Danville Wings

The Danville Wings were a Tier I ice hockey team that played the North American Hockey League from 1994 until 2003 when they moved to the United States Hockey League for the 2003-04 season. After that season, the team was relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana and renamed the Indiana Ice. The Wings played their home games at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville, Illinois.

Danville Wings
CityDanville, Illinois
LeagueUSHL
Founded1988
Operated1994–2004
ColorsPurple, teal, and black
              
Franchise history
1988–1989Western Michigan Wolves (NAHL)
1989–1994Kalamazoo Jr. Wings (NAHL)
1994–2003Danville Wings (NAHL)
2003–2004Danville Wings (USHL)
2004–presentIndiana Ice (USHL)

History

The Western Michigan Wolves first started play in Kalamazoo in the 1988–89 NAHL season. The team rebranded themselves as the Kalamazoo Jr. Wings that next season. The Jr. Wings won the Robertson Cup in the 1990–91 and 1992–93 seasons.[1] The franchise was purchased by rock promoter Jay Goldberg and then relocated to Danville, Illinois after the 1993–94 season.

The Danville Wings would play in the NAHL for nine seasons, winning the Robertson Cup in 2000. After the 2002–03 season, the Wings would move to the United States Hockey League. They only played for one season there before the team was bought as a replacement for the Indianapolis Ice of the pro Central Hockey League, who were moved to Topeka, Kansas after the 2003–04 season.

Season Records

SeasonGPWLOTLPTSGFGAPIMFinishPlayoffs
Western Michigan Wolves
1988-89401222630187226N/A3rd, WestN/A
Kalamazoo Jr. Wings
1989-90442711660256197N/A1st, WestN/A
1990-9140268658N/AN/AN/A1st, WestChampions
1991-92411522434168193N/A3rd, WestN/A
1992-9340316365230124N/A1st, WestChampions
1993-94442617153210190N/A1st, WestN/A
Danville Wings (NAHL)
1994-95431328228152229N/A7thN/A
1995-96461429331158220N/A7thN/A
1996-97462616456221165N/A4thN/A
1997-98563120567233218N/A4thN/A
1998-995617345391632171,1128thN/A
1999-005636137792011751,7442nd, WestChampions
2000-015637154782191441,6032nd, WestN/A
2001-025626228601681621,2742nd, WestN/A
2002-035630197671981571,5323rd, WestN/A
Danville Wings (USHL)
2003-046029238661711781,3093rd, Eastlost in 2nd Round
2004: team became Indiana Ice

References


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