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Pare's Overtime Game Winner Gives Utah 2-1 Win

Sunday, May 23rd
Pare's Overtime Game Winner Gives Utah 2-1 Win

Grizzlies Win in Overtime on Pare’s One Timer

West Valley City, Utah – Cedric Pare scored the game winner 57 seconds into overtime on the power play as the Utah Grizzlies won 2-1 over the Allen Americans on Saturday night at Maverik Center. Pare scored both of Utah’s goals and now is 2nd on the team with 16 on the season.

It was a scoreless game until Allen’s Matt Register scored 17:46 into the second period. Allen led 1-0 after 1 period. Utah outshot Allen 26 to 14 in a game dominated by defense and solid goaltending. Utah’s Parker Gahagen saved 13 of 14, while Allen’s Jake Paterson saved 24 of 26.

Pare ties the game 8:28 into the third period with AJ White and Trey Bradley getting the assists. Pare leads the club with 60 games played. White now has 5 goals, 8 assists and a +8 rating over his last 10 games. Bradley leads the team with 31 assists. At the end of regulation Register got a delay of game penalty and Utah had a power play for the first 2 minutes of overtime. Pare scored his 2nd overtime game winner of the year on the right circle with a one-timer. Charlie Gerard and Ryan Lowney got the assists as Utah earned the 2 standings point and have now won 2 of the first 3 games of the series.

Miles Gendron appeared in the game for Utah after spending over a month with the AHL’s Colorado Eagles.

Utah has now won 9 of their last 10 games. Utah has won the first 2 games of Heroes Weekend at Maverik Center, which continues tomorrow afternoon at 1:10 pm. There will be a Salt Lake County Pop Up Vaccine Clinic from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Maverik Center parking lot. Along with a free vaccine you can get a free ticket to an upcoming Grizzlies game. Utah is now 19-7-3-3 at home this season, outscoring opponents 109 to 90. Grizzlies have 44 standings points in 32 home games.

Utah has a winning percentage of .577 and are in 4th place in the Western Conference. Rapid City lost 3-2 vs Indy on Saturday night and now have a .523 win rate. Utah is home for 4 of their final 7 games. The 18th and final meeting with Allen is on Sunday afternoon. Face-off is at 1:10 pm and tickets are available at utahgrizzlies.com.

3 stars

  1. Cedric Pare (Utah) – 2 goals.
  2. Parker Gahagen (Utah) – 13 of 14 saves.
  3. AJ White (Utah) – 1 assist.

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