Mississippi RiverKings

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Mississippi RiverKings
2017–18 SPHL season
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City Southaven, Mississippi
League Southern Professional Hockey League
Founded 1992 (In the CHL)
Home arena Landers Center
Colors Black, white, gold
              
Owner(s) Maddox Foundation
Head coach Derek Landmesser
Franchise history
1992–2007 Memphis RiverKings (CHL)
2007–2011 Mississippi RiverKings (CHL)
2011–present Mississippi RiverKings (SPHL)
Championships
Regular season titles None
Division Championships 3 (2000–01, 2001–02, 2008–09)
Conference Championships None
Ray Miron President's Cup 2 (2001–02, 2002–03)

The Mississippi RiverKings are a professional minor league ice hockey team. The RiverKings are a member of the Southern Professional Hockey League, playing their first nineteen seasons from the 1992–93 season to the 2010–11 season in the Central Hockey League. In July 2007, after 15 seasons as the Memphis RiverKings, the name was changed to Mississippi RiverKings. The RiverKings are the oldest continuously operating professional sports franchise in the Memphis Metropolitan Area.

For their first eight seasons, the team played their home games in the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. Since 2000, their home has been the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, a suburb of Memphis.

On June 13, 2011, it was announced the RiverKings had left the CHL to join the SPHL.[1]

Championships

Year League Trophy
2002–03 CHL Ray Miron President's Cup
2001–02 CHL Ray Miron President's Cup

Season-by-season record

Central Hockey League champions Conference Champions Division Leader

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T/OTL = Ties/Overtime losses/Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T/OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1992–93 60 26 27 7 59 253 272 1670 4th in League Lost in round 1 to Oklahoma City Blazers 2–4[2][3]
1993–94 64 25 34 5 55 243 294 1312 5th in League Did not qualify[2][3]
1994–95 66 24 35 7 55 259 327 1534 6th in League Did not qualify[2][3]
1995–96 64 34 24 6 74 308 271 1918 3rd in League Lost in round 1 to San Antonio Iguanas 2–4[2][3]
1996–97 66 35 27 4 74 278 260 1479 3rd in Eastern Won in round 1 against Macon Whoopee 3–2
Won in round 2 against Huntsville Channel Cats 4–2
Lost in Finals against Fort Worth Fire 3–4[2][3]
1997–98 70 25 40 5 55 230 287 1948 4th in Western Lost in round 1 to Oklahoma City Blazers 1–3[2][3]
1998–99 70 36 27 7 79 313 307 1747 3rd in Eastern Lost in round 1 to Columbus Cottonmouths 1–3[2][3]
1999–00 70 9 57 4 22 313 307 1747 5th in Eastern Did not qualify[2][3]
2000–01 70 43 21 6 92 296 236 2345 1st in Eastern Won in round 1 against Indianapolis Ice 3–0
Lost in round 2 to Columbus Cottonmouths 1–3[2][3]
2001–02 64 46 14 4 92 267 186 1410 1st in Northeast Won in round 1 against Fort Worth Brahmas 3–1
Won in round 2 against Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs 4–3
Won in Finals against Austin Ice Bats 4–1[2][3]
2002–03 64 39 21 4 82 235 190 1784 2nd in Northeast Won in round 1 against Oklahoma City Blazers 3–2
Won in round 2 against Indianapolis Ice 4–0
Won in Finals against Austin Ice Bats 4–1[2][3]
2003–04 64 35 25 4 74 198 184 1400 3rd in Northeast Did not qualify[2][3]
2004–05 60 30 28 2 62 206 205 1543 4th in Northeast Did not qualify[2][3]
2005–06 64 22 37 5 49 207 254 1789 3rd in Northeast Did not qualify[2][3]
2006–07 64 39 19 6 84 227 208 1663 2nd in Northeast Won in round 1 against Oklahoma City Blazers 4–3
Won in round 2 against Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs 4–1
Lost in Conference Finals to Colorado Eagles 2–4[2][3]
2007–08 64 39 21 4 82 214 177 1611 3rd in Northeast Lost in round 1 to Texas Brahmas 1–2[2][3]
2008–09 64 44 17 3 91 242 166 1432 1st in Northeast Bye in round 1
Won in round 2 against Oklahoma City Blazers 4–2
Lost in Conference Finals to Colorado Eagles 2–4[2][3]
2009–10 64 33 24 7 73 217 216 1363 4th in Northern Lost in round 1 to Missouri Mavericks 1–2[2][3]
2010–11 66 30 31 5 65 199 229 1598 6th in Berry Lost in round 1 to Tulsa Oilers 2–3[2][3]
2011–12 56 25 28 3 53 167 177 976 6th in SPHL Lost in round 1 to Knoxville Ice Bears 1–2[2][3]
2012–13 56 24 24 8 56 165 183 950 7th in SPHL Lost in round 1 to Louisiana IceGators 1–2[2][3]
2013–14 56 31 21 4 66 175 150 991 4th in SPHL Lost in round 1 to Huntsville Havoc 1–2[2][3]
2014–15 56 33 21 2 68 169 140 659 4th in SPHL Won in round 1 against Pensacola Ice Flyers 2–1
Lost in Finals to Knoxville Ice Bears 0–2[2][3]
2015–16 56 28 18 10 66 151 161 668 3rd in SPHL Won in quarterfinals against Louisiana IceGators 2–0
Lost in semifinals to Pensacola Ice Flyers 0–2
2016–17 56 32 21 3 67 172 162 735 5th in SPHL Lost in quarterfinals against Huntsville Havoc 1–2

Retired numbers

Affiliation

From 2001 to 2006, the RiverKings were affiliated with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. This involved accepting some players on assignment from the National Hockey League club.

References

  1. ^ "Mississippi RiverKings Join SPHL For 2011–2012 Season". TheSPHL.com. June 13, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Mississippi Riverkings Record Book and Historical Information 1992–2010" (PDF). Mississippi Riverkings. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Ralph Slate. "Central Hockey League Year by Year Standings and Playoff Results at The Internet Hockey Database". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

External links

  • RiverKings.com: Official website
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