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Austin Ice Bats

The Austin Ice Bats was a professional minor-league ice hockey team based in Austin, Texas.

They played in Austin from 1996 to 2008 and were affiliated with the Central Hockey League (CHL).

The team was named in honor of the Mexican Free-tailed Bats which nest under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in the city.

Their affiliates were the NHL's Minnesota Wild and the AHL's Houston Aeros. The team's last head coach was former NHL player Brent Hughes.