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Grizz Win 5-4 Showdown in Boise

Saturday, November 2nd
Grizz Win 5-4 Showdown in Boise

Grizz Win 5-4 Showdown in Boise

Boise, Idaho – Yuri Terao scored with 1:59 left in regulation to give the Utah Grizzlies a 5-4 win over the Idaho Steelheads on Friday night at CenturyLink Arena in the first game of a three game series.

The Grizzlies got goals from 5 different forwards in the win as Ryan Wagner, Tim McGauley, Patrick McGrath, Griffen Molino and Terao lit the lamp as Utah has scored 32 goals in the last 6 games after scoring only 3 goals in the first two games of the season.

Utah goaltender Jeff Smith stopped 35 of 39 shots to go to 3-0 on the season. The Grizzlies have scored 22 goals in the 3 games Smith has started.

Ryan Wagner, Griffen Molino and Tim McGauley each had 1 goal and 1 assist for the Grizz. McGauley led the team with a plus 3 on the evening. Idaho had a 1 goal and 1 assist performance from Marc Olivier Roy and Brett Supinski. Will Merchant had 2 assists for the Steelheads in the loss.

Idaho was 2 for 3 on the power play, while Utah was 0 for 1. Both teams came into play as the number 1 and 2 penalty kill units in the league, with Idaho leading at 88.5 percent and Utah at 88.2.

The scene shifts to Maverik Center for games on Saturday night at 7 pm and Sunday afternoon at 1 o clock. Saturday is Share the Warmth presented by Ford, which is a winter clothing drive. It’s also a Lucky’s Family Night with 4 tickets, 4 drinks, 4 hot dogs and a $10 off voucher to Lucky’s Low Prices. On Sunday the Budweiser Clydesdales will be at Maverik Center from noon – 2 pm and there’s a postgame skate with the team. Tickets are available at utahgrizzlies.com or by calling 801-988-8000.

3 stars of the game

  1. Tim McGauley (Utah) – 1 goal, 1 assist, +3.
  2. Marc Olivier Roy (Idaho) – 1 goal, 1 assist.
  3. Griffen Molino (Utah) – 1 goal, 1 assist, +2.

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