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Utah Grizzlies

Utah Grizzlies
2015–16 ECHL season
City West Valley City, Utah
League ECHL
Conference Western
Division West
Founded 1981 (In the CHL)
Home arena Maverik Center
Colors Green, black, copper, white
                   [1]
Owner(s) David Elmore
Donna Turtle
Head coach Tim Branham
Media KFAN (AM 1320) or KJQS (AM 1230)
Affiliates Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
San Diego Gulls (AHL)
Franchise history
1981–1983 Nashville South Stars
1983–1990 Virginia Lancers
1990–1992 Roanoke Valley Rebels
1992–1993 Roanoke Valley Rampage
1993–1994 Huntsville Blast
1994–2001 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
2001–2002 Macon Whoopee
2002–2003 Lexington Men O' War
2005–present Utah Grizzlies

The Utah Grizzlies are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL. They play out of West Valley City, Utah, United States, with their home games at the Maverik Center.

Contents

  • Franchise history 1
  • Season-by-season record 2
  • Current roster 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Franchise history

The current Utah Grizzlies franchise started as the Virginia Lancers, one of the founding members of the East Coast Hockey League. The franchise was under seven different names in five different southeastern cities from 1988 to 2003 when the Lexington Men O' War franchise suspended operations after one season. Notably, the Denver Grizzlies won the IHL Turner Cup in 1995, in the McNichols Sports Arena. After the AHL incarnation of the Grizzlies suspended operations, David Elmore and Donna Tuttle bought the rights to the dormant Lexington Men O' War franchise and moved the team to the E Center to replace the previous Grizzlies franchise.

The market was previously served by:

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime/shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalty infraction minutes
Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2005–06 72 36 30 6 78 235 236 4th, West Lost in Division Semi-finals
2006–07 72 22 42 8 52 184 294 5th, West Did not qualify
2007–08 72 32 30 10 74 239 259 4th, West Lost in Conference Finals
2008–09 72 28 28 16 72 220 246 4th, West Lost in Division Semi-finals
2009–10 72 34 29 9 77 260 253 3rd, West Lost in Division Finals
2010–11 72 33 32 7 73 189 227 3rd, West Lost in Division Finals
2011–12 72 33 33 6 72 183 223 3rd, Mountain Lost in Conference Quarterfinals
2012–13 72 29 30 13 71 217 277 4th, Mountain Lost in Conference Quarterfinals
2013–14 71 38 24 9 85 187 173 3rd, Mountain Lost in Conference Quarterfinals
2014–15 72 37 27 8 82 213 219 4th, Pacific Lost Division Finals, 1-4 vs. Ontario Reign

Current roster

Updated October 24, 2015.[2][3]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
19 Almeida, BarryBarry Almeida (A) RW L 27 2014 Springfield, Massachusetts Grizzlies
9 Aubin, MathieuMathieu Aubin (C) C R 29 2013 Sorel, Quebec Grizzlies
22 Berry, MattMatt Berry RW R 23 2015 Canton, Michigan Gulls
16 Binkley, JasonJason Binkley D R 24 2015 Powell, Ohio Grizzlies
29 Faragher, RyanRyan Faragher G L 26 2014 Fort Frances, Ontario Gulls
7 Fienhage, CoreyCorey Fienhage (A) D R 26 2015 Apple Valley, Minnesota Grizzlies
65 Gallant, AlexAlex Gallant C L 23 2014 Summerside, Prince Edward Island Grizzlies
37 Gwidt, BrentBrent Gwidt C L 28 2013 Minocqua, Wisconsin Grizzlies
24 Hardowa, ConnorConnor Hardowa D R 27 2014 Edmonton, Alberta Grizzlies
35 Hogan, BryanBryan Hogan G L 27 2015 Highland, Michigan Grizzlies
6 Knodel, EricEric Knodel D L 26 2015 West Chester, Pennsylvania Gulls
27 Krushelnyski, AlexanderAlexander Krushelnyski LW L 25 2014 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Grizzlies
79 Levine, EricEric Levine G L 27 2015 Wheeling, Illinois Grizzlies
11 MacDonald, JoshJosh MacDonald LW L 22 2015 London, Ontario Grizzlies
71 MacMillan, AlexAlex MacMillan F L 26 2015 Calgary, Alberta Grizzlies
14 Moore, BryanBryan Moore LW L 22 2015 Indian Trail, North Carolina Gulls
26 Pietroniro, PhilPhil Pietroniro D R 22 2015 Saint-Eustache, Quebec Grizzlies
23 Puskar, JonJon Puskar C L 27 2015 Canton, Michigan Grizzlies
12 Ryan, KennyKenny Ryan RW R 25 2015 Franklin, Michigan Gulls
17 Syner, T.J.T.J. Syner LW L 27 2014 Springfield, Massachusetts Grizzlies
3 Taker, ShayneShayne Taker D L 26 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia Grizzlies
97 Walker, BrendenBrenden Walker RW L 24 2015 Ste. Anne, Manitoba Grizzlies
88 Walters, RyanRyan Walters LW L 24 2015 Rosemount, Minnesota Grizzlies
15 Wojtala, CamdenCamden Wojtala F L 24 2014 Trenton, Michigan Grizzlies

Notes

  1. ^ Email response from Communications and Broadcasting VP Adrian Denny: "Copper is the third color."
  2. ^ "utahgrizzlies.com: Players". Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Utah Grizzlies Roster". Elite Prospects. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 

External links

  • Official website of the Utah Grizzlies
  • Official website of the ECHL
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