The Ogden Mustangs are thrilled to host 2019 Thorne Cup Finals this season at the Weber County Ice Sheet in Ogden, Utah .
The event will take place April 9-13 and will feature the final six WSHL teams remaining in the Western States Hockey League Thorne Cup Playoffs. The finals are a two-flight, modified round-robin-style, with each team guaranteed three games.
“We are absolutely thrilled to again host the finals this season,” said Mustangs owner Lori Miller. “It is a testament to our players, coaches, staff, facility and community that we’re able to do this, and I can’t wait to be able to build off of what we were able to do in 2017 to help make this another incredible event.”
We’ll have a Facebook event page posted soon to help provide the most up-to-date and current information as well as to ask questions and connect with other attendees.
We’ve been thrilled to see an outpouring of excitement among our own fan base locally.
Many individuals expressed an interest in volunteering during the event again this season, and we still have space for many more. From individual team liaisons to serving on a hospitality committee to helping out with in-game necessities, we would appreciate any and all help.
If you have previously expressed interest or are just thinking about it now, please plan on joining us for our Volunteer Meeting Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Penalty Box room downstairs at The Ice Sheet. No commitment is required in order to attend. You are more than welcome to come, get some information and then decide if this is something you’d like to be involved with.
During the 2017 finals, our army of volunteers were essential to making the event as successful as it was.
All-event passes will go on sale closer to the start of the event and can be purchased online or at the door. This pass will give you access to all 12 of the Thorne Cup games. Individual game tickets will also be available online or at the door.
Lodging, Transportation and Other Travel Details
Discounted hotel rooms, rental cars, dining information, things to do in Ogden … we’ll have all of that for you soon.
The Ice Sheet, within the Weber County Sports Complex, is a state-of-the-art facility that was originally built as a 2002 Olympic Curling venue. It seats 2,400 fans and is situated as part of the beautiful Weber State University campus.
With a recent 73,000 square-foot expansion to the Weber County Sports Complex, the Marquardt Field House brings community members, students, athletes and sports fans together underneath one roof. The two-story addition included a new NHL-size ice rink to go along with the Olympic-size rink, and training and locker rooms on the ground floor. On the upper floor of the Field House is a 60-yard indoor practice field, known as the George S. Eccles Field. The synthetic turf field is marked to accommodate football, soccer and softball. In addition, the facility also includes a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning complex, which accommodates athletes from various sports. The facility also includes an exercise room overlooking the field.
The Ogden, Utah area is a center for skiing and adventure sports. It’s located 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, and its international airport, which is Delta’s fourth-largest hub. Ogden is a gateway to Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Wolf Mountain ski resorts. Historically, Ogden was a major player in the development of the Transcontinental Railroad. Golden Spike National Historic Site, located northwest of the city, commemorates the completion of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads. That event marked the beginning of the end of the American frontier.
Home to Weber State University, Ogden was voted America’s 6th best city to raise a family (Forbes, 2010) and offers small town living with all the amenities of a big city. Ogden’s low crime rate, friendly residents and ever-expanding entertainment options make it the perfect city for a Junior hockey player looking to further his playing career.
The six teams in the finals will be separated into two three-team flights, playing a modified round-robin against the three teams in the other flight. The flights are organized according to regular-season point total. The four teams with the highest point total out of the round robin will advance to the semi-finals on Friday. The two winners will advance to the finals on Saturday.
Tues., April 9
11 a.m. – Game 1
3 p.m. – Game 2
7:30 p.m. – Game 3
Wed., April 10
11 a.m. – Game 4
3 p.m. – Game 5
7:30 p.m. – Game 6
Thurs., April 11
11 a.m. – Game 7
3 p.m. – Game 8
7:30 p.m. – Game 9
Fri., April 12
3 p.m. – Semi-final 1 – the team with the most points out of the round robin vs. the team with the fourth-most points
7:30 p.m. – Semi-final 2 – the team with the second-most points out of the round robin vs. the team with the third-most points
Sat., April 13
7:30 p.m. – Championship Game – winner of Semi-final 1 vs. winner of Semifinal 2
More details are yet to be released, but the entire Mustangs organization is thrilled and honored to be able to host this event and put together what should be a very exciting, entertaining and professional Thorne Cup Finals.