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Utah Grizzlies
Utah Grizzlies Logo
City: West Valley City, Utah
League: ECHL
Conference: Western Conference
Division: Mountain Division
Founded: 1988
Home Arena: Maverik Center
Colors: Green, black, copper, white
Owner(s): Flag of the United States David Elmore
Flag of the United States Donna Turtle
Head Coach: Tim Branham
Media: KFAN (AM 1320) or KJQS (AM 1230)
Affiliates: Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
San Diego Gulls (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 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 United States cities from 1988 to 2003 when the Lexington Men O' War franchise suspended operations after one season. 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. On October 24 of the 09-10 season pink in the rink Ryan Kinasewich, set the all time goal record with 119 goals.

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 3630 6 78 235 236 4th, West Lost in Division Semifinals
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 Semifinals
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 in Division Finals
2015–16 72 39 27 6 84 223 206 3rd, West Lost in Conference Semifinals

Captains Edit

Captain - Brent Gwidt
Alternate - Alex Gallant

Notes Edit

  1. Email response from Communications and Broadcasting VP Adrian Denny: "Copper is the third color."

External links Edit

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