Utah Grizzlies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Utah Grizzlies
Utah Grizzlies Logo.svg
City West Valley City, Utah
League ECHL
Conference Western Conference
Division Mountain Division
Founded 1988
Home arena Maverik Center
Colors Green, black, copper, white
                   1
Owner(s) United States David Elmore
United States Donna Turtle
Head coach United States Tim Branham
Media KFAN (AM 1320) or KJQS (AM 1230)
Affiliates Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Norfolk Admirals (AHL)
Franchise history
1988–1990 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.

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, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in 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

Current roster

Updated August 28, 2013.2

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
6 Canada Lee, MartinMartin Lee D L 25 2013 Toronto, Ontario Grizzlies
Canada McKinlay, DylenDylen McKinlay RW R 22 2013 Langley, British Columbia Grizzlies
30 Canada Meisner, BenBen Meisner G L 23 2013 Halifax, Nova Scotia Grizzlies
United States Pineault, AdamAdam Pineault RW R 27 2013 Holyoke, Massachusetts Grizzlies
Canada Vallorani, DavidDavid Vallorani F L 25 2013 Hamilton, Ontario Grizzlies
Staff
Title Staff member
Head coach Tim Branham
Assistant coach Greg McCauley
Trainer Mike Plandowski
Equipment manager Jeff Maxwell

Notes

  1. ^ Email response from Communications and Broadcasting VP Adrian Denny: "Copper is the third color."
  2. ^ "utahgrizzlies.com: Players". Retrieved 2011-10-29. 

External links








Creative Commons License