WSHL To Become Tier II Hockey League

UHUThe United Hockey Union (UHU) is proud to announce that the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) will now be competing in North America as a Tier II hockey league in the UHU. At their annual off-season League meeting, the WSHL Board of Governors voted in favor to accept and support the move to Tier II.

Due to the elevated caliber of play that the League has experienced over the past 4 years, the WSHL Board of Governors felt that the move was natural progression for the continued advancement of the League and its players. The Board of Governors simultaneously have announced the formation of the Western Prospects League (WPL), which the UHU has approved Tier III status for the 2015-2016 season.

Ron White, the president and commissioner of the WSHL, is excited about the opportunities this transition brings. “The League has grown in teams, exposure, and development and in caliber of play. These advancements combined with the move to Tier II and the formation of the WPL are all elements that together will increase the caliber of play and further enhance the brand of the WSHL.”

Since its inaugural season in 1994, the Western States Hockey League has expanded to twenty-eight teams that span Texas, Washington, Arizona, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nevada as well as becoming a well-known provider of hockey development internationally. Each year, the League facilitates hockey for over 850 players, allowing them to develop the skills and character to play hockey at higher levels.

Moose Seeking Booster Club Members for 15-16 Season

Be an Official Booster Club Member of the Salt Lake City Moose Tier II Junior Hockey Club!

The Salt Lake City Moose Hockey Club would like to invite you to become a Moose Booster Club Member volunteer.  Our volunteers are a group of close-knit dedicated hockey fans that provide various tasks throughout the hockey season that are paramount to the success of our organization.  As a Moose Booster Club Member you will receive free admission to all home games and take part in a pre-season and post season BBQ/Banquet.  The life-long friendships, team support, and positive experience make this a winning relationship for all! The  Salt Lake City Moose Booster club is a nonprofit organization in place to help amateur hockey players attain their goal to play NCAA college hockey. The booster club will provide support players in various ways as there are many opportunities to help during our home games:

  • Game Operations
  • Admissions
  • Merchandise Sales
  • Program Sales
  • Time-Keeper
  • Music and DJ
  • Announcer
  • Color Commentary
  • Penalty Box
  • Statistician
  • Videographer
  • Pre-Game Setup
  • Post-Game Clean Up
  • Writer

For those wanting to volunteer, but are unable to help during our home games we are always in need of snacks and water for all of our travel games!  This is a great way to help contribute to the Moose hockey team and show your support!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to become a Moose Volunteer!!

Student Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for exciting volunteer opportunities that look great on a college or job resume?

The Salt Lake City Moose are now taking applications for its 2015-16 student volunteer program.

The program lasts from September 2015 through March 2016 for all 21 Moose home games plus playoff games.

Benefits include:

  • Great experience
  • Can be used for senior projects/job shadowing
  • Looks great on resumes and job applications
Game Day Operations Assistant: Multiple Positions Available
Game Day Operations Assistants will help in various ways on Moose game days with setup, game operations and post game if needed.
Duties will include:

 Arrival at rink 1.5 hrs before game time to help with game preparation set-up

  • Helping with merchandise, chuck-a-puck and ticket sales as needed
  • Help set up broadcast equipment
  • Running intermission on-ice promotions and in-stand promotions during games
  • Filming and photography as needed
Looking for students who are:
  • Passionate, hard working and enjoy sports
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Fun to work with
  • Enjoy working with young fans
  • Able to attend majority of 21 Home Games and possible playoff games

 

If interested in helping out, complete the form below.

Moose Hire New Head Coach for 2015-16 Season

Paul TaylorSalt Lake City, UT — Salt Lake City Moose announced Wednesday the hiring of Paul Taylor as the new head coach for the team, effective immediately. Taylor, who becomes the third Head Coach in program history, replaces Jeff Carr who was released after two full seasons as the teams head coach.

Team President Scott Farrell welcomed Paul Taylor to the organization Monday, saying “The Moose are excited to add Taylor who has a very strong background as both a player and a coach.” Farrell goes on to say “Paul’s passion for the game will no doubt bring this program to a new level. It is my opinion that Paul is one of the top talent developers in the country and his track record as a junior level coach speaks for itself. I am excited for him to instill his philosophy on our student-athletes and help bring the Moose and Salt Lake City a championship level team.”

Prior to joining the Moose, Taylor coached the Dallas Ice Jets in the WSHL and brought instant success to the program. His teams were consistently ranked in the top of the league standings, winning a Division title and making multiple WSHL Thorne Cup appearances. Taylor has not only showed the ability to recruit and develop strong teams, but has also been very successful in helping his players advance to the USHL, BCHL, NAHL and NCAA College.

A native of Vancouver Canada, Taylor played junior hockey in the BCHL and then received a scholarship to Northern Michigan University. After college Taylor played seven seasons of minor professional hockey in North America and Europe.

