|Iron Range Yellow Jackets|
|League||Minnesota Junior Hockey League|
|Home arena||Hodgins-Berardo Arena|
|Colors||Yellow, Black, and White|
|General manager||Eric Ballard|
|Head coach||Eric Ballard|
The Iron Range Yellow Jackets were a Junior "B" ice hockey team from Coleraine, Minnesota, United States. This defunct hockey team was a part of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League and an interleague member of the Junior "A" Superior International Junior Hockey League.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
Coleraine is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,970 at the 2010 census. Named after Thomas F. Cole, President of the Oliver Iron Mining Company.
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.
The Yellow Jackets played in the MNJHL from 1999 until 2002. Iron Range won the regular season title and playoff championship all three seasons. During their first two seasons the Yellow Jackets played home games at Hodgins-Berardo Arena in Coleraine.
Iron Range played in two USA Hockey Junior B National Tournament championship games, coming up just short both times. The Jackets attempted to win the title in their first season, but lost in overtime to the Ventura Mariners 5-4. In 2000-01 the Yellow Jackets traveled to the east coast and again were a goal short, losing to 5-4 to the Connecticut Clippers.
During that final 2001-02 season they called the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapidshome and doubled their schedule by competing in the SIJHL in the Thunder Bay, region of Ontario, Canada.
Thunder Bay is a city in, and the seat of, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada. It is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario with a population of 107,909 as of the Canada 2016 Census, and the second most populous in Northern Ontario after Greater Sudbury. Located on Lake Superior, the census metropolitan area of Thunder Bay has a population of 121,621, and consists of the city of Thunder Bay, the municipalities of Oliver Paipoonge and Neebing, the townships of Shuniah, Conmee, O'Connor, and Gillies, and the Fort William First Nation.
Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.
In July 2002 the Yellow Jackets suspended operations in hopes of returning in 2003-04. Head Coach Eric Ballard was named coach of the Northwest Wisconsin Knights for the 2002-03 season.
Junior A hockey returned to the Iron Range, in Gaylord with the Iron Range Ironheads during the 2011-12 SIJHL season. In 2012, the team moved to Hoyt Lakes and was renamed the Minnesota Iron Rangers.
Gaylord is a city in Sibley County, Minnesota, United States. Located along the shore of Titlow Lake, the community is approximately 65 miles (105 km) west-southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The population was 2,305 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat.
Hoyt Lakes is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,017 at the 2010 census.
The Minnesota Iron Rangers are an American Junior ice hockey team based in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. Originally named Iron Range Ironheads, the Iron Rangers play in the Canadian-based Superior International Junior Hockey League.
|Season||GP||W||L||T||OTL||GF||GA||Pts||Regular Season Results||Playoff Results|
|1999-00||36||33||3||0||0||287||93||66||1st, MNJHL||Bush Cup champion. Nationals runner-up.|
|2000-01||35||32||2||-||1||270||86||65||1st, MNJHL||Bush Cup champion. Nationals runner-up.|
|2001-02||42||37||3||-||2||275||126||74||1st, MNJHL||Bush Cup champion. Nationals appearance.|
|2001-02||24||12||10||2||0||102||88||26||Partial SIJHL member||DNP|
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