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Danbury Mad Hatters
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City Danbury, Connecticut
League Eastern Professional Hockey League
Founded 2008
Home arena Danbury Ice Arena
Colors Black, Red
Owner(s) Majority:
Tim Kolpien
Curtis Russell
General manager Brendan Tedstone
Head coach Dave MacIsaac
Media The News-Times
Franchise history
2008 to 2009 Danbury Mad Hatters
Regular season titles 0

The Danbury Mad Hatters were a professional ice hockey team based in Danbury, Connecticut at the 3,050-seat Danbury Ice Arena. The Mad Hatters were a member of the Eastern Professional Hockey League.

The Mad Hatters name refers to Danbury's nickname as the "Hat City." The city was the former center of the hat industry, at one point producing 25% of America's hats. The "mad" was added to the nickname to differentiate the team from the athletic teams of Danbury High School, and also as a reference to the common colloquial expression, "mad like a hatter.

The team is owned by Col. Tim Kolpien of Corning, New York. On June 10, 2008, the team announced that former Danbury Trashers defenceman Dave MacIssac would be the head coach of the Mad Hatters.



The Danbury Mad Hatters were founded in 2008 as an Eastern Professional Hockey League expansion team. The Mad Hatters had on-ice success during their first season, as they finished their inaugural regular season at 30-18-0-2, finished 3rd and missing the playoffs by 4 pts. They also finished 2nd in attendance with average attendance 984.


# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
4 United States Drew Madeiros C L 6' 0" 200 lbs. Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
5 United States Ryan Stern C L 5' 11" 185 lbs. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
9 United States Bobby Pauls LW R 5' 9" 160 lbs. Harrison, New York, United States
12 United States Scott Horvath C R 6'2" 225 lbs. West Redding, Connecticut, United States
15 United States Erik Kent RW R 5' 11" 198 lbs. Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
21 United States Stephen Schofield LW R 6' 2" 185 lbs. Sherman Oaks, California, United States
25 United States Brian Hannafin RW R 5' 9" 170 lbs. Medford, Massachusetts, United States
27 United States Obi Aduba LW L 6' 1" 210 lbs. Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
33 United States Matt Cosmos RW R 6' 0" 215 lbs. Middlebury, Connecticut, United States
33 United States Jason Michaelson F R 6' 3" 250 lbs. Newton, Connecticut, United States
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
14 United States Dan Hickman D L 5' 9" 190 lbs. Hamden, Connecticut, United States
17 Canada Shawn Breaker D R 6' 0" 205 lbs. Strathmore, Alberta, Canada
22 United States Jonathan Loundsbury D R 5' 10" 175 lbs. Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
23 United States Alex Redmond D R 6' 2" 205 lbs. San Jose, California, United States
44 Canada Chad Jones D L 6' 1" 210 lbs. Wiarton, Ontario, Canada
# Player Pos. Catches Height Weight Place of Birth
1 United States Derek MacIntyre G R 6' 2" 211 lbs. Stanwood, Michigan, United States
32 United States Jeff Hill G R 5' 8" 160 lbs. Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
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