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Off the Hook: Nov. 3 Update

Sunday, November 2nd
Off the Hook: Nov. 3 Update

Steelheads Update Nov. 3GOOD TO BE HOMEThough the ECHL is entering the fourth week of play, the Idaho Steelheads (3-2-2) have played only one game at home. That will change this week as Idaho returns to Qwest Arena to face off against its division rival and current National Conference front-runners, the Alaska Aces (5-2-0), for three games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Alaska has 25 goals-for this season to Idaho?s 17-for. Alaska has allowed 20 goals-against, while Idaho has allowed 19. Former Steelhead Scott Burt leads Alaska in penalty minutes with 29. Matt Stephenson leads the Steelheads in PIMS with 23. The Steelheads were 5-3-1-1 head-to-head against the Aces in 2007-08.AND THAT?S A WRAPIdaho wrapped up a six-game road trip with a 3-1 win over Trenton on Sunday. The trip began in Phoenix where the Steelheads split two games, then after a one-day stop in Boise, the team moved to Elmira, NY for two. Idaho earned three points in New York with a 4-3 win on Wednesday and 3-2 overtime loss to Elmira on Friday. On Saturday, the Steelheads were beat 6-2 by the Reading Royals, before finishing out the trip strong in New Jersey. In total, the Steelheads came away with 7 of a possible 12 points.IDAHO STEELHEADS AT A GLANCEOverall: 3-2-1-1 (8 points)Home: 0-0-0-1 (home)Away: 3-2-1-0 (road)Streak: 1-0-0-0ECHL NATIONAL CONFERENCE, DIVISION STANDINGS WEST GP W L T PTS PCTAlaska Aces 7 5 2 0 10 0.714Phoenix RoadRunners 7 4 2 1 9 0.643Utah Grizzlies 6 4 2 0 8 0.667Idaho Steelheads 7 3 2 2 8 0.571Victoria Salmon Kings 9 3 6 0 6 0.333 PACIFIC GP W L T PTS PCTFresno Falcons 6 4 2 0 8 0.667Ontario Reign 7 4 3 0 8 0.571Stockton Thunder 7 3 4 0 6 0.429Bakersfield Condors 6 2 3 1 5 0.417Las Vegas Wranglers 6 2 3 1 5 0.417WHO?S HOT?? Rookie forward Ben Nelson is Idaho?s leading scorer, with 4 goals-4 assists for 8 points. The 25-year-old Spokane, Wash. native is averaging 1.14 points-a-game and has a plus-2 rating. ? Steelheads captain Marty Flichel is second in scoring for the Steelheads registering 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points. The veteran centerman has a point-a-game and 12 penalty minutes.? Former NHL?er, left wing Steve Gainey has tallied up 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points as the third-ranked scorer on Idaho?s squad.ROSTER TRANSACTIONS (10/28/08-11/03/08)10/31/08 Add Adam Welch, D activated off IR10/31/08 Delete Darrell Hay, D placed on the 3-day IR10/30/08 Add Justin Bourne, F suspension liftedIN THE COMMUNITY? Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Thursday, Nov. 6: The Steelheads are collecting new and gently-used coats for kids ? aged teens to teenies ? during Wednesday?s and Thursday?s games this week for the Boise Rescue Mission. Coats will be distributed to families in need across the Treasure Valley. Every donor will receive a ?2-for-1? coupon to a future Steelheads game.? Friday, Nov. 7: The Steelheads are partnering up with the Jr. Steelheads to host a fundraiser for youth hockey. The Jr. Steelheads will sell raffle tickets and will have a wide variety of great prizes for fans to bid on at auction tables. OUT AND ABOUT? The Idaho Steelheads and WOW 104.3 are teaming up to bring a field trip into one lucky Treasure Valley classroom. The Outlaw and Amber are offering classrooms a chance to sign up and win a visit from four players of the Idaho Steelheads. The winning class will meet members of the hockey team and have a chance to get autographs as well as receive a talk about the importance of staying healthy and physically fit and about the negative effects that drugs and tobacco have on their bodies. In addition, lunch will be provided by Dominos Pizza and every student will receive an official WOW field trip certificate. The Outlaw and Amber field trip will take place on Monday, Nov. 10. Registration is available at WOW1043.com and all applicants will be entered into a drawing to win free Steelheads tickets!PRACTICEThe Idaho Steelheads will practice at Qwest Arena Tuesday through Friday this week from 10:00-11:00 am. Practice is free and open to the media and public.UPCOMINGAlaska @ Idaho: Wednesday, Nov. 5 @ 7:10 pm MSTAlaska @ Idaho: Thursday, Nov. 6 @ 7:10 pm MSTAlaska @ Idaho: Friday, Nov. 7 @ 7:10 pm MSTBROADCAST INFOListen to all 72 games with Doug Plagens calling the action. Doug is joined in the booth this season by Steelheads players who will provide color commentary. Tune in to ESPN Radio 1350 KTIK the Ticket on games nights as well as Monday though Friday at 6:00 pm for the Bud Light Idaho Steelheads Hockey Show as Doug and Will Hoenike talk all things Steelheads.All home and road games can be watched through a link on the Steelheads website provided by B2 Networks for $6 a game.TICKET INFOThe Idaho Steelheads offer a variety of ticket plans to fit any schedule or pocket book. Call (208) 383-0080 to find out more. For day of game tickets, visit idahosteelheads.com and use the print at home feature, or call (208) 331-TIXS or visit the box office at Qwest Arena.- www.idahosteelheads.com -

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