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Steelheads Weekly - Feb. 4, 2019

Monday, February 4th
Steelheads Weekly - Feb. 4, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads (29-14-3) enter the final week of their nine-game road trip to meet the Utah Grizzlies for the second time this trip.

LAST WEEK…

Wednesday, January 30 @ Allen Americans: 4-2 LShots: Steelheads 28, Americans 23PP: Steelheads 1-for-4, Americans 1-for-2

The Steelheads fell short of a comeback bid in a 4-2 loss to the Americans from Allen Event Center. Defenseman Jeff King (0:45 1st) opened the scoring on the first shot of the game to take an early 1-0 lead. The Americans scored three-straight goals through all three periods to bounce ahead, 3-1. Forward A.J. White (PP, 16:25 3rd) started the comeback bid with a late tally to draw within one, 3-2. However, a late Allen goal sealed their 4-2 win. Tomas Sholl (15-7-0) turned aside 19 of 22 shots in the loss.

Friday, February 1 @ Allen Americans: 6-3 WShots: Steelheads 35, Americans 24PP: Steelheads 1-for-8, Americans 1-for-3

The Steelheads weathered a turbulent second period and took a 6-3 win over the Americans from Allen Event Center. Forwards Alex Dahl (13:25 1st) and Elgin Pearce (13:37 1st) scored on back-to-back shots to quickly double the lead to 2-0. The Americans answered back before Dahl (1:22 2nd) spread the lead again to 3-1. Two Americans goals led to a tie game, 3-3, before the first four minutes of the second period. The Steelheads closed out the game with three more goals starting with forward Reid Petryk (PP, 12:13 2nd) to edge ahead 4-3 before two empty net goals from defenseman Keegan Kanzig (EN, 18:42 3rd) and Pearce (EN, 19:59 3rd), sealing the 6-3 win. Ryan Faragher (7-3-1) halted 21 of 24 shots in the win.

Saturday, February 2 @ Allen Americans: 4-3 W (OT)Shots: Steelheads 36, Americans 27PP: Steelheads 2-for-6, Americans 1-for-8

The Steelheads edged out the Americans in a 4-3 overtime win from Allen Event Center to close the season series. The Americans jumped out first on a penalty shot before forward Brad McClure (PP, 7:51 1st) tied the game at 1-1. The pattern continued through the second period with forward Steve McParland (6:49 2nd) and defenseman Nolan Gluchowski (PP, 19:57 2nd) each answering the call to send the game to overtime, 3-3. Defenseman Brady Norrish (0:40 OT) sealed the 4-3 victory with a re-direction in front of the net. Colton Point (5-1-1) turned aside 24 of 27 shots in the win.

THIS WEEK…

Wednesday, February 6 @ Utah Grizzlies – 7:05 p.m. MTFriday, February 8 @ Utah Grizzlies – 7:05 p.m. MTSaturday, February 9 @ Utah Grizzlies – 7:05 p.m. MT

The Steelheads revisit their season series with the Utah Grizzlies for the second time in the road swing to close the nine-day road trip. The Steelheads took a one-game edge in the season set thanks to a win on January 21 to open the road trip in the only non-two game weekend of the series. The Steelheads currently own a 5-4-0 record against the Grizzlies heading into their last meetings until the final weekend of the regular season. Historically, the Steelheads are three wins from reaching 100 victories against an opponent for the first time in Steelheads ECHL history, owning a 97-46-24 record in the franchise series.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS…

CenturyLink Free Skate: The Steelheads and CenturyLink Arena will host a free skate, presented by the Idaho Statesman, on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Bring a canned food donation and receive a pair of tickets to the game on February 20 against the Tulsa Oilers. Free rentals will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, and limit one pair of tickets per person.

$2 Beer Wednesday: Enjoy $2 Bud Light every Wednesday during the 2018-19 season, including when the Steelheads return to CenturyLink Arena on January 9. For tickets, call the Steelheads at 208-383-0080 or go to idahosteelheads.com.

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:- Through six games of the road trip, forward Steve McParland leads the team with 10 points (5g, 5a) including four points last week. He becomes the first player on the team to reach 40 points (18g, 22a) on the season taking 41 games.- Defenseman Nolan Gluchowski posted four points last week to lead Steelheads defenseman and has seven on the road trip. He sits tied for seventh among ECHL defensemen in scoring with 28 points (7g, 21a).- The Steelheads stretched their scoring streak on the power play to four-straight games, going 5-for-23 (21.7%) in that span. It’s the longest point streak since their season-high five-game streak from December 22 through January 5.- After two weeks, the Steelheads are 4-2-0 in their nine-game, three-week road trip heading into their final week. The Steelheads have not lost more than once in the same week since the week ending on November 11 (12 weeks).

 Team Leaders:GOALS:                       19 – Brad McClureASSISTS:                     27 – A.J. WhitePOINTS:                      40 –Steve McParlandPP GOALS:                  9 – Reid PetrykSH GOALS:                  1 – McClure/McParland/Parizek/Payne/Petryk/Saucerman/SchemppGW GOALS:                 5 – Brad McClure/Reid PetrykPIMS:                          236 – Kale KessyPLUS/MINUS:           +25 – Keegan KanzigSHOTS:                       158 – Steve McParlandWINS:                           15 – Tomas ShollGAA:                           2.17 – Tomas ShollSAVE %:                     .929 – Tomas Sholl

Mountain Division Standings:

1. STEELHEADS 29-14-1-2 61 pts
2. Utah 27-13-4-1 59 pts
3. Tulsa 26-17-4-2 58 pts
4. Kansas City 22-18-2-1 47 pts
5. Wichita 19-19-5-3 46 pts
6. Rapid City 18-24-4-3 43 pts
7. Allen 15-29-4-2 36 pts

BROADCAST INFORMATION…

All road games during the 2018-19 regular season are broadcast on 1350AM KTIK “The Ticket” as well as online on ECHL.TV. Pre-game coverage begins 20 minutes before puck drop on 1350AM KITK 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 continue their nine-game road trip on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7:05 p.m. against the Utah Grizzlies from Maverik Center and return to CenturyLink Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:10 p.m. against the Rapid City Rush. 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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