JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Moose are back on the ice this weekend with a pair of games with a former original division rival.
The Park City Pioneers haven’t stepped onto the ice at the Snow King Sports and Event Center since the 2013-14 season. The Pioneers formed in 2009 and joined the Black Diamond Hockey League in 2014-15 season. It would be their one and only season with the BDHL. After finishing 1-10-1, the Pioneers were bounced by Sun Valley 10-0 in the playoffs and never recovered as an organization.
Park City disbanded its team in 2015 and haven’t played as a formal organization since. This weekend could mark the return of the Pioneers to divisional play.
Moose GM/Coach Bob ‘Howie’ Carruth said there has been preliminary talk of welcoming the team back into the BDHL.
“They are under new leadership. They have an impressive talent pool of players to draw from down there in Salt Lake,” Carruth said, adding that the team may commit to traveling to Jackson in March to participate in the league playoffs for the 2018-19 season.
The Moose will get a feel for the new-look Pioneers tonight as they look to improve their record and stay unbeaten in the new year. Jackson Hole is 10-2 on the season with Cleveland, Denver, Stowe, and Aspen all coming to town before the Moose hit the road for Bozeman President’s Day weekend.
Pioneers vs. Moose. Music by Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons. Doors 7:00pm. Puck drop 7:30pm.