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Gaylord Grizzlies
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City: Gaylord, Michigan
League: USHL
Founded: 1991
Operated: 1995–1998
Home Arena: Ostego County Sportsplex
Colors: Black and Gray
Franchise history
1991– December 1995: Saginaw Gears (NAHL)
1995–1998: Gaylord Grizzlies
1998–1999: Grand Rapids Bearcats
1999–2000: Grand Rapids Rockets (NAHL)
2000–2003: Capital Centre Pride

The Gaylord Grizzlies were a team that played in the North American Hockey League from 1995 to 1998. The Saginaw Gears were based out of the Saginaw Bay Ice Arena. The team relocated to the Ostego County Sportsplex in Gaylord, Michigan in December of 1995 and assumed the identity of the Gaylord Grizzlies. The team would later relocate to Grand Rapids, Michigan where they became the Grand Rapids Bearcats and later Grand Rapids Rockets. The team would then move to Lansing, Michigan in 2000 where they became the Capital Centre Pride until the team folded in 2003.

Yearly Standings

Season GP W L T OTL SOL PTS GF GA Finish Playoffs
Saginaw Gears
1991-92 41 9 29 1 2 - 21 138 220 4th East
1992-93 41 14 21 5 1 - 33 162 185 3rd East
1993-94 46 17 19 8 2 - 42 185 183 4th East
1994-95 44 20 19 4 1 - 45 162 199 5th overall
Saginaw Gears/Gaylord Grizzlies
1995-96 46 20 19 4 3 - 47 167 170 6th overall Lost in first round
Gaylord Grizzlies
1996-97 46 16 26 - 4 0 36 165 206 7th overall Lost in first round
1997-98 56 14 36 - 0 6 34 159 228 8th overall Lost in first Round
Grand Rapids Bearcats
1998-99 56 27 29 - 0 0 54 175 197 6th overall Lost in first round
Grand Rapids Bearcats/Grand Rapids Rockets
1999-00 56 18 35 - 0 3 39 148 196 5th East Did not qualify
Capital Centre Pride
2000-01 56 21 30 - 5 0 47 185 216 4th East Lost first round
2001-02 56 24 28 - 4 0 52 190 208 5th East Did not qualify

2002-03

56 26 25 - 5 0 57 178 209 4th East Lost in first round
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