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Grizzlies Weekly: Road Trip Continues in Boise

Monday, January 9th
Grizzlies Weekly: Road Trip Continues in Boise

Grizzlies Weekly: Road Trip Continues in Boise This Weekend

West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies claimed 3 out of 6 standings points at Rapid City in a 3 game series last weekend, winning the middle game of the set by a 6-4 score on January 6. The Grizzlies are at the Idaho Steelheads for games on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:10 pm.

Cameron Wright (3 goals, 1 assist) and Keaton Jameson (2 goals, 2 assists) each had 4 points in 3 games at Rapid City last week. Dylan Fitze scored 3 goals in the final 2 games of the series, including 2 goals on January 6. Jordan Martel had 3 assist in the 3 game set.

Garrett Mecalf saved 26 of 30 in a 6-4 Grizzlies victory on January 6 to take his record to 6-1 on the season.

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.

Upcoming Home Games at Maverik Center

Games This Week

Friday, January 13, 2023 – Utah at Idaho. 7:10 pm. Idaho Central Arena.

Saturday, January 14, 2023 – Utah at Idaho. 7:10 pm. Idaho Central Arena.

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

All Times Mountain.

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 6 Rapid City 4 – Dylan Fitze had 2 goals and 1 assist. Cameron Wright had 2 goals. Keaton Jameson had 1 goal and 1 assist. Garrett Metcalf saved 26 of 30 in the win to go to 6-1 on the season.

Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Utah 2 Rapid City 3 (Overtime) – Dylan Fitze scored 14:10 into the second period. Tarun Fizer tied the game 2-2 with 1:12 left in regulation. Max Coatta scored 2 goals for RC, including the game winner 5:21 into OT. Trent Miner saved 39 of 42 for Utah.

  • Utah was 5 for 12 on the power play in the 3 games at Rapid City.
  • Utah’s penalty kill was 12 for 13 in the 3 games at Rapid City.

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.  

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

Overall record: 12-18

Home record: 5-8

Road record: 7-10-1

Win percentage: .403

Streak: Lost 1

Standings Points: 25

Last 10: 3-6-1

Goals per game: 2.68 (25th)  Goals for: 83

Goals against per game: 3.61 (22nd) Goals Against: 112

Shots per game: 28.94 (26th)  

Shots against per game: 34.35 (24th)

Power Play: 30 for 143 – 21.0 % (11th)

Penalty Kill: 102 for 128- 79.7 % (16th)

Penalty Minutes: 461. 14.87 per game.

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

Shorthanded Goals Allowed: 4.

Record When Scoring First: 9-3.

Opposition Scores First: 3-15-1.  

Record in One Goal Games: 5-3-1. 

SCORING          1ST       2ND               3RD               OT                  TOTAL       

Utah Grizzlies     20         35                   26                   2                      83                                         

Opposition           35         35                   41                   1                      112

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 (109).  

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

Game Winning Goals: Wright (4)

Wins: Garrett Metcalf (6)

Save %: Metcalf/Lukas Parik (.907).

Goals Against Average: Parik (3.23)

Active Streaks 

Goal Streaks: Dylan Fitze (2)

Assist Streaks: Tyler Penner, Aaron Thow (1)

Point Streaks of 2 or more: Fitze (2).

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