West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies are about to start the 2022–2023 campaign.
The team’s first game of the year will take place against the Rapid City Rush on Friday, October 21.
The Maverik Center is the site of the puck drop at 7:00 PM.
The Grizzlies are trying to advance this season after winning their division and making it to the conference finals.
“I think it’s just excitement,” said second-year head coach Ryan Kinasewich when asked about the feeling heading into this season. “These guys had a long playoff run last year and every one of our guys said they can’t wait to get back at it. It’s a long summer for these guys. Some of them work. But they are chomping at the bit.”
The first game of a lengthy season comes on Friday night, but after a successful campaign, the players are happy that summer is finally gone.
“So is the summer though,” said Grizzlies forward Johnny Walker when asked about preparing for a long season. “So, when the summer is over you are ready to play some hockey.”