Southern Oregon Spartans
Southern Oregon Spartans logo.png
City: Medford, Oregon
League: United States Premier Hockey League
Conference: Premier
Founded: 2007
Home Arena: The RRRink
Colors:               
Black, Gold, White
Owner(s): Dylan and Brie Martin
General Manager: Dylan Martin
Head Coach: Dylan Martin
Franchise history
2007–2010: Rogue Valley Wranglers
2010–present: Southern Oregon Spartans

The Southern Oregon Spartans are a hockey team playing in the United States Premier Hockey League's Premier Division. The were formerly members of the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NORPAC) and Western States Hockey League (WSHL). The 2007-08 season was the inaugural season for the Wranglers who play their home games at The RRRink in Medford, Oregon. The organization would join the United States Premier Hockey League's Premier Division for the 2020-21 season.

Rogue Valley Wranglers Logo 2007-2010

History[edit | edit source]

On May 25, 2007 it was announced by the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NorPac) that two expansion teams would begin play during the 2007–08 season, the Missoula Maulers and the Rogue Valley Wranglers.[1] When the Wranglers franchise was announced, the NorPac was a Tier III Junior B hockey league; however, on July 17, 2007 it was announced that the league and all its teams would be granted Tier III Junior A status.[2] Also on July 17, the team announced the signing of their first player, Robert Reiber, who was later traded to the Eugene Generals.[3][4]

After three seasons as the Wranglers, it was announced on February 20, 2010 that the team had been purchased by new ownership[5] and would be re-established as the Southern Oregon Spartans. The new ownership confirmed that Steve Chelios would be hired on as the general manager and head coach of the team. The team played that evening for the first time as the Spartans and revealed the new team and logo to a crowd of over 900 fans from throughout Southern Oregon.

Starting in the 2012–13 season, the Spartans joined the AAU-sanctioned Western States Hockey League (WSHL) and played out of the Northwest Division.

The team would be announced as joining the United States Premier Hockey League's Premier league for the 2020-21 season.[6]

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

Glossary: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses,, OW = Overtime Wins, OL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalty Minutes

Season GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts PIM Finish Playoffs
Rogue Valley Wranglers
2007–08 48 3 45 130 443 6 1,942 7th of 7, Pacific
13th of 13 NorPac
Did not qualify
2008–09 48 1 47 80 376 2 1,249 7th of 7, Pacific
13th of 13, NorPac
Did not qualify
2009–10 48 8 40 127 181 16 1,385 6th of 6, Pacific
12th of 12, NorPac
Did not qualify
Southern Oregon Spartans
2010–11 50 36 14 280 149 72 1,668 2nd of 6, Pacific
3rd of 11, NorPac
Won Div. Semifinals, 3-1 vs. Eugene Generals
Lost Div. Finals, 0-3 vs. Seattle Totems
2011–12 42 34 8 260 162 1,864 68 2nd of 7, NorPac Won Semifinals, 3-1 vs. Yellowstone Quake
Won Finals, 3-0 vs. Seattle Totems
CASCADE CUP CHAMPIONS
2012–13 46 26 19 1 0 172 172 53 1,758 2nd of 5, Northwest
8th of 22, WSHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-1 vs. Ogden Mustangs
Lost Div. Finals, 0-2 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads
1-1 in Thorne Cup Round Robin (wild card)
(L, 1-10 vs. Jr. Steelheads; W, 4-2 vs. Ice Jets)
Lost Semifinal game, 1-3 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads
2013–14 46 12 30 2 2 141 209 28 1,003 5th of 6, Northwest
18th of 24, WSHL
Did not qualify
2014–15 46 34 11 1 0 229 120 79 1,575 3rd of 7, Northwest
6th of 28, WSHL
Won Div. Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Seattle Totems
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1-2 vs. Missoula Maulers
2015–16 52 33 18 1 227 184 67 1,395 3rd of 8, Northwest
10th of 29, WSHL
Won Div. Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Seattle Totems
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Missoula Maulers
2016–17 52 33 15 4 205 124 70 1,193 2nd of 7, Northwest
10th of 27, WSHL
Div. Quarterfinals, Bye
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Butte Cobras
2017–18 51 12 38 1 - 147 253 25 - 6th of 6, Northwest Lost Div Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. Bellingham Blazers
Season GP W L OW SW GF GA Pts PIM Finish Playoffs
2018–19 51 18 29 2 2 214 216 60 - 3rd of 4, Northwest Lost Div Quarterfinals, 0–2 vs. Bellingham Blazers
2019–20 50 6 41 2 1 101 361 23 - 5th of 5, Northwest Playoffs Cancelled

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NORPAC Announces Addition of Two Teams. NPHL. Retrieved on 2007-05-25.
  2. NORPAC Officially Granted Tier-III A Status. NPHL. Retrieved on 2007-07-11.
  3. Wranglers Sign First Player. Rogue Valley Wranglers. Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved on 2007-07-17.
  4. Stats & Standings. NPHL. Retrieved on 2007-11-08.
  5. Wranglers under new ownership. Medford Mail Tribune. Retrieved on 2010-02-20.
  6. https://www.usphl.com/news_article/show/1101391

External links[edit | edit source]


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