Utah Grizzlies

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Utah Grizzlies
2017–18 ECHL season
Utah Grizzlies Logo.svg
City West Valley City, Utah
League ECHL
Conference Western
Division Mountain
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 their home games at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.

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 losses, SOL=Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalty infraction minutes

Regular Season Playoffs
Season GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Standing Year 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Kelly Cup
2005–06 72 36 30 5 1 78 235 236 1712 4th of 6, West 2006 L, 0–4, AK
2006–07 72 22 42 4 4 52 184 294 1953 5th of 5, West 2007 Did not qualify
2007–08 72 32 30 2 8 74 239 259 1595 4th of 5, West 2008 W, 4–2, FRE W, 4–1, VIC L, 0–4, LV
2008–09 72 28 28 6 10 72 220 246 1372 4th of 6, West 2009 L, 1–4, AK
2009–10 72 34 29 4 5 77 260 253 1292 3rd of 4, West 2010 W, 3–2, LV L, 0–4, IDH
2010–11 72 33 32 4 3 73 189 227 1674 3rd of 4, Mountain 2011 W, 3–1, STK L, 0–4, VIC
2011–12 72 33 33 0 6 72 183 223 1573 3rd of 4, Mountain 2012 L, 0–3, LV
2012–13 72 29 30 4 9 71 217 277 1741 4th of 4, Mountain 2013 L, 0–4, ONT
2013–14 71 38 24 3 6 85 187 173 1329 3rd of 4, Mountain 2014 L, 1–4, BAK
2014–15 72 37 27 5 3 82 213 219 1170 4th of 7, Pacific 2015 W, 4–2, IDH L, 1–4, ONT
2015–16 72 39 27 3 3 84 223 206 942 3rd of 5, West 2016 W, 4–2, COL L, 0–4, FW
2016–17 72 36 29 5 2 79 225 240 1312 4th of 7, Mountain 2017 L, 1–4, ALN

Current roster[edit]

Updated September 18, 2017.[2][3]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
Canada Carr, KevinKevin Carr G L 27 2017 Unionville, Ontario Grizzlies
18 United States Eick, C.J.C.J. Eick LW L 25 2016 Appleton, Wisconsin Grizzlies
20 United States Haar, GarrettGarrett Haar D L 24 2017 Huntington Beach, California Grizzlies
62 United States Higby, EricEric Higby LW L 28 2015 New Braunfels, Texas Grizzlies
24 United States Howe, TravisTravis Howe D R 23 2016 Hull, Massachusetts Grizzlies
United States Jones, MitchMitch Jones D L 22 2017 Rochester, Michigan Grizzlies
3 Canada Mann, RobRob Mann D R 24 2017 Oshawa, Ontario Grizzlies
United States Misiak, RyanRyan Misiak D L 26 2017 Shelby Township, Michigan Grizzlies
United States Navin, BradBrad Navin C L 25 2017 Waupaca, Wisconsin Grizzlies
27 Canada Pelech, MichaelMichael Pelech LW L 27 2016 Toronto, Ontario Grizzlies
11 United States Richart, TaylorTaylor Richart D R 25 2016 Blaine, Minnesota Grizzlies
Slovakia Sivak, PeterPeter Sivak RW L 35 2017 Cheb, Czechoslovakia Grizzlies
3 United States Windle, SamSam Windle D R 25 2016 Osseo, Minnesota Grizzlies

References[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 2016-08-09. 

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