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Grizzlies Weekly: 3 Big Home Games at Maverik Center

Monday, December 4th
Grizzlies Weekly: 3 Big Home Games at Maverik Center

Grizzlies Weekly: Big 3 Game Series at Maverik Center 

West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies face the Allen Americans for a 3-game series at Maverik Center on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:10 pm. 

Wednesday is Smith’s Family Night which is 4 tickets for just $40! Each additional ticket is only $10 each. Friday is an AFCU Friday where tickets start at $10 when you use your AFCU debit or credit card at the Maverik Center box office. Saturday is Ugly Sweater Night and the annual Teddy Bear Toss, where fans throw new stuffed animals on the ice after Utah’s first goal. The Teddy Bears will be donated to local charities. Tickets are available at utahgrizzlies.com or by calling (801) 988-8000. 

Games This Week

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 – Allen at Utah. 7:10 pm. Maverik Center. Smith’s Family Night. 

Friday, December 8, 2023 – Allen at Utah. 7:10 pm. Maverik Center. AFCU Friday. 

Saturday, December 9, 2023 – Allen at Utah. 7:10 pm. Maverik Center. Teddy Bear Toss & Ugly Sweater Night. 

All Times Mountain. 

Tickets for every Grizzlies home game are available at utahgrizzlies.com or by calling (801) 988-8000. 

Games Last Week

Friday, December 1, 2023 – Utah 2 Allen 3 – Bryan Yoon and Josh Wesley each scored a goal for Utah. Utah outshot Allen 51 to 30 for the contest and 23 to 3 in the third period. Dante Giannuzzi saved 27 of 30 for the Grizz. Allen’s Leevi Merilainen stopped 49 of 51. Matt Marcinew had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead the Americans attack. 

Saturday, December 2, 2023 – Utah 3 Tulsa 6 – Bryan Yoon had 1 goal and 1 assist. Brett Stapley had 2 assists and Jordan Martel & Jacob Semik each added a goal for the Grizz. Tulsa got 2 goals from Alec Butcher and a Gordie Howe Hat Trick from Jaxsen Wiebe. Tulsa was 2 for 3 on the power play. Utah was 1 for 2.

Sunday, December 3, 2023 – Utah 1 Tulsa 4 – Cole Gallant scored a goal for Utah. Nathan Burke and Kyle Mayhew had 1 assist. Tulsa outshot Utah 30 to 28. Tyler Poulsen had 1 goal and 1 assist for Tulsa. 

3 Way Tie for Points Lead 

Brandon Cutler, Jordan Martel and Brett Stapley are each tied for the club lead with 11 points this season. Stapley has appeared in 11 games this season while Cutler and Martel have played in 16 contests. Cutler and Stapley are each tied for the club lead with 3 multiple point games. Martel has 2 multiple point games. “The Rooster” leads the Grizz with 3 power play goals. 

Save That Puck It’s His First as a Pro 

Two different Grizzlies defenseman scored their first professional goals on the road trip. Bryan Yoon got his first goal with exactly 1 minute left to play in the first period at Allen on December 1st. Yoon also scored on Saturday night in Tulsa as he has 2 goals and 6 assists in 16 games this season. Yoon leads Utah with a +5 rating. 

Jacob Semik scored his first as a pro on December 2nd in Tulsa. Semik scored 3 goals in is college career at Arizona State. Semik was a +1 for Utah on Saturday night at Tulsa. 

There have been 3 players who have scored their first pro goals this season. Mick Messner got his first on November 18 at Iowa. That goal jumpstarted Messner’s strong play as he has 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) in his last 11 games. 

Recent Transactions

November 25 – Utah acquired forward Adam Berg in a trade with Cincinnati. Berg played in all 3 games on the road last week. 

November 25 – Goaltender Trent Miner was recalled to Colorado (AHL). 

November 21 – Utah signs forward Aaron Aragon. Utah released forward Jared Power. Aragon is a +2 in 2 games with Utah and has 9 penalty minutes. 

 

2023-2024 Utah Grizzlies Regular Season Totals (league rankings) 

Overall record: 6-10

Home record: 6-4

Road record: 0-6

Win percentage: .375

Streak: Lost 4

Standings Points: 12

Last 10: 3-7

Goals per game: 2.63 (26th)  Goals for: 42

Goals against per game: 3.13 (10th) Goals Against: 50

Shots per game: 31.06 (15th)

Shots against per game: 31.69 (18th)

Power Play: 9 for 46 – 19.6 % (17th)

Penalty Kill: 36 for 48 – 75.0 % (25th)

Penalty Minutes: 144. 9.00 per game. (3rd fewest in the league) 

Shorthanded Goals: 3 – Utah scored 2 shorthanded goals in the third period on Nov. 24. 

Shorthanded Goals Allowed: 4.   

Record When Scoring First: 5-1. 

Opposition Scores First: 1-9. 

Record in One Goal Games: 2-4. 

SCORING          1ST       2ND               3RD               OT/Shootout      TOTAL                      

Utah Grizzlies     12         15                   15                   0                               42         

Opposition           15         19                   16                   0                               50

 

Team Leaders 

Goals: Jordan Martel (6) 

Assists: Brett Stapley (8)

Points: Brandon Cutler/Martel/Stapley (11)

Plus/Minus: Bryan Yoon (+5)

PIM: Burke (20)

Power Play Points: Martel/Stapley (5)

Power Play Goals: Martel (3) 

Power Play Assists: Stapley (3) 

Shots on Goal: Cutler (56)  

Shooting Percentage: Kyle Mayhew (16.0 %)  - Minimum 10 shots.  

Game Winning Goals: Cutler (2) 

Wins: Trent Miner (4)

Save %: Miner (.916) 

Goals Against Average: Miner (2.52) 

Shutouts: Metcalf (1)

 

Multiple Point Games 

3 – Brandon Cutler, Brett Stapley

2- Kyle Betts, Nathan Burke, Jordan Martel. 

1 – Gianni Fairbrother, Dylan Fitze, Kyle Mayhew, Mick Messner, Dakota Raabe, Keoni Texeira, Josh Wesley, Bryan Yoon. 

Upcoming Home Games

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