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Grizzlies Weekly: Utah at Tulsa This Weekend

Wednesday, January 18th
Grizzlies Weekly: Utah at Tulsa This Weekend

Grizzlies Weekly: Utah Won 2 of 3 vs Idaho

West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies won 2 out of 3 games vs Idaho in a 2 city, 3 game set last weekend, culminated by Monday’s 4-1 victory on Sensory Friendly and Nickelodeon Day. This week the Grizzlies are at Tulsa for a 3 game in 3 day series on January 20-21 at 6:05 pm and January 22 at 3:05 pm mountain time.

On January 13 Utah defeated Idaho 5-3 as Jordan Martel scored 2 goals in the third period and Garrett Metcalf saved 34 of 38 in the victory. Metcalf has a record of 7-2 on the season. Idaho won 4-0 on January 14. On January 16th the Grizz got goals from 4 different forwards and Trent Miner was amazing in net as he saved 46 of 47 in the 4-1 win.

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

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – Rapid City at Utah. 7:10 pm. Bud Light College Night.
  • Friday, January 27, 2023 – Rapid City at Utah. 7:10 pm. AFCU Friday.
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023 – Rapid City at Utah. 7:10 pm. Guns & Hoses Night.
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – Allen at Utah. 7:10 pm. Bud Light College Night.
  • Friday, February 3, 2023 – Allen at Utah. 7:10 pm. Heart Health Night.
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 – Allen at Utah. 7:10 pm. Black History Night.

Games This Week

Monday, January 16, 2023 – Idaho 1 Utah 4 -  Trent Miner saved 46 of 47. Utah got goals from Cam Strong, Keaton Jameson, Cameron Wright and Tarun Fizer.

Friday, January 20, 2023 – Utah at Tulsa. 6:05 pm. BOK Center.

Saturday, January 21, 2023 – Utah at Tulsa. 6:05 pm. BOK Center.

Sunday, January 22, 2023 – Utah at Tulsa. 3:05 pm. BOK Center.

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

  • Last season Utah defeated Tulsa 4 games to 3 in the first round of the 2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Friday night will be the first meeting since Utah won 5-2 in game 7 on May 4, 2022.

Games Last Week

Friday, January 13, 2023 – Utah 5 Idaho 3 – Jordan Martel scored 2 goals in the third period, including the game winner 9:11 in. James Shearer had 1 goal and 1 assist. Utah went 3 for 3 on the power play and was 4 for 4 on the penalty kill. Tyler Penner scored a shorthanded goal in the first period. Cameron Wright added his 8th goal of the season in the second period. Garrett Metcalf saved 29 of 32 to advance his record to 7-1 on the season.

Saturday, January 14, 2023 – Utah 0 Idaho 4 – Idaho outshot Utah 38 to 22. Utah was 3 for 3 on the penalty kill. Garrett Metcalf saved 34 of 38 for Utah. Idaho’s Remi Poirier earned a 22 save shutout.

January Scoring

Utah has scored 19 goals in 6 games in January. Cameron Wright has 7 points in the last 6 games (5 goals, 2 assists). Wright has taken 26 shots over the last 6 contests. Keaton Jameson has 6 points in his last 6 games (3 goals, 3 assists). Jordan Martel also has 6 points in his last 6 games (2 goals, 6 assists). Dylan Fitze has 3 goals in his last 5 games. Utah has a 3-2-1 record in 6 games in January. Utah’s power play is 8 for 19 over the last 6 games.

Grizzlies Ironmen

There are 3 players who have appeared in all 34 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.

Bear Bites

Utah is 8 for 19 on the power play in their last 6 games. Utah has the 2nd best power play on the road at 25.3 % (22 for 87). Utah's penalty kill is 26 for 28 over their last 7 games. Utah is 5-0 when leading after 1 period. Utah is 9-1 when leading after 2 periods. Utah is 5-3-1 in one goal games. Utah is 10-3 when scoring first.

Utah Grizzlies 2022-2023 Roster

Forwards (12): Brandon Cutler, Dylan Fitze, 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 (3): Garrett Metcalf, Trent Miner, Lukas Parik.  

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

Overall record: 14-19-1

Home record: 6-8

Road record: 8-11-1

Win percentage: .426

Streak: Won 1

Standings Points: 29

Last 10: 3-6-1

Goals per game: 2.71 (24th)  Goals for: 92

Goals against per game: 3.53 (20th) Goals Against: 120

Shots per game: 28.85 (26th)  

Shots against per game: 34.76 (25th)

Power Play: 33 for 153 – 21.6 % (11th)

Penalty Kill: 113 for 140- 80.7 % (15th)

Penalty Minutes: 536. 16.24 per game.

Shorthanded Goals: 3.

Shorthanded Goals Allowed: 4.

Record When Scoring First: 10-3.

Opposition Scores First: 4-16-1.  

Record in One Goal Games: 5-3-1. 

SCORING          1ST       2ND               3RD               OT                  TOTAL       

Utah Grizzlies     22         38                   30                   2                      92                                         

Opposition           38         37                   44                   1                      120

Team Leaders (2022-23 Regular season)

Goals: Tarun Fizer (10). 

Assists: Andrew Nielsen (20). 

Points: Cameron Wright (26).

Plus/Minus: Zach Tsekos (+3). 

PIM: Nielsen (92)

Power Play Points: Nielsen (15)

Power Play Goals: Walker (5)

Power Play Assists: Nielsen (13).  

Shots on Goal: Cameron Wright (120).  

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

Game Winning Goals: Wright (4)

Wins: Garrett Metcalf (7)

Save %: Lukas Parik (.907).

Goals Against Average: Parik (3.23)

Upcoming Home Games

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