Dec 11th W6 Jersey Auction
The firfighter Charity W6 Jerseys went on auction @ the Dec 11th game against Bruins @ 7:05pm.
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Team Autograph session
Season Ticket Holders Meet the Players Party
Autographs - After each game the IceCats will present to you a player to sign autographs. The player will be located in the main lobby entrance located near the box office. During the game the players name will be announced.
WCTR TV3 Worcester local Charter Communications
FSNE (Fox Sports New England) and NESN (New England Sports Network) are both available here on Worcester's cable system.
MSG (Madison Square Garden) is available on most dish systems. I do not think Media One is available in this area.
AT&T Broadband 3 is available in Lowell/ Springfield. Cable 9 Is available in the St. John's Maple Leafs local area
Black Tuesday - Nov 9th-04 Shall be known as Black Tuesday in Worcester. Today the Blues announced that the IceCats have been sold to the Peoria Rivermen Which are the Echl affiliate of the IceCats, they will be moving to the AHL next season and keeping their name. The price was said to be 2 Million. Keep the faith as Worcester is currently looking for a team to come to Worcester.
Owners Of the Icecats - Sept 14th 01 it was announced the St Louis Blues bought the team.
President of the IceCats - Sept 17th/03 Brent Karasiuk was named as President.Click here for a profile on Brent
John Ferguson Jr promoted 27th Sept 01 - 29th August 03. On friday 29th Aug 03 it was announced that John got the job of GM for the Maple Leafs. He is the youngest Gm in the NHL @36 years old.
/ Roy Boe 94-2001.(Now owner of Bridgeport Soundtigers)
Exective vice president - June 16th /02 - Kevin Cummings was selected.
(Ex Gm of the Rockford IL. IceHogs UHL) /94-01 Peter Ricciardi
Genral Manager - Sept 17th/03 Larry Pleau . John Ferguson Jr.- Hired as the IceCats first GM July 1998 - 29Aug 03 *See above President of IceCats for Details*
Chief Operating Officer - May 20th/04 Kevin Cummings was named to this position
Head coach - Don Granato - Hired August 2000
April 7th 01Don Was awarded the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award for the "AHL Coach of the Year" for the 2000-01 season.
Greg Gilbert (1996- 2000) 1997 "AHL Coach Of the Year" - August 11/00 Named Calgary Flames assiatant coach
Jimmy Roberts July 6th - Aug 6th 1996
Assistant Coach- Steve Pleau - Hired August1998
Athletic Trainer - Rudy Cantu ,Hired August 9th 01 who previously worked for the Detroit Vipers of the IHL.
Larry Thornton 1999 - 01 / Chris Philips(1994-1999 )
Goaltending Coordinator - Keith Allain
Skating Coach - Steffany Hanlon Hired Nov 00 She used to be skating coach for the Edmonton Oilers for 10 years
Equipment Manager - Joel Farnsworth hired - July 25 2002 was assistant equipment manager for the WolfPack / Mark Puleo 94-2002
Assistant Equipment Manager - Mike Blanchard
Medial director - Dr Brian Busconi Used to be Dr.Aurthur Pappas
Dr. Micheal Brown also provides medial care for the IceCats
Official team dentist - Dr. Stanley Levenson
Director of Broadcasting & Public Relations - 1999-Present Michael Thornton
1994-96- John Weideman.
Worcester IceCats home office - 105 Commercial Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
Telephone - (800) 830 - Cats
Team Colors - Teal, Blue, White (and Black and Silver).
IceCats Mascots - Scratch the Mayor of the Centrum
Kids Club mascot Pounce
Pounce was introduce in Oct 03. He is Scratches younger brother
Fifth Anniversary Jersey This jersey was fitst worn Friday 20th November 1998 at the homegame against Portland.
Colors - all Black with the 5th year logo patch on the shoulder also the maraine oil logo is features.
(as of 1999- 2000 season the Maraine oil logo has been replaced with maraines new owner Peterson oil )
Check out Frank's Gameworn Jerseys - Here you can the IceCats jerseys described above and more..
Oct - 08/02 - IceCats reveal another new Jersey. The Worcester IceCats Team Website
NHL Affiliation - ST Louis Blues - March 8th 1995 IceCats started affiliation with the St. Louis
ECHL Affiliation - - Peoria Rivermen winners of the 99-2000 Kelly Cup .
Note - Partial Affiliation (95-96) was with the NHL's New York Islanders The Ottawa Senators were Affiliated with the IceCats along with the Blues during the 1995-1996 / 1997-1998 seasons they supplied 6-8 players during those seasons.
The Baton Rouge Kingfish ECHL used to be Affiliuated with the iceCats During 96-97 / 97-98.
