Wednesday: Manchester at Utah, 7 p.m. Utah’s Classic Country AM 1370, ECHL TV
Friday: Manchester at Utah, 7 p.m. Utah’s Classic Country AM 1370, ECHL TV
Saturday: Manchester at Utah, 7 p.m. Utah’s Classic Country AM 1370, ECHL TV
The Grizzlies enter the week with standings points in ten of the last 12 games at 6-2-4-0 and with a .667 winning percentage since their 0-4 start.
The Grizzlies welcomed nearly 200 dogs and raised nearly $18,000 with all proceeds for the Angel’s Hands Foundation in their postgame jersey auction of their Retro Anaheim Ducks themed jerseys in front of 6,405 fans.
Wednesday, November 22
Our first All New Wild Wednesday of the year is Wednesday. Kickoff your Thanksgiving Weekend with Free Refills on Popcorn and 44 Ounce Soft Drinks. In addition, lower bowl tickets start at $10 when you mention “Wild Wednesday” at the box office or fans can buy online with no fees at utahgrizzlies.com/wildwednesday.
Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25
Fans can get six lower bowl tickets starting at $48 when the Grizzlies return to Maverik Center next Friday and Saturday. This offer can be purchased at utahgrizzlies.com/thanksgiving or at the Maverik Center Box Office.
With already one-quarter of their home schedule complete, the Grizzlies continue strong at the gate with at least 6,405 fans for four of their five Saturday home games. On pace for their fifth attendance increase in the last six seasons, Utah enters the week averaging 5,342 fans-per-game through just over the first month of the season. That currently ranks seventh out of 27 ECHL teams and is second behind only Tulsa in the Mountain Division.
Coming From Behind
Three times in the last six games, the Grizzlies have erased a three-goal deficit to force overtime. Utah trailed 3-0 Saturday, 4-1 Sunday, November 5 in Wichita and 3-0 November 4 in Tulsa before keying comebacks. Michael Pelech has assisted on all three game-tying goals and Mitch Jones has scored both of his goals this season as part of the comebacks.
Greger Hanson returned to the Grizzlies over the weekend for the first time in three weeks and quickly scored Utah’s first two goals Friday and assisted on Utah’s tying goal Saturday that erased a 3-0 deficit to force overtime. Hanson now has a Utah season-high seven-game scoring streak with five goals and six assists and set a Utah season-high Saturday with 11 shots.
Fighting The Good Fight
Travis Howe is tied for the ECHL lead with seven fighting majors. Howe fought Saturday with Utah trailing 2-0 before the rally was ignited. He also dropped the gloves with Utah trailing 4-1 November 5, before the Grizzlies came back to tie.
Utah defenseman Taylor Richart leads ECHL defensemen with seven goals. During the ECHL era that started in 2005, 12 goals from Andy Sertich in 2008-2009 is the most recorded in a single season by a Grizzlies defensemen.
On The Air
Fans can get the latest on the Grizzlies every day on ESPN 700 as “Voice of the Grizzlies” Adrian Denny delivers the morning report at 11:25 a.m. with Grizzlies In 60 during “The Bill Riley Show” followed by the afternoon report at 3:25 p.m. with Grizzlies In 60 during “Gunther and Hackett.”
Official Country Station
Z-104, Utah’s #1 Country Station, returns as the Official Country Station of the Grizzlies with select games broadcast live on the legendary KSOP AM 1370; featuring Utah’s Classic Country. Denny joins Dave and Deb the Friday of every weekend home stand just after 9 a.m. on Z-104, followed by a visit with Country Joe on AM 1370.
KMYU will begin its sixth season of televising Grizzlies games after the holidays. A complete schedule will be announced before hand as Denny joins Adam Mikulich from 2 News Talkin’ Sports.