Taylor will be responsible for hiring assistant coaches, player recruitment, developing a high level strength and conditioning program, implementing practice and game plans and helping promote players for advancement to higher levels.

“I am excited to be named the Head Coach of the Salt Lake City Moose,” said Taylor. “I look forward to building the strength of the program and taking it to a new level of success. I plan to begin recruiting immediately for the upcoming season and finding players who are the right fit and will represent the team with pride.”

The Salt Lake City Moose believe the hiring of Taylor will take our team to the next level.

Moose Fall Short in Round 2. Casper takes the series 2-1.

Casper Coyotes’ comeback falls short, Salt Lake City Moose wins 3-1

Casper Ice Arena    Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Salt Lake City Moose, which led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by Casper Coyotes and clinched a 3-1 victory.

Salt Lake City Moose led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Salt Lake City Moose’s Zach Ahiers scored at 17:04 in the second period to put Salt Lake City Moose up 3-0.

After the loss made the series score 1-0 in the best of three series, Casper Coyotes faces elimination next time out.

Salt Lake City Moose was led by goalie Brad Robertson, who finished with 38 saves while allowing one goal. Robertson certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.13 entering the contest.

Salt Lake City Moose’s penalty kill excelled, as Salt Lake City Moose gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays.

Salt Lake City Moose was helped by Ryan Solomon, who finished with one goal and one assist. Solomon scored on the power play 13:52 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Salt Lake City Moose. Salt Lake City Moose had gained a power play chance when Troy Saunders was whistled for elbowing. Cole Corson provided the assist. Salt Lake City Moose additionally got points from Corson, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Salt Lake City Moose received assists from Dmitry Kuznetsov, who had one and Jonathan Svensson, who had two.

Casper Coyotes forced Salt Lake City Moose goalie Robertson to work between the pipes, taking 39 shots.

Casper Coyotes was led by Erik Stenbacka, who scored the team’s only goal. Stenbacka scored the first of his two goals at 56 seconds into the third period to make the score 3-1 Salt Lake City Moose. Stenbacka’s next tally made the score 3-2 Salt Lake City Moose with 11:17 left in the third period. Casper Coyotes earned a power play opportunity when Jurijs Moiseicenko was put in the box for slashing. Eric Andersson picked up the assist.

Salt Lake City Moose incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Rikard Landfeldt rejected 16 shots on goal for Casper Coyotes. Casper Coyotes incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.

Casper Coyotes beats Salt Lake City Moose 4-0 as Landfeldt gains shutout

Casper Ice Arena    Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Rikard Landfeldt made 26 saves to complete the shutout and led Casper Coyotes to a 4-0 win against Salt Lake City Moose.

With the win, Casper Coyotes avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series.

Casper Coyotes was paced by Dmytro Babenko, who grabbed one goal. Babenko scored 1:10 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Casper Coyotes.

Casper Coyotes excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Casper Coyotes forced Salt Lake City Moose goalie Brad Robertson to work between the pipes, taking 50 shots.

Casper Coyotes also had goals scored by Jordan Klimovsky, Brady Griffin, and Erik Stenbacka, who each put in one. In addition, Casper Coyotes received assists from Brock Weitl and Viktor Thim, who contributed one each.

Salt Lake City Moose stifled Casper Coyotes’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.

Casper Coyotes incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Brad Robertson made 46 saves for Salt Lake City Moose on 49 shots. Salt Lake City Moose incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.

 

Casper Coyotes beats Salt Lake City Moose 3-1 after comeback scare

Casper Ice Arena    Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Salt Lake City Moose tried to dig itself out of a three-goal hole, but Casper Coyotes held on for a 3-1 victory.

Casper Coyotes made the score 3-0 on a goal by Viktor Thim at 9:39 in the third period, and Salt Lake City Moose got as close as 3-1 when Lindros Beard scored 11:20 into the third period.

The win by Casper Coyotes clinched the best of three series at 2-1.

Tim Odermatt had a great game for Casper Coyotes, netting two goals. Odermatt found the back of the net 14:55 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Casper Coyotes and again while 17:07 into the second to make the score 2-0 Casper Coyotes.

Casper Coyotes stifled Salt Lake City Moose’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Casper Coyotes forced Salt Lake City Moose goalie Brad Robertson to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots.

Other players who recorded assists for Casper Coyotes were Jordan Klimovsky, who had two and Troy Saunders and Kasper Elo, who contributed one each.

In addition, Salt Lake City Moose received assists from Patrick OBryan and Erik Ahlen, who each chipped in one.

Rikard Landfeldt rejected 29 shots on goal for Casper Coyotes. Casper Coyotes incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Robertson recorded 40 saves for Salt Lake City Moose. Salt Lake City Moose incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.