Minnesota Wildcats
City: Maple Grove, Minnesota
League: MnJHL
Founded: 2004
Home Arena: Maple Grove Community Center
Colors: Navy, Orange, and White


Owner(s): Cal Ballard
General Manager: Phillip Diskerud
Head Coach: Jon Liesmaki
Franchise history
2004-2005: Twin Bridges Lightning
2008-2011: Minnesota Wildcats

The Minnesota Wildcats were a Tier III Jr. A ice hockey that played in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League (MnJHL). The team played their home games at the 1,200-seat Maple Grove Community Center located in Maple Grove, Minnesota.[1]


Founded in 2004 as the Twin Bridges (later St. Louis) Lightning,[2] the franchise was sold and relocated to Maple Grove, Minnesota in 2005 to become the Minnesota Wildcats.

The Wildcats normally played 48 game regular season games, in addition to showcase and post-season tournament games. In 2011, the Wildcats folded and were replaced by the Maple Grove Energy. The Energy would have different owners but would carry over many of the former Wildcats coaches and staff.[3]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Twin Bridges Lightning
2004–05 48 11 34 2 1 25 133 252 7th, MnJHL
Minnesota Wildcats
2005–06 48 13 30 4 1 31 155 225 6th, MnJHL
2006–07 40 6 29 2 3 17 148 268 5th, MnJHL
2007–08 48 6 39 2 1 15 110 319 9th, MnJHL
2008–09 48 10 36 2 22 184 364 9th, MnJHL Did not qualify
2009–10 50 4 44 2 10 81 388 9th, MnJHL Did not qualify
2010–11 45 6 38 1 13 121 255 8th, MnJHL Did not qualify


External linksEdit

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