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Steelheads Weekly - Oct. 29, 2018

Monday, October 29th
Steelheads Weekly - Oct. 29, 2018

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads (3-3-1) split the final two games of their four-game stretch against the Utah Grizzlies while opening a six-game road trip that finishes this week.

LAST WEEK…

Friday, October 26 @ Utah Grizzlies: 3-2 LShots: Steelheads 24, Grizzlies 27PP: Steelheads 0-for-2, Grizzlies 1-for-2

The Steelheads opened the six-game road trip with a close 3-2 loss to the Grizzlies at Maverik Center. Steelheads forward Steve McParland (6:56 1st) scored the first game-opening goal for Idaho this season to take an initial 1-0 lead. After two Grizzlies goals through the first and second periods, Steelheads forward Reid Petryk (7:56 2nd) answered the second tally eight seconds later to tie the game, 2-2. The Grizzlies added one more later in the second period, sealing the 3-2 decision. Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers (1-2-1) stopped 24 of 27 shots in the loss.

Saturday, October 27 @ Utah Grizzlies: 3-2 W (OT)Shots: Steelheads 29, Grizzlies 35PP: Steelheads 1-for-2, Grizzlies 1-for-3

The Steelheads went back and forth during a 3-2 overtime win over the Grizzlies at Maverik Center. Steelheads forward Joe Pendenza (PP, 1:10 2nd) opened the scoring after a scoreless second period to jump out to a 1-0 lead. After a Grizzlies answer, Steelheads forward Steve McParland (4:14 3rd) pushed ahead 2-1 with his second in as many nights before a Grizzlies answer sent the game to overtime. Halfway through the frame, Steelheads forward Brad McClure (2:29 OT) sealed the 3-2 win. Netminder Philippe Desrosiers (2-2-1) turned aside 33 of 35 shots in the win.

THIS WEEK…

Tuesday, October 30 @ Indy Fuel ­– 5:05 p.m. MTFriday, November 2 @ Toledo Walleye – 5:15 p.m. MTSaturday, November 3 @ Toledo Walleye – 5:15 p.m. MTSunday, November 4 @ Kalamazoo Wings – 1:00 p.m. MT

The Steelheads continue their six-game, 12-day road trip with the final four games before heading back to Idaho early next week. The Steelheads will travel a total of 4,069 miles over their road trip and finish their run with four games over their final seven days with the eighth day for travel. The Steelheads meet the Fuel for the first and only time in franchise history while playing the first two of five games against Toledo and their lone meeting of the year against Kalamazoo. The Steelheads own a 2-0-0 record over the Walleye and are 1-1-1 against the Wings.

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:- Steve McParland scored the team’s first game-opening goal, shared team led in points (2+1=3) on the weekend- Jeff King improved his team-leading plus/minus to +7, owns a +5 rating in four games with the Steelheads and earned three assists last weekend- The Steelheads extended their streak to seven-straight games with a one-goal differential to open the season, setting a franchise mark and leading the ECHL in that category- The Steelheads have the most overtime games (4) and post-regulation wins (3) in the ECHL

Team Leaders:GOALS:                       3 – Brad McClure/Steve McParlandASSISTS:                    5 – Justin ParizekPOINTS:                      7 – Steve McParland/Justin ParizekPP GOALS:                 1 – Brady Norrish/Joe Pendenza/A.J. WhiteSH GOALS:                 1 – Brad McClure/Justin Parizek/Kyle SchemppGW GOALS:                1 – Brad McClure/Joe PendenzaPIMS:                           13 – Keegan KanzigPLUS/MINUS:            +7 – Jeff KingSHOTS:                        28 – Spencer NaasWINS:                           2 – Philippe DesrosiersGAA:                             2.52 – Philippe DesrosiersSAVE %:                       .919 – Philippe Desrosiers

Mountain Division Standings:

1. Utah Grizzlies 4-0-2-0 10 pts
2. Tulsa Oilers 4-0-0-1 9 pts
3. Kansas City Mavericks 3-1-1-0 7 pts
4. Idaho Steelheads 3-3-0-1 7 pts
5. Allen Americans 3-4-0-1 7 pts
6. Wichita Thunder 3-1-1-0 7 pts
7. Rapid City Rush 2-3-1-1 6 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 continue their six-game road trip on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 5:05 p.m. MT against the Indy Fuel from Indiana Farmers Coliseum 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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