Jamestown Rebels

The Jamestown Rebels are a Tier II junior ice hockey team playing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The team is based in Jamestown, New York, and play their home games at Northwest Arena.

Jamestown Rebels
CityJamestown, New York
LeagueNAHL
DivisionEast
Founded2008
Home arenaNorthwest Arena
ColorsPurple, red, gold, white
                   
Owner(s)Ken Dennis
Head coachJoe Coombs
Franchise history
2008–2013Wenatchee Wild
2013–2015Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees
2015–2017Aston Rebels
2017–2018Philadelphia Rebels
2018–presentJamestown Rebels
Championships
Regular season titles1 (2016–17)
Division Championships2 (2015–16, 2016–17)

History

The franchise was originally known as the Wenatchee Wild in Wenatchee, Washington, before relocating to Hidalgo, Texas, to become the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees.[1]

On June 1, 2015, NAHL insiders began reporting the Killer Bees franchise was going to relocate to Philadelphia suburb of Aston, Pennsylvania, and the IceWorks Skating Complex.[2] The Killer Bees would subsequently announce that the team was ceasing operations for the 2015–16 season unless the team president, Gilbert Saenz, could find a local alternative to save the team. However, on June 9, the NAHL announced that the franchise was relocating to become the Aston Rebels.[3] Joe Coombs remains as the head coach. The Rebels were placed in the NAHL's new East Division for their inaugural season.

In 2017, the team relocated to the Class of 1923 Arena at the University of Pennsylvania in nearby Philadelphia and became the Philadelphia Rebels.[4] The Philadelphia Rebels again finished at the top of their division in the regular season before losing to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights in the division finals of the playoffs. After one season, the Rebels faced poor attendance numbers and scheduling issues. In June 2018, the team was relocated to Northwest Arena in Jamestown, New York and became the Jamestown Rebels.[5][6] The Rebels are the second NAHL team to play in Jamestown after the Jamestown Ironmen ceased operations in 2013.

Season-by-season records

SeasonGPWLOTLPtsGFGAPIMFinishPlayoffs
2015–1660352147419614612601st of 4, East Div.
8th of 22, NAHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
Won Div. Finals, 3–0 vs. Johnstown Tomahawks
Lost Robertson Cup Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs
2016–1760461139521410610031st of 5, East Div.
1st of 24, NAHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
Won Div. Finals, 3–2 vs. New Jersey Titans
Won Robertson Cup Semifinals, 2–1 vs. Aberdeen Wings
Lost Robertson Cup Championship game, 0–3 vs. Lone Star Brahmas
2017–186041154862061349221st of 5, East Div.
3rd of 23, NAHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 3–2 vs. Northeast Generals
Lost Div. Finals, 0–3 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
2018–196035178781761318862nd of 6, East Div.
5th of 24, NAHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 2–3 vs. New Jersey Titans

Notes

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