The Utah Grizzlies return to the friendly confines of the E Center for the first time in 11 days Wednesday night when they host the Houston Aeros. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m.
Both teams are in pursuit of first-place Long Beach in the International Hockey League's Southwest Division. The Ice Dogs (35-18-8) lead the pack with 78 points, while the Aeros (35-15-6) and Grizz (34-15-7) are second and third with 76 and 75 points, respectively. Thanks to a quirk in the schedule, the teams will meet each of the next four Wednesdays.Utah enters the first one on a high note after snapping a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win at Milwaukee Sunday.