|Home Arena:||Fogerty Arena|
|Colors:||red, white, gray, and blue|
|General Manager:||Jon Jonasson (2017-18)|
|Head Coach:||Jon Jonasson (2017-18)|
|2004-2005:||Twin Bridges Lightning|
|2005-2011:||Maple Grove Wildcats|
|2011-2015:||Maple Grove Energy|
The Minnesota Moose are a Tier III Jr. A ice hockey playing in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL-Elite). The team plays their home games at the 1,200-seat Fogerty Arena located in Blaine, Minnesota.
Founded in 2003 as the Twin Bridges (later St. Louis) Lightning, the franchise was sold and relocacted to Maple Grove in 2005 to form the Minnesota Wildcats. In 2008 the Wildcats were sold and became the Maple Grove Energy. During the 2015 off-season the Energy re-located to Blaine, Mn and changed their name accordingly.
Prior to the 2015-16 season the Energy and it's prior entities were members of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. At the conclusion of the 2014-15 season all but 2 members of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League joined in with the Midwest Junior Hockey League to become the Mid-west division of the USPHL. After one season, the USPHL-Midwest was split into the Elite and USP3 Divisions with the Energy added to the Elite Division for 2016–17.
The team appears to have folded and been replaced by the Minnesota Moose for the 2017-18 season as the Moose team website mentions the new head coach/general manager being the first in team history, the USPHL website makes no mention of the change and still list the team as being the Blaine Energy. The team also joined the Premier Division of the USPHL when the league was reorganized with the formation of the National Collegiate Development Conference.
Season-by-season[edit | edit source]
|Twin Bridges Lightning|
|Maple Grove Energy|
|2011–12||48||1||44||3||13||114||384||8th, MnJHL||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||50||25||22||3||53||191||207||4th, MnJHL-MN||Lost Division Quarterfinals, 1-2 vs. Steele County Blades|
|2013–14||46||31||13||2||64||179||222||2nd, MnJHL-MN||Won Division Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Edina Lakers|
Lost Division Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Hudson Crusaders
|2014–15||42||16||24||2||34||187||246||6th of 8, Minn. Div.
10th of 14, MnJHL
|Lost Division Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. Hudson Crusaders|
|2015–16||48||8||38||2||18||99||303||9th of 9, West Conf.
16th of 17, USPHL Midwest
|Did not qualify|
|2016–17||44||5||37||2||12||67||319||7th of 8, Midwestern Div.
24th of 27, USPHL Midwest
|L, Div Quarterfinals 0-2 (forfeit seires) vs Dells Ducks|
|2017–18||44||37||5||2||76||236||94||1st, Midwest-West||Lost Semifinals 2-5 vs Charlotte Rush|
|2018–19||44||32||12||0||64||205||44||T-1st, Midwest-West||Lost National Semifinals|
|2019–20||44||29||12||3||61||202||122||3rd, Midwest-West||Playoffs cancelled after team reaches nationals|
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