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Old 01-25-2007, 06:38 PM   #663
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Our grizzlies went full circle!

The Utah Grizzlies, which moved to Utah following their only season in Denver, Colorado shortly after the NHL's Quebec Nordiques announced their relocation to become the Colorado Avalanche, was admitted to the AHL when the IHL folded in 2001. They played their home games in the E Center.

While in Denver, the Grizzlies won the 1994-1995 Turner Cup, the official Championship of the International Hockey League.

The franchise was granted a voluntary suspension for the 2005-2006 season while the owner found a buyer for the AHL franchise. That buyer arrived in May 2006, as the owner of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert, purchased the franchise to replace the departing Cleveland Barons. The new Cleveland Lake Erie Monsters team will begin play in the fall of 2007.
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