Boise, ID (3/25/17)— The Idaho Steelheads have announced the members of their 20th Anniversary All-Time Team in advance of the 20th Anniversary Steelheads Reunion Game, which will be held on Saturday night at CenturyLink Arena.
The Steelheads All-Time Team consists of six forwards, four defensemen, and two goaltenders, with all members chosen by the fans in a vote held on IdahoSteelheads.com. The members were recognized on Friday night at CenturyLink Arena during an exclusive meet-and-greet event for Steelheads season-ticket holders at CenturyLink Arena.
F Marty Flichel: Captain Marty Flichel has set the bar for most of the Steelheads’ offensive records during his career in Idaho, topping the team’s all-time list in goals (180), assists (295), points (475), playoff points (60), and games played (497). He also holds Steelheads ECHL records for assists (6) and points (7) in a single game. Flichel hit the ice for Idaho in both the WCHL and ECHL eras, skating for one WCHL season in 2002-03 and then returning to play for the team from 2004 to 2012. Flichel captained the Steelheads to their last Kelly Cup victory in 2007, earning 22 points in 22 playoff games during Idaho’s championship run. His number 16 was the third and most recent jersey retired by the Steelheads organization.
F Cal Ingraham: One of the most prolific scorers in Steelheads history and the face of the team’s WCHL era, Cal Ingraham ranks second in Steelheads history in goals (175), assists (206), and points (381). Ingraham averaged well over a point per game during his Steelheads career, playing in 274 regular season games from 1998 to 2002. Ingraham recorded three consecutive 50-goal seasons and three consecutive 100-point seasons with the Steelheads from 1998 to 2001. Only Jeff Petruic joins Ingraham as a Steelheads 50-goal man, while no other Idaho player has topped the 100-point mark in a season. Ingraham also holds the Steelheads record for the fastest hat trick, scoring three goals in 1:15 in January of 1999. Ingraham’s number 22 was the first jersey number retired by the Steelheads.
F Scott Burt: One of three men to play for both Steelheads Kelly Cup Championship teams, Scott Burt is another representative of both the WCHL and ECHL eras of Steelheads hockey. Burt played for the Steelheads from 2000 to 2007, totaling 403 regular season games in a Steelheads uniform to rank second all-time. Burt tallied 111 goals and 250 points in a Steelheads uniform. He also netted 30 points in 78 playoff games for the Steelheads. The Steelheads’ third all-time scorer would finish his playing career with one more Kelly Cup as captain of the Alaska Aces, making him one of just five people to lift the Kelly Cup three times. Burt now serves as an assistant coach with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League.
F Lance Galbraith: Only one player in Steelheads history has logged over 200 points and over 1,000 penalty minutes in a Steelheads uniform, as Lance Galbraith was always in the middle of everything during his four-season tenure in Boise. Nicknamed “The Rooster”, Galbraith is another two-time Kelly Cup winner with the Steelheads, skating in Idaho between 2003 and 2008. He and teammate Zenon Konopka would help to hunt down the Florida Everblades in 2004, but it was Galbraith’s 2007 playoff performance that was most impressive. He scored 11 goals and 27 points in 21 playoff games, including four multi-goal games. Galbraith’s 1,071 penalty minutes in Idaho are more than 700 minutes more than any other Steelhead during the ECHL era, and his 210 points rank behind only Flichel during that time.
F Marco Pietroniro: Marco Pietroniro was one of the ground-breakers for hockey in Idaho, playing for the Steelheads for two seasons from 1997 to 1999 and serving as the team’s first captain. Pietroniro played in 104 games for the Steelheads over two seasons and totaled 52 goals and 121 points, both ranked sixth among Steelheads in the WCHL era. Pietroniro finished third in Steelheads scoring during the inaugural season, logging 35 goals and 65 points. Following his playing career, Marco joined the coaching ranks and spent six seasons in the CHL where he won a championship with the Arizona Sundogs. Pietroniro coached in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2012 to 2016 and remains involved in developmental hockey in Canada.
F Jefferson Dahl: The only active player to make the list, Jefferson Dahl still takes the ice for the Idaho Steelheads, now in his third season in Boise and first as captain. After tying for the team-lead in goals last season, Jefferson Dahl is again putting up big numbers for the Steelheads and currently leads the team with 59 points. Dahl has appeared in 173 games with the Steelheads, and is now among the top-10 in Steelheads ECHL history in several categories. Dahl ranks eighth in games played, seventh in goals (54), fourth in assists (88), and sixth in points (142). A leader on and off the ice, Dahl was awarded the inaugural Steelheads Hustle Award at the end of the 2015-16 season.
