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Grizzlies Get Standings Point in 4-3 Shootout Loss

January 9, 2022 - ECHL (ECHL) - Utah Grizzlies News Release

Boise, Idaho - The Utah Grizzlies got goals from Ben Tardif, Tyler Penner and Matthew Boucher but Idaho Steelheads goaltender Colton Point saved 34 of 37, including all 8 shots in overtime and all 3 in the shootout as they defeated the Grizzlies 4-3 in a shootout in front of a crowd of 5257 at Idaho Central Arena on a Saturday night.

Tardif got Utah on the board with a power play goal 9:56 into the game. Idaho's Shawn McBride scored a power play goal of his own with 1:52 left in the period. McBride finished the night with 1 goal and 1 assist. Utah outshot Idaho 11 to 6 as both teams scored 1 in the period.

Idaho's Chase Zieky scored twice in a 55 second stretch in the second period, with the 2nd coming on the power play to give the Steelheads a 3-1 lead. Zack Andrusiak got an assist on both of Zieky's goals. Utah's Tyler Penner scored on a rebound from a Brian Bowen shot 15:53 into the second. Later in the period Matthew Boucher scored on the power play on a pass from Quinn Ryan with 54 seconds left. Both teams scored twice in the second period. Both clubs went 2 for 2 on the power play.

Neither team scored in the third period to force overtime. Utah outshot Idaho 8 to 3 in the overtime period and had the puck for the majority of the extra session but Idaho's Colton Point made 1 save after another to force a shootout. In the shootout Idaho captain AJ White was the only one to score as the Steelheads won the 3rd game of the Boise portion of the 6 game series.

Utah went 1-1-1 in Boise this weekend and the Grizzlies were 3-3-1 in the completed 7 game road trip. Utah's Cole Kehler played in 4 games on the road trip after being acquired in a trade on December 30th. Kehler is 2-1-0-1 for Utah. He saved 30 of 33 and 2 of 3 in the shootout for Utah, who's record goes to 20-11-1-1 on the season while Idaho is now 18-12-0-1.

The Grizzlies return for a 6 game homestand, which begins on January 14th vs Idaho at 7:10 pm. Don't forget to grab your tickets for the annual Guns N Hoses night on January 15th with 2 charity games starting at 1 pm leading up to the Grizzlies game at 7:10 pm. A ticket to the Grizzlies game is good to get fans in for the afternoon charity games. Tickets for every Grizzlies home game are available at or by calling (801) 988-8000.

3 stars

1. Chase Zieky (Idaho) - 2 goals.

2. Charle-Edouard D'Astous (Utah) - 2 assists.

3. Shawn McBride (Idaho) - 1 goal, 1 assist.

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