Youngstown SteelHounds

The Youngstown SteelHounds were a professional ice hockey team that participated in the Central Hockey League (CHL) from the 2005–2006 season through the 2007–2008 season.

The team was affiliated with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL and the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. They played its home games at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio.

The SteelHounds are owned by Herb Washington. The last to hold the posts of General Manager and Head Coach were Joe Gregory and Kevin Kaminski.

After being expelled from the CHL following the 2007–2008 season, the team did not participate as a member of any league in 2008–2009.

Per a Youngstown Vindicator report, discussions were recently held with the ECHL about a potential return for professional hockey in Youngstown, but in 2009, the Mahoning Valley Phantoms (a Junior A hockey team) moved from the NAHL to the USHL (the premier junior league in the United States) and are playing their entire home slate at the Covelli Centre under a new name, the Youngstown Phantoms.