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Park City native Fisher chosen for NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament

February 1st, 2022

The NA3HL has announced the rosters for the 2022 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held from February 7-8, 2022 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pa. The NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament is played in conjunction with the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. The event is one of the most highly-scouted events…

AHL’s Phantoms add Salt Lake City native, Rampage alum Metcalf to roster on professional tryout deal

December 30th, 2021

The AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms announced today that they have signed goalie Garrett Metcalf to a PTO (professional tryout). Metcalf, 25, arrives from the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL where he has played in five games this season, going 2-2-1, with a 1.84 GAA and a .932 save percentage. He played for three NCAA Division I…

Salt Lake City native, East High alum Gibboney takes home NA3HL weekly award

November 17th, 2021

The NA3HL announced today that Helena Bighorns forward Erik Gibboney is the Frontier Division Star of the Week. Gibboney, 20, continued his strong season as he helped his club stay undefeated with road wins over the Butte Cobras and Great Falls Americans. The Salt Lake City native had six points in the two wins. On…

Bradley to wear ‘C,’ Boucher, Gendron get an ‘A’ as Grizzlies captains for ’21-22 ECHL season

October 21st, 2021

The ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies have announced that Trey Bradley, Matthew Boucher and Miles Gendron will serve as team captains for the 2021-22 season.  Bradley enters his third full season as a professional and will wear the ‘C’ for Utah. Last season, he led the Grizzlies with 37 assists and was second the team with 47…

Salt Lake City product, Renegades, Murray High grad Nowicki bags USPHL weekly honors

October 8th, 2021

Boston Advantage goalie Jack Nowicki has been named the USPHL’s New England Division Goaltender of the Week. Nowicki was a very busy netminder in the two games he played at the BJB Shootout over the weekend, stopping 64 of 68 shots, coming up with a win and a close loss in the process. A 2004…

Kinasewich tabbed new coach, general manager for ECHL’s Grizzlies

September 28th, 2021

The ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies announced Tuesday that Ryan Kinasewich is the team’s new head coach and general manager. Kinasewich, the eighth head coach in team history and fourth since the team joined the ECHL in 2005, takes over for Tim Branham, who was named an assistant coach with the AHL’s Colorado Eagles earlier this month….

Grizzlies coach-GM Branham leaves post with ECHL club for assistant coach position with AHL’s Eagles

September 14th, 2021

Utah Grizzlies head coach and general manager Tim Branham is leaving the team to become an assistant coach with the AHL’s Colorado Eagles. Branham is the winningest and longest tenured head coach in Grizzlies history, compiling 284 victories over eight seasons in Utah. The Grizzlies reached the playoffs in six of the seven seasons where…

Salt Lake City native Metcalf re-signs with ECHL’s Grizzlies for 2021-22 season

September 9th, 2021

The ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies have signed goaltender Garrett Metcalf for the 2021-22 season, his second season as a professional. Last season with the Grizzlies, the Salt Lake City native went 4-4-0 with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in nine games. Metcalf was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Week on April…

Herriman native, Jr. Grizzlies product Mannek signs ECHL deal with Utah for ’21-22 campaign

August 5th, 2021

After playing nine games for the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies at the end of the 2020-21 season, Herriman native Mason Mannek has signed with the Grizzlies for the 2021-22 season. Mannek made his professional debut on May 19 against the Allen Americans, where he posted an assist. Mannek ended the season with two assists. The 21-year-old…

Riverblades tab Randall to coach USPHL club for sophomore season in 2021-22

July 20th, 2021

The USPHL’s Provo Riverblades have announced the hiring of new head coach Danny Randall. Randall, a native of Boston, joins the Riverblades to lead the program in its second season of operation. After a slow start to the season, the Riverblades blazed through the second half of the 2020-21 season as the hottest team in…

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