Las Vegas Western States Shootout

shoot_out2012_2Marking the midpoint of the season, the Western States Hockey League returns to Las Vegas, Nevada from December 15-19 for the 15th Annual Western States Shootout.

The WSHL’s premiere event, the all-league showcase has averaged close to 100 scouts in attendance each season, from various NCAA Division I and III hockey programs and ACHA club hockey teams from across the United States as well as minor pro scouts from U.S. based and international leagues.

With an all-time high of 29 teams, each of which will be playing four regular season games, the Las Vegas Ice Center (9295 W. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147) has been joined by the Sobe Ice Arena (2407 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89108) as the host sites for the event, making it so all five days will be packed with wall-to-wall WSHL action, as teams try to pick up valuable points before the two-week holiday break.

Games will begin in the early afternoon on the 15th and will conclude by early evening on the 19th, with teams that begin play on Tuesday finishing on Friday and those that start on Wednesday concluding the event on Saturday.

Once again, the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino is the official host hotel of the Western States Shootout and is providing unbeatable room rates for families, fans and friends. Just call (800) 998-6937 and use code “C-WSFB5” to receive the Shootout rate of $37/night plus tax and resort fee. The resort fee includes free unlimited admission to the Tower Viewing Decks during normal viewing hours for up to four people per room, free daily admission to the fitness center and 8th floor resort pool. Guest room WiFi is also included for free for up to three devices and discounts are available on all-day thrill passes, as well as tickets to both the Michael Jackson review and PIN UP shows.  FOR ONLINE BOOKING OF ROOMS THE RESERVATION CODE IS: WSFB15.

While staying at the Stratosphere, make sure to visit and dine with our favorite Italian Restaurant located in the casino, “Fellini’s”.  Maitre’ D Joseph and his staff will prepare you a delicious meal and offer you a 10% discount off the menu pricing.

Fellini’s will also act as host location for our College Hockey Forum which will be held Wed-Fri.  The Forum will present everything you need to know about college commitments, requirements, eligibility, and financial assistance opportunities.  The forum is open to all players, parents and guests of the WSHL.  The Forum will feature keynote college coaches addressing the issues mentioned above as well as the opportunity to visit the college Fair adjacent to the Forum and speak one on one with college coaches in attendance.

With the distance between the hotel and arenas averaging nearly 15 miles ground transportation is important.  The WSHL will partner with a major car rental company to offer family, friends and fans a great rate. Check back after October 15 for reservation information.

In order to formulate the most competitive match-ups, the game schedule will not be available until late November, as it is based off of standings at that point in time.

So put in your day off requests and get prepared for one of the most wonderful times of the year to be a hockey fan, at the 2015 Western States Shootout in Sin City!

HIFSP

October 10th ~ Suicide Prevention ~ Awareness Night

 

The Salt Lake City Moose are proud to partner with a local organization aimed at raising awareness about a serious subject that has recently affected our local hockey community. KiKi Crum is a local teen who grew up playing hockey in Utah. She recently created a foundation called Hockey Is Family – Suicide Prevention in hopes of developing and providing resources for hockey players everywhere.  “I want us to spread suicide prevention and awareness so that we never have to lose another teammate to suicide.” Kiki sates “It is important to make sure no one feels alone and show everyone that they are loved and have support.  I want the hockey community to come together ultimately as a family to achieve this goal.”

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The HIFSP Foundation mission is to have a fully staffed support line, provide training and mentoring to coaches, as well as other leaders in the sport, and to help recognize the onset of depression in those who may be looking for a final out.

 


HIFSP will be attending the Moose Vs Mustangs game this Saturday, October 10th.
 Stop by to learn more about this foundation and to purchase your very own HIFSP yellow bracelet so that everyone will know YOU are family.

Remember, WE are family

Help us to prevent loss

 

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Moose Go 1 and 1 in Mustang Season Opener

Salt Lake City Moose (1-1-0, T-2nd in Mountain) vs. Ogden Mustangs (1-1-0 T-2nd in Mountain)

Series split between Salt Lake City, UT and Ogden, UT

The ever popular home-and-home series between the two Utah clubs proved to be one to look out for this season.

In state rivals are always fan-favorites, and these two teams both made the home crowds happy.

Game one on Friday was played in Ogden where the Mustangs snagged a 5-2 win.

The star of the game, none other than Schuyler Seyfert, notched three goals and an assist as he led his team from start to finish.

Jurijs Moiseicenko and James Bohan both scored for the Moose in the effort, but otherwise Christoffer Sjoo stood tall in between the pipes for Ogden.

On Saturday the series moved just up the road to Salt Lake City, where the change of scenery did the Moose some good when they won 5-2.

Bohan got things going that night with the first goal of the game, scoring less than four minutes in; it would be the only goal of the first period by either side.

The Moose received some additional support in the second where they sandwiched a Montell Greene goal with four of their own courtesy of Erik Ahlen, Moiseicenko, Ahlen again, and Hunter Dragosh.

That would be all Salt Lake City needed to win despite allowing a third period tally by Adam Zollner.

Sean Leahy had 27 saves in the win.

Now Seeking Moose Interns For 15-16 Season

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Moose Internship Program

2015-2016 Season (September 1 -March 31)

As a part of the Salt Lake City Moose organization, interns will be exposed to the inner workings of a professionally run hockey program. Specifically, interns will receive the opportunity to become involved with game night operations, marketing research and special projects. All interns will be required to handle computer applications with emphasis on Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Excel, Word, etc.). In addition to working games, the intern will have the opportunity to work in the office environment with a minimum of eight hours per week. The semester will offer a chance to learn the daily regimen of a sports franchise, meet important contacts, and the chance to be involved in many aspects of the operation.
Interns will be educated in the following:

  • Computer applications
  • Community and public relations
  • Game day operations
  • Marketing
  • Office management
  • Organization
  • Special events coordination
  • Video Production
  • Sponsorship activation

Compensation
The internships offered by the Moose can be used to obtain course credits towards graduation.

Location
Interns are required to find their own transportation to and from work. The Moose office is located at Acord Ice Center, 5353 W 3100 S, West Valley, UT.

Duties

    1. Game Night- the game of hockey is an event and much occurs behind the scenes to insure our guests have an enjoyable evening regardless of the outcome. Intern responsibilities on game night will include (but not limited to) the following:* Helping with in-arena promotions (i.e.: ticket sales, promotions, and intermission activities) at all Moose home games.
      • Assist with the Customer Service table in various matters
      • Performing other duties as assigned by full-time staff
    2. Research- you will be asked to assist in the research of general market information, hockey specific information and corporate partnership information as well as tracking of various media announcements.
    3. Create literature, ticket sales promotions, and other special interest projects as needed
    4. Collect and organize game notes, game stats, team rosters and media guides to distribute on game nights
    5. Help in compiling team statistics on team and league attendance figures and player performance
    6. Find and schedule community relations events
    7. Special Projects- depending upon your development and time commitments, you could be asked to create special projects to assist the Moose staff. This could include grassroots marketing programs, advertising community projects, etc.

Open Positions

  • FT Marketing Intern – 24 office hours per week and all home games.
  • PT Marketing Intern – 8 office hours per week and all home games.
  • Statistical Analysis Intern – 4 office hours per week and all home games.
  • In-Game Entertainment Intern – all home games.

To apply please send a resume, cover letter and two professional references to Scott Farrell, president@saltlakecitymoose.com to be considered for the 2015-2016 internship program.