|Keystone Ice Miners|
|Home Arena:||The Ice Mine|
|Colors:||Blue, Orange, and Black|
|Owner(s):||Hat Trick Hockey, LLC|
|General Manager:||Michael Gershon|
|Head Coach:||Michael Gershon|
|2010–2014:||Port Huron Fighting Falcons|
|2014–2015:||Keystone Ice Miners|
The Keystone Ice Miners were a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based out of The Ice Mine arena in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. The team moved to Connellsville in May 2014; prior to the move, the team was known as the Port Huron Fighting Falcons.
History[edit | edit source]
The team began play during the 2010-11 season as the Port Huron Fighting Falcons are a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based out of Port Huron, Michigan. A member of the North American Hockey League's North Division, the team plays their home games in the McMorran Arena. On July 10, 2010 the team announced its name as the Fighting Falcons. Despite losing their first 15 games, they won 4-1 against the Springfield Jr. Blues on November 7 landing the team's first victory in history.
In 2014, the team announced it would be moving to Connellsville, Pennsylvania, a city south of Pittsburgh. The team will play at the Ice Mine and change their team name to the Ice Miners. Hat Trick Hockey, the parent ownership of the Ice Miners, announced in mid-December 2014 that they were terminating its membership with the NAHL effective immediately. The league has indicated it plans to keep the team operational through the remainder of the 2014-15 season, including playoffs, if the Ice Miners should qualify.
Season Records[edit | edit source]
|Port Huron Fighting Falcons|
|2010–11||58||6||46||6||18||127||312||1,408||8th, North||did not qualify|
|2011–12||60||38||19||3||79||203||159||1,010||1st, North||lost in Round Robin|
|2012–13||60||32||24||4||68||178||163||1,004||4th, North||lost in 2nd round|
|2013–14||60||35||15||10||80||187||151||828||1st, North||lost in 3rd round|
|Keystone Ice Miners|
|2014–15||60||31||24||5||67||153||140||836||2nd, North||Lost First Round Series, 0-3, Soo Eagles|
Uniforms and logos[edit | edit source]
The team's colors are light blue, black and yellow.
Home jerseys will feature the main Fighting Falcons logo with an alternate Falcon Head logo appearing on the road jerseys.
Original Logo Controversy[edit | edit source]
Released on July 10, 2010, the Fighting Falcons first logo had a strong resemblance to a logo created by Mike Ivall of Ivall Design.
On July 15, 2010, the Fighting Falcons announced the team will create new logo to avoid any problems relating to any similarities with Mike Ivall's concept art after Ivall had contacted the team and noted similarities.
References[edit | edit source]
- Staff. "NAHL’s Keystone Ice Miners Introduced", The Junior Hockey News, May 9, 2014. Retrieved on June 1, 2014.
- Black, Jason. "Connellsville official welcomes new NAHL team", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 10, 2014. Retrieved on June 1, 2014.
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|North American Hockey League|
|East Division||Aston Rebels • Janesville Jets • Johnstown Tomahawks • New Jersey Jr Titans • Springfield Jr. Blues • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights|
|South Division||Amarillo Bulls • Corpus Christi IceRays • Lone Star Brahmas • Odessa Jackalopes • Topeka Roadrunners • Wichita Falls Wildcats|
|Central Division||Aberdeen Wings • Austin Bruins • Brookings Blizzard • Bismarck Bobcats • Minot Minotauros|
|Midwest Division||Coulee Region Chill • Fairbanks Ice Dogs • Kenai River Brown Bears • Minnesota Magicians • Minnesota Wilderness|
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