Wooster Oilers
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City: Wooster, Ohio
League: United States Premier Hockey League (Premier Division)
Founded: 2006
Home Arena: Alice Noble Ice Arena
Colors: Navy Blue and Tan
Owner(s): Deb Conrad
General Manager: Valentino Hernandez
Head Coach: Valentino Hernandez
Franchise history
2006-Present: Wooster Oilers
Regular Season Titles: 2009–10 NJHL Knox Cup
2014–15 MnJHL Central Division Champions
Playoff Championships: 2009–10 NJHL International Cup

The Wooster Oilers are a USA Hockey Tier III junior ice hockey team which plays in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The team plays home games at the Alice Noble Ice Arena in Wooster, Ohio.

The team along with the other five teams in the East Division from the 2017-18 NA3HL Season moved to the United States Premier Hockey League to form the Great Lakes Conference within the organizations Premier Division.

History[edit | edit source]

The franchise started in 2006 as an expansion team in the America East Hockey League (AEHL). After the 2007–08 season the team moved to the United Junior Hockey League (UJHL) for the 2008–09 season along with two other AEHL teams. The Wooster Oilers finished third overall in their first season in the UJHL.

The following season after the UJHL collapsed, the Wooster Oilers, along with many other UJHL franchises, joined the Northern Junior Hockey League. After the 2009–10 season, the Oilers announced they would join the Tier III Great Lakes Junior Hockey League.[1]

The 2012–13 season brought changes again as the Oilers joined the USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Minnesota Junior Hockey League (MnJHL). The Oilers finished fifth overall in their inaugural season and made it to the semifinals in playoffs.

On December 18, 2014, the United States Premier Hockey League announced that it was adding the Central Division of the MnJHL teams to their new Midwest Division including the Oilers.[2] However, on February 12, 2015, the North American 3 Hockey League announced that its board of governors had approved the sale and relocation of the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks membership to owners of the Oilers for the 2015–16 season, allowing the Oilers to join the NA3HL.[3] Originally the owners had planned to play two Tier III teams for the 2015–16 season but by June it was reported that they had dropped their plans for the USPHL team and would only play in the NA3HL.[4]

Season-by season records[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
American East Hockey League
2006–07 56 32 18 6 0 70 294 224 2nd of 6, AEHL Lost Semifinal
2007–08 52 27 18 7 0 61 232 239 2nd AEHL Lost Semifinal
United Junior Hockey League
2008–09 No statistics available
Northern Junior Hockey League
2009–10 51 43 5 0 3 89 345 161 1st of 6
Knox Cup
International Cup
League Champions
Great Lakes Junior Hockey League
2010–11 40 19 21 38 162 134 3rd of 5, East Div. Lost Round One, 0-2 vs. Michigan Ice Dogs
2011–12 42 22 19 1 45 191 176 3rd of 5, East Div. Lost Round One, 0-2 vs. Michigan Ice Dogs
Minnesota Junior Hockey League
2012–13 50 24 22 4 52 198 218 5th of 8, Great Lakes Div. Won Div. Quarterfinals vs. Fort Wayne Federals
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Illiana Blackbirds
2013–14 46 21 22 3 45 157 119 6th of 8, Central Div. Won Div. Quarterfinals vs. Central Wisconsin Saints
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Marquette Royales
2014–15 39 21 16 2 44 178 191 3rd of 6, Central Div.
7th of 14, MnJHL
Won Div. Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Tri-City Ice Hawks
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Wisconsin Rapids RiverKings
Lost Crossover Semifinal, 0-2 vs. Dells Ducks
North American 3 Hockey League
2015–16 47 19 21 7 45 144 183 4th of 6, East
23rd of 34, NA3HL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Metro Jets
2016–17 47 15 27 5 35 125 172 5th of 6, East Did not qualify
Season GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2017–18 47 21 22 3 1 46 136 145 T-4th of 6, East Did not qualify
United States Premier Hockey League - Premier Division
2018–19 44 16 25 3 - 35 113 153 5th of 6, Great Lakes Did not qualify
2019-20 Team sits out season to reorganize after being sold
2020-21 43 8 33 2 - 18 111 248 7th of 7 Great Lakes Lost DQF 2-0 (Pittsburgh Vengeance)

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