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Grizz Win a 7-4 Thriller in Rapid City

March 8, 2020 - ECHL (ECHL) - Utah Grizzlies News Release

Rapid City, South Dakota - The Utah Grizzlies scored 3 unanswered goals in the third period to turn a 4-4 tie into a 7-4 victory over the Rapid City Rush on Saturday night.

Travis Barron got the party started for Utah as he scored on a delayed penalty 8:21 into the contest. Rush tied it up on the power play with Keeghan Howdeshell's 13th of the year. Rush went 3 for 5 on the power play, while Utah went 2 for 6. Mitch Maxwell scored with 22 seconds left in the first to give the Grizz a 2-1 lead after 1.

Yuri Terao scored on a rebound for his 18th of the year 1:40 into the second. Terao led Utah with 6 shots. Joe Wegwerth added to the lead on a rebound from a Taylor Richart shot for his 14th of the year. Rush got goals from Matteo Gennaro and Tyler Coulter later in the second period as Utah led 4-3 heading into the third.

Coulter scored his 2nd power play goal of the game 4:05 into the third to tie it up at 4-4. Ty Lewis gave Utah a lead as he converted on a rebound from a Terao shot 7:18 into the third. Lewis added a power play goal less than 2 minutes later for some insurance. Christian Horn scored with 6:03 left in regulation. It was Horn's debut with the Grizzlies, as he was acquired on March 5th in a trade with the Indy Fuel.

Lewis had 2 goals and 3 assists. Yuri Terao and Joe Wegwerth each had 1 goal and 2 assists. Taylor Richart had 3 assists.

Brad Barone gets the win for Utah as he stopped 33 of 37 shots. Rapid City's Gordon Defiel stopped 27 of 34 in the loss.

With Idaho losing 5-4 to South Carolina on Saturday night that means Utah is now tied with Idaho for 2nd place in the division with 79 points.

Grizzlies return home for a 3 game weekend series against the Allen Americans on March 13th-15th. Tickets are available now at the Maverik Center box office or Military Night is on March 14th where the Grizzlies will honor and thank those who have served the country.

3 Stars.

1. Ty Lewis (Utah) - 2 goals, 3 assists.

2. Yuri Terao (Utah) - 1 goal, 2 assists.

3. Joe Wegwerth (Utah) - 1 goal, 2 assists.

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