Fargo Force Hockey

Team History

2012-13  (38-19-7) 83 pts

Leading Scorer:
Dominic Toninato 70 points (29 G, 41 A)
Brendan Harms 70 points (25 G, 45 A)
Goaltending:
Brendan Jensen….24-11-1, 2 shutouts and a 2.92 GAA
Cam Johnson….14-8-6, 3.10 GA

-Organization of the Year
-124,894 overall attendance
-3,902 average attendance (2nd overall)
-3,081 average playoff attendance (6 games)
-Playoff appearance for the fifth straight season
-Western Conference Champions for third time in five years
-Trip to the Clark Cup Finals for third time in five years-lost to Dubuque Fighting Saints in three games
-15 players committed to Division 1 colleges
-7 players ranked in the final NHL Rankings
-Three alumni signed professional hockey contracts (Luke Witkowski 2008-09: Tampa Bay Lightning-NHL, Nate Schmidt 2009-10: Washington Capitals-NHL, Andy Taranto 2008-09: Alaska Aces-ECHL)
-Held first Suits-N-Sticks event in conjunction with Purple-N-Pucks and raised over $2,000
-Helped to raise over $25,000 for embrace (local cancer survivorship program) for the second straight year in the Purple-N-Pucks jersey auction

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2011-2012  (31-23-6) 68 pts

Leading Scorer – Austin Farley 59 points (28 G, 31 A)
Goaltending:
Zane Gothberg….26-16-4, 7 shutouts and a 2.22 GAA
Reed Peters….5-7-2, 3.20 GA

-John Marks named Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations
-111,912 overall attendance
-3,730 average attendance (2nd overall)
-2,748 average playoff attendance (4 games)
-Playoff appearance for the fourth straight season
-10 players committed to Division 1 colleges
-6 players ranked in the final NHL Rankings
-First alumni to sign a NHL contract (Mike Lee 2008-09: Phoenix Coyotes-NHL)
-Held first annual Skills Challenge, presented by Little Caesars
-Helped to raise over $25,000 for embrace (local cancer survivorship program)
during the Purple ‘N’ Pucks event
-Zane Gothberg named Co-Goaltender of the Year
-Brian Cooper, Dominic Toninato, and Colton Hargrove were selected in the 2012 NHL Draft

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2010-2011  (33-22-5) 71 pts

Leading Scorer – Jimmy Mullin 60 points (23 G, 37 A)
Goaltending:
Ryan Massa….19-9-4, 2 shutouts and a 2.37 GAA
Zane Gothberg….14-8-0, 2 shutouts and a 2.23 GAA

-Jason Herter named Head Coach/Manager of Hockey Operations
-105,209 overall attendance
-3,506 average attendance
-3,588 (3 games) playoff attendance average
-Playoff appearance for the third straight season
-16 players committed to Division 1 colleges
-Fargo Force players participated in 100+ hours of community events in the F-M area and surrounding communities this season

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2009-2010  (37-17-6) 80 pts

Leading Scorer – Matt Leitner 66 points (25 G, 41 A)
Goaltending:
Ryan Massa….19-7-2, 1 shutout with a 3.18 GAA
Dayn Belfour….8-2-4 with a 3.06 GAA

-Steve Johnson named Head Coach/GM
-Finished 2nd in the West Division
-96,291 overall attendance
-3,209 average attendance
-Back to back West Division Champions
-Lost in Clark Cup Finals to Green Bay Gamblers in 5 games
-9 players committed to Division 1 colleges

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2008-2009  (32-23-5) 69 pts

Leading Scorer – Andy Taranto 59 points (34 G, 37 A)
Goaltending:
Mike Lee….26-15-4, 3 shutouts and a 2.40 GAA
Cody Campbell….6-7-1 with a 2.99 GAA

-Inaugural Season
-Team named Fargo Force after a community wide naming contest
-Dean Blais, former University of North Dakota head coach, named head coach and general manager
-Finished 3rd in the West Division
-96,104 overall attendance
-3,203 average attendance
-Named Organization of the Year
-Dean Blais named Coach of the Year
-Mike Lee named Goaltender of the Year
-West Division Champions
-Lost in Clark Cup Finals to Indiana Ice in 4 games

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