IceCats Junior team - Junior IceCats Midstate - The MidState Junior IceCats Youth Hockey league
May 5th 1994 - Worcester IceCats awarded a franchise by the AHL.
May 8th 1995 - IceCats Sign an agrement with St Louis for the 1995-1996 season
1st year the Icecats did not have any affiliation agreement
July 6th 1994 - 1st coach is hired Jimmy Roberts
June 21st 1994 -The team is named "The Worcester IceCats".
Oct 21 1994 Icecats opening game against Springfield
April 29th 1999 - The IceCats sign up for another 5 years witht the Centrum and renew their agrement with the Blues for another 5 years.
Dec 28 00 - After winning the game against Albany 5-1 the IceCats broke the franchise record winning 8 straight games at home
as of Dec 31st the record stands @ 10
Oct 10th 03 - 10th Season opened with a away game against Manchester
Worcester IceCats winners - of the 1996-1997 and the 2000-01 New England division championship
April 6th/01 - The IceCats win the Eastern Conference Richard F. Canning Trophy. This is the 1st time the IceCats ever won the Eastren Confrence.They beat Lowell 3-2
April 7th/01 IceCats win the McGregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the AHLs Regular Season Champions with 106 Points . They beat Providence 3-0
The Calder Cup Playoffs -Click here for Schedule and Scores.
Ist Goal Scorer - Sept 30 1994 - Yves Heroux was the scorer it was against Springfield an away game
1000th Goal Scorer - Oct 10th 1998 - Rookie Jochen Hecht assisted by Rory Fitzpatrick and Stephane Roy.1:22 into the 2nd period scored the 1000th goal for the IceCats.
2000th Goal Scorer - Oct 19 02 - Jeff Panzer scored the 2000th goal against the Lowell Lock Monsters in Lowell
Most goals in a Period - Nov 30th/02 1st period IceCats Vs Bruins 6 goals
Most goals in a game - Nov 30th/02 - IceCats Vs Bruins IceCats 11 Bruins 0
AHL All-Star - Dwayne Roloson IceCats goalie (2000-01) got selected as an AHL ALL-Star for the AHL best goalie. He is the only Icecat to become an AHL All-Star
Earliest IceCats game ever - 1:05 P.M. Dec 12th 1998 at home against The Beast of New Haven
Franchise record for most points in a season - Feb 02 Eric Boguniecki broke the record with 75 points
Fred Knipscheer (95-96) had the record with 73 points
1st IceCats game at the Savvis Center - Nov 23rd 03 IceCats will Play the Utah Grizzlies at the Savvis center the home ice of the ST. Louis Blues
Home of the IceCats - As of 6th Of october the new name od the Centrum is the DCU - Digital Federal Credit Union - DCU - 50 Foster street Worcester Ma 01608
Fact: The IceCats'used to rent for their home ice at the Centrum is $7,500 a game before the Blues renegotiated the contract
IceCats attandence records - - From Sportsline
Icecat Kids Club Corner - Located behind section 112 on the concourse
IceCat Booster Club - Booster Club info
Co-Winners of "Booster of the Year award 2000" along with the Hershey Bears Booster Club
The award was voted by the various booster club members at the 2000 AHL Booster Club Convention held in Albany
IceCats Booster Club table - Located outside section 113 in the main concourse of the CentrumCenter
(Note info on joining these clubs and events can be found at these tables.)
IceCats official merchandise headquarters -
Year Round - 105 Commercial Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01608 . - (800) 830 Cats
IceCats flagship radio station - WTAG 580 AM
Where to listen to IceCats Games - WTAG 580am
Wtags online website - Where you can hear live audio of every game
IceCats Radio show - As of October 04 "This week with the IceCats" will be on Worcester Local WCTR TV3 Charter Communications every Thursday @7pm . It used to be on WTAG 580am
Click here to email the radio crew - If you have any questions about the IceCats or want want to say hi during a game email them
IceCats T&G Cityline # Dial 508-792-9400 and enter category 2287 - IceCats line
IceCats News online - Click here for "Inside the IceCats" by Bill Balloou - Bill of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette writes this article for The St louis Blues website
Strange things during a IceCats game - During the 3rd period against Springfield At home April 11th a bat flew out on the ice and around the Centrum.
Up to that point the IceCats were loosing 1-0 after the bat was caught we came back to win the game 2-1
Note Play was not stopped when the bat flew out . Romurs are that the bat was asleep in the rafters.