D Jeremy Mylymok: The second player to have his number retired by the Steelheads, Jeremy Mylymok patrolled the blue line in Idaho from 2000 to 2006, captaining the Steelheads to a Kelly Cup in 2004. Mylymok recorded some of his best seasons during the Steelheads’ WCHL days, putting up 63 points in 71 games during his first season in Boise and earning First All-Star Team honors. Mylymok led WCHL defensemen in points in 2000-01 and in playoff points among blue-liners in 2002. Number 4 played in 330 games for Idaho and scored 46 goals, both tops all-time among Steelheads defensemen while his 173 points rank second. Mylymok’s impact on the ice is still felt in Idaho, as the defenseman helped to guide the Jr. Steelheads youth hockey program after retirement.
D Matt Case: Matt Case was the leader of the modern-day Idaho blue line, playing in 206 games for Idaho across four seasons from 2011 to 2015. Case collected 13 goals and 81 points during his time in Idaho. His best season came during the 2012-13 campaign, when Case totaled six goals and 39 points. Case finished third among all ECHL defensemen in scoring that season, and also led the league with a plus-32 rating on his way to First All-Star Team honors. Case finished his Steelheads career with a plus-37 rating, the third-best rating for a Steelhead in the ECHL era. He is one of just three defensemen in the ECHL era to appear in 200 games for Idaho.
D Darrell Hay: The Steelheads’ top offensive defenseman of the ECHL era, Darrell Hay won two Kelly Cups with the Steelheads while manning the point for five seasons between 2003 and 2009. A Vancouver Canucks draft pick, Hay played 320 games as a Steelhead to rank second all-time among Steelheads defensemen and fourth all-time overall. Hay’s 197 points are the most all-time by a Steelheads blue-liner, while his 43 goals rank only behind Mylymok. Hay ranks second in the ECHL era in games played and assists, trailing only Flichel, and third in points among Steelheads. Hay was an ECHL All-Star in 2007 and 2008 and was named to the First All-Star Team in 2007-08 when he finished with nine goals and 45 points in 66 games. Hay was selected for the ECHL’s All-Decade Team for the years 2000-2010. Hay is now serving as an assistant coach for the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
D Rob Dumas: The premier puck-mover of the WCHL era, Rob Dumas led Steelheads WCHL defensemen in scoring with 138 points in 189 games between 1997 and 2001. A St. Louis Blue draft pick in 1987, Dumas led all WCHL defensemen in goal-scoring in 1998-99 when he potted 19 goals along with 57 points in 64 games. While Dumas’ scoring numbers jumped off the page, he was also a plus-11 defender during his time in Boise, during which he helped the Steelheads reach their first Final in the WCHL. Dumas remained active in Idaho hockey following his retirement, working as Hockey Director for the Jr. Steelheads.
G Dan Ellis: The only member of the list to make the climb to the NHL from Idaho, Dan Ellis spent just one season between the pipes in Idaho but backstopped the Steelheads to their first Kelly Cup title. A Dallas Stars draft pick in 2000, Ellis played in 23 regular season games and 16 playoff games for the Steelheads in 2003-04. Ellis went 13-8-1 in Idaho with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage. He kicked his performance up several notches in the playoffs, going 13-0 with a 1.86 goals-against average to nab ECHL Playoff MVP honors. Ellis would play 212 NHL games in his career with the Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, and Florida Panthers. He now works with the USHL’s Omaha Lancers as an assistant coach.
G Blair Allison: With 131 games between the pipes, no Steelheads goaltender has played more games than Blair Allison. Part of a Kelly Cup-winning tandem with Ellis, the duo recorded the first two shutout in Steelheads ECHL history with back-to-back wins over the Cincinnati Cyclones early in November of 2003. Much of Allison’s work came during the WCHL era, with Allison making 85 appearances between 2001 and 2003. Allison went 81-32-14 as a Steelhead, standing as Idaho’s all-time wins leader, and posting an .883 save percentage. Allison appeared in two games in both the 2004-05 and 2006-07 seasons before retiring. His best Steelheads season came during the 2002-03 campaign, when Allison went 21-4-3 with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage, earning WCHL Goaltender of the Week honors four times.
The 20th Anniversary Steelheads Reunion Game begins at 7:10pm at CenturyLink Arena, with doors opening at 6:30. Fans will be able to meet the players following the game for pictures and autographs, and the game-worm jerseys will be auctioned off with a part of the proceeds benefiting Camp Rainbow Gold. For tickets, contact the CenturyLink Arena Box Office at 331-TIXS or visit IdahoSteelheads.com.