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ECHL Playoff Recap: Allen Americans vs. Idaho Steelheads Game 5 | 04/28/2024

In the Kelly Cup Playoffs, the Idaho Steelheads met with Allen Americans for game five of the opening round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Idaho heads into this game with the ability to end the Americans’ season as they lead the series 3-1, with Allen having a phenomenal comeback, winning game three 5-1, taking Idaho’s […]

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ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs: Idaho Steelheads vs. Allen Americans Game 2 Recap | 04/24/2024

After an overtime win in Game One, the Idaho Steelheads extended their series lead to 2-0 with a nice win against the Allen Americans in Game Two. Starting Lineups The Allen Americans started Game Two with a forward trio of Colin Jacobs, Chaz Smedsrud, and Mikael Robidoux. They had a defensive pairing of Eric Williams […]

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History Of The ECHL: Idaho Steelheads

When Did They Come to Be? In 1996, the professional ice hockey team in Idaho officially became known as the Steelheads. They were in the West Coast Hockey League until 2003 when they officially became a part of the ECHL. Their original logo was chosen in a contest, one that involved many of the state’s […]

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ECHL: Several Players Returning to Idaho Steelheads for 2023-24 Season

The Idaho Steelheads have had a lot of important signings in August, as many key players are returning to Idaho for the upcoming ECHL season. These players include forwards Wade Murphy, Zane Franklin, Colton Kehler, captain A.J. White, and defensemen Matt Register, Ty Pelton-Byce, and Cody Haiskanen. A majority of them, if not all of […]

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ECHL Kelly Cup Preview: Florida Everblades and Idaho Steelheads Battle for The Kelly Cup

Playoff Promises: Both the Florida Everblades and the Idaho Steelheads have fought incredibly hard this postseason. The Steelheads’ direct opponents were the Utah Grizzlies, the Allen Americans, and the Toledo Walleye. The Everblades have faced the South Carolina Stingrays, Jacksonville Icemen, and Newfoundland Growlers. The two will face each other in this year’s Kelly Cup […]

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ECHL: Idaho Steelheads Win in Toledo, Lead Series 3-1

The Idaho Steelheads found a way to block out the electric atmosphere of 8,300 fans at Toledo’s Huntington Center to defeat the Walleye. Despite a late push from Toledo, Idaho was able to prevail. John Lethemon was in goal for Toledo, and Adam Scheel for Idaho. Toledo was able to get by Scheel first to […]

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ECHL: Adam Scheel Stifles Toledo Walleye Again, Take 2-0 Lead in the Western Conference Finals

Sunday afternoon’s tilt between the Idaho Steelheads and the Toledo Walleye looked similar to game one from Saturday night. Both teams got their fair share of chances, but Adam Scheel and John Lethemon stood tall for the Steelheads and Walleye, respectively. Lethemon, who won the Goaltender of the Year Award, got his first start of […]

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ECHL Western Conference Finals Preview: Toledo Walleye Vs. Idaho Steelheads

Super Scoring:    Toledo has a history of easily scoring goals, as they’ve scored several goals during the season, especially during the playoffs. They have had a clean sweep in both rounds one and two. With 14 points, eight goals, and six assists, Gordie Green is the offensive leader in all three categories. Brandon Hawkins is […]

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ECHL: Idaho Steelheads Shutout Allen Americans to Become Mountain Division Champions

The Idaho Steelheads entered Game Five with a 3-1 series lead against the Allen Americans. The Americans saw Spencer Asuchak return after serving his two-game suspension for cross-checking Steelheads defenseman Cody Haiskanen in Game Two of the series. While they got Asuchak back, they lost two other players. Mikael Robidoux was given a three-game suspension […]

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Idaho Steelheads Open the Floodgates to Take a 3-1 Series Lead Over the Allen Americans

The Idaho Steelheads and Allen Americans entered Game Four, with Idaho leading the series 2-1. The Steelheads entered the game having just suffered a 7-2 loss in Game Three, their largest loss of the regular season and postseason. First Period-Floodgates Start to Open The Steelheads came into Game Four looking for revenge after losing in […]

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