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Steelheads Weekly - Dec. 10, 2018

Monday, December 10th
Steelheads Weekly - Dec. 10, 2018

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads (12-9-3) prepare for a three-game weekend against the Kansas City Mavericks following a split at home against the Utah Grizzlies.

LAST WEEK…

Friday, December 7 vs. Utah Grizzlies: 4-2 WShots: Grizzlies 33, Steelheads 32PP: Grizzlies 0-for-2, Steelheads 0-for-1

The Steelheads extended their win streak to four games with a 4-2 win from CenturyLink Arena. After an opening Grizzlies goal, Steelheads defenseman Colton Saucerman (7:49 1st) tied the game on a one-time shot before forward Elgin Pearce (13:15 2nd) gave the Steelheads their first lead, 2-1. The Grizzlies tied the game one minute later, but the Steelheads answered with two more goals from forwards Kyle Schempp (7:01 3rd) and Steve McParland (EN, 18:38 3rd) to take the 4-2 win. Tomas Sholl (7-3-0) halted 31 of 33 shots in the win.

Saturday, December 8 vs. Utah Grizzlies: 5-1 LShots: Grizzlies 36, Steelheads 31PP: Grizzlies 0-for-4, Steelheads 1-for-6

The Steelheads split their two-game weekend with a 5-1 loss on Saturday night. Following a Grizzlies goal to open the game, forward Reid Petryk (PP, 10:00 1st) tied the game at 1-1 before the end of the period. However, the Grizzlies opened the lead and secured the win, 5-1, with four more goals. Tomas Sholl (7-4-0) stopped 31 of 36 shots in the loss.

THIS WEEK…

Wednesday, December 12 vs. Kansas City Mavericks – 7:10 p.m. MTFriday, December 14 vs. Kansas City Mavericks – 7:10 p.m. MTSaturday, December 15 vs. Kansas City Mavericks – 7:10 p.m. MT

The Steelheads welcome the Kansas City Mavericks for the first and only meeting at CenturyLink Arena this season for a three-game weekend. The Steelheads and Mavericks play a six-game season series this year after just two games last season at CenturyLink Arena, during which the Steelheads won back-to-back 3-2 overtime results. The two sides have played six times since the ECHL/CHL merger with the Steelheads taking a 4-2-0 record before doubling that game total this season.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS…

Nickelodeon Night: CenturyLink Arena will be invaded by the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) this Saturday night at 7:10 p.m. when the Steelheads host the Kansas City Mavericks for Nickelodeon Night. TMNT jerseys will be the first jersey auction of the season, benefitting St Luke’s Children’s Hospital. Call 208-383-0080 or go to idahosteelheads.com for tickets.

$2 Beer Wednesday: Finish “Hump Day” and rally for the rest of the work week with $2 Beer Wednesday, presented by Bud Light. For just $2, enjoy Bud Light beer throughout the evening to continue Happy Hour. Call the Steelheads at 208-383-0080 for tickets and information.

Four For $48 Friday: Bring the family to enjoy a Steelheads home game every Friday night this season. For just $48, you’ll receive four tickets, four fountain drinks, and four Double R Ranch hot dogs. Call the Steelheads at 208-383-0080 for more information.

STEEL STATS…

Quick Bites:- Reid Petryk has points in five of his last six games, notching six points (4g, 2a) in that span- Before his call-up to the AHL, Colton Saucerman set a team-high five-game point streak with six points (2g, 4a)- Midway through their nine-game home stand, the Steelheads own a 3-1-0-0 record and have wins in seven of their last nine games- The Steelheads penalty kill is now perfect in five-straight games (17 attempts) and nine of their last 10 games, going 36-for-37 (97.3%) in that span since November 14 and moving from 23rd to 4th in the ECHL

Team Leaders:GOALS:                        10 – Steve McParlandASSISTS:                     11 – A.J. WhitePOINTS:                       19 – Steve McParlandPP GOALS:                   3 – Reid PetrykSH GOALS:                   1 – McClure/McParland/Parizek/Saucerman/SchemppGW GOALS:                  3 – Brad McClurePIMS:                          116 – Kale KessyPLUS/MINUS:             +9 – Steve McParlandSHOTS:                        88 – Steve McParlandWINS:                            7 – Tomas ShollGAA:                           2.06 – Tomas ShollSAVE %:                     .931 – Tomas Sholl

Mountain Division Standings:

1. Utah 14-4-3-1 32 pts
2. Tulsa 13-6-3-2 31 pts
3. Kansas City 14-5-1-1 30 pts
4. STEELHEADS 12-9-1-2 27 pts
5. Rapid City 11-11-2-2 27 pts
6. Wichita 11-9-3-1 26 pts
7. Allen 6-18-0-2 14 pts

BROADCAST INFORMATION…

All home games during the 2018-19 regular season are broadcast on 1350AM KTIK “The Ticket”, CableOne Channel 72 and online on ECHL.TV. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on 1350AM KITK and 7:00 p.m. on CableOne Channel 72 and ECHL.TV.

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 open a three-game weekend against the Kansas City Mavericks on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:10 p.m. from CenturyLink Arena. The Holiday Hat Trick is here! Get tickets and a Steelheads cap as your perfect stocking stuffer for the holiday season! 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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