The Grizzlies enter the week with standings points in 10 of the last 12 games at 6-2-4-0 and with a .667 winning percentage since their 0-4 start.
The Grizzlies welcomed nearly 200 dogs on Saturday and raised nearly $18,000 with all proceeds going to the Angel’s Hands Foundation in their post-game jersey auction of their Retro Anaheim Ducks themed jerseys in front of 6,405 fans.
On Wednesday, Utah hosts Manchester at 7 p.m. It is also the first all-new Wild Wednesday of the year. Kick off your Thanksgiving weekend with free refills on popcorn and 44 oz. soft drinks. In addition, lower bowl tickets start at $10 when you mention “Wild Wednesday” at the box office, or you can buy online with no fees.
On Friday and Saturday, Utah hosts Manchester, with both games starting at 7 p.m. You can get six lower bowl tickets starting at $48. This offer can be purchased online or at the Maverik Center Box Office.
With already one-quarter of their home schedule complete, the Grizzlies continue strong at the gate with at least 6,405 fans for four of their five Saturday home games. On pace for their fifth attendance increase in the last six seasons, Utah enters the week averaging 5,342 fans per game through just more than the first month of the season. That currently ranks seventh out of 27 ECHL teams and is second behind only Tulsa in the Mountain Division.
Three times in the last six games the Grizzlies have erased a three-goal deficit to force overtime. Utah trailed 3-0 on Saturday, 4-1 on Nov. 5 in Wichita and 3-0 on Nov. 4 in Tulsa before keying comebacks. Michael Pelech has assisted on all three game-tying goals, and Mitch Jones has scored both of his goals this season as part of the comebacks.
Greger Hanson returned to the Grizzlies this past weekend for the first time in three weeks and quickly scored Utah’s first two goals Friday and assisted on Utah’s tying goal Saturday that erased a 3-0 deficit to force overtime. Hanson now has a Utah season-high seven-game scoring streak with five goals and six assists, and he set a Utah season high Saturday with 11 shots.
Travis Howe is tied for the ECHL lead with seven fighting majors. Howe fought Saturday with Utah trailing 2-0 before the rally was ignited. He also dropped the gloves with Utah trailing 4-1 on Nov. 5, before the Grizzlies came back to tie.
Utah defenseman Taylor Richart leads ECHL defensemen with seven goals. During the ECHL era that started in 2005, 12 goals from Andy Sertich in 2008-2009 is the most recorded in a single season by a Grizzlies defensemen.