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Steelheads Weekly - Nov. 15, 2021

Monday, November 15th
Steelheads Weekly - Nov. 15, 2021

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads (6-5-0) return following their six-game road trip and open a six-game homestand of their own with three against a non-conference opponent.LAST WEEK…­Wednesday, November 10 @ Rapid City Rush: W 4-1Shots: Steelheads 38, Rush 34PP: Steelheads 1-for-3, Rush 0-for-4The Steelheads struck early for the second-straight game on a one-time shot from defenseman Michael Prapavessis (2:46 1st) for his first goal of the season and a 1-0 lead. The Rush outpaced the Steelheads 17-7 early in shots, but Idaho found the net two more times in the second period. Forward Will Merchant (1:17 2nd) pushed through a shot on a breakout, and defenseman Darren Brady (PP, 10:56 2nd) cashed in on a wrist shot to stretch the lead to 3-0. The Rush notched their lone tally less than one minute later, but the Steelheads offense continued to run and added one more from forward David Norris (12:49 3rd) to round out the final score, 4-1.Friday, November 12 @ Rapid City Rush: L 2-1Shots: Steelheads 27, Rush 25PP: Steelheads 1-for-6, Rush 1-for-2The Steelheads found tallies in the first period and continued the momentum left from Wednesday evening. Forward Will Merchant (10:48 1st) put back a rebound on a rush into the offensive zone to take the initial 1-0 lead. On the team’s first power play, Steelheads forward Zack Andrusiak (PP, 18:19 1st) tapped in his own rebound from a net front scrum to double the lead, 2-0. In the second period, the Rush were able to tack on two of their own and found one more in the third to take the 3-2 lead. One more was added into the empty net to provide the 4-2 result.Saturday, November 13 @ Rapid City Rush: W 3-0Shots: Steelheads 38, Rush 14PP: Steelheads 0-for-4, Rush 0-for-1The Steelheads struck early thanks to the patience in front of the net shown by forward Colton Kehler (1:31 1st) netting the earliest goal to start a game this season for the 1-0 lead. The Steelheads held the Rush to no more than five shots in each period and had over 10 shots in each period offensively and added their second tally of the night late in the second period from forward Chase Zieky (17:41 2nd) for his first professional goal and a 2-0 lead. The final insurance tally came on a clear from defenseman Clint Filbrandt (EN, 18:03 3rd) to seal the 3-0 result. Jake Kupsky (1-0-0) stopped all 14 shots in the win.THIS WEEK…Wednesday, November 17 vs. Adirondack Thunder – 7:10 p.m. MTFriday, November 19 vs. Adirondack Thunder – 7:10 p.m. MTSaturday, November 20 vs. Adirondack Thunder – 7:10 p.m. MTThe Steelheads meet the Adirondack Thunder in their first of two series against East Division opponents at Idaho Central Arena this season. The Steelheads have met the Thunder just once before in the 2016-17 season nearly five years to the date on Nov. 9-12, 2016. The Thunder earned the first game, 6-3, but the Steelheads won back-to-back results with a 4-3 shootout win and 4-2 regulation victory. The Steelheads went 58-29-9 overall and 28-9-3 when the Thunder were in Stockton, and the Steelheads also are 7-4-1 all-time against East Division opponents with another three-game series against the Worcester Railers later this year.UPCOMING PROMOTIONS…$2 Beer Wednesday: $2 beers are back for every Wednesday night game during the 2021-22 season. The first of ten $2 Beer Wednesdays comes on Wednesday, Nov. 17 against the Adirondack Thunder. Get your seats at idahosteelheads.com or call 331-TIXS.4 for $50 Family Friday: Get four tickets in sections 116-120, four Double R Ranch hot dogs, and four Pepsis for just $50 for any Friday night home game this season. Seats are limited and available at idahosteelheads.com.Pepsi Puck Giveaway: The Steelheads are handing out the annual Steelheads Pepsi Pucks for the first 1,000 fans in attendance on Saturday, Nov. 20 against the Adirondack Thunder. For tickets, head to idahosteelheads.com or call 331-TIXS.

Team Leaders:

GOALS 5 Yauheni Aksiantsiuk/Will Merchant
ASSISTS 8 Michael Prapavessis
POINTS 10 Yauheni Aksiantsiuk
PP GOALS 3 Zack Andrusiak
SH GOALS 0 n/a
GW GOALS 2 Colton Kehler
PIMS 21 Darren Brady
PLUS/MINUS +6 Will Merchant
SHOTS 40 Luc Brown
WINS 3 Adam Scheel
GAA 2.37 Adam Scheel
SAVE % .917 Adam Scheel

Mountain Division Standings:

1. Utah 7-4-0-0 14 pts
2. STEELHEADS 6-5-0-0 12 pts
3. Tulsa 5-2-0-0 10 pts
4. Kansas City 5-4-0-0 10 pts
5. Wichita 4-5-0-0 8 pts
6. Rapid City 3-5-1-0 7 pts
7. Allen 2-5-2-0 6 pts

BROADCAST INFORMATION…

All home games during the 2021-22 regular season are broadcast on local television as well as on radio and online pay-per-view. Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on 1350-AM/95.3-FM KTIK “The Ticket” as well as 7:00 p.m. on Sparklight Ch. 72 & FloSports.

The Deschutes Brewery Idaho Steelheads Hockey Show returns this Thursday on 1350 KTIK-AM/95.3 FM “The Ticket”, featuring Steelheads news, analysis and insight from around the ECHL. The show airs every Tuesday through Thursday during the 2021-22 season.The Steelheads return to Idaho Central Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:10 p.m. against the Adirondack Thunder to open a three-game weekend. Single-game tickets are available for all home games during the 2021-22 regular season by going to idahosteelheads.com or calling 331-TIXS! Make sure to secure your FloSports subscription for the 2021-22 season to lock in all Steelheads games and more on ECHL TV.

Upcoming Home Games

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Wednesday, February 28th
Utah Grizzlies @ Idaho Steelheads
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM MST
Idaho Central Arena
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Friday, March 1st
Utah Grizzlies @ Idaho Steelheads
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM MST
Idaho Central Arena
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Idaho Central Arena
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Saturday, March 2nd
Utah Grizzlies @ Idaho Steelheads
Puck Drops:
7:10 PM MST
Idaho Central Arena
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