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Point Earns Shutout in Steelheads 6-0 Road Rout over Grizzlies

January 15, 2022 - ECHL (ECHL) - Idaho Steelheads News Release

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Goaltender Colton Point stopped all 25 shots as the Idaho Steelheads (19-13-1) took a strong 6-0 win over the Utah Grizzlies (21-12-2) on Saturday night from Maverik Center.


The Steelheads got out in front early in the first period thanks to a one-time shot from captain A.J. White (PP, 3:54 1st) on a 4-on-3 power play to stretch ahead 1-0. White (3:46 2nd) then added his second goal of the night on a rebound pushed through a scrum to double the lead before forward Yauheni Aksiantsiuk (8:46 2nd) scored on a breakaway exactly five minutes later to eventually send the game to the third period, 3-0. The Steelheads blew the game open in the final frame with a shorthanded strike by forward Zack Andrusiak (SH, 4:59 3rd) as well as a second from Aksiantsiuk (PP, 9:05 3rd) and a second shorthanded goal coming from forward Shawn McBride (SH, 12:03 3rd) in the 6-0 victory.


1. IDH - Colton Point (25-save shutout)

2. IDH - A.J. White (2 goals, game-winner)

3. IDH - Yauheni Aksiantsiuk (two goals)


Colton Point - 2nd-career shutout, 1st of the season


- A.J. White: White put home the first two goals of the game, earning both his game-winning goals in the team's last two victories. White leads the Steelheads in all scoring categories (13-21-34).

- Yauheni Aksiantsiuk: Aksiantsiuk also earned a two-goal night for his third multi-goal game and first points since December 11. Aksiantsiuk now sits tied for second on the team in goals (11).

- Colton Point: Point earned his first shutout of the season in a 25-save effort as well as his second of his career. He's now won back-to-back games as his goals-against average plummets to 2.38 and save percentage hops up to .921.


The Steelheads earned their biggest win of the season in the rout of the Grizzlies. The six-goal output is tied for the second-most in a game this season with their six goals in last Friday's 6-3 win at home and only trails their seven tallies on Opening Night, also against the Grizzlies. The shutout for Colton Point is the largest goal-differential in a shutout for the Steelheads since Nov. 24, 2018 when Tomas Sholl stopped 41 shots against the Rapid City Rush in a 6-0 win. The Steelheads have earned a 6-0 shutout now 10 times in the ECHL era with the most goals in a shutout coming at seven tallies on Dec. 21, 2005 in Phoenix as well as Feb. 24, 2007 against Utah.



The Steelheads and Grizzlies finish their three-game weekend on Monday, Jan. 17 at 1:10 p.m. from Maverik Center. Coverage begins at 12:50 p.m. on 95.3 KTIK "The Ticket" &

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