Rolling Thunder: After winning two of three games on their recent road trip, and taking four of their last five games overall, the Steelheads return home for a three-game series against the Adirondack Thunder. The Steelheads and Thunder met often when the team was in Stockton, but this will be Idaho’s first meeting with the team since their move to Glens Falls, NY. The Thunder come into town winners in four of their past five games. The Steelheads went 2-1-0 against the Reading Royals in their last home stand, the only other Eastern Conference opponent the team has faced this year.
The Streak Continues: Jefferson Dahl’s career-best points streak is now at eight games heading into the home stand. Dahl netted three goals and added an assist while the Steelheads were away, now giving him 13 points to rank sixth in the ECHL scoring race. Dahl’s eight-game streak already matches the Steelheads’ longest for any player last season, when Kyle Jean earned 17 points over an eight game run in December.
Chat Snaps: Connor Chatham earned his first professional goal on Saturday night in the third period, the eventual game-winner to push the Steelheads past the Eagles. Just minutes after the Eagles had overcome a two-goal deficit to tie the game, Chatham restored the Idaho lead with a snap shot from the right circle that beat goaltender Kent Simpson through the arm. The rookie had 47 goals in his junior career.
Shootout Shutouts: The Steelheads are 2-0 this season in the shootout following Friday night’s win at Budweiser Events Center. In a combined nine rounds of the shootout, the Steelheads are yet to surrender a goal. Branden Komm stopped all four shooters he faced at CenturyLink Arena on October 28th against the Royals. In Colorado, Landon Bow turned away all five Eagles he faced. With that dominance, the Steelheads managed to win both shootouts with just one tally of their own, coming from Will Merchant and Joe Basaraba.
The Bow Show: Rookie Landon Bow has settled into the pro game nicely in the season’s early weeks. In his last three starts, Bow is 3-0-0 with a 1.96 GAA and a .955 save percentage Bow also earned wins in the first back-to-back starts of his career when he got the call both Friday and Saturday in Colorado.