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This Week Is Grizzlies Fight Cancer Weekend

February 11, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Utah Grizzlies News Release

West Valley City, Utah - This week is Grizzlies Fight Cancer Weekend Presented by Stadler as they have games on February 15th, 16th and 18th against the Kansas City Mavericks.

After the game on Friday, February 15th, fans can pay $5 and come down on the ice and paint a name of someone who has been battling cancer. Those names will be displayed on the ice during the Grizzlies game on Saturday, February 16th.

The Grizzlies will be wearing specialty jersey's this weekend. Like last season's fight cancer jerseys, on this year's specialty jersey's are names of people battling cancer. Those game worn jersey's will be auctioned off after the game with proceeds going to local charities.

Don't forget about the President's Day 1 pm matinee against Kansas City. It's the 2nd Maverik Monday of the season, where tickets are buy one get one free when you show your Maverik Adventure Card at the Maverik Center box office when purchasing tickets.

Last week the Utah Grizzlies completed a 3 game sweep of the Idaho Steelheads last week at Maverik Center, outscoring the Steelheads 12 to 6 in the series.

It was a different player playing the starring role in each of the 3 games. Julien Nantel scored 2 goals and 1 assist and Ryan Walters added 1 goal and 1 assist in Wednesday night's 4-1 win. On Friday night the Grizzlies got 2 goals from JT Henke and 1 goal and 1 assist from Turner Ottenbreit in a 4-3 win. On Saturday, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 9065 it was Mitch Maxwell who scored 2 goals, including the empty net game clincher with 46 seconds left to give Utah a 4-2 victory and a 3 game sweep over the division rival Steelheads.

Utah is now in first place by 4 points over Idaho. The Grizz have 65 standings points and a winning percentage of .677. Idaho has 61 points and a .622 winning rate. Utah has standings points in 7 straight games.

Kevin Carr was in net for all 3 victories. Carr stopped 62 of 68 shots on the weekend and made some key saves in the third period of all 3 games to secure Grizzlies victories. Carr has been in goal for each of the team's last 5 games and has earned 4 wins in that stretch.

For tickets go to utahgrizzlies.com, the Maverik Center Box Office or any Smith's Tix locations. You can also call the Grizzlies at (801) 988-8000.

This Week's Promotions

February 15th - Mavericks at Grizzlies - Grizzlies Fight Cancer Weekend Presented by Stadler. Fans can pay $5 and come on the ice and paint a name of someone who has been battling cancer.

February 16th - Mavericks at Grizzlies - Grizzlies Fight Cancer Weekend Presented by Stadler. Specialty jersey's that will be auctioned off after the game.

February 18th - Mavericks at Grizzlies - President's Day Matinee. Maverik Monday (Buy One Get One Free Tickets with Maverik Adventure Card).

Games This Week

February 15th - Kansas City Mavericks at Utah Grizzlies. 7 pm. Classic Country 1370 AM, 104.3 FM/HD-2.

February 16th - Kansas City Mavericks at Utah Grizzlies. 7 pm. Classic Country 1370 AM, 104.3 FM/HD-2.

February 18th - Kansas City Mavericks at Utah Grizzlies. 1 pm. ESPN 700.

Last Week's Games vs Idaho

February 6th - Utah wins 4-1. Julien Nantel 2 goals, 1 assist. Ryan Walters 1 goal, 1 assist. Kevin Carr 19 for 20 saves. Grizzlies were 2 for 6 on the power play and a perfect 6 for 6 on the penalty kill.

February 8th - Utah wins 4-3. JT Henke 2 goals. Turner Ottenbreit 1 goal, 1 assist. Both teams went 1 for 5 on the power play. Kevin Carr 20 for 23 saves.

February 9th - Utah wins 4-2. Mitch Maxwell 2 goals. Ryan Walters and Caleb Herbert each scored goals for Utah. Idaho held to only 3 shots on goal in the third period.

Previous Week's Record: Utah went 3-0 vs Idaho

Grizzlies won 3 games vs Idaho at Maverik Center.

4-1 win on Feb. 6. Won 4-3 Feb. 8 and a 4-2 win on Feb. 9.

Overall record: 30-13-4-1

Home record: 17-7-1

Road record: 13-6-3-1

This Week's Games: (Utah is home vs Kansas City on Feb. 15-16, 18)

Last 10 games: Utah is 7-2-1

Goals per game: 3.52 (5th in league).

Goals against per game: 2.75 (4th).

Shots per game: 31.27 (16th).

Shots against per game: 28.02 (3rd).

Power play: 21.7 % (5th).

Penalty Kill: 85.9 % (3rd).

Individual notes:

Ryan Walters has 6 goals and 2 assists in 5 games in February. Mike Economos has 4 goals and 1 assist in his last 5 games. Joe Cannata leads the league with 4 shutouts. He is currently with the AHL's Colorado Eagles. Caleb Herbert is 3rd in the league with 25 goals, and has a goal in back to back games for Utah.

A different player had a 2 goal game in each of the 3 games last week vs Idaho. Julien Nantel had 2 goals on Feb. 6. JT Henke had 2 goals on Feb. 8 and Mitch Maxwell had 2 goals on Feb. 9,.

JT Henke has as many 2 goal games (5) as he has 1 goal games (5) this season.

Team notes:

Grizzlies have standings points in 7 straight games. Grizzlies have outscored opponents 85 to 59 at home this season. Grizzlies are in the top 5 in both the power play and penalty kill units. A big crowd of 9065 fans saw the Utah 4-3 win on February 9th vs Idaho. Utah swept a 3 game home series over the Steelheads last week. Utah has scored first in each of their last 5 games.

7 Shutouts on the Season

Utah goaltenders have collected 7 shutouts on the season. That's the most of any team in the league. Joe Cannata leads the league with 4 shutouts and Kevin Carr got his 3rd shutout on Friday, Feb. 1. Carr has a record of 14-5-2 this year.

November 17th - Joe Cannata 30 for 30 saves. Grizzlies won 4-0 vs Indy.

November 21st - Joe Cannata 18 for 18 saves. Grizzlies won 4-0 vs Allen.

November 23rd - Joe Cannata 35 for 35 saves. Grizzlies won 5-0 vs Allen. It was 3 shutouts in 3 consecutive games for Cannata, who led the Colorado Eagles to the 2018 Kelly Cup Championship.

December 15th - Kevin Carr 23 for 23 saves. Grizzlies won 3-0 vs Rapid City.

December 29th - Joe Cannata 28 for 28 saves. Grizzlies won 3-0 vs Allen. Cannata's 3rd shutout vs Allen.

January 11th - Kevin Carr 30 for 30 saves. Grizzlies won 3-0 at Wheeling.

February 1st - Kevin Carr 31 for 31 saves. Grizzlies won 4-0 at Wichita.

Roster Moves Last 7 Days

Forwards Julien Nantel, Grayson Downing and Defenseman Sergei Boikov were added to the lineup on February 6th from the AHL's Colorado Eagles. Boikov played in the game on Wednesday before being recalled to the Eagles, while Downing and Nantel played in all 3 games last week in the sweep against Idaho. It was Downing's first games in the ECHL after spending 4 and a half seasons in the American Hockey League.


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