The Idaho Steelheads (3-3-1) have begun a six game road trip byspliting a pair of game at Utah over the weekend.

Here's a recap as Idaho faces four road games this week:

Friday, October 26 @ Utah Grizzlies: 3-2 L
Shots: Steelheads 24, Grizzlies 27
PP: Steelheads 0-for-2, Grizzlies 1-for-2

The Steelheads opened the six-game road trip with a close 3-2 loss to the Grizzlies at Maverik Center. Steelheads forward Steve McParland (6:56 1st) scored the first game-opening goal for Idaho this season to take an initial 1-0 lead. After two Grizzlies goals through the first and second periods, Steelheads forward Reid Petryk (7:56 2nd) answered the second tally eight seconds later to tie the game, 2-2. The Grizzlies added one more later in the second period, sealing the 3-2 decision. Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers (1-2-1) stopped 24 of 27 shots in the loss.

Saturday, October 27 @ Utah Grizzlies: 3-2 W (OT)
Shots: Steelheads 29, Grizzlies 35
PP: Steelheads 1-for-2, Grizzlies 1-for-3

The Steelheads went back and forth during a 3-2 overtime win over the Grizzlies at Maverik Center. Steelheads forward Joe Pendenza (PP, 1:10 2nd) opened the scoring after a scoreless second period to jump out to a 1-0 lead. After a Grizzlies answer, Steelheads forward Steve McParland (4:14 3rd) pushed ahead 2-1 with his second in as many nights before a Grizzlies answer sent the game to overtime. Halfway through the frame, Steelheads forward Brad McClure (2:29 OT) sealed the 3-2 win. Netminder Philippe Desrosiers (2-2-1) turned aside 33 of 35 shots in the win.

THIS WEEK…

Tuesday, October 30 @ Indy Fuel ­– 5:05 p.m. MT
Friday, November 2 @ Toledo Walleye – 5:15 p.m. MT
Saturday, November 3 @ Toledo Walleye – 5:15 p.m. MT
Sunday, November 4 @ Kalamazoo Wings – 1:00 p.m. MT

The Steelheads continue their six-game, 12-day road trip with the final four games before heading back to Idaho early next week. The Steelheads will travel a total of 4,069 miles over their road trip and finish their run with four games over their final seven days with the eighth day for travel. The Steelheads meet the Fuel for the first and only time in franchise history while playing the first two of five games against Toledo and their lone meeting of the year against Kalamazoo. The Steelheads own a 2-0-0 record over the Walleye and are 1-1-1 against the Wings.

STEEL STATS…

Team Leaders:
GOALS:                       3 – Brad McClure/Steve McParland
ASSISTS:                     5 – Justin Parizek
POINTS:                      7 – Steve McParland/Justin Parizek
PP GOALS:                  1 – Brady Norrish/Joe Pendenza/A.J. White
SH GOALS:                 1 – Brad McClure/Justin Parizek/Kyle Schempp
GW GOALS:               1 – Brad McClure/Joe Pendenza
PIMS:                           13 – Keegan Kanzig
PLUS/MINUS:             +7 – Jeff King
SHOTS:                       28 – Spencer Naas
WINS:                          2 – Philippe Desrosiers
GAA:                           2.52 – Philippe Desrosiers
SAVE %:                     .919 – Philippe Desrosiers

Mountain Division Standings:
1. Utah                         4-0-2-0, 10 pts
2. Tulsa                        4-0-0-1, 9 pts
3. Kansas City             3-1-1-0, 7 pts
4. Steelheads               3-3-0-1, 7 pts
5. Allen                                    3-4-0-1, 7 pts
6. Wichita                    3-1-1-0, 7 pts
7. Rapid City               2-3-1-1, 6 pts