Nashville South Stars

The Nashville South Stars were an American ice hockey franchise of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League from Nashville, Tennessee.


The Nashville South Stars were founded in 1981 as a farm team of the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League. In its premiere season, the 1981/82 season, the South Stars played in the Central Hockey League and were coached by former Canadian NHL player Gene Ubriaco. After the cooperation with the NHL team was completed, the Nashville South Stars changed for 1982/83 season in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. In this they occupied in their first season, the sixth and thus last place after the regular season. During the following season the team has been relocated during the current season, according to Vinton, Virginia, and changed its name to Virginia Lancers.

The gap left by the Nashville South Stars in the city, was filled by the Nashville Knights who participated from 1989 to 1996 on the East Coast Hockey League.

Season statistics

Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses by SOL = Shootout Losses by, Pts = Points, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalty minutes

Known player

  • Daniel Poulin
  • Warren Young