1. Home
  2. News
  3. Grizzlies Lose 3-2 at Iowa on Saturday Night

Grizzlies Lose 3-2 at Iowa on Saturday Night

Saturday, November 18th
Grizzlies Lose 3-2 at Iowa on Saturday Night

Grizz Lose Close one in Iowa 

Coralville, Iowa – The Utah Grizzlies got goals from Mick Messner and Cole Gallant and Dante Giannuzzi saved 31 of 34 in his professional debut but the Iowa Heartlanders got 2 goals from Davis Koch as they defeated Utah 3-2 on Saturday night at Xtream Arena. 

Iowa got on the board first as Davis Koch scored on a rebound from a Robbie Stucker shot 2:12 in. Iowa led 1-0 after 1 period. Early in the second frame Koch scored on a redirection from a Landon Kosior shot 2:29 in. Koch scored 5 goals in the three game sweep over Utah. The Grizz got on the board as Mick Messner scored his first professional goal unassisted 3:46 in. 40 seconds later Iowa scored their third goal of the night as Jesse Jacques fired away from the right circle. Iowa led 3-1 after 40 minutes of play. 

In the third period Utah’s Cole Gallant scored from the right circle 16:15 in to make it a 3-2 game. Utah put a strong effort to tie the game but Iowa held on for the one goal win. Utah outshot Iowa 17 to 4 in the third period and 39 to 34 in the contest. Both teams went 0 for 2 on the power play. 

Grizzlies goaltender Dante Giannuzzi’s pro debut netted a .912 save percentage for the evening as he stopped 31 of 34. Iowa’s Drew DeRidder saved 37 of 39 in his second pro game. 

The Grizzlies return to Maverik Center for a 3 game series against the Newfoundland Growlers on November 22, 24-25. Face-off all 3 nights is at 7:10 pm. Tickets are available at utahgrizzlies.com or by calling (801) 988-8000. 

3 stars

  1. Davis Koch (Iowa) – 2 goals. 
  2. Drew DeRidder (Iowa) – 37 of 39 saves. 
  3. Jesse Jacques (Iowa) – 1 goal. 

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Allen Americans
Utah Grizzlies
Friday, November 1st
Allen Americans @ Utah Grizzlies
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM MDT
Maverik Center
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
at
Utah Grizzlies
UTA Utah Grizzlies
Maverik Center
Allen Americans
Utah Grizzlies
Saturday, November 2nd
Allen Americans @ Utah Grizzlies
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM MDT
Maverik Center
Allen Americans
ALN Allen Americans
at
Utah Grizzlies
UTA Utah Grizzlies
Maverik Center
Tahoe Knight Monsters
Utah Grizzlies
Saturday, November 9th
Tahoe Knight Monsters @ Utah Grizzlies
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM MST
Maverik Center
Tahoe Knight Monsters
TAH Tahoe Knight Monsters
at
Utah Grizzlies
UTA Utah Grizzlies
Maverik Center

Latest News

More News
Grizzlies Sign Defenseman Kabore Dunn
Grizzlies Sign Defenseman Kabore Dunn
Grizzlies Sign Forward Luke Manning for 2024-25 Season
Grizzlies Sign Forward Luke Manning for 2024-25 Season
Robbie Stucker Traded to Orlando to Complete Trade
Robbie Stucker Traded to Orlando to Complete Trade

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!

Our Sponsors