Grizzlies Weekly: 3 Home Games this Weekend at Maverik Center
West Valley City, Utah - The Utah Grizzlies have a 3 game series at Maverik Center on January 29th-31st against the Allen Americans.
Utah hosts Allen on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:10 pm and on Sunday, January 31st at 1:10 pm. The Grizzlies have a record of 6-3-3-1 and have a standings point in 10 of their 13 games. Allen is in first place in the Western Conference with a record of 10-3. Friday will be the first meeting between the clubs this season. Utah went 3-1-2 against Allen last season.
Last weekend the Grizzlies split a 2 game series at Rapid City. Utah won 3-2 on January 22nd as Trey Bradley scored 2 goals and Matthew Boucher and Hunter Skinner had 2 assists. Brad Barone saved 27 of 29 in his season debut. Riley Woods had 1 goal and 1 assist. The next night Rapid City won 5-4 in overtime. Pat Cannone scored the game tying goal with 2:23 left in regulation to give Utah a standings point. Cannone leads the team with 11 points. Kevin Carr stopped 25 of 30 in his 2020-21 debut. Carr played in 63 games for Utah in 2 previous seasons.
Last Saturday Rapid City won 5-4 in overtime. Matthew Boucher had 1 goal and 2 assists as he continued to shine for the Grizzlies. Boucher had 1 goal and 4 assists in the 2 game series at Rapid City. Boucher has a point in 5 straight games (2 goals, 7 assists). He has multi-point games in 3 of his last 5 games.
It was a great first professional weekend for 19 year old Hunter Skinner, who had 3 assists in 2 games. Skinner played for team USA in the 2021 World Juniors, a tournament won by the Americans. Hunter was a 4th round pick (112th overall) by the New York Rangers in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
Riley Woods had 1 goal and 4 assists in 3 games last week. He was signed on January 18th ahead of last Monday's game vs Kansas City. Woods played with the Newfoundland Growlers last season, where he was a teammate of current Grizzlies forward Trey Bradley and defenseman Miles Gendron and Garrett Johnston.
Tickets for all 3 games this weekend are available at utahgrizzlies.com or by calling (801) 988-8000. Capacity is limited to 1800 with social distancing and masks required. For continuing updates on the Grizzlies and the 2020-21 season, follow the Grizzlies on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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This Week's Games (All games can be seen on Flohockey.tv and Mixlr)
Friday, January 29, 2021 - Allen at Utah. 7:10 pm.
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - Allen at Utah. 7:10 pm.
Sunday, January 31, 2021 - Allen at Utah. 1:10 pm.
Forwards: Matthew Boucher, Trey Bradley, Pat Cannone, Diego Cuglietta, Matt Hoover, Christian Horn, Jack Jenkins, Mitch Maxwell, Cedric Pare, Jared Pike, Yuri Terao, Joe Wegwerth. AJ White, Riley Woods.
Defenseman: Miles Gendron, Garrett Johnston, Ryker Killins, Alex Lepkowski, Ryan Lowney, Kris Myllari, Hunter Skinner, Teigan Zahn.
Goaltenders: Brad Barone, Evan Buitenhuis, Kevin Carr.
2020-2021 Regular Season Totals (league rankings)
Overall record: 6-3-3-1
Home record: 4-1-1
Road record: 2-2-2-1
Win percentage: .615 (3rd in Western Conference).
Streak: Lost 1.
Standings Points: 16
Last 10: 4-2-3-1.
Goals per game: 3.15 (Tied 6th in the league).
Goals against per game: 3.08 (8th).
Shots per game: 33.23 (5th).
Shots against per game: 29.46 (2nd).
Power Play: 17.0 % - 8 for 47 (Tied 4th).
Penalty Kill: 78.3 % - 36 for 46 (12th).
Shorthanded Goals: 4 (Tied for 1st)
Record When Scoring First: 5-2-1. Utah has scored first in 8 of the 13 games.
First Goal Win Loss
Utah Grizzlies 5 3
Opposition 1 4
Team Leaders (2020-21 season)
Goals: Charlie Gerard (5)
Assists: Diego Cuglietta (8)
Points: Pat Cannone (11)
Plus/Minus: Matt Abt (+8)
PIM: Teigan Zahn (22)
Power Play Points: Pat Cannone (4)
Shots on Goal: Charlie Gerard (44) - 3rd most in the league.
Shooting Percentage: AJ White (22.2 %) Minimum 8 shots.
Game Winning Goals: 6 tied with 1.
Wins: Peyton Jones (4)
Save %: Brad Barone (.931)
Goals Against Average: Barone (2.00).
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT SO TOTAL Shots 1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
Utah Grizzlies 14 16 11 0 0 41 Utah Grizzlies 152 144 125 11 432
Opposition 12 14 10 3 1 40 Opposition 128 141 105 8 382
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