Idaho Steelheads Home for Three vs. Tulsa
The Idaho Steeheads begin the week just one point behind the Utah Grizzlies in the Mountain Division of the ECHL and will be home this week for three games against Tulsa Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Here is a look at how Idaho fared last week against Rapid City. Two the the three games at Century Link arena were sellouts and that's 10 home sellouts this season.
Here now a recap of last week:
Wednesday, February 13 vs. Rapid City Rush: 3-2 W (OT)
Shots: Rush 27, Steelheads 32
PP: Rush 1-for-2, Steelheads 0-for-2
The Steelheads opened their homestand with a 3-2 overtime win over the Rush from CenturyLink Arena. Forward Henrik Samuelsson (4:17 1st) notched the opening goal in his first game back, and forward Kyle Schempp (5:54 1st) followed up less than two minutes later to take a 2-0 lead. With the netminder pulled, scored twice late in the game to force overtime, 2-2. Defenseman Charlie Dodero (1:58 OT) was the last player to touch the puck before being batted into the Rush net and helped claim the 3-2 overtime win. Tomas Sholl (16-9-0) halted 25 of 27 shots in the win.
Friday, February 15 vs. Rapid City Rush: 2-1 W
Shots: Rush 23, Steelheads 32
PP: Rush 0-for-2, Steelheads 0-for-2
The Steelheads held off the Rush in a 2-1 win from CenturyLink Arena. For the second-straight game, forward Henrik Samuelsson (0:36 2nd) opened the scoring in the contest to take a 1-0 lead after a scoreless first period. Forward Elgin Pearce (8:14 3rd) added a tally that would prove to be the game-winner and double the lead to 2-0. The Rush earned one goal back, but despite their continued push back the Steelheads earned the 2-1 victory. Tomas Sholl (17-9-0) saved 22 of 23 shots in the win.
Saturday, February 16 vs. Rapid City Rush: 3-2 L (OT)
Shots: Rush 41, Steelheads 36
PP: Rush 1-for-3, Steelheads 0-for-1
The Steelheads earned one point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Rush from CenturyLink Arena. After the Rush scored twice in the first period, forward Alex Dahl (9:20 2nd) began the push back to cut the lead in half before forward Eglin Pearce (12:59 2nd) tied the game, 2-2, and eventually forced overtime. In the extra period, the Rush scored just before midway through to take the 3-2 overtime result. Ryan Faragher (7-4-2) halted 38 of 41 turned away 38 of 41 shots in the overtime loss.
Wednesday, February 20 vs. Tulsa Oilers – 7:10 p.m. MT
Friday, February 22 vs. Tulsa Oilers – 7:10 p.m. MT
Saturday, February 23 vs. Tulsa Oilers – 7:10 p.m. MT
The Steelheads meet the Tulsa Oilers to close out the six-game homestand but also the 10-game season series. The Steelheads last met the Oilers at CenturyLink Arena in early November with the Oilers taking two of three games with the final game finishing in overtime. This season, the Oilers and Steelheads have split their road portion, but the Steelheads own a 3-3-1 record with three games remaining. Overall, the Steelheads boast a 13-6-1 record against the Oilers in their ECHL franchise series.
Elgin Pearce scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time this season with both a game-tying and game-winning goal. He is now one of seven Steelheads with at least 10 goals and 20 points.
With a pair of wins this week, Tomas Sholl officially sits in the top-10 in Steelheads career goaltender wins (26). He sits eighth all-time, surpassing Olivier Roy (25). This week, he posted two wins with 47 saves on 50 shots (.940).
- The Steelheads have earned points in five-straight games at home since January 18, going 4-0-1 with four of five games going to overtime.
- The Steelheads have played in one-goal games in three-straight contests and four of their last five games overall. Since January 16, the Steelheads and their opponents have had 10 of their 14 games finish with one goal as well as six-straight home games. The Steelheads are 16-8-2-2 in that situation.
GOALS: 20 – Steve McParland
ASSISTS: 28 – A.J. White
POINTS: 44 –Steve McParland
PP GOALS: 9 – Reid Petryk
SH GOALS: 2 – Steve McParland
GW GOALS: 5 – Brad McClure/Reid Petryk
PIMS: 279 – Kale Kessy
PLUS/MINUS: +27 – Keegan Kanzig
SHOTS: 171 – Steve McParland
WINS: 17 – Tomas Sholl
GAA: 2.22 – Tomas Sholl
SAVE %: .926 – Tomas Sholl
Mountain Division Standings:
1. Utah 31-14-4-1, 67 pts
2. Tulsa 30-18-4-2, 66 pts
2. Steelheads 31-17-2-2, 66 pts
4. Kansas City 25-19-3-1, 54 pts
5. Rapid City 21-25-5-3, 50 pts
6. Wichita 19-25-6-3, 47 pts
7. Allen 17-32-4-2, 40 pts