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Grizz announce 2007-08 roster

WEST VALLEY CITY — Ryan Kinasewich, the Utah Grizzlies' leading scorer for the past two seasons, heads a list of 10 players who will return to the club for the 2007-08 season.

Rosters for ECHL teams were released Friday. Training camp opens Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Acord Ice Center in West Valley City. All practices are open to the public. The Grizzlies open the regular season Oct. 19 at Phoenix. The home opener is Oct. 26 in the E Center with Idaho.

Also returning to the Grizzlies, who are now affiliated with the NHL's New York Islanders, are Garett Cameron, who scored 26 goals for Utah in 2005-06; 6-foot-6 defenseman and former Philadelphia Flyers draft pick Ian Forbes; and a trio of defensemen in Eric Nelson, Grant Clafton and James Sanford, the latter logging one goal and two assists last year in three games with Utah after being traded Texas.

Returnees also include Brandon Tidball, ECHL All-Star Andy Sertich, West Valley City native D.J. Jelitto and team captain Travis Rycroft.

Several players who have been in the Islanders or AHL affiliate Bridgeport training camps will be on Utah's roster, including Justin Bourne, Jason Pitton, Chris Gaudet, Martin Freschette, Tyler Haskins, Scott Ford, Keith Johnson, Kazuma Takahashi, Micahel Haley, Rob Sirianni, Mitch Woods, Jeff Dwyer, Jordan Hart and goaltenders Mike Mole and Brett Jaeger.

Utah also has veteran Idaho Steelhead Scott Burt, plus Oleg Koreskovs, Peter Kennedy, Todd Taylor, Matt Jenson and Jordan Neamonitis.

Utah Grizzlies training camp schedule

Practices for Sunday through Friday, Oct. 7-12 are scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. at Acord Ice Center.

Other camp dates include:

Friday, Oct. 12 — preseason game, 7:30 p.m., Park City Ice Arena

Saturday, Oct. 13 —preseason game, 7:30 p.m., Acord Ice Center

Monday, Oct. 15 —practice, 10 a.m. to noon, E Center