Ice Dogs leave E Center with an `L’

first_imgLong Beach got an unassisted first-period goal from Bo Cheesman and a third-period goal from Brandon Schwartz. Schwartz’s goal came with 20 seconds left and was assisted by Andrew Winnik and goaltender Mike Brown. It briefly pulled the Ice Dogs to 3-2. But Utah added an empty-net goal with 6 seconds left when Joel Irving scored. Utah’s Ryan Kinasewich scored the game’s first goal and had three assists to lead the Grizzlies. Brad Herauf and D.J. Jelitto had the other goals for Utah, who will host Long Beach on Friday and Saturday for Games 5 and 6 of the Ice Dogs’ trip. Jelitto scored at 8:59 of the third period to give Utah a 3-1 lead. The Ice Dogs could not recover and finished the night 0 for 8 on the power play. The Ice Dogs (15-26-0-3) trail the Victoria Salmon Kings in the National Conference for the eighth and final playoff spot by six points. Only one team in the 25-team ECHL – the Pensacola Ice Pilots – have fewer points. The Pilots (14-30-1-1) have 30. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Ice Dogs started the Utah leg of their season-long, nine-game trip with a 4-2 loss Wednesday night to the Utah Grizzlies at the E Center. It was the second straight loss for the Ice Dogs, who fell to 2-2 on their trip. last_img read more