Missoula Maulers
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City: Missoula, Montana
League: Western States Hockey League
Founded: 2007
Home Arena: Glacier Ice Rink
Colors: Dark Blue, Black, White, and Gray
Owner(s): Michael Burks
General Manager: Marcus Baxter
Head Coach: Marcus Baxter
Franchise history
2007–2016: Missoula Maulers

The Missoula Maulers were a junior ice hockey team from Missoula, Montana. The team played in the Western States Hockey League,[1] the American West Hockey League, and the Northern Pacific Hockey League, out of Missoula's Glacier Ice Rink.[2]

Michael Burks is the club's principal owner and president of operations. In 2016, Burks and the operators of the Glacier Ice Rink had a lease dispute and Burks decided to shut down the team rather than continue to fight the operators for a better contract.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

The Maulers were founded as an expansion team for the 2007–08 season in the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NorPac).[4] They played in the NorPac until 2011 when many of the eastern NorPac teams formed the new American West Hockey League (AWHL) including the Maulers.[5][6] After two seasons, the Maulers announced that were leaving the AWHL for the Amateur Athletic Union-sanctioned Western States Hockey League(WSHL).[1]

The players, ages 16–20, carried amateur status under Tier III/Tier II/Junior A guidelines with hopes to earn a spot on a collegiate or minor professional team.

Former leagues[edit | edit source]

Season-by-season records[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2013–14 46 20 22 4 44 152 151 981 4th of 6, Northwest
16th of 24, WSHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1-2 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads
2014–15 46 36 9 1 73 249 113 802 2nd of 7, Northwest
4th of 28, WSHL
Div. Quarterfinals, Bye
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-1 vs. Southern Oregon Spartans
Lost Div. Finals, 1-2 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads
2015–16 52 38 12 2 78 257 143 715 2nd of 8, Northwest
7th of 29, WSHL
Div. Quarterfinals, Bye
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Southern Oregon Spartans
Lost Div. Finals, 0-2 vs. Idaho Jr. Steelheads

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