Utah Grizzlies

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This article is about the ECHL franchise. For the old IHL and AHL franchise, see Utah Grizzlies (1995–2005).
Utah Grizzlies
2015–16 ECHL season
Utah Grizzlies Logo.svg
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
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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)
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.

Franchise history[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Updated March 11, 2015.[2][3]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
19 United States Almeida, BarryBarry Almeida RW L 26 2014 Springfield, Massachusetts Grizzlies
9 Canada Aubin, MathieuMathieu Aubin (A) C R 28 2013 Sorel, Quebec Grizzlies
79 Russia Bobkov, IgorIgor Bobkov G L 24 2013 Surgut, Russia Anaheim Ducks
28 United States Boe, ChanningChanning Boe (C) D L 29 2013 Bemidji, Minnesota Grizzlies
7 United States Fienhage, CoreyCorey Fienhage D R 25 2015 Apple Valley, Minnesota Grizzlies
4 Canada Folkes, MikeMike Folkes D L 26 2013 Burlington, Ontario Grizzlies
65 Canada Gallant, AlexAlex Gallant C L 22 2014 Summerside, Prince Edward Island Grizzlies
37 United States Gwidt, BrentBrent Gwidt C L 27 2013 Minocqua, Wisconsin Grizzlies
24 Canada Hardowa, ConnorConnor Hardowa D R 26 2014 Edmonton, Alberta Grizzlies
11 United States Hayes, RyanRyan Hayes F R 26 2015 Syracuse, New York Grizzlies
55 Canada Johnston, JacobJacob Johnston D L 27 2014 Sudbury, Ontario Grizzlies
27 United States Krushelnyski, AlexanderAlexander Krushelnyski LW L 24 2014 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Grizzlies
21 United States Lenz, H.T.H.T. Lenz F R 26 2014 Vienna, Virginia Grizzlies
79 United States Levine, EricEric Levine G L 26 2015 Wheeling, Illinois Grizzlies
10 United States Macias, RayRay Macias D/RW R 28 2015 Long Beach, California Grizzlies
74 Canada MacIntyre, SteveSteve MacIntyre LW L 34 2015 Brock, Saskatchewan Norfolk Admirals
20 Canada Paquette, DanickDanick Paquette (A) RW R 25 2013 Montreal, Quebec Grizzlies
10 United States Ryan, KevinKevin Ryan D R 25 2014 Buffalo, New York Grizzlies
71 United States Searfoss, JohnnieJohnnie Searfoss F L 25 2014 Colleyville, Texas Grizzlies
84 United States Syner, T.J.T.J. Syner LW L 26 2014 Springfield, Massachusetts Grizzlies
97 Canada Walker, BrendenBrenden Walker RW L 23 2015 Ste. Anne, Manitoba Grizzlies
18 Canada Wellar, PatrickPatrick Wellar D L 31 2014 Carrot River, Saskatchewan Grizzlies
14 United States Wojtala, CamdenCamden Wojtala F L 23 2014 Trenton, Michigan Grizzlies
Staff
Title Staff member
Head coach Tim Branham
Assistant coach Greg McCauley
Trainer Mike Plandowski
Equipment manager Jeff Maxwell

Notes[edit]

  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. 

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