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Grizzlies get doubled up by Americans



ALLEN, TX – The Utah Grizzlies got goals from Charlie Gerard and Travis Barron but 2 Allen Americans power play goals in the second period led them to a 4-2 win over Utah on Saturday night at Allen Event Center.

Ty Lewis fired a centering pass to Gerard 13:08 into the game to get Utah on the board first. Gerard had a goal in back to back games and had 2 goals and 2 assists in the first 2 games of the weekend series. 38 seconds later Allen tied the game as Chad Butcher got his 5th of the season. Brett Neumann got his first pro goal with 2:19 left in the first as he redirected a shot in front of the net. Allen led 2-1 after 20 minutes.

Utah’s Barron scored a power play goal 5:03 into the second to tie the game. Barron has a goal in 2 of his last 3 games. Allen took the lead for good as Spencer Asuchak got his 13th of the year 8:44 into the second frame. Allen got a 5-on-3 power play with 20 seconds left in the second as AJ White and Cole Fraser got minor penalties. Allen scored 4 seconds into the power play as Philip Beaulieu got his 5th of the year. Beaulieu had 1 goal and 2 assists for the Americans, who go to 30-17-2-1 on the season.

Neither team scored in the third period despite Utah outshooting Allen 19 to 4 in the period and 35 to 27 in the game. Utah went 1-for-3 on the power play while Allen went 2-for-5. Utah goaltender Peyton Jones saved 23 of 27 while Allen’s Jake Paterson saved 33 of 35.

The rubber match is set for Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. mountain time over at Allen Event Center. The next homestand for Utah is May 4-5, 7-8 vs Rapid City. Tickets are available now at