The Full Wiki

Utah Grizzlies (1995–2005): Misc

Advertisements
  
  
  
  

Ice Hockey

Up to date as of February 02, 2010
(Redirected to Utah Grizzlies (1995-2005) article)

An Ice Hockey Wiki article.

This is about the defunct IHL/AHL team that folded in 2005. For the current ECHL team, see Utah Grizzlies.

Utah Grizzlies
City: Salt Lake City, Utah
League: IHL (1995 to 2001)
AHL (2001 to 2005)
Founded: 1994
Home Arena: E Center
Colors: Maroon and White
Franchise history
1994 to 1995: Denver Grizzlies
1995 to 2005: Utah Grizzlies
2007 to present: Lake Erie Monsters
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 1 (1994–95)
Division Championships: 1 (1994–95)
Turner Cups: 2 1994–95, 1995–96

The Utah Grizzlies were a team in the International Hockey League and American Hockey League. They played in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA at the E Center.

Contents

History

The Utah Grizzles, which moved to Utah following their only season in Denver, Colorado shortly after the NHL's Quebec Nordiques announced their relocation to become the Colorado Avalanche, was admitted to the AHL when the IHL folded in 2001. They played their home games in the E Center and the Delta Center.

While in Denver, the Grizzlies won the 1994–95 Turner Cup, the official Championship of the International Hockey League. After relocating to Salt Lake City, the Utah Grizzlies once again marched to victory in the IHL playoffs. Utah swept the Orlando Solar Bears 4 games to 0 to win the 1995–96 Turner Cup. The fourth (and final) game of the series was played in the Delta Center; 17,381 fans attended, which set a national record for largest attendance at a minor league hockey game.

The franchise was granted a voluntary suspension for the 2005–06 season while the owner found a buyer for the AHL franchise. That buyer arrived in May 2006, as the owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert, purchased the franchise to replace the departing Cleveland Barons. On January 25, 2007 it was announced at a press conference that the new Cleveland team will be called the Lake Erie Monsters. The Lake Erie Monsters took the ice for the 2007–08 AHL season.

Advertisements

Franchise and area facts

The market was previously served by:

The franchise was replaced by:

The franchise is now known as:

Season-by-season results

  • Denver Grizzlies 1994–1995 (International Hockey League)
  • Utah Grizzlies 1995–2001 (International Hockey League)
  • Utah Grizzlies 2001–2005 (American Hockey League)

Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1994–95 81 57 18 6 120 339 235 1st, Southwest
1995–96 82 49 29 4 102 291 232 2nd, Southwest
1996–97 82 43 33 6 92 259 254 3rd, Southwest
1997–98 82 47 27 8 102 276 234 3rd, Southwest
1998–99 82 39 34 9 87 244 254 3rd, Southwest
1999–00 82 45 25 12 102 265 220 2nd, West
2000–01 82 38 36 8 84 208 220 4th, West
2001–02 80 40 29 6 5 91 240 225 3rd, West
2002–03 80 37 34 4 5 83 227 243 5th, West
2003–04 80 27 42 6 5 65 162 230 7th, West
2004–05 80 23 50 5 2 53 156 265 7th, West

Playoffs

Season Prelim 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1994–95 W, 3-0, MIN W, 4-1, PHX W, 4-1, MIL W, 4-0, KC
1995–96 W, 3-2, KC W, 4-3, PEO W, 4-2, LV W, 4-0, ORL
1996–97 W, 3-0, KC L, 0-4, LB
1997–98 L, 1-3, KC
1998–99 Out of playoffs.
1999–00 L, 1-4, HOU
2000–01 Out of playoffs.
2001–02 L, 2-3, HOU
2002–03 L, 0-2, WBS
2003–04 Out of playoffs.
2004–05 Out of playoffs.

Team records

Single season

Goals: 46 Kip Miller (1994–95)
Assists: 60 Kip Miller (1994–95)
Points: 106 Kip Miller (1994–95)
Penalty minutes: 317 Mike MacWilliam (1995–96)
GAA: 2.21 Rich Parent (1999–00)
SV%: .928 Wade Flaherty (2001–02)
Wins: 45 Tommy Salo (1994–95)
Shutouts: 5 Mike Bales (2000–01)
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender

Career

Career goals: 111 Chris Taylor (1994–98)
Career assists: 167 Chris Taylor
Career points: 278 Chris Taylor
Career penalty minutes: 684 Gavin Morgan (1999–2003)
Career goaltending wins: 73 Tommy Salo (1994–96)
Career shutouts: 7 Tommy Salo
Career games: 440 Gord Dineen (1994–2000)

External links

  • The Internet Hockey Database - Utah Grizzlies
This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Utah Grizzlies (1995-2005). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

This article uses material from the "Utah Grizzlies (1995-2005)" article on the Ice Hockey wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message