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Grizzlies Begin 3 Game Road Trip Wednesday

January 7, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Utah Grizzlies News Release

Utah Grizzlies vs. the Wichita Thunder
Utah Grizzlies vs. the Wichita Thunder
(Utah Grizzlies, Credit: Tim Broussard)

West Valley City, Utah - The Utah Grizzlies are on the road this week for a 3 game trip to the eastern time zone for games against Cincinnati, Wheeling and Fort Wayne.

The Grizzlies won an exciting 4-3 overtime game on January 5th to complete a 3 game sweep of the Wichita Thunder. Jack Walker scored the game winning goal 1:36 into the extra session. Walker scored a goal in each of the 3 games last week. Utah has won all 6 games vs Wichita this season and improve their home record to 13-4-1.

Utah is in first place in the Mountain division with 44 standings points, 1 point ahead of Idaho.

Tickets are available for the next Grizzlies homestand on January 16th, 18th and 19th vs Tulsa and January 21st vs Idaho. Go to, calling the Grizzlies at (801) 988-8000 or any Smith's Tix locations.

Games This Week

January 9th Utah Grizzlies at Cincinnati Cyclones - 5:30 pm mountain time. ESPN 700.

January 11th Utah Grizzlies at Wheeling Nailers - 5:00 pm mountain time. Classic Country 1370/104.3 FM-HD-2.

January 12th Utah Grizzlies at Fort Wayne Komets - 5:30 pm mountain time. Classic Country 1370/104.3 FM-HD-2.

Previous Week's Record: Utah went 3-0 in a home sweep vs Wichita.

Grizzlies won 5-3 on January 2nd vs Wichita. 3-1 win on January 4th vs Wichita. 4-3 OT win on January 5th.

Overall record: 20-8-3-1

Home record: 13-4-1

Road record: 7-4-2-1

This Week's Games: (Utah is at Cincinnati on Jan. 9, at Wheeling Jan 11 and at Fort Wayne Jan 12.

Last 10 games: 6-4. 3 game winning streak.

Goals per game: 3.50 (6th best in the league)

Goals allowed per game: 2.66 (4th best in the league)

Forward JT Henke was named ECHL Rookie of the Month for December. Henke had 10 goals and 2 assists for the month, including 4 straight 2 goal games.

Forwards Jack Walker and Austin Carroll each had 3 goals and 2 assists in the 3 game sweep against Wichita. Carroll had 2 goals in the third period on Saturday night's 4-3 OT win, including the game tying goal with 1:58 left in regulation.

Ryan Walters has 2 assists in each of his last 2 games. Walters has 5 goals and 15 assists and has appeared in all 32 games this season.

The Grizzlies have had solid goalie play this season. Goaltender Joe Cannata leads the league with 4 shutouts. Goaltender Kevin Carr has a record of 11-2-1-1 on the year. Carr won all 3 games last week for Utah.

Team notes: Utah has scored first in 20 of 32 games this season. Utah went 4-1 on the recently completed 5 game homestand. Grizzlies .688 winning percentage is 4th best in the league. Grizzlies have outscored opponents 61 to 34 at home this season.

Special Teams: Grizzlies went 4 for 13 on the power play last week vs Wichita. Utah is 5th on the power play at 20.0 percent. The Grizzlies are tied for 6th at 85.5 percent on the penalty kill.

Roster Moves Last 7 Days: Defenseman Josh Anderson has been reassigned to Utah from the Colorado Eagles. Anderson has 2 assists in 19 games this season for Utah. Defenseman Nolan De Jong was sent back to Utah after appearing in 1 game for the AHL's San Jose Barracuda on January 5th. Grizzlies signed forward Stan Dzakhov on January 2nd. Dzakhov appeared in all 3 games for Utah last week vs Wichita. Goaltender Joe Cannata was reassigned to Utah after spending last week with the Eagles.

Promotions Next Homestand

January 16th vs Tulsa - Wendy's Wednesday (Tickets start at $10 with voucher from Wendy's).

January 18th vs Tulsa - AFCU Friday (Tickets start at $8 for AFCU Members paying with AFCU Debit/Credit Card at Maverik Center Box Office).

January 19th vs Tulsa - Guns N Hoses Night (Specialty Jerseys), Guns N Hoses Charity games start at 12:30 pm.

January 21st vs Idaho - Martin Luther King Matinee, Maverik Monday, Buy One Get One Free Tickets With Maverik Adventure Card.

Images from this story

Utah Grizzlies celebrate a goal against the Wichita Thunder
Utah Grizzlies celebrate a goal against the Wichita Thunder

(Tim Broussard)
Taylor Richart of the Utah Grizzlies takes a shot against the Wichita Thunder
Taylor Richart of the Utah Grizzlies takes a shot against the Wichita Thunder

(Tim Broussard)
Utah Grizzlies vs. the Wichita Thunder
Utah Grizzlies vs. the Wichita Thunder

(Tim Broussard)

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