|Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:15 AM|
West Valley City- Utah Grizzlies goaltender Ryan Faragher shakes off his last loss, as he completes his first career shut-out to help the Grizzlies beat the Ontario Reign 1-0 on Monday night.
“It feels good and any win is a good win” said Faragher “not allowing any goals is a true reputation of how the team played in front of me tonight.”
T.J. Syner found the back of the net for the fourth time this season late in the second period. Syner’s goal helped build the momentum to help prevail and get the victory on the night.
“Things are finally start to click here” said Syner “we have a pretty good team top to bottom.”
“Experience, skill, and speed is what Syner brings to the team” said head coach Tim Branham “he is a huge part of our penalty kill.”
Late in the third period Michael Colavecchia was sent to the box and put Utah down a man for the next two minutes, but Utah’s defense was ready for the task at hand.
“Anytime you can have a kill like that late it gives you momentum” Said Branham
The Utah Grizzlies ended their four game home-stand where they went 2-1-0-1 and won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
“We battled back and we are back at .500 (in the standings)” Branham said “we have to keep moving and get a streak.”
The Grizzlies will now take their talents on the road and they will begin a two game series against the Colorado Eagles, who have had their number this season, then ending the trip in Stockton and Bakersfield.
“You are playing a tough opponent who has had our number this year” said Branham “we have to find ways to overcome that and it has to start on Wednesday.”
* Utah is tied for the league lead with three shorthanded goals at home.
* Michael Pelech is tied for fifth in the ECHL with his eight goals on the year.
* Utah moves to fifth in the Pacific Division after tonight’s win