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.”

Join our event page on Facebook to receive the most up-to-date and current information as well as to ask questions and connect with other attendees:

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Tickets

All-event passes are now being sold for $155. This pass will give you access to all 12 of the Thorne Cup games. Tickets for individual games as well as day passes for all three games in a day are also available. All tickets can be purchased online now.

 

Lodging, Transportation and Other Travel Details

Our host hotels for the event are:

The Ogden Hampton Inn

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The Ogden Comfort Inn and Suites

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You can ask for Mustangs Hockey Thorne Cup for block rooms available at those two hotels. There are also a variety of other Ogden hotels you can look at.

The Weber County Ice Sheet is a 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. The airport is a major Delta hub with a variety of flight times available from a variety of locations.

You can also get to Ogden from the airport via light rail and train.

While dining in Ogden during the week, you’re in luck that this year’s Thorne Cup Finals coincides with Ogden Restaurant Week. There are a lot of deals available at a lot of great local restaurants.

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The Facility

The Ice Sheet

Home of the Mustangs, The Ice Sheet.

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 2,000 fans and is situated as part of the beautiful Weber State University campus.

The Ice Sheet

A packed house.

Mustangs Fan

An excited fan.

The Ice Sheet

That pre-game view.

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 Location

Ogden City Aerial

This is our city.

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.

Historic 25th Street Ogden

This is downtown.

Ogden Mountain Road

These are our mountains

Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell

This is our mayor.

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 Format

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.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 9
11 a.m. – El Paso Rhinos vs. Bellingham Blazers
3 p.m. – Edson Aeros vs. Long Beach Bombers
7:30 p.m. – Ogden Mustangs vs Oklahoma City Blazers

Wednesday, April 10
11 a.m. – Oklahoma City Blazers vs. Bellingham Blazers
3 p.m. – Long Beach Bombers vs. El Paso Rhinos
7:30 p.m. – Edson Aeros vs. Ogden Mustangs

Thursday, April 11
11 a.m. – Long Beach Bombers vs. Oklahoma City Blazers
3 p.m. – Bellingham Blazers vs. Edson Aeros
7:30 p.m. – Ogden Mustangs vs. El Paso Rhinos

Friday, April 12
3 p.m. – Semifinal 1
7:30 p.m. – Semifinal 2

Saturday, April 13
7:30 p.m. – Championship Game

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