WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies announced that they will host the first “Skate for Hate” on Wednesday at the E-Center.
The theme is inspired by Brigham Young University quarterback Max Hall who following his team’s 26-23 overtime win against the University of Utah on Saturday said: “I don’t like Utah. In fact, I hate them.”
Fans wearing University of Utah apparel will be able to purchase a $5 ticket for the north side of the E-Center while fans wearing BYU colors can purchase a $5 ticket for the south side of the arena.
The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders and the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and Bridgeport and Abbotsford of the American Hockey League.
The head coach of the Islanders is former ECHL player and coach Scott Gordon while former ECHL player and coach Scott Allen is an assistant coach for the Islanders. Former ECHL coach and executive Jack Capuano is head coach of Bridgeport while the assistant coaches are 2003-04 ECHL Coach of the Year and former ECHL player Pat Bingham and former Johnstown Chiefs assistant coach Matthew Bertani.
Former ECHL player Jamie McLennan is an assistant coach for Calgary. The head coach of Abbotsford is former ECHL coach Jim Playfair while the assistant coaches are former ECHL player and coach Jared Bednar and former ECHL player Steve O’Rourke.