|New Orleans Brass|
|Home Ice||Municipal Auditorium (inception through October 29, 1999) and then at the New Orleans Arena|
|Based in||New Orleans, LA|
|Colors||purple and gold|
|Head coach||Ted Sator|
The New Orleans Brass was a hockey team in the ECHL from 1997-2002. The team was at one time affiliated with the San Jose Sharks. Home games were played first at the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium (until October 29, 1999) and then at the New Orleans Arena. The franchise was folded when the New Orleans Hornets (NBA) moved to the Arena. It was deemed too expensive for the Brass to bear the cost of converting the ice playing surface to a basketball floor many times per year.
The only head coach of the Brass was Ted Sator. The team was managed by Dan Belisle and owned by future New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin.
The Brass made the playoffs every year, winning three series, two in the 1998-99 season (the same season the Brass got its worst record), and one in the 2000-01 season, putting the Brass in the conference semifinals and quarterfinals, respectively. The principal rival of the Brass was the Louisiana IceGators.
The team's games were broadcast in New Orleans on radio station WSMB (now WWWL).
|1997-98||70||36||24||10||0||.586||Lost in Round 1|
|1998-99||70||30||27||13||0||.521||Lost in Round 3|
|1999-00||70||36||27||0||7||.564||Lost in Round 1|
|2000-01||72||35||25||12||0||.569||Lost in Round 2|
|2001-02||72||36||32||4||0||.528||Lost in Round 1|
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