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Off the Hook: Steelheads Update 1/12/09

Sunday, January 11th
Off the Hook: Steelheads Update 1/12/09

As the Steelheads hit the half-way point of the 2008-09 season, fans have only one chance in the next month to see the team play at home. That game comes Wednesday night (Jan. 14) against the Utah Grizzlies. The puck drops at 7:10 pm at Qwest Arena. Because of the scheduling changes after the Fresno Falcons ceased operations, the games previously scheduled for Friday and Saturday (Jan. 16 and 17) have been cancelled. Make up games are slated to be played at Qwest Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, March 31.FAMILIAR FOEThe game this week marks the sixth game Utah has played at Qwest Arena this season, and will be the eighth meeting for the two teams in 2008-09?the Steelheads will play Utah a total 15 times before the season is done; the most against any opponent in one season since the Steelheads joined the ECHL in 2003-04.Idaho is 20-13-1-1, while the Grizzlies are 14-14-4-2. Head-to-head, they are: • 2008-09 Regular Season Idaho vs Utah 5-1-0-1 ? 2007-08 Regular Season Idaho vs Utah 5-2-2-12008-09 Game-By-Game Results? Idaho 3 @ Utah 2 (Dec 27 2008) Final OT? Utah 1 @ Idaho 5 (Dec 26 2008) Final? Idaho 3 @ Utah 2 (Dec 9 2008) Final? Utah 1 @ Idaho 4 (Dec 6 2008) Final? Utah 5 @ Idaho 3 (Dec 5 2008) Final? Utah 3 @ Idaho 4 (Dec 3 2008) Final SO? Utah 3 @ Idaho 2 (Oct 18 2008) Final SOIDAHO STEELHEADS AT A GLANCE40 Points; 2nd West Division, 2nd National Conference, 7th OverallOverall: 20-13-1-1 (42 points) Home: 10-7-0-1 (home)Away: 10-6-1-0 (road)Streak: 0-1-0-0Past 10: 7-3-0-0ECHL NATIONAL CONFERENCE, DIVISION STANDINGS West GP W L OTL PTS PCTVictoria Salmon Kings 37 26 9 2 54 0.730Idaho Steelheads 35 20 13 2 42 0.600Alaska Aces 36 20 14 2 42 0.583Utah Grizzlies 34 14 14 6 34 0.500Phoenix RoadRunners 31 13 15 3 29 0.468 Pacific GP W L OTL PTS PCTOntario Reign 35 19 14 2 40 0.571Las Vegas Wranglers 33 15 15 3 33 0.500Stockton Thunder 36 14 17 5 33 0.458Bakersfield Condors 35 12 19 4 28 0.400STEELHEADS BITES? Defenseman Kory Scoran has 4 assists in his last two games ? Rookie center Ben Nelson has 5 goals in his last 5 games ? Veteran forward Garett Bembridge has scored the game's first goal in each of the Steelheads' last two contestsROSTER TRANSACTIONS (1/06/09 ? 1/12/09)1/12/09 Delete Garett Bembridge, F loaned to Iowa (AHL)1/09/09 Add T.R. Kirkman, G added as emergency backup goaltender1/06/09 Add Kelly Sullivan, D activated off IR1/06/09 Delete Kelly Sullivan, D traded to WheelingSTEELHEADS SCHEDULE THIS WEEKTuesday, Jan. 13:? Practice at Qwest Arena, 10:00-11:00 amWednesday, Jan. 14:? Practice at Qwest Arena, 10:00-11:00 am? GAME NIGHT Utah @ Idaho 7:10 pm MSTThursday, Jan. 15:? Practice at Qwest Arena, 10:00-11:00 amFriday, Jan. 16: ? Travel DaySaturday, Jan. 17: ? GAME NIGHT Idaho @ Stockton 8:30 pm MSTSunday, Jan. 18: ? GAME NIGHT Idaho @ Stockton 5:00 pm MSTMonday, Jan. 19:? Travel to BoiseSTEELHEADS GAME SCHEDULEAnother change has been made to the Steelheads schedule; a road game, slated to be played on Monday, Jan. 26, has been moved to Sunday, Jan. 25 in Utah. The following is the revised schedule of games left to be played in the 2008-09 season:OPPONENT DAY DATE36 Utah Wed 1/14/200937 at Stockton 1/17/200938 at Stockton 1/18/200939 at Utah 1/23/200940 at Utah 1/24/200941 at Utah 1/25/200942 at Bakersfield 2/4/200943 at Bakersfield 2/7/200944 at Stockton 2/9/200945 Phoenix Fri 2/13/200946 Phoenix Sat 2/14/200947 Las Vegas Wed 2/18/200948 Las Vegas Fri 2/20/200949 Las Vegas Sat 2/21/200950 Utah Tue 2/24/200951 Utah Wed 2/25/200952 at Stockton 2/27/200953 at Stockton 2/28/200954 at Stockton 3/1/200955 Victoria Wed 3/4/200956 Victoria Fri 3/6/200957 Victoria Sat 3/7/200958 at Utah 3/11/200959 at Las Vegas 3/13/200960 at Las Vegas 3/14/200961 at Utah 3/15/200962 at Victoria 3/18/200963 at Victoria 3/20/200964 at Victoria 3/21/200965 at Victoria 3/22/200966 Ontario Wed 3/25/200967 Ontario Fri 3/27/200968 Ontario Sat 3/28/200969 Phoenix Tue 3/31/200970 Phoenix Wed 4/1/200971 Phoenix Fri 4/3/200972 Phoenix Sat 4/4/2009GET IN THE GAME AT HOOTERS The Bud Light Idaho Steelheads Hockey Show is going on the road and will be at Hooters every Monday when the team is in town. Fans are invited to stop by and meet Steelheads players and Coach Laxdal, and have the chance to win Steelheads prizes. Tonight - Monday, Jan. 12 is the first ?on location? date.The Steelheads are once again teaming up with Hooters to host watch parties for select Steelheads road games. Stay tuned as dates will be announced soon.BROADCAST 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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