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Utah Grizzlies: Utah opens six-game home stand Friday

The Grizzlies are home for the first time in 17 days when they open a six-game, pre-holiday home stand on Friday. During those six home games, the Grizzlies first play Rapid City on Friday and Saturday, at 7 p.m. both nights.

Home ice advantage

The Grizzlies return home at fourth in the 27-team ECHL in attendance, averaging 5,173 fans per game.

$20 combo this weekend

Friday and Saturday when the Grizzlies play Rapid City, fans can get a lower bowl ticket, a gyro and a soft drink for $20 when mentioning this offer at the Maverik Center Box Office.

Saturday is Star Wars Night

Saturday night is Star Wars Night as the Grizzlies team with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Grizzlies will be wearing Specialty Star Wars uniforms that will be auctioned off live after the game for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Rapid City

The Grizzlies return home to play Rapid City for the first of seven times during the next month, with four of the contests coming at Maverik Center. The Grizzlies went 4-2 at home against Rapid City last year and 6-4-1-0 overall against the Rush.

Shots for, shots against

Utah, Florida and Fort Wayne are the only three teams in the ECHL in the top six in shots for and shots against.

You want a piece of me?

The Grizzlies dropped the gloves four times in Sunday’s contest in Fort Wayne. Alexandre Carrier fought on his first shift of the weekend to start the second period and then again after scoring Utah’s first goal of the night. Travis Howe fought for the eighth time in 11 games in the third period, and Sam Windle fought for the first time this season and the third time in his career.

Weekend debut

Johnny McInnis had one goal and one assist for two points in his first three games with the Grizzlies after being acquired from Orlando last Monday.

Leading scorer

With two assists on Friday, Jon Puskar continues to be the Grizzlies leading scorer with six goals and eight assists for 14 points in 17 games.