Idaho Steelheads Tickets
League: ECHL Western Conference, Mountain Division
Home Arena: CenturyLink Arena
Location: Boise, Idaho
NHL Affiliation: Dallas Stars
Notable Former Players: Jay Beagle, Philippe Desrosiers, Marty Flichel
Idaho Steelheads TicketsThe Idaho Steelheads have been league leaders since their inclusion in the ECHL’s Mountain Division in the 2003-2004 season. In their 16 years, they have advanced to the semifinals in six of their last nine seasons and won the Kelly Cup championship twice, making them one of only a handful of teams to win more than once. The Steelheads are widely known for their fan involvement and sell-out games. The fans consistently show up at the CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise, averaging an 80% turnout for their home games. The Idaho Steelheads have been the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars since the 2005-2006 season. The team currently boasts the longest active postseason streak in all of professional hockey, having made the playoffs in its past 22 seasons of play. Don’t miss a minute of exciting Idaho Steelheads hockey. Grab your tickets at StubHub now.
Who is the head coach of the Idaho Steelheads?The head coach and director of hockey operations for the Idaho Steelheads is Everett Sheen. Everett Sheen took over for former coach Neil Graham in July 2019 after Graham was appointed head coach of the Steelheads' AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars. Sheen is the eighth head coach for the Idaho Steelheads and previously served as their assistant coach for three years.
How big is CenturyLink Arena?Since it opened in the fall of 1996, CenturyLink Arena has been a mainstay of downtown Boise’s music and entertainment scene. CenturyLink Arena has bowl seating for approximately 5,000 fans with additional floor seats available for some events, which include basketball, boxing, and various other shows and concerts. CenturyLink is also uniquely connected to the Grove Hotel, one of Boise’s premier hotels with all the expected amenities, making it a favorite place to stay after a show or game.
What is the First Goal Fish Toss?The First Goal Fish Toss is an Idaho Steelheads home game tradition that has changed slightly over the years to allow for a quick celebration of the first goal the Steelheads score during the game. It is now a beloved fan and team tradition at each game, where one fan in the crowd is selected to throw a frozen steelhead trout out onto the ice. Fans can submit their names in a drawing to be selected for the honor of the First Goal Fish Toss, and selected fans not only get to the throw out the steelhead but also get tickets to the game and a goodie bag.
Who is the Idaho Steelheads' mascot?The mascot for the Idaho Steelheads is Blue the Bear. Blue is seen at all home games sitting with the fans and skating on the ice between periods. According to the story provided by the team, Blue grew up in nearby McCall, Idaho, and became the Steelhead’s mascot because insomnia kept him from hibernating during the winter.
What is the Kelly Cup?The Patrick J. Kelly Cup is the ECHL’s championship award given to the winning team of the playoff game in a best of seven series. Originally called the Riley Cup after Jack Riley, a former president in the American Hockey League, the cup was renamed to the Kelly Cup in 1997 after Patrick J. Kelly, the first commissioner of the ECHL. The Kelly Cup saw controversy during the 2018-2019 season when the Colorado Eagles refused to return the trophy in a timely fashion and it had to be replaced so the Newfoundland Growlers could have a championship cup before opening night.
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