FILE: The E Center is photographed on Sept. 9, 1997.

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The E Center finally got its baptism by ice before a near-sellout crowd of 10,716, who left happy and hoarse after the Utah Grizzlies' thrilling 6-5 victory over the rival Las Vegas Thunder.

Although one fan said nothing could top the Salt Palace, fans were glad to be out of the Delta Center. At the new arena, Utah hockey fans have a place they can call home.