|League:||United States Premier Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||David C. Johnson Arena|
|Colors:||Green, Khaki, Black, and White|
|General Manager:||Cindy Kuznia|
|Head Coach:||Chad Kuznia|
|1993–1997:||North Metro Owls|
The Isanti Wranglers were a Tier III Junior ice hockey team and member of the United States Premier Hockey League. The team played their games at the David C. Johnson Arena located in Isanti, Minnesota. Prior the 2015–16 season, the Owls had joined the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) - Midwest Division along withe majority of the other former MnJHL teams. However, on September 1, 2015, they announced on their website that the team had gone dormant for the season. The team would remain dormant for the 2016-17 season and would then later return to the USPHL as the Isanti Wranglers in the Premier League Midwest West Division. The team would fold prior to the start of the 2017-18 season
The Owls were a non-profit corporation and sanctioned by USA Hockey.
History[edit | edit source]
Founded in 1993 by Dick Jenkins, the team was originally known as the North Metro Owls in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League (MnJHL). The team was reorganized before the 1997–98 season, renaming to the current Minnesota Owls.
The Owls won the MnJHL playoffs in 1994 and 1998; placed second in 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2007 and 2008; placed third in 1997. As a result, the Owls went on to represent the MnJHL at the USA Hockey Tier III National Tournament.
The 2015–16 would have been the 22nd season in franchise history, but the first outside of the MnJHL as the Owls were among the 12 teams that left the MnJHL to join the United States Premier Hockey League in a new Midwest Division. The MnJHL teams were joined by all the teams from the former Midwest Junior Hockey League, former independent teams, and expansion teams to make up the fourth Tier III division under the USPHL umbrella. However on September 1, 2015, they announced on their website that the team would go dormant prior to their first season in the USPHL-Midwest.
The team appears to have planned on returning for the 2017-18 season but folded prior to the start of play. Another USPHL team would move into the arena for the 2018-19 season when the Ironwood Fighting Yoopers were sold and relocated to Isanti as the Rum River Mallards.
Season records[edit | edit source]
|Season||W||L||T||OTL||GF||GA||Pts||Regular Season Finish||Playoffs|
|2012–13||16||30||-||4||162||271||36||7th, MNJHL-MN||Lost division quarterfinal|
|2013–14||10||31||-||5||121||242||25||8th, MNJHL-MN||Lost division quarterfinal|
|2014–15||6||35||-||1||82||277||13||7 of 8 Minn Div
12 of 14 MNJHL
|Lost div. quarterfinal, 0-2 (Ducks)|
|2015-16||Dormant for season|
|2016-17||Dormant for season|