Kalkaska Rhinos
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City: Kalkaska, Michigan
League: United States Premier Hockey League
Division: USP3HL
Founded: 2014
Home Arena: The Kaliseum
Colors: Slate Blue, Gray, Black
General Manager: Krzysztof Oliwa
Head Coach: Krzysztof Oliwa

The Kalkaska Rhinos were a junior ice hockey team from Kalkaska, Michigan. The team is a member of the United States Premier Hockey League. The team is based out of The Kaliseum.

The team began play with the 2014-15 season. They played in the Canadian International Hockey League for part of the 2014-15 season. They were added to the league in November after several teams withdrew to form the World United Hockey League. The team would withdraw from the league on February 6, 2015 to become and independent team for the balance of the season. The team had stated that it had put in an application to join another league for the 2015-16 season. The team would end up in the newly formed USPHL Midwest Division along with the membership of the Midwest Junior Hockey League and the majority of the members of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League.  After the 2015-16 season, the USPHL reorganized the Midwest division and the Rhinos joined the United States Premier 3 Hockey League.

On January 28, 2018 the team forfeited a game and then folded due to a lack of players.  The owner/GM/head coach Krzysztof Oliwa said the future of the organization is uncertain.  The team was decimated by injuries during the season and were down to eight skaters and 2 goalies that were healthy enough to play out of a roser of 17 skaters and three goalies.  The team forfetied its remaining games for the regular season and would not be able to pick up players who would be on the roster long enough to be eligible for the league playoffs. [1] The team is not listed on the league website for the Premier Division when it was updated for the 2018-19 season

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