The Utah Grizzlies defeated the Idaho Steelheads 6-0 in an ECHL preseason game at the Mountain America Center Friday.

The Grizzlies and Steelheads play in the ECHL, which is an NHL-affiliated hockey league.

Last season, Utah finished with 74 points (35-33-4).

Idaho finished the regular season with 119 points (58-11-3), before losing in the Kelly Cup Playoffs to the Florida Everblades.

Garrett Metcalf started in goal for Utah.

Kaden Fulcher started in the net for Idaho.

Utah opened the scoring with 3:07 remaining in the first period when Kyle Mayhew scored on a shot from the slot to put them ahead 1-0. Brandon Cutler and Dakota Raabe picked up assists on the goal.

After one period, Utah led 1-0 on the scoreboard while Idaho led 16-12 in shots.

The Grizzlies jumped ahead 2-0 with 15:08 remaining in the second period when Kyle Betts was sprung on a breakaway pass from Cole Gallant making it 2-0.

Both teams took penalties at 12:30 which meant that the two teams would play 4-4 for the next two minutes.

Utah extended their lead with 11:10 remaining in the second period when Kade Jensen received a pass from Betts and snapped a shot below the crossbar, making it 3-0. Gallant collected an assist on the goal.

After two periods, the Grizzlies led 3-0, while trailing 28-23 in shots.

The Grizzlies added an insurance goal with 17:37 remaining when Raabe got the puck on a breakaway flip pass from Michael Underwood, putting them ahead 4-0. Dylan Fitze also got the assist on the shorthanded goal.

Cuttler scored a power-play goal for Utah with 10:00 remaining in the third period, making it 5-0. Josh Wesley and Jordan Martel added assists on the play.

Gallant added a power-play goal for the Grizzlies with 3:00 remaining in the game. Mick Messner and Mayhew collected assists on the goal that put Utah ahead 6-0.

In the end, the Utah Grizzlies defeated the Idaho Steelheads 6-0.

For the Grizzlies, Metcalf collected the win and the shutout, stopping all 38 shots that he faced.

For Idaho, Fulcher was handed the loss, stopping 33/39 shots.