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Skinner’s 2 Goals Lead Utah to Sunday Win

West Valley City, Utah – Hunter Skinner scored his first two professional goals and Matthew Boucher had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead the Utah Grizzlies to a 4-3 win over the Allen Americans on Sunday afternoon at Maverik Center.

Utah took a quick lead as Cedric Pare scored his 4th of the season 1:52 into the game. Utah made it 2-0 as 19 year old Hunter Skinner scored his first pro goal 2 seconds after a Grizzlies power play concluded. Utah led 2-0 after 20 minutes of play, outshooting Allen 12 to 4.

Allen’s Spencer Asuchak got a penalty shot and scored 2:01 into the second. Utah made it 3-1 on a power play goal by Matthew Boucher. Allen responded with a power play goal 8:24 into the period as Matt Register scored his 2nd of the year. Utah led 3-2 after 2 periods.

Skinner scored his 2nd of the game off a face-off win from Riley Woods. Allen made it 4-3 as Jesse Mychan scored with 4:56 left in the third. Utah held off Allen for the final 5 minutes to salvage the final game of the series and pick up 3 out of 6 standings points in the 3 game weekend series. Utah outshot Allen 30 to 28. The Americans went 2 for 6 on the power play, while Utah went 1 for 6.

Utah is at Kansas City this Friday and Saturday for a 2 game weekend series. Face-off is at 6:05 pm both nights. Next homestand the Grizzlies host the Wichita Thunder on February 12th-14th and the Rapid City Rush on February 19th-21st. Tickets for every Grizzlies home game are available at

3 stars.

  1. Hunter Skinner (Utah) – 2 goals.
  2. Matthew Boucher (Utah) – 1 goal, 1 assist.
  3. Brad Barone (Utah) – 25 of 28 saves.

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