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Grizzlies Complete Sweep With 3-2 Win

Sunday, January 3rd
Grizzlies Complete Sweep With 3-2 Win

Grizzlies Complete Sweep with 3-2 Win

West Valley City, Utah – Yuri Terao scored an unassisted goal 1:32 into the third period to give Utah a 3-2 lead, which turned into the game winner as the Grizzlies swept the Rapid City Rush in a 3 game series at Maverik Center.

Utah scored twice in the first period as Pat Cannone scored a power play goal 15:34 into the game on a rebound from a Diego Cuglietta shot. The Grizzlies extended the lead as Joe Wegwerth scored his 4th goal of the season with 1:54 left in the first. Utah led 2-0 after 20 minutes with Utah outshooting Rapid City 20 to 8. Overall tonight Utah outshot the Rush 45 to 30.

Rapid City’s Tyson Empey got a deflection on a Mark Auk shot 6 seconds into a power play to get the Rush on the board 6:33 into the 2nd frame. The Rush tied the game as Brennan Saunier scored with 1 minute left in the 2nd.

Utah went 1 for 3 on the power play, while Rapid City went 1 for 2. Utah’s Parker Gahagen stopped 28 of 30 in his season debut. He played last season with the Newfoundland Growlers. Diego Cuglietta had 1 assist in the game. Cuglietta has a point in 5 straight games to start the season.

Grizzlies have won 4 in a row, while Rapid City’s losing streak is extended to 6. Next Grizzlies game is Friday, January 8th at Tulsa. Face-off is at 6:05 pm and can be seen on FloHockey and heard on Mixlr. Next home game is Friday, January 15th against the Kansas City Mavericks. Tickets are available at utahgrizzlies.com.

3 stars.

  1. Yuri Terao (Utah) – GWG in the 3rd period.
  2. Parker Gahagen (Utah) – 28 for 30 saves.
  3. Pat Cannone (Utah) – 1 goal, 3 shots.

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