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Grizzlies Gameday: Friday Night Fun in the Black Hills

Friday, January 6th
Grizzlies Gameday: Friday Night Fun in the Black Hills

Utah Grizzlies (11-18, 22 points, .379 Win %) at Rapid City Rush (16-16, 32 points, .500 Win %) 

Friday, January 6, 2023. 7:05 pm. Arena: The Monument

Broadcast: FloHockey.TV - https://www.flohockey.tv/events/7760242-2023-utah-grizzlies-vs-rapid-city-rush

Audio: YouTube.com/UTAHGRIZZLIES.

It’s the second of a three-game series at Rapid City. It’s the 4th of 10 meetings this season between the clubs. Utah split a 2-game set at Maverik Center in the first weekend of the season.

Cameron Wright leads all Grizzlies forwards with 21 points (5 goals, 16 assists) this season. In 5 home games in the month of December the Grizzlies had an average attendance of 5,605.

Games This Week

Thursday, January 5, 2023 – Utah 2 Rapid City 5 – Cameron Wright had 1 goal and 1 assist. Tarun Fizer had 2 assists. Trent Miner saved 36 of 41. Rory Kerins had 2 goals. Ilya Nikolaev and Matt Marcinew each had 1 goal and 1 assist. Rapid City outshot Utah 41 to 31.

Friday, January 6, 2023 – Utah at Rapid City. 7:05 pm. The Monument.

Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Utah at Rapid City. 7:05 pm. The Monument.

You can catch every game on FloHockey and audio on the Grizzlies YouTube channel.

All times mountain.

Bear Bites: Grizzlies Team Notes

Utah is 25 for 106 on the power play over the last 23 games. Utah is 5-3 in one goal games. Utah is 8-3 when scoring first. Utah has scored 31 goals in the second periods this season. Utah is 4-0 when leading after 1 period. Utah is 8-1 when leading after 2 periods. Utah is 2-0 in overtime this season.

Grizzlies Ironmen

There are 3 players who have appeared in all 29 games this season: Dylan Fitze, Tyler Penner and Dakota Raabe. Penner was 1 of 2 Grizzlies along with Mason Mannek, who appeared in all 72 games last season.

Utah Grizzlies 2022-2023 Roster

Forwards (12): Dylan Fitze, Tarun Fizer, Keaton Jameson, Jordan Martel, Vladislav Mikhalchuk, Tyler Penner, Dakota Raabe, Christian Simeone, Cam Strong, Zach Tsekos, Johnny Walker, Cameron Wright.

Defenseman (10): Victor Bartley, Joey Colatarci, Brycen Martin, Connor McDonald, Andrew Nielsen, Kyle Pouncy, James Shearer, Jordon Stone, Cory Thomas, Aaron Thow.

Goaltenders (2): Garrett Metcalf, Trent Miner.  

Upcoming Home Games at Maverik Center

The Grizzlies will have 4 home games in the month of January. Next home game will be on January 16 vs Idaho at 3:10 pm on Martin Luther King Day. The Grizz will host Rapid City for a 3-game series on January 25, 27-28. Face-off all 3 nights in that set will be at 7:10 pm. Tickets are available at utahgrizzlies.com or by calling (801) 988-8000.

2022-2023 Utah Grizzlies Regular Season Totals (league rankings)

Overall record: 11-18

Home record: 5-8

Road record: 6-10

Win percentage: .379

Streak: Lost 6

Standings Points: 22

Last 10: 2-8

Goals per game: 2.59 (26th)  Goals for: 75

Goals against per game: 3.62 (23rd) Goals Against: 105

Shots per game: 28.59 (26th)  

Shots against per game: 34.24 (24th)

Power Play: 27 for 135 – 20.0 % (16th)

Penalty Kill: 94 for 119- 79.0 % (18th)

Penalty Minutes: 400. 13.79 per game.

Shorthanded Goals: 2. Utah had 2 shorthanded goals on Dec. 17 vs Kansas City.  

Shorthanded Goals Allowed: 4.

Record When Scoring First: 8-3.

Opposition Scores First: 3-15.  

Record in One Goal Games: 5-3. 

SCORING            1st        2ND   3rd         OT   TOTAL                     

Utah Grizzlies      19      32      22        2         75                            

Opposition            33        34     38         0       105

Team Leaders (2022-23 Regular season)

Goals: Johnny Walker (9). 

Assists: Andrew Nielsen (20). 

Points: Nielsen (24).

Plus/Minus: Zach Tsekos (+3). 

PIM: Walker (85)

Power Play Points: Nielsen (15)

Power Play Goals: Walker (5)

Power Play Assists: Nielsen (13).  

Shots on Goal: Cameron Wright (98).  

Shooting Percentage: Tsekos (21.1 %) 8 for 38.   

Game Winning Goals: Wright (3)

Wins: Garrett Metcalf (5)

Save %: Metcalf (.913).

Goals Against Average: Metcalf (3.16)

Active Streaks 

Goal Streaks: Keaton Jameson, Cameron Wright (1)

Assist Streaks: Tarun Fizer, Jordan Martel, Wright (1).

Point Streaks of 2 or more: 0

Multiple Point games (2022-2023 Regular Season)

6: Andrew Nielsen

5: Cameron Wright

4: Dakota Raabe, Zach Tsekos

3: Tarun Fizer, Johnny Walker.

2: Victor Bartley, Ben Tardif.

1: Brandon Cutler, Keaton Jameson, Connor McDonald, James Shearer.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
America First Friday
Friday, March 8th
America First Friday
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM MST
Maverik Center
Rapid City Rush
RC Rapid City Rush
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Saturday, March 9th
Rapid City Rush @ Utah Grizzlies
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM MST
Maverik Center
Rapid City Rush
RC Rapid City Rush
at
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Maverik Center
Smith's Family Night
Monday, March 11th
Smith's Family Night
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM MDT
Maverik Center
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