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Regular Season Home Finales Friday, Saturday

March 30, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Utah Grizzlies News Release

Friday, April 3; Alaska at Utah, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 4; Alaska at Utah, 7 p.m.

The Situation

The Grizzlies at 33-26-5-3 host Alaska this weekend at Maverik Center in their home finales with the winner of the series taking the final playoff spot in the Pacific Division into the final week of the regular season.

Regular Season Home Finales

Friday, April 3; 7 p.m.

Weekend Fun Kickoff

Saturday, April 4; 7 p.m.

Team Poster Giveaway

Post-Game Party With Team at Shula's 347 Grill

Game Ticket Required For Admission

Saturday Recap

In front of 7,075 fans in the team's Tribute To Military Night and before raising $18,972 in the post-game uniform auction with all proceeds going to the Salt Lake City Fisher House, the Grizzlies beat Idaho 4-3 in a shootout. The team played an inspired game before all of the military heroes and their friends and family. Vietnam Marine Terry McDade addressed the team in the locker room during Tim Branham's 5:30 p.m. meeting on the importance of teamwork and playing for each other as he relayed his experiences.

This Weekend's Matchup

Utah is 4-2-2-0 against Alaska this year and most recently took five of six points from the Aces February 20-22 on the team's best ever trip to Anchorage.

Looking For Another Strong Finish At Home

Going back to the 2007-2008 season, the Grizzlies are 11-4-1-2 in their final regular season home series of the year.

Bobkov Against Alaska

Igor Bobkov is 2-0-2-0 against Alaska this year with one shutout and a 2.44 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage. Three of Bobkov's five all-time shutouts with Utah have come against Alaska.

Ryan Hayes In Anchorage

Ryan Hayes started his team season-high 10-game scoring streak in Anchorage on February 20 and had three goals and two assists during the three-game series, including the game-winner in both Utah wins. Including his time with Stockton, Hayes has seven goals and three assists against Alaska this year in ten games. Utah is 12-1-1-1 when Hayes scores a goal this year.

Special Teams Shift

After going two for 20 against Alaska in their first five games against the Aces, Utah went 3-9 on the power-play in three February Alaska games. Utah went nine for 10 on the penalty-kill against Alaska in February after previously going 11-15 in their first five games against Alaska.

Krushelnyski Update

Grizzlies rookie all-star forward Alex Krushelnyski enters the week having scored in 14 of his last 16 games and with 15 goals and 37 assists for 52 points in 59 games. He enters the week seventh in the ECHL in rookie scoring.

Shots

Utah has 36 shots or more in three of their last four games and in five of their last eight. Utah has 11 shots or more in nine of their last 15 periods. In the last 5 games, 67 of Utah's 80 skaters have a shot on goal.

Four-Game Scoring Streak

Rookie Cam Wojtala has a season-high four-game scoring streak with one goal and four assists.

Good Starts

Utah has outscored the opposition 16-6 in the first period in their last 16 games and has improved to 19-2-4-1 when leading after one period, including 10-1-1-1 at home. They are 15-2-1-1 at home and 25-5-4-2 when scoring first in a game.

Weekly Radio Shows

Captain Channing Boe appears on "Monty In The Morning" every Tuesday at 9 p.m. on 1320 KFAN/.com and the 1320 KFAN app.

Head Coach Tim Branham appears on "Monty In The Morning" every Friday at 9 a.m.

Where To Eat?

Shula's 347 Grill at Embassy Suites is inviting Grizzlies fans to take their ticket stubs in before or after games to buy one burger and get one burger half off and they also have unveiled some tasty new appetizers. Shula's is located inside Embassy Suites on 3500 South across from Valley Fair Mall.

Tickets

Tickets for all Grizzlies home games are on sale now at www.utahgrizzlies.com, Maverik Center box office or any Ticketmaster location. Season ticket packages starting at $29 for three games, group discounts for parties of 10 or more and luxury suites for 16-88 people are available through the Grizzlies corporate offices by calling (801) 988-8000.

Broadcasts

All Grizzlies broadcasts can be heard on 1320 KFAN with Adrian Denny in his 10th season as the "Voice of the Grizzlies." Denny is once again joined for all Grizzlies home games by 1320 KFAN Program Director and host of "Monty in the Morning" Tim Montemayor. Grizzlies broadcasts can be seen on PPV at ECHL.TV and also heard on 1320KFAN.com and iHeart Radio by searching "1320 KFAN." The Grizzlies broadcasted seven games on KMYU this regular season as KUTV's Talkin' Sports Adam Mikulich once again joined the coverage on 2.2, 12 on satellite and 22 on cable. Any playoff telecasts are still to be determined.


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