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Steelheads Weekly - Mar. 4, 2019

Monday, March 4th
Steelheads Weekly - Mar. 4, 2019

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads (34-20-4) return to CenturyLink Arena for Pink In The Rink weekend and the first home series of March.

LAST WEEK…

Wednesday, February 27 @ Kansas City Mavericks: 4-3 LShots: Steelheads 34, Mavericks 37PP: Steelheads 1-for-3, Mavericks 0-for-1

The Steelheads couldn’t find the final answer in a 4-3 loss to the Mavericks from Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. After the Mavericks scored the opening goal in the first period, forward Reid Petryk (11:01 2nd) answered back before both the Mavericks and forward Alex Dahl (5:09 3rd) continued the back-and-forth into a 2-2 game. The Mavericks scored twice to jump back ahead, 4-2. Defenseman Charlie Dodero (PP, EA, 19:47 3rd) brought the road side within one, 4-3, but the Mavericks held on for the win. Tomas Sholl (19-10-0) saved 33 of 36 shots in the loss.

Friday, March 1 @ Kansas City Mavericks: 4-1 WShots: Steelheads 35, Mavericks 30PP: Steelheads 0-for-3, Mavericks 0-for-6

The Steelheads pushed ahead in the third period to take a 4-1 win over the Mavericks from Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Scoring didn’t open until forward Steve McParland (6:52 2nd) netted the opening tally for the 1-0 lead in the middle frame. The Mavericks leveled the score, 1-1, before the Steelheads pulled away. Forward Kyle Schempp (SH, 1:04 3rd) forced the game-winner early before forwards A.J. White (5:56 3rd) and Mitch Moroz (EN, 19:48 3rd) sealed the 4-1 win with two insurance tallies. Tomas Sholl (20-10-0) saved 29 of 30 shots in the win.

Saturday, March 2 @ Kansas City Mavericks: 2-1 LShots: Steelheads 36, Mavericks 35PP: Steelheads 0-for-3, Mavericks 0-for-6

The Steelheads fell 2-1 to the Mavericks in the final game of the season series from Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. After the Mavericks scored the lone goal of the first period, forward Alex Dahl (1:51 2nd) answered back in the next frame to tie the game, 1-1. A shorthanded goal by the Mavericks helped seal the 2-1 win. Colton Point (5-2-1) halted 33 of 35 shots in the loss.

THIS WEEK…

Wednesday, March 6 vs. Wichita Thunder – 7:10 p.m. MTFriday, March 8 vs. Wichita Thunder – 7:10 p.m. MTSaturday, March 9 vs. Wichita Thunder – 7:10 p.m. MT

The Steelheads welcome the Wichita Thunder to CenturyLink Arena for the first and only home meeting of the season to close out the 6-game season set. The Steelheads have dropped two of three meetings against the Thunder but have points in two of three, posting a 1-1-1 record in three games in Wichita. The Steelheads have dropped four of their last seven games in the series, holding a 4-3-2 record against the Thunder and a 1-0-1 record at CenturyLink Arena.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS…

Pink In The Rink: The Steelheads will adorn pink once more for the annual St. Luke’s Pink In The Rink Game on Saturday, Mar. 9 at 7:10 p.m. The game-worn pink-themed jerseys will be auctioned during both Friday and Saturday games, and proceeds from ticket sales and the auction benefit St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI).

$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:- Elgin Pearce led the Steelheads with three points on the weekend despite ending a four-game point streak. Pearce has been a team leader as of late with points in six of his last eight games, posting eight points (3g, 5a) in that span.- Tomas Sholl earned his 20th win of the season last week, putting him two wins behind the top-10 for single-season Steelheads goaltender wins. Sholl  leads the ECHL in save percentage (.929) and is third in wins (20) and goals-against average (2.22).- The Steelheads penalty kill was perfect in all three games last week, going 10-for-10 against Kansas City. The Steelheads have now killed 18-straight attempts on the road, spanning four games, as well as four of five games overall (18-for-19, 94.7%).

 Team Leaders:GOALS:                       21 – Steve McParlandASSISTS:                    30 – A.J. WhitePOINTS:                      46 –Steve McParlandPP GOALS:                   9 – Reid PetrykSH GOALS:                   2 – Steve McParland/Kyle SchemppGW GOALS:                  5 – Brad McClure/Reid PetrykPIMS:                          279 – Kale KessyPLUS/MINUS:           +29 – Keegan KanzigSHOTS:                       192 – Steve McParlandWINS:                           20 – Tomas ShollGAA:                           2.22 – Tomas ShollSAVE %:                     .929 – Tomas Sholl

Mountain Division Standings:1. Tulsa                        34-20-4-2, 74 pts2. Steelheads            34-20-2-2, 72 pts3. Utah                         32-18-4-3, 71 pts4. Kansas City            29-23-3-1, 62 pts5. Wichita                    22-27-6-3, 53 pts6. Rapid City               22-29-5-3, 52 pts7. Allen                         21-34-4-2, 48 pts

Mountain Division Standings:

1. Tulsa 34-20-4-2 74 pts
2. STEELHEADS 34-20-2-2 72 pts
3. Utah 32-18-4-3 71 pts
4. Kansas City 29-23-3-1 62 pts
5. Wichita 22-29-5-3 53 pts
6. Rapid City 22-29-5-3 52 pts
7. Allen 21-34-4-2 48 pts

BROADCAST INFORMATION…

All home games during the 2018-19 regular season are broadcast on 1350AM KTIK “The Ticket” as well as Cable One Ch. 72 and ECHL.TV. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on 1350AM KTIK “The Ticket” and at 7:00 p.m. on Cable One Ch. 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 return to CenturyLink Arena on Wednesday, Mar. 6 at 7:10 p.m. against the Wichita Thunder. 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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