The Rochester Grizzlies opened their 2nd season in the North American three Hockey League over the weekend, splitting a couple of games on the street. Rochester dropped its season opener five-three at Milwaukee on Friday night. However, it bounced again with a big 5-1 win at Peoria on Saturday. Rochester in no way trailed Saturday at Peoria, earning its first victory under new head educate Chris Ratzloff. Bemidji native Zak Justice scored 6:21 into the sport — his first aim as a Grizzly — to present Rochester the lead for excellent. The Grizzlies prolonged their lead to 3-1 after two intervals on dreams via Michael Heitkamp and Jesper Hofling. Heitkamp, a defenseman from Grand Rapids, scored again early within the 0.33 length, and Anders Bogdanov’s added an insurance aim a minute later.
Shane Soderwall got the win on purpose, preventing 17 shots. Rochester placed 24 photographs on intention. The Grizzlies gave up two dreams in the final 8 minutes on Friday in the loss at Milwaukee. John Marshall’s Teejay Torgrimson, Clayton Shultz of Eden Prairie, and Lourdes grad Lucas Newman scored for the Grizzlies within the loss. Sean Guerin stopped 29 of the 33 shots he confronted in the loss. The Grizzlies are returned in action Friday and Saturday once they play their first domestic games of the season, towards the Wausau RiverWolves. Puck drop is set for 7 p.M. Both nights, on the Rochester Recreation Center.
First duration — 1. ROC, Zak Justice 1 (Garrett Smith 1) 6:21. Second period — 2. PEO, Ian McHenry 3 (Austin Keil 1) 14:36 (sh). Three. ROC, Michael Heitkamp 1 (unassisted) 15:09 (pp). Four. ROC, Jesper Hofling 1 (Joey Fodstad 2) 18:36. Third period — 5. ROC, Heitkamp 2 (Andrejs Bodganovs 1) 5:forty (pp). 6. ROC, Bogdanov’s 1 (Smith 2) 6:43 (pp).
Shots on aim — ROC 10-five-nine—24; PEO 8-8-2—18. Goalies — ROC, Shane Soderwall (W, 1-0-zero; 17 saves-18 pictures); PEO, Cole Walter (L, 1-1-0; 15 saves-20 pictures), Jaden Gardner (four saves-four shots). Power-play possibilities — ROC, three-for-5; PEO, zero-for-four. Penalties — ROC, 7-14 minutes; PEO, eleven-half-hour.
First duration — 1. ROC, Teejay Torgrimson 1 (unassisted) 6:11. 2. MIL, Garrett Alton 1 (Isaiah Hedberg 1, Cole Cook 1) thirteen:43. Second duration — three. MIL, Alton 2 (Hedberg 2, Wesley Knutson 1) five: fifty-eight. 4. ROC, Clayton Shultz 1 (Peyton Hart 1, Ethan Noonan 1) 12:18 (pp). 5. MIL, Nathan Walker 2 (Ryan Payne 2, Nick Roberts 2) 15:53 (pp). Third period — 6. ROC, Lucas Newman 1 (Joey Fodstad 1) 7:44. 7. MIL, Nico Piehl 1 (Walker 2, Payne three) 12:36. Eight. MIL, Alton three (Payne four, Hedberg three) 19;20 (en).
Shots on purpose — ROC 16-15-21–52, MIL 10-12-12–34. Goalies — ROC, Sean Guerin (L, 0-1-zero; 29 saves-33 pictures); MIL, Joey Greilich (W, 1-2-zero; 49 saves-fifty two shots). Power-play opportunities — ROC 1-for-4, MIL 1-for-four. Penalties — ROC 4-eight minutes; MIL 5-10 minutes.