues
20 Flag of the United States Vecchione, MikeMike Vecchione

C R 27 2019 Saugus, Massachusetts Blues
12 Flag of Australia Walker, NathanNathan Walker

LW L 26 2019 Cardiff, Wales Blues
37 Flag of Canada.svg Walman, JakeJake Walman

D L 24 2018 Toronto, Ontario Blues
22 Flag of the United States Wesley, JoshJosh Wesley

D R 24 2019 Hartford, Connecticut Rampage
1 Flag of the United States Wilcox, AdamAdam Wilcox

G L 27 2019 South St. Paul, Minnesota Rampage

CaptainsEdit

Team recordsEdit

Single seasonEdit

Logo from 2002 to 2006
Logo from 2006 to 2019

CareerEdit

ReferencesEdit

Template:Notelist

  1. Vegas Golden Knights Purchase AHL Franchise Membership (February 6, 2020).
  2. https://arenadigest.com/2020/02/14/golden-knights-planning-henderson-ahl-arena/
  3. https://arenadigest.com/2020/02/13/planned-golden-knights-ahl-affiliate-to-play-at-orleans-arena/
  4. https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/goldenknights/golden-knights-new-ahl-team-could-be-called-silver-knights-1953461/
  5. https://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/introducing-the-henderson-silver-knights/n-5621735
  6. Fischel, Mark (2003-01-30). San Antonio Rampage "Stampede" into the AHL. HockeysFuture.com. Retrieved on 2005-06-17.
  7. Uminski, Terry. Gearing up for Rampage's 10th season. San Antonio Express-News, 2011-09-06.
  8. Rampage team History. San Antonio Rampage (2010-02-03). Retrieved on 2010-02-03.
  9. Portland Pirates affiliate with Phoenix Coyotes. New England Hockey Journal. Retrieved on 27 June 2011.
  10. Rampage, Panthers ink affiliation deal. theahl.com. Retrieved on 29 June 2011.
  11. Pirates announce affiliation with Florida. AHL (March 18, 2015).
  12. Falcons, Monsters, Rampage swap NHL affiliates. AHL (April 17, 2015). Archived from the original on April 17, 2015.
  13. Colorado Eagles moving to AHL to become top Avalanche affiliate. Fort Collins Coloradoan (October 10, 2017).
  14. AHL AWARDS EXPANSION MEMBERSHIP TO COLORADO EAGLES. American Hockey League (October 10, 2017).
  15. Rampage Announce Future Affiliation Plans. Rampage (October 10, 2017).
  16. San Antonio Rampage Roster. American Hockey League. Retrieved on 2013-11-25.
  17. San Antonio Rampage roster list. Elite Prospects (2014-04-03). Retrieved on 2014-04-03.

External linksEdit

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