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2014-2015 Utah Jr. Grizzlies Annual Awards

Midgets U16 Select
Best Forward - Jake Rotzler
Best Defense - Gabe Trujillo
Most Improved - Daniel Bell
Unsung Hero - Conor Mullholand
MVP - Thomas Hendry
16U Select Video: https://youtu.be/4WRB57BQ8dE

Midgets U16 Elite
Best Forward - Elijah Turner
Best Defense - Christopher Panek
Most Improved - Ben Nielsen
Unsung Hero - Paul Ojala
MVP - Adam Hill
16U Elite Video: https://youtu.be/AlTxBLOJCxo

Bantam Select
Best Forward - Ammon Anderson
Best Defense - Christian Phinney
Unsung Hero - Zachary Jerome
MVP - Tomas Maciunas
Bantam Select Video: https://youtu.be/we1rkRuTXIM

Bantam Elite
Best Forward - Will Rutter
Best Defense - Isabelle Hendry
Most Improved - Ethan Eder
Unsung Hero - Anna Thomas
MVP - Jett Arminen
Bantam Elite Video: https://youtu.be/oWdmziieu1g

Bantam Gold
Best Forward - Laurenne Fraser
Best Defense - Emmalynn Herbstritt
Most Improved - Connor Peat
Unsung Hero - Paul Bodey
MVP - Carter Causse
Bantam Gold Video: http://youtu.be/IvvbL3q2nUU

Pee Wee Select
Best Forward - Jori Boyd
Best Defense - Alex Hartman
Most Improved - Garrett Lazaro
Unsung Hero - Bridger Smith
MVP - Alex Mayne
Peewee Select Video: http://youtu.be/oM6g9-Jo6dE

Pee Wee Elite
Best Forward - Ivan Bateman
Best Defense - Owen Geiger
Most Improved - Sabastian Powers
Unsung Hero - Alaina Lindley
MVP - James Hensley
Peewee Elite Video: http://youtu.be/-6vd2IHOp30

Squirt Select
Squirt Select Video: http://youtu.be/z-0w5PUrK_k

Squirt Elite
Best Forward - Mitchell Murray
Best Defense - Nash Sorensen
Most Improved - Ethan Willis
Unsung Hero - Van Druce
MVP - Brayden Murphy
Squirt Elite Video: http://youtu.be/GwLnydLiFi8

Utah Junior Grizzlies Retain Jeff Levy as Goaltending Coach

The Utah Junior Grizzlies are pleased to welcome Jeff Levy as the organization’s goaltending coach for the 2015-2016 season.  After helping win the Utah High School State Championship in 1988, Jeff played Tier I Junior A National Champion Rochester Mustangs in 1989-1990. He was then drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in the 7th Round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.  Jeff postponed a professional career to play for the University of New Hampshire in Hockey East before embarking on an eight year professional career with teams from the IHL, ECHL, WPHL, and CHL.  He has served as a goaltending coach for an ECHL team as well as several youth hockey organizations. He brings a wealth of experience to the Utah Junior Grizzlies staff.  


After a year off, the Utah Jr. Grizzlies are planning on fielding a strong U18 Tier I AAA team for the 15-16 season. The Head Coach will again be Darryl Olsen and the team will compete for a chance to appear at the Tier I National Tournament at year end.  This team will again play a full AAA schedule in the National Junior Prospects Hockey League (NJPHL). At the end of the 2013-14 season, the Jr. Grizzlies U18 team had one heck of a season, for their first season in the NJPHL, but lost in the Championship game to the Blythe Academy Bruins AAA to take a 2nd place finish. Due to the success of that team and the first year the Jr. Grizzlies fielded at U18 AAA Tier I program, Coach Olsen was able to help many players move on to higher levels the next season. Out of the 18 players on that team that year 16 of those players received invitations to tryouts at all levels, USHL, NAHL, AJHL, BCHL, WSHL, KIJHL, MJHL, NA3PHL. Other players went on to pursue college hockey in the ACHA; to play for Utah State, Weber State as well as the University of Utah. Due to the success and development of those players who played under Coach Olsen in that 2013-14 season, most of those players made teams at the higher levels and moved on. This was accomplished through huge commitment from our Coach Olsen at the beginning of the season, development and promoting his players to higher levels. As a result, there were not enough players to field a U18 team for the 2014-15 season.


The 2015-16 season is different, WE ARE BACK, and we will have a U18 Tier I AAA team and Coach Olsen promises more development and promotions for passionate, dedicated hockey players. Coach Olsen has been coaching with the Utah. Jr. Grizzlies since 2003. He brings with him an excellent playing and coaching resume. He is dedicated to the development of every player on his teams and will push and encourage each player to reach their full potential.


Coach Olsen



If you are a interested in playing for the AAA Utah. Jr. Grizzlies U18 team for the 2015-16 season, please contact Coach Oly. Tryouts are May 15-17, 2015. You can register for tryouts from the http://www.utahjuniorgrizzlies.com home page.


We look forward to seeing you on the ice.

Utah's Premier Competitive Youth Hockey Association

The Junior Grizzlies' mission is to provide a safe and challenging environment that promotes skill enhancement, teamwork, and sportsmanship for competitive youth hockey. We embrace the core values of respect for the individual, integrity, loyalty, and pursuit of excellence.  We are also proud to host the Annual Grizz Cup, a world class hockey tournament over Martin Luther King Holiday weekend in January.

 Wasatch Mountain Amateur Hockey Association
P.O. Box 1921, West Jordan, Utah 84088

2015-2016 Coaches

Midget U18 Select

  • Coach Oly Olsen

Midget U16 Select

  • Coach Oly Olsen

Midget U18/U16 Elite

  • Coach Kyle McInnis

Bantam Select

  • Coach Davis Mullholand

Bantam Elite

  • Coach Ben Wilner

Pee Wee Select

  • Coach Mikko Laitinen

Pee Wee Elite

  • Coach Jamen Porter

Squirt Select

  • Coach Tyler Murphy

Squirt Elite - TBD


  • Darryl Olsen
  • Todd Brereton

Goaltending Coach

  • Jeff Levy

Mental Training

  • Head Strong Consulting
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