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Steelheads Weekly - Oct. 22, 2018

Monday, October 22nd
Steelheads Weekly - Oct. 22, 2018

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads (2-2-1) split their home opening weekend and prepare for a six-game road trip spanning the next two weeks.

LAST WEEK…

Friday, October 19 vs. Utah Grizzlies: W 6-5 (OT)Shots: Grizzlies 26, Steelheads 31PP: Grizzlies 2-for-5, Steelheads 1-for-3

The Steelheads fought through a tight game to claim a 6-5 overtime win over the Grizzlies at CenturyLink Arena. After trailing in the first period, forward Spencer Naas (9:07 1st) scored the first for the home side to tie the game, 1-1, before the Grizzlies added two more goals. A four-goal third period for the Steelheads began with tallies from forwards Kyle Schempp (SH, 0:31 3rd) and Steve McParland (1:16 3rd), tying the game again, 3-3. Both sides would go back and forth, and Steelheads defenseman Brady Norrish (PP, 16:01 3rd) and forward Brad McClure (EA, 19:17 3rd) helped push the game into overtime at 5-5. There, forward Joe Pendenza (0:43 OT) sealed the 6-5 win on a breakaway. Goaltender Ryan Faragher (1-1-0) stopped 21 of 26 shots in the win.

Saturday, October 20 vs. Utah Grizzlies: 2-1 LShots: Grizzlies 30, Steelheads 28PP: Grizzlies 1-for-5, Steelheads 0-for-5

The Steelheads couldn’t erase an early deficit, falling 2-1 to the Grizzlies at CenturyLink Arena. After trailing 2-0 in the first period, Steelheads forwards Justin Parizek (SH, 18:01 2nd) and Alex Dahl combined for a tally to cut the lead in half, 2-1. Despite a push in the third period with the goaltender pulled, the Steelheads were not able to tie the game. Netminder Philippe Desrosiers (1-1-1) saved 28 of 30 shots in the loss.

THIS WEEK…

Friday, October 26 @ Utah Grizzlies – 7:05 p.m.Saturday, October 27 @ Utah Grizzlies – 7:05 p.m.

The Steelheads begin a six-game road trip spanning just below two weeks, which is their second-longest trip of the season. The road swing begins with the first two games at Maverik Center against the Grizzlies and the back end of four-straight meetings before a four-game week to finish the trip. The Steelheads are 1-1-0 against the Grizzlies this season.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS…

Bud Light $2 Wednesdays: During every Wednesday regular season home game through the end of the 2nd period of play, the Steelheads offer small $2 Bud Light to persons 21 years of age and older (not including playoffs). The first Bud Light $2 Wednesday will be the next home game on November 7.

Pepsi Puck Giveaway: On Saturday, Nov. 10, the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Steelheads puck, courtesy of Pepsi. The Steelheads host the Tulsa Oilers at 7:10 p.m.

Hockey Starter Pack: For any home game during the 2018-19 season, fans can purchase a Steelheads mini plan, which includes four (4) tickets, two (2) small beer vouchers and one (1) hockey helmet beanie starting at just $69. Call the Steelheads at 208-383-0080 for more information.

STEEL STATS…

Quick Bites:- Justin Parizek extended his point streak to three games, notching five points (2g, 3a) with a shorthanded goal in that span. He trails Brad McClure (3+2=5, 4gms) for the longest streak this season but shares the most points during a streak.- Ondrej Vala recorded his first ECHL point (assist) on Saturday, moving to two assists through eight professional games between Idaho and Texas (AHL).- The Steelheads are the only team in the ECHL with all games played with a one-goal differential and lead the league with five of those games- Parizek’s shorthanded goal on Saturday marks three-straight games with a shorthanded tally. The Steelheads share the league lead in shorthanded goals (3) with Orlando.- The Steelheads have never fallen behind by more than two goals in all five games.

Team Leaders:GOALS:                     3 – Brad McClureASSISTS:                  4 – Justin ParizekPOINTS:                    6 – Justin ParizekPP GOALS:               1 – Brady Norrish/A.J. WhiteSH GOALS:               1 – Brad McClure/Justin Parizek/Kyle SchemppGW GOALS:              1 – Joe PendenzaPIMS:                         11 – Jack NevinsPLUS/MINUS:          +4 – Jeff KingSHOTS:                     22 – Spencer NaasWINS:                        1 – Philippe Desrosiers/Ryan FaragherGAA:                          2.54 – Philippe DesrosiersSAVE %:                    .919 – Philippe Desrosiers

Mountain Division Standings:

1. Utah Grizzlies 3-0-1-0 7 pts
2. Wichita Thunder 3-1-0-0 6 pts
3. Kansas City Mavericks 2-0-1-0 5 pts
4. Tulsa Oilers 2-0-0-1 5 pts
5. Idaho Steelheads 2-2-0-1 5 pts
6. Allen Americans 1-3-0-1 3 pts
7. Rapid City Rush 1-3-0-0 2 pts

BROADCAST INFORMATION…

All games during the 2018-19 regular season are broadcast on 1350AM KTIK “The Ticket” and online on ECHL.TV. Pre-game on the road begins 20 minutes before puck drop.

Tune in every Tuesday-Thursday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to the Bud Light Idaho Steelheads Hockey Show, featuring Steelheads news, analysis and insight from around the ECHL.

The Steelheads begin a six-game road trip on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:05 p.m. from Maverik Center against the Utah Grizzlies and 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.

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