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Valencia Flyers
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City: Valencia, California
League: WSHL
Division: Western
Founded: 2001
Home Arena: Ice Station Valencia
Colors: Navy Blue, Golden Yellow,


         

Owner(s): Roger Perez
Head Coach: Blake Anderson
Media: Matt Robinson
Franchise history
2001–2003: Valencia Flyers
2004–2007: Valencia Vipers
2007–present: Valencia Flyers
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 1
Division Championships: 1
Playoff Championships: 0
The Valencia Flyers are a Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)-sanctioned junior ice hockey team based in Valencia, California. The team plays in the Western Division of the Western States Hockey League at the Ice Station Valencia.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

The franchise was founded in 2001 as the Valencia Flyers in the WSHL with three other expansion franchises.[3] The team played as the Flyers from 2001 to 2003 until suspending operations for the 2003–04 season before returning for the 2004–05 season as the Valencia Vipers. In 2007, the team reverted to its original name.

From 2001 to 2007 the Flyers were an USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior B team. In 2007, the WSHL was promoted to Tier III Junior A. Before the 2011–12 season, the WSHL and all its team members, including the Flyers, became AAU sanctioned and dropped its USA Hockey sanctioning, the first Junior A hockey league to make that transition.

At the end of the 2019–20 regular season, the Flyers' home rink was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ice Station Valencia, which was also owned by the Flyers' owner Roger Perez. The closure was made permanent due to the financial losses incurred by the shutdown,[4] leaving the future of the team undetermined.[5]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OW OL GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
Valencia Flyers
2001–02 Information Unavailable
2002–03 38 18 19 - 1 221 252 37 4th of 7
2003–04 Suspend Operations
Valencia Vipers
2004–05 32 15 15 - 2 129 157 32 4th of 7
2005–06 41 16 24 - 1 168 203 33 5th of 6, Western
2006–07 47 8 34 - 5 161 313 21 7th of 8, Western
Valencia Flyers
2007–08 51 26 22 - 3 233 227 55 3rd of 5, Western
2008–09 48 32 15 - 3 235 169 67 2nd of 5 Western
2009–10 49 23 21 - 5 172 175 51 4th of 8, Western
2010–11 46 18 25 - 3 133 174 39 5th of 8, Western
9th of 13, WSHL
Did not qualify
2011–12 46 23 17 - 6 181 163 52 3rd of 6, Western
8th of 16, WSHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-1 vs. San Diego Gulls
Lost Div. Finals, 1-2 vs. Fresno Monsters
2012–13 46 24 17 - 5 190 157 53 3rd of 6, Western
8th of 22, WSHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1-2 vs. Bay Area Seals
2013–14 46 27 15 - 171 175 58 3rd of 6, Pacific
10th of 24, WSHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1-2 vs. Ontario Avalanche
2014–15 46 35 9 - 2 224 116 72 2nd of 8, Western
5th of 28, WSHL
Div. Quarterfinals, Bye
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-1 vs. Ontario Avalanche
Lost Div. Finals, 1-2 vs. Fresno Monsters
2015–16 52 45 7 - 0 257 94 90 1st of 8, Western
1st of 29, WSHL
Div. Quarterfinals, Bye
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Ontario Avalanche
Lost Div. Finals, 0-2 vs. Long Beach Bombers
2016–17 52 40 9 - 3 262 127 83 2nd of 8, Western
4th of 27, WSHL
Div. Quarterfinals, Bye
Won Div. Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Ontario Avalanche
Lost Div. Finals, 0–2 vs. Long Beach Bombers
1–1–1, 3rd of 6, Thorne Cup round-robin (as wild card)
(W, 3–1 vs. Jr. Eagles; L, 1–3 vs. Jr. Steelheads; OTL, 2–3 vs. Bombers)
Lost Thorne Cup Semifinal game, 1–3 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads
2017-18 51 25 22 - 4 242 215 54 4th of 6, Western Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0-2  vs. Phoenix Knights
2018-19 51 13 30 2 6 194 259 49 5th of 5, Western Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. Ontario Avalanche
2019-20 51 3 44 2 2 117 359 15 5th of 5, Western Playoffs Cancelledplayoffs cancelled

AlumniEdit

The Flyers have had a number of alumni move on to NCAA Division III, and higher levels of junior ice hockey, and professional ice hockey.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Valencia Flyers Junior A Hockey. Icestation.net. Retrieved on 2014-01-08.
  2. Valencia Flyers Hockey Notebook: Flyers Flying High Into League Playoffs Valencia Home Tonight For First Round. - Free Online Library. Thefreelibrary.com (2002-03-08). Retrieved on 2014-01-08.
  3. Junior League Helps Locals Become High Flyers Valencia-Based Team Gives Pair A Chance At Big-Time Hockey. - Free Online Library. Thefreelibrary.com (2001-10-13). Retrieved on 2014-01-08.
  4. PUBLIC CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT (March 25, 2020).
  5. Public Closure FAQs (March 25, 2020).
  6. WSHL League - Player Alumni. Western States Hockey League. Archived from the original on 11 August 2010. Retrieved on 8 January 2014.

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