The Last Ice Bandit
Defenseman Bobby Rapoza is the last active member of the Dayton Ice Bandits. Rapoza, 34, in his 13th season of minor league hockey is currently playing for the Corpus Christi Icerays of the Central Hockey League.
The Dayton Ice Bandits played at Hara Arena for the 1996-97 season in the Colonal Hockey League (now the International Hockey League). The St. Thomas Wildcats were brought to the Gem City to replace the Dayton Bombers, who moved across town to Wright State University’s Ervin J. Nutter Center. Two teams After a lowsy 13-53-8 record and the team suspended operations and became the Mohawk Valley Prowlers.