West Valley City, Utah – Utah Grizzlies Head Coach/General Manager Tim Branham announced today that the team has signed rookie forwards Phil Marinaccio and Brendan Harms.
Both players were four-year teammates at Bemidji State University, who finished 22-16-3 last year and finished with a better record each year the two were in the program. Both players were teammates of Grizzlies defenseman Sam Windle in college.
Marinaccio was the leading scorer last season at Bemidji State and had 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points in 41 games. Harms was the fourth leading scorer and second leading senior scorer behind Marinaccio with eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 35 games.
“Phil is a big body that protects the puck very well,” said Branham. “Our puck possession style suits him very well.”
Harms was the winner of the 2016-2017 Senior Class Award given to the most outstanding senior student athlete in Division 1 Men’s Hockey. Marinaccio was also honored for academics last season.
“Brendan is one of our top recruits this off season,” said Branham. “He will provide depth to our scoring lines.”
The Grizzlies open training camp Monday and will announce their practice schedule this weekend. They will host preseason action Friday, October 6 against Idaho. Tickets are $10 and available at Maverik Center Box Office, any Smith’s Tix Location and UtahGrizzlies.com.
Opening Night is Saturday, October 14 when the Grizzlies host Colorado at 7 p.m.
The team’s High Five! Pack features the team’s top five Saturday home games and includes a free meal at each game and a ticket to the team’s first playoff game starting at $65. Visit utahgrizzlies.com/highfive for more information.
The Grizzlies Amtrak Student Pass gives Students with valid ID the chance to attend every Grizzlies game for $49. Visit utahgrizzlies.com/Amtrak for more information.
Season tickets for the 2017-2018 season along with group and holiday party packages are on sale now. Visit www.utahgrizzlies.com or call (801) 988-8000 for more information. Individual tickets will go on sale in September.