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Syracuse Jr. Crunch

Rochester Stars
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City Rochester, New York, United States
League Eastern Junior Hockey League
Division Northern Division
Founded 1996
Home arena ESL Sports Centre.[1]
Colors Blue, Orange, White
              
Owner(s) Maksymum Hockey LLC
Head coach Don Kirnan (EJHL),
John Walsh (EmJHL)
Franchise history
1996-1998 Syracuse Jr. Crunch
1998-1999 Auburn Jr. Crunch
1999-2005 Syracuse Jr. Crunch
2005-2010 Syracuse Stars
2010-Present Rochester Stars

The Rochester Stars are a Tier III Junior A American junior ice hockey team from Rochester, New York. They play in the Eastern Junior Hockey League, now a league contained within the United States Premier Hockey League. Their affiliates are the Maksymum Junior Hockey Club of the Empire Junior B Hockey League, also in the EmJHL is the Stars former affiliates the Syracuse Stars Jr. B Team who are not owned by Maksymum Hockey LLC.

History

In 1996, the Syracuse Junior Crunch were founded to play Canadian Junior A in the Metro Junior A Hockey League, which was absorbed by the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League in 1998. The team moved to Auburn that year, and was renamed the Auburn Junior Crunch.[2] In 2005 the franchise was sold and renamed the Syracuse Stars, joining the Eastern Junior Hockey League.[3] On December 9, 2009, Maksymum Hockey LLC, based in Rochester, New York, announced plans to operate the Stars and move them to Rochester beginning with the 2010-11 season. They currently play at the Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex.[1]

For the start of the 2013-2014 season, the Stars will play in the new-look EJHL, (aka Eastern Elite,) since the league has merged under the USPHL.[4]

Team members and regular season

The Rochester Stars hold tryouts in April of each year.[5] The season starts the day after Labor Day and playoffs finish during the third week of March each year. The schedule includes 45 EJHL regular season schedule games plus three rounds of playoffs.

Alumni

In addition to those players which have gone on to play for various college teams,[6] a number of former Stars players have gone on to play at the NHL level, including the following:

Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers[7]
Tim Connolly of the Toronto Maple Leafs[8][9]
Colby Cohen of the Boston Bruins[10][11]
Jeremy Morin of the Chicago Blackhawks[12]
Matt Murley of the Pittsburgh Penguins, [13]
Rob Schremp[14][15]
Tim Sestito of the New Jersey Devils[16][17]
Tom Sestito of the Philadelphia Flyers[18][19]

Season-by-season results

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1996-97 50 10 37 3 - 220 358 23 15th Metro A DNQ
1997-98 49 29 16 4 - 273 219 62 4th Metro A Lost Semi-final
1998-99 51 27 22 2 0 232 195 56 6th OPJHL-E
1999-00 49 9 36 2 2 170 303 22 10th OPJHL-E
2000-01 49 20 24 4 1 195 234 45 8th OPJHL-E
2001-02 49 20 24 5 0 187 226 45 6th OPJHL-E
2002-03 49 4 43 1 1 114 308 10 10th OPJHL-E
2003-04 49 20 26 0 3 192 223 43 7th OPJHL-E
2004-05 49 8 35 3 3 158 267 22 9th OPJHL-E
2005-06 45 11 27 1 6 127 208 29 13th EJHL
2006-07 45 19 18 3 5 155 175 46 8th EJHL
2007-08 45 30 9 5 1 155 120 66 3rd EJHL Lost Quarter-final
2008-09 45 24 14 6 1 184 160 55 4th EJHL
2009-10 45 22 15 3 5 173 163 52 6th EJHL
2010-11 45 13 29 3 0 109 173 29 12th EJHL
2011-12 45 15 26 - 4 103 156 34 12th EJHL
2012-13 45 24 15 - 6 150 140 54 6th EJHL

Playoffs

MetJHL Years

  • 1997 DNQ
  • 1998 Lost Semi-final
Syracuse Jr. Crunch defeated Pickering Panthers 3-games-to-2
Syracuse Jr. Crunch defeated Thornhill Rattlers 3-games-to-1
Caledon Canadians defeated Syracuse Jr. Crunch 4-games-to-3

Notes and references

External links

  • Stars Official Website
  • Eastern Junior Hockey League Website




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