New Orleans Brass
New Orleans Brass
Founded 1997
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
League ECHL
Head coach Ted Sator
General manager

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).

Season results[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OTL PCT Playoff Result
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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