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Encyclopedia > Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads are a minor league ice hockey team in Boise, Idaho. They were originally part of the West Coast Hockey League, but when the WCHL was bought out by the East Coast Hockey League in 2003, the team joined the merged ECHL. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article deals with the state capital of Idaho. ... West Coast Hockey League was a minor league in ice hockey in United States from 1995 to 2003. ... The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ...

Named for species of seagoing rainbow trout native to Idaho streams and rivers, the Steelheads began play as a WCHL expansion team in 1997. Home games are played at the 5,000-seat Bank of America Centre in downtown Boise. The Bank of America Centre is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Boise, Idaho. ...

The Steelheads play in the West Division of the ECHL's National Conference. The Steelheads won the 2004 Kelly Cup in their first season in the ECHL, defeating the Florida Everblades in the finals. The Florida Everblades are an ECHL ice hockey team playing in the Southeast Division. ...

External links

  • Idaho Steelheads official site (http://www.idahosteelheads.com/)
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Trophies and Awards: Patrick J. Kelly Cup

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Cup Holders! Steelheads claim second Kelly Cup | Idaho Statesman Idaho Steelheads (902 words)
Idaho won three consecutive games in Dayton to close out the series 4-1, and with the win Brogna lost the mustache he’s worn for 32 years.
Steelheads forward John Lammers took a shot from inside the left circle that beat Bombers goalie Adam Berkhoel to give Idaho a 1-0 lead.
Idaho went up by two goals 3:57 into the second period when center Greg Rallo gathered a Lammers rebound and swept the puck back into the net.
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