Grizzlies Lose 4-2 in Boise
Boise, Idaho - Ryan Misiak and Ryan Walters each scored for Utah Grizzlies but it was the Idaho Steelheads who took a 3-2 lead 7:01 into the third period with a Kyle Schempp go ahead goal. Steve McParland added an empty net goal in the Idaho 4-2 victory on Friday night at CenturyLink Arena.
Misiak was playing his first game since November 9th because of injury. Misiak got his first goal of the season 19 seconds into the game. Utah has scored first 15 times in 21 games this season. Idaho tied things up at 1-1 on a Colton Saucerman goal 7:49 into the first period.
Both teams scored once in the 2nd period. Elgin Pearce scored 13:15 into the period, his first of the year for Idaho. Utah's Ryan Walters scored his 4th of the season exactly 1 minute later to tie up the game.
Idaho took a 3-2 lead as Kyle Schempp got his 5th goal of the season on a deflection from a Jeff King shot near the blue line. Idaho got an empty net goal from Steve McParland to put the game on ice for the Steelheads and gave them a 4-2 victory.
Kevin Carr stopped 28 of 31 shots in goal for Utah. Idaho's Tomas Sholl stopped 31 of 33 shots. Neither team scored on the power play as Utah went 0 for 2 on the power play and Idaho went 0 for 1.
Game 2 of the weekend series is Saturday night in Boise. Utah is tied with Tulsa with 30 standings points. Idaho is in 4th place in the division with 27 points.
Grizzlies notes: Caleb Herbert and Cole Ully were named Co-Players of the Month in the ECHL for the month of November. Both players had 21 points in November. Austin Carroll signed a PTO with the Manitoba Moose this week and in a separate move, Matt Berry was loaned to the AHL's San Diego Gulls. Berry is 4th in the league with 13 goals. Utah outshot Idaho 33 to 32. Taylor Richart was a +2 on the game, which was best on the Utah team.
Images from this story
Utah Grizzlies attempt to cut off the Idaho Steelheads
• Discuss this story on the ECHL message board...
ECHL Stories from December 8, 2018
- Cammarata's Third Period Goal Not Enough as Monarchs Edge Admirals - Norfolk Admirals
- Hat Trick from Matt Rupert Leads Fuel to Victory over Komets - Indy Fuel
- Askew, Kozun, Pohlkamp Help Toss One into Win Column - South Carolina Stingrays
- Americans Comeback in KC Spoiled by Two Late Mavericks Goals - Allen Americans
- Kulbakov Leads K-Wings to Teddy Toss Victory - Kalamazoo Wings
- Everblades Outlast Swamp Rabbits - Greenville Swamp Rabbits
- Mavs Win Back-And-Forth Battle with Allen - Kansas City Mavericks
- Adirondack Drops Game in Overtime After Controversial No Call - Adirondack Thunder
- Monarchs Sink Admirals, 4-3 - Manchester Monarchs
- Oilers Dominate Wings in 3-2 Loss - Tulsa Oilers
- Nailers Sink Walleye, 5-2 - Wheeling Nailers
- Huntebrinker Stays Hot to Bounce Growlers, 5-3 - Reading Royals
- McParland Heads to Stockton, Dodero and Payne Join Steelheads - Idaho Steelheads
- Besse Earns AHL Call-Up to Hershey - South Carolina Stingrays
- ECHL Transactions - December 8 - ECHL
- Lightning Prospect Oleg Sosunov Reassigned to Solar Bears - Orlando Solar Bears
- Preview: Everblades Face Greenville on Teddy Bear Toss Night - Florida Everblades
- Nailers at Walleye Game Day Snap Shot, December 8 - Wheeling Nailers
- Game Preview: Monarchs at Admirals, December 8, 2018 - Norfolk Admirals
- Fan Favorite Biggs Returns to Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo Wings
- Game Day Report: Mavericks, Americans Close Weekend Set Saturday - Kansas City Mavericks
- Game Day: Teddy Toss Night in Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo Wings
- Royals Look for Weekend Sweep against Growlers - Reading Royals
- Grizzlies Lose 4-2 in Boise - Utah Grizzlies
- Thunder Cruises Past Rapid City, 5-1 - Wichita Thunder
- Steelheads Extend Streak to Four Wins, Take Down Utah 4-2 - Idaho Steelheads
- Americans Fall to Mavs in the First of a 6-Game Road Trip - Allen Americans
- 'Blades Beat Greenville, Push Point Streak to 10 Games - Florida Everblades
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.