Grizzlies name Sandy native, former Outliers assistant Pike to same role with ECHL team
The ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies have announced that Jared Pike has been named the new assistant coach for the 2022-23 season, replacing Teigan Zahn.
“I would like to thank Teigan for all his hard work and dedication to the Utah Grizzlies over his time as a coach and player,” said Grizzlies coach-GM Ryan Kinasewich. “Teigan was a valuable member of the team and community during his time here. I Would like to wish Teigan, his wife Danielle and son Colby all the best in the future.”
Pike has a long history with the Grizzlies, as his grandfather Bruce Karinen was an off-ice official locally for over 25 years. Pike played with the Grizzlies in the 2020-21 season, where he appeared in 31 games, scoring three goals with an assist, notching his first professional goal on Jan. 23, 2021 at Rapid City.
Last season, the Sandy native was an assistant coach with the USPHL’s Utah Outliers.
“We are very happy to have Jared come aboard and be a part of our staff and team,” said Kinasewich. “Jared is an extremely hard worker and is very motivated to help his hometown team bring a championship to Utah.”
Pike played at American International College (pictured) from 2016-20, scoring 29 goals and 16 assists for 45 points in 144 games.
In his senior year, Pike was awarded the 2020 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award, given annually to the NCAA Division I player judged to best exemplify the qualities of sportsmanship, competitiveness, intelligence, and work ethic.
(September 20, 2022)