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Grizzlies Road Trip Ends in Wichita

Wichita, Kansas – The Utah Grizzlies fall to the Wichita Thunder 4-3 on Saturday night as Peter Crinella scored the deciding goal with 4:53 left in regulation as the Grizzlies end the 6 game road trip.

Josh Dickinson got Utah on the board 12:23 into the game with a power play goal. Utah went 2 for 4 on the power play. Utah led 1-0, outshooting Wichita 13 to 7 in the first.

Thunder tied the game with a shorthanded goal by Beau Starrett 4:41 into the second. Grizzlies retook the lead as Miles Gendron scored 8 seconds into a power play. 52 seconds later Hunter Skinner gave Utah a 3-1 lead as he scored from a tricky angle for his 7th of the season. Thunder forward Anthony Beauregard scored with 1:58 left in the period. Both teams scored twice in the second period as Utah led 3-2.

Thunder tied the game 7:49 into the third period as Brayden Watts scored his 2nd of the year. Crinella gave the Thunder a lead on a rebound off a Starrett shot. Wichita outshot Utah 34 to 31. Utah goaltender Kevin Carr saved 30 of 34 and Wichita’s Evan Weninger saved 28 of 31.

Grizzlies return to Maverik Center for a big 3 game series against the Allen Americans on March 12th and 13th at 7:10 pm and March 14th at 1:10 pm. Tickets for every game are available at

3 stars

  1. Peter Crinella (Wichita) – GWG. 4 shots.
  2. Beau Starrett (Wichita) – 1 goal, 1 assist.
  3. Brayden Watts (Wichita) – 1 goal.

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