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Steelheads Slip To The Grizzlies, 3-2

Saturday, October 27th
Steelheads Slip To The Grizzlies, 3-2

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Idaho Steelheads (2­-3-1) opened the game on the right foot but couldn’t come away with the win, falling 3-2 to the Utah Grizzlies (4-0-1) on Friday night at Maverik Center.

After five games of trailing after the opening goal, the Steelheads got on the scoreboard first. At 6:54, Steelheads forward Steve McParland snapped a one-time touch in front of the net coming from a Jeff King pass behind the net to take a 1-0 lead. The Grizzlies answered on the power play at 13:32 thanks to forward Cole Ully to tie the game, 1-1.

The Grizzlies gained their first lead of the night at 7:48 on a one-time shot by forward Caleb Herbert, but Steelheads forward Reid Petryk answered back eight seconds later at 7:56 with a shot from the right circle, tying the game at 2-2. Ully scored his second goal of the night at 14:54 to edge the Grizzlies ahead, 3-2.

The Steelheads pressed throughout the third period to find the game-tying goal, but they were held off as the Grizzlies took the 3-2 win. Utah netminder Kevin Carr (2-0-0) stopped 22 of 24 shots in the win, while Steelheads goaltender Philippe Desrosiers (1-2-1) saved 24 of 27 shots in the loss.

The Steelheads finish their four-game stretch against the Grizzlies on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:05 p.m. from Maverik Center. Coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on 1350-AM KTIK and ECHL TV.

The Steelheads return to CenturyLink Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:10 p.m. against the Tulsa Oilers. Single-game tickets and season ticket packages are on sale, with full-season packages starting as low as $300 per seat. Contact the Idaho Steelheads at 208-383-0080 for more information or log on to idahosteelheads.com.

CENTURYLINK THREE STARS OF THE GAME:1. Cole Ully (UTA): 2G-1A2. Austin Carroll (UTA): 3A3. Caleb Herbert (UTA): 1G-1A

COORS LIGHT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME:Steve McParland - Scored the 1st leading goal for the Steelheads this season

PEPSI PLAYER OF THE GAME:Steve McParland - In addition to scoring, he factored in on multiple scoring chances to help the Steelheads threaten the Grizzlies.

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