12/17/2017 7:41 AM
Wednesday: Utah at Colorado, 7 p.m. Utah’s Classic Country AM 1370, ECHL TV
Friday: Utah at Colorado, 7 p.m. ESPN 700, ECHL TV
Saturday: Colorado at Utah, 7 p.m. ESPN 700, ECHL TV
Winners of three of their last four, the Grizzlies complete the Pre-Christmas schedule with three games in four nights against Colorado starting Wednesday. The Grizzlies beat Rapid City 8-3 Friday and 5-4 on Saturday.
Saturday, December 23
The Grizzlies host Colorado Saturday, December 23 at Maverik Center. Fans who say “Merry Christmas” at the Maverik Center Box Office when purchasing tickets will receive a voucher to receive a free gift from the Grizzlies and their partners.
Starting at $39, the Grizzlies are offering three lower bowl game tickets a Grizzlies Hat and a Grizzlies T-Shirt that can be purchased at utahgrizzlies.com/holidays
13 goals in two games by Utah is the most that they have scored since December 2 and December 4 of 2009 when they scored 13 goals in a 7-6 overtime win and a 6-2 win against Ontario. Eight goals by Utah was the most that they have recorded since March 13, 2015 and one shy of Reading’s league-high set October 29. Five goals in the second period was the most since Utah scored five in the first period of the December 2, 2009 game against Ontario.
Eight different skaters scored goals in Friday’s 8-3 win and five of those skaters also scored in Saturday’s win in Ryan Misiak, Erik Higby, Greger Hanson, Kyle Thomas and Michael Pelech.
Kyle Thomas returned to Utah over the weekend after a November 10 call-up and extended his scoring streak to six with one goal and one assist in each game. Utah is 7-1-2-0 in the last ten games that Thomas has played.
Michael Pelech and Greger Hanson both scored their eighth goals of the season Saturday breaking a five-way tie for the team lead. Taylor Richart, Ryan Olsen and Ryan Walters all have seven goals.
When Pelech Gets A Goal
Utah is 6-1-1-0 this year when Michael Pelech scores a goal. Utah is also 4-0 when Kyle Thomas scores a goal
Utah’s top six forwards combined for ten goals and 16 assists over the weekend as Greger Hanson had two goals and four assists, Michael Pelech had two goals and three assists, Ryan Olsen had one goal and four assists, Ryan Misiak had two goals and two assists, Kyle Thomas had two goals and two assists and Ryan Walters had one goal and one assist.
Utah scored first in each game, took 2-0 first period leads, scored a power-play goal and never trailed in either game over the weekend.
Utah has outshot the opposition 63-35 in the last four games in the first period, outscoring them 4-1 and not allowing a first period goal in three of the last four. Utah has allowed three five-on-five goals in their last seven first periods and hasn’t allowed a first period five-on-five goal in four-straight games.
Record Breaking Night
Sam Windle’s Plus-Seven on Friday night sets a Utah record previously held for over 20 years by Milan Tichy who had a plus-six against Houston January 6, 1995 for the Denver Grizzlies.
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.