The biggest fan at the Jackson Hole Moose hockey game against the Sun Valley Suns on Dec. 14 may have been pint-sized. So short was he that his violation of the arena’s no-standing zone in front of the bleachers brought no penalty.

The Moose will play at least 26 home games this season over 13 weekends, facing opponents from Vermont to San Francisco and Park City, Utah to Aspen, Colorado. They travel as far as Bozeman, Montana and Vail, Colorado for away games.

Spurred on by their mascot Knuckles, the Moose make their home at the Snow King Sports and Events Center, where adult spectators pay $10 admission. A raucous crowd regularly tops 1,000. Live bands entertain between periods.

Though Jackson Hole Hockey can trace its roots to the 1930s, the modern club began in 1976 with a request to the Jackson Town Council for four shovels and two fire hoses with which to build a rink.

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Angus M. Thuermer Jr.

Angus M. Thuermer Jr. is the natural resources reporter for WyoFile. He is a veteran Wyoming reporter and editor with more than 35 years experience in Wyoming. Contact him at or (307)...

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