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Grizzlies Head To Rapid City To Continue Road Stretch

02/05/2018 2:24 PM -

Wednesday: Utah at Rapid City, 10:30 a.m. ESPN 960/Mobile App, ECHL TV
Friday: Utah at Rapid City, 7 p.m. KSOP AM 1370/104.3 FM HD-2, ECHL TV 
Saturday: Utah at Rapid City, 7 p.m. KSOP AM 1370/104.3 FM HD-2, ECHL TV

This Situation
The Grizzlies head into Rapid City to continue their seven-game road stretch after a 5-3 win Saturday night in Boise.

10:30 a.m. Wednesday
Wednesday the Grizzlies will play their first morning game since November 14, 2006 at Bakersfield as Rapid City hosts local school children. Wednesday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN 960, ESPN960Sports.com, the ESPN 960 Mobile App and ECHL TV.

New Arrival
20-year-old Anaheim Ducks prospect Alex Dostie was assigned to the Grizzlies over the weekend and totaled two power-play goals and one assist in his first two games with Utah. Saturday he broke a 3-3 tie with the game-winner 13 seconds into the one-man advantage and 8:10 into the period. He was drafted by Anaheim in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and signed to a two-year entry level contract by the Ducks last July.

In One Month
Assigned to Utah on January 7, rookie Austin Ortega has nine goals and nine assists for 18 points in 15 games. In less than a month with Utah and playing in just 15 of Utah’s 47 games, he leads the team with six power-play goals and is second in the ECHL among rookies in power-play goals. 

Back Home
The Grizzlies return home for a Maverik Monday Matinee Monday, February 19 against Idaho. Kids under 12 will be admitted for $6 and adults can Buy One Ticket and Get One Ticket Free with their Maverik Adventure Club Card.

Grizzlies Fight Cancer
Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24 the Grizzlies team with Stadler to fight cancer. For $20, fans can get a lower bowl ticket to either game, a Grizzlies Fight Cancer T-Shirt, $5 donated to the local organization of their choice fighting cancer and a ticket will be donated to someone fighting cancer or a family member. After Friday’s game, fans are invited onto the ice to paint the name of someone close to them who has battled or is fighting cancer. Saturday, the team will auction off the specialty jerseys that the team will where that weekend with all proceeds going to fight cancer.

Utah’s Power-Play
The Grizzlies have scored ten power-play goals in their last five games having converted at a 10 for 31 rate which equates to 32.2-percent conversion percentage. Going back to January 7, Utah is 19 for 63 on the power-play for a 30.1-percent clip in their last 14 games. Austin Ortega has factored into 12 of the Grizzlies last 19 power-play goals.

Utah’s Penalty-Kill
Utah’s penalty-kill is 30-32 over the last ten games for a 93.75 kill rate. Utah has gone short three times or fewer nine times in the last eleven games.

Four Or More
Utah has scored four goals or more in 12 of their last 22 games and a hold a 13-1-2-1 when scoring at least four.

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.” Utah Grizzlies Radio is Fueled by the Rocky Mountain Propane Association.

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 1370/104.3 FM HD-2; 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 1370/104.3 FM HD-2. 

Television Coverage
KMYU has begun its sixth season of televising Grizzlies games this season with the next broadcasts coming up Monday February 19 and Saturday, February 24 as Denny joins Adam Mikulich from 2 News Talkin’ Sports. Grizzlies television broadcasts are presented by Operation Lifesaver.

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