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Steelheads Spread Offense Around in 5-3 Win over Grizzlies

Sunday, October 24th
Steelheads Spread Offense Around in 5-3 Win over Grizzlies

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Idaho Steelheads (2-0-0) found five different goal-scorers over the course of the night in their 5-3 win over the Utah Grizzlies (0-2-0) on Saturday night from Maverik Center.THE GAME’S STORYThe Grizzlies notched the first goal of the night, but the Steelheads came back with three-unanswered tallies through the first period break. Forward Zack Andrusiak (PP, 7:36 1st) netted his second-straight game with a power play goal followed by defenseman Darren Brady (15:41 1st) for his first ECHL goal and a 2-1 lead. Captain A.J. White (2:32 2nd) started the middle frame with a deflection before the Grizzlies began the back-and-forth scoring. Steelheads forward David Norris (10:14 2nd) provided the game-winning goal, 4-2, before another Grizzlies answer in the middle frame, but Steelheads forward Yauheni Aksiantsiuk (14:53 3rd) sealed off the victory.ICCU 3 STARS OF THE GAME1. IDH – Zack Andrusiak (PP goal, assist)2. IDH – David Norris (GWG)3. IDH – Darren Brady (goal)PEPSI PLAYER OF THE GAMEYauheni Aksiantsiuk – goal, assistSTEELHEADS STANDOUTS- A.J. White: White earned his fourth goal in two games with his second deflection tally of the year. He shares the ECHL lead in goals in the opening pair of games.- David Norris: Norris notched his 100th professional point in tonight’s win with his game-winner. In 92 professional games, he owns 26 goals and 74 assists now in his fourth pro year.- Michael Prapavessis: Prapavessis earned his second-straight two-assist night to start the season. He now owns 20 assists in his ECHL career through 69 games and leads the Steelheads in assists with four.- Matt Jurusik:Jurusik earned his first ECHL win tonight, stopping 29 of 32 shots. It marks his third professional win.CATCH OF THE DAYThe Steelheads have scored power play goals in back-to-back games to start the season but have taken advantage of their opportunities. After scoring on their only power play attempt tonight, the Steelheads are now 5-for-12 (41.6%) on the man-advantage, leading ECHL teams with two games or more played and sitting in the top-five in the ECHL overall.ATTENDANCE: 5,895LOOKING AHEADThe Steelheads conclude their three-game weekend against the Grizzlies on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1:10 p.m. from Maverik Center. Coverage begins at 12:50 p.m. on 1350AM KTIK & FloHockey.

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