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Minnesota Moose
Minnesota Moose USPHL
City: Blaine, Minnesota
League: USPHL-Premier
Division: Midwest
Founded: 2003
Home Arena: Fogerty Arena
Colors: red, white, gray, and blue
General Manager: Jon Jonasson (2017-18)
Head Coach: Jon Jonasson (2017-18)
Franchise history
2004-2005: Twin Bridges Lightning
2005-2011: Maple Grove Wildcats
2011-2015: Maple Grove Energy
2015-2017: Blaine Energy
2017-Present: Minnesota Moose

The Minnesota Moose are a Tier III Jr. A ice hockey playing in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL-Elite). The team plays their home games at the 1,200-seat Fogerty Arena located in Blaine, Minnesota.

Founded in 2003 as the Twin Bridges (later St. Louis) Lightning,[1] the franchise was sold and relocacted to Maple Grove in 2005 to form the Minnesota Wildcats. In 2008 the Wildcats were sold and became the Maple Grove Energy. During the 2015 off-season the Energy re-located to Blaine, Mn and changed their name accordingly.

Prior to the 2015-16 season the Energy and it's prior entities were members of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. At the conclusion of the 2014-15 season all but 2 members of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League joined in with the Midwest Junior Hockey League to become the Mid-west division of the USPHL. After one season, the USPHL-Midwest was split into the Elite and USP3 Divisions with the Energy added to the Elite Division for 2016–17.

Blaine Energy

The team appears to have folded and been replaced by the Minnesota Moose for the 2017-18 season as the Moose team website mentions the new head coach/general manager being the first in team history, the USPHL website makes no mention of the change and still list the team as being the Blaine Energy. The team also joined the Premier Division of the USPHL when the league was reorganized with the formation of the National Collegiate Development Conference.



Season-by-seasonEdit

Season W L T OL GF GA Pts Result Playoffs result
Twin Bridges Lightning
2004-05 11 34 2 1 133 252 25 7th, MNJHL
Minnesota Wildcats
2005-06 13 30 4 1 155 225 31 6th,MNJHL
2006-07 6 29 2 3 148 268 17 5th, MNJHL
2007-08 6 39 2 1 110 319 15 9th, MNJHL
2008-09 10 36 - 2 184 364 22 9th, MNJHL DNQ
2009-10 4 44 - 2 81 388 10 9th, MNJHL DNQ
2010-11 6 38 - 1 121 255 13 8th, MNJHL DNQ
Season GP W L OL Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
Maple Grove Energy
2011–12 48 1 44 3 13 114 384 8th, MnJHL Did not qualify
2012–13 50 25 22 3 53 191 207 4th, MnJHL-MN Lost Division Quarterfinals, 1-2 vs. Steele County Blades
2013–14 46 31 13 2 64 179 222 2nd, MnJHL-MN Won Division Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Edina Lakers
Lost Division Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Hudson Crusaders
2014–15 42 16 24 2 34 187 246 6th of 8, Minn. Div.
10th of 14, MnJHL
Lost Division Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. Hudson Crusaders
Blaine Energy
2015–16 48 8 38 2 18 99 303 9th of 9, West Conf.
16th of 17, USPHL Midwest
Did not qualify
2016–17 44 5 37 2 12 67 319 7th of 8, Midwestern Div.
24th of 27, USPHL Midwest
L, Div Quarterfinals 0-2 (forfeit seires) vs Dells Ducks

AlumniEdit

The franchise has produced a number of alumni playing in higher levels of junior hockey, NCAA Division III, and ACHA college programs.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Progressing Careers As Coaches And Officials. Retrieved on 17 December 2014.
  2. Wildcats Alumni. Wildcatsjrhockey.com. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.

External linksEdit

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Minnesota Moose (USPHL). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


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