Rochester Grizzlies
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City: Rochester, Minnesota
League: MnJHL (1996-2015); North American 3 Hockey League (2015-Present)
Founded: 1995
Home Arena: Rochester Recreation Center
Colors: Black, Gold, Brown


              

Owner(s): Michael Fatis
General Manager: Michael Fatis
Head Coach: Nick Fatis
Media: The Rochester Post-Bulletin, KTTC
Franchise history
1995-2002: Minnesota Ice Hawks
2002-2018: Rochester Ice Hawks
2018-Present: Rochester Grizzlies

The Rochester Ice Hawks are a Tier III Jr. A ice hockey playing in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League (MnJHL). The team plays their home games at the 2,600-seat Rochester Recreation Center, located in Rochester, Minnesota. The Ice Hawks play a 48 game regular season games, in addition to showcase and post season tournament games.

Team logo while know as Rochester IceHawks

The Ice Hawks joined the MnJHL in 1995[1] and played in Le Sueur, Minnesota from then until 2002. The franchise moved to Rochester, Minnesota in 2002 after the Rochester Mustangs of the United States Hockey League ceased operations.[2]

Following the 2014-15 season, most of the active members of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League moved to the United States Premier Hockey League as part of a new Midwest Division. In May of 2015 the Ice Hawks were accepted as an expansion team into the NA3HL for the 2015-16 season.

On April 4, 2018 it was announced that the team had been sold to the ownership of the Austin Bruins of the North American Hockey League.  As part of the announcement of the sale the team was announced as being renamed the Rochester Grizzlies and would become the development team for the Bruins and the team would adopt the Bruins colors of brown, gold and black.

Season-by-season records[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Minnesota Junior Hockey League
1999–00 36 14 21 0 1 29 146 226 5th, MnJHL
2000–01 36 12 24 0 24 130 229 5th, MnJHL
2001–02 42 11 26 5 27 122 216 7th, MnJHL
2002–03 42 15 23 4 34 163 195 5th, MnJHL
2003–04 40 27 10 3 0 57 205 130 2nd, MnJHL Nationals semifinalist
2004–05 48 36 7 4 1 77 261 124 1st, MnJHL Won Bush Cup
Nationals appearance
2005–06 48 40 7 1 0 81 251 124 1st, MnJHL Won Bush Cup
Nationals semifinalist
2006–07 40 32 4 2 2 68 259 110 1st, MnJHL Won Bush Cup
Nationals appearance
2007–08 48 43 5 0 0 86 300 125 1st, MnJHL Won Bush Cup
Nationals appearance
2008–09 48 41 7 0 0 82 330 100 2nd, MnJHL Won Bush Cup
Nationals appearance
2009–10 50 41 8 0 1 83 288 138 1st, MnJHL Won Bush Cup
Nationals semifinalist
2010–11 45 34 9 2 70 216 116 2nd, MnJHL Nationals appearance (host)
2011–12 48 35 11 2 72 295 145 2nd, MnJHL Nationals semifinalist
2012–13 50 42 5 3 87 338 128 2nd, MnJHL Lost Division Semifinal
2013–14 46 22 17 7 51 194 181 5th, MnJHL Lost Division Semifinal
2014–15 42 35 6 1 71 272 89 2nd, MnJHL Won Div. Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Minnesota Owls
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Hudson Crusaders
Won Crossover Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Illiana Blackbirds
Lost League Finals, 1-2 vs. Dells Ducks
North American 3 Hockey League
2015–16 47 10 36 1 21 123 272 4th of 5, Central
29th of 34, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. North Iowa Bulls
2016-17 47 10 36 - 1 21 101 250 4th of 5, Central Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. North Iowa Bulls
Season GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
2017-18 47 6 39 2 0 14 93 328 5th of 5, Central Did not qualify
Rochester Grizzlies
2018-19 47 31 15 1 0 63 206 134 3rd of 7, West Lost Div. Semifinals, 1-2 vs. North Iowa Bulls
2019-20 47 37 8 1 1 76 233 94 1st of 6, Central


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