1996-97
IHL                      GP  W  L SL  Pts  GF  GA  PIM 
Central 
Indianapolis Ice         82 44 29  9   97 289 230 2388 
Cleveland Lumberjacks    82 40 32 10   90 286 280 1820 
Michigan K-Wings         82 31 44  7   69 208 272 1406 
Fort Wayne Komets        82 28 47  7   63 223 318 2412 
Midwest 
San Antonio Dragons      82 45 30  7   97 276 278 2589 
Kansas City Blades       82 38 29 15   91 271 270 1570 
Chicago Wolves           82 40 36  6   86 276 290 1508
Milwaukee Admirals       82 38 36  8   84 253 298 1580 
Manitoba Moose           82 32 40 10   74 262 300 1946 
Northeast 
Detroit Vipers Turner Cup Champs        82 57 17  8  122 280 188 1550 
Orlando Solar Bears      82 53 24  5  111 305 232 2218 
Cincinnati Cyclones      82 43 29 10   96 254 248 1890 
Québec Rafales           82 41 30 11   93 267 248 1884 
Grand Rapids Griffins    82 40 30 12   92 244 246 2321 
Southwest 
Long Beach Ice Dogs      82 54 19  9  117 309 247 2540 
Houston Aeros            82 44 30  8   96 247 228 1844 
Utah Grizzlies           82 43 33  6   92 259 254 1442 
Las Vegas Thunder        82 41 34  7   89 287 299 2296 
Phoenix Roadrunners      82 27 42 13   67 239 309 1851
Shootout system. Winner gets 2 pts. Loser gets 1 pt.

Playoffs
Lost to Long Beach 3-0

The team did not have an NHL affiliation.

Coach
Phil Wittliff
 # Player Name                GP    G    A  Pts  PIM 
21 Tony Hrkac                 81   27   61   88   20 
22 Peter Douris               80   36   36   72   14 
26 Michel Mongeau             31    6   19   25   29 
12 Sylvain Couturier          79   26   24   50   42 
 6 Chris Luongo               81   10   35   45   69 
25 Steve Tuttle               71   25   19   44   20 
14 Mike McNeill               74   18   26   44   24 
 3 Kent Paynter               77   10   28   38   97 
28 Mike Tomlak                47    8   23   31   44 
16 Dave Mackey                79   15   15   30  223 
10 Larry DePalma              68   13   13   26  131 
24 Len Esau                   49    6   16   22   70 
19 Steve Strunk               71   10    9   19   54 
42 Jacques Joubert            42    7    9   16   22 
17 Shannon Finn               70    7    8   15   83 
55 Ken Sabourin               81    2    9   11  233 
20 Tom Tilley                 25    1   10   11    8 
15 Eric Fenton                43    3    5    8  169 
23 Christian Proulx           74    3    4    7  145 
31 Danny Lorenz (G)           67    0    5    5    6 
18 Mike Harder                 7    1    3    4    6 
32 Denny Felsner              14    1    3    4    2 
18 Patrice Robitaille         12    1    2    3    4
 4 Brad Layzell               20    1    2    3   12 
   Marc LaBelle               14    1    1    2   33 
 4 Carl Valimont              12    0    2    2    6 
   Brian Downey                1    0    0    0    0 
   Duane Derksen (G)           1    0    0    0    0 
19 Jeff Kungle                 3    0    0    0    0 
   Jamie Ling                  3    0    0    0    0 
30 Rick Knickle (G)           19    0    0    0    0 
   Bench                                          14 
   Totals                         253  387  625 1580 

Goalie              GP  Min  GA    GAA  W  L SOL Svs   Pct EN SO 
Duane Derksen        1   60   2   2.00  0  0  1   39 0.951  0  0 
Danny Lorenz        67 3903 221   3.40 33 27  6 1808 0.891  5  0 
Rick Knickle        19  940  60   3.83  5  9  1  428 0.877  2  0 
Average Attendance - 8370 (343,172 - 41 games)