Grizzlies sign college teammates Marinaccio, Harms

West Valley City, Utah – Utah Grizzlies Head Coach/General Manager Tim Branham announced that the team has signed rookie forwards Phil Marinaccio and Brendan Harms.

The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks and the American Hockey League's San Diego Gulls.

Both players were four-year teammates at Bemidji State University, which finished 22-16-3 last year and finished with a better record each year the two were in the program.

Marinaccio was the leading scorer last season at Bemidji State with 29 points (11g-18a) in 41 games. Harms was the fourth-leading scorer ,and second leading senior scorer, behind Marinaccio with 21 points (8g-13a) in 35 games.

Harms was the winner of the 2016-17 Senior Class Award given to the most outstanding senior student athlete in Division I Men’s Hockey. Marinaccio was also honored for academics last season.