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|Thunder Bay Thunder Cats|
|City||Thunder Bay, Ontario|
|Home arena||Fort William Gardens|
|Colors||Brown, navy, white |
|1991–1993||Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks|
|1993–1996||Thunder Bay Senators|
|1996–1999||Thunder Bay Thunder Cats|
|Regular season titles||2 (1993–94, 1994–95)|
|Playoff championships||3 (1992, 1994, 1995)|
The Thunder Bay Thunder Cats was a minor professional ice hockey team based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and a member of the United Hockey League. The team went through a number of different names prior to being the Thunder Cats, including the Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks and the Thunder Bay Senators.
After the success of the five-time Allan Cup champion Thunder Bay Twins, the Colonial Hockey League (CoHL) took interest in expanding to the Northwestern Ontario city. In 1991, the CoHL introduced the Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks, spelling the end of the 21-year Twins franchise that stepped aside for the new minor professional team. In 1993, the team changed its name to the Thunder Bay Senators to reflect the teams affiliation with the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators. After three season as the Senators, the team became the Thunder Bay Thunder Cats in 1996. The CoHL changed its name to the United Hockey League (UHL) in 1997.
After eight seasons in Thunder Bay, the Thunder Cats were bought, moved to Rockford, Illinois, and renamed the Rockford IceHogs in 1999.
|1991–92||60||26||28||6||—||309||289||62||3rd CoHL||Won Championship|
|1992–93||60||32||24||4||—||288||271||68||3rd CoHL||Lost semi-final|
|1993–94||64||45||15||4||—||331||236||94||1st CoHL||Won Championship|
|1994–95||74||48||22||4||—||341||279||100||1st CoHL||Won Championship|
|1995–96||74||36||26||12||—||302||289||84||4th CoHL||Lost Championship|
|1996–97||74||43||23||8||—||333||266||94||4th CoHL||Lost semi-final|
|1997–98||74||42||26||0||6||337||304||90||4th UHL||Lost quarter-final|
|1998–99||74||47||20||0||7||325||247||101||3rd UHL||Lost semi-final|
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