Oct 1st 94 IceCatsPLay the 1st home game against the Springfield Falcons
Oct 22nd 94 IceCats !st win against the Providence Bruins 5-2. The game was at home
Jan 22 -99 - Brent Johnson was with out a backup goalie until Steve Tepper head of sales telephoned a friend and convinced him to do the job for a night. John Nicholson was his name he was from Northboro and played goal for Algonquin Regional and graduated in 1976. He wore number 43.
March 22nd 98 - Ken Gordon honored as the 1 millionth fan at an IceCats game.
Feb 17th 02 - 1st time the Icecats had Chuck- A-Puck it was during the 2nd intermission and all proceeds went to benfit: Ronald McDonald house
02-03 Season Every Sunday Chuck a Puck to benifit the MDA if you get it on the target you win $500
March 28th 02 BarretJackman is the 1st IceCat to be named to the AHL's All-rookie Team
Nov 3rd/02 1st time the big Chuck a Puck Jackpot was won
Nov30th/02 Ist time the cats had teddy bear toss . After the first goal scoredby the Cats everyone trowed their bears on the Ice. It was in aid of local Childrens charities
Nov 30th/02 The 2 millionth fan to an IceCats home game
March 7th/03 - Icecats record for the most goaltenders been used in a season with Reinhard Divis been back. Here are the goaltenders used Scott Sterling, Curtis sanford,Brent Johnson,Cody Rudkowsky,Phil Osaer and Reinhard Divis
Note Note during the road on the 7th/8th of March 03 to Philadelphia /Norfolk Divis got bitten by a Spider. He is the only Icecat to get injured this way while with the cats
April 24th 04 - IceCats win Atlantic Division semifinal series 4-2 against the Manchester Monarchs. The IceCats best-of-seven series win for the first time in franchise history.
Dec 3rd/O4 - IceCats 1st shootout against Hershey. The Shootout rule is new for the 04/05 season.If after ot the teams are tied the there will be a five man shootout
Dec 10th/04 The only game the IceCats were did not get a penalty called on them
Amazing Shutouts- During the 02-03 season goaltender Cody Rudkowsky got a shutout in the ECHL/AHL/NHL. He is the only IceCat goaltender to do this.
Quickest injury on ice - 02-03 Daniel Corso only played for 1 sec on home ice before getting injured for the season
Longest IceCats game - May 5th 04 - Playoffs IceCats Vs Hartford - 3 OT's lenght 4hrs 12
IceCats won 3-2. note - it was the 11th longest AHL game
Prosponed games - Jan 23rd 05 The game @ 4:05pm against Manchester Monarchs was cancled due to heavy snow(the blizzard of 05). The game was rescheduled for Feb 23rd @7:05pm
IceCats team Cards - The very first set of IceCats trading Cards went on sale Jan 19th-01 @ the Team Shop 303 main St. Worcester.They are broken into 2 sets set#1 and set #2. Price - $7.00 @ Centrum +Team Shop
Click here to View the List of Various IceCats Card Sets - Note they are listed at the end of the team page
The captains corner - A list of IceCat captains
Bobblehead dolls 03-04 season the first ever set of bobblehead dolls were given out. The dolls were Eric Boguniecki in the American jersey,Johnny Phol in the 10th year jersey,Terry Virtue in the 1st jersey ever worn by the Cats.
Click here to view - Thanks to IceCat555 for the photo
04-05 season - Curtis Sanford , Mike Mottau.
IceCats official game Program Covers
The cover of 94-95 program guide - Inaugural season
The cover of 96-97 program guide - Jamie Rivers is on the cover
97-98 cover#1 - This is a plain cover with the old IceCats logo
97-98 cover#2 - This cover features many IceCats game scenes
98-99 5th year anniversary cover - On the cover are Rory Fitzpatrick, Kevin Sawyer and Jason Widmer
00-01 Cover - With Marty Reasoner on the cover
02-03 Cover - The picture on the cover is ReinHard Divis #50
02-03 Cover#2 - The picture on the cover is Steve Dubinsky
03-04 10th anniversary cover - Pictures on the cover clockwise: Eric Boguniecki, Bryce Salvador, Dwayne Roloson, Barret Jackman, Justin Papineau, Marty Reasoner.
IceCat Players That Played In the Olympics
Lubos Bartecko,Slovakia... IceCats Left Wing...97-00
Erich Goldmann, Germany..... IceCats Defense...97-98
Robert Petrovicky,Slovakia ....IceCats Center...97-98
Michal Handzus,Slovakia.... IceCats Center...97-98
Ladislav Nagy,Slovakia.... IceCats Center...99-01
Jaroslav Obsut,Slovakia.... IceCats Defense...99-01
Peter Smrek, Slovakia.... IceCats Defense...00-01
Reinhard Divis,Austria.... IceCats Goaltender... 01-02
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