Rob Linsmayer and newcomer Emil Molin led the way as the Steelheads beat the Utah Grizzlies 7-3 before 3,802 fans in a season-ticket-holders preseason game Friday night at CenturyLink Arena.
The line of Linsmayer, Molin and center Taylor Peters combined for four goals and four assists. Molin, preparing for his first professional season in North America, scored Idaho’s first two goals. Also scoring for the Steelheads were Linsmayer, Andre Bouvet-Morrissette (two, including an empty-netter), Brandon Magee and Peters.
Idaho and Utah play a second and final preseason game at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.
The Steelheads open the regular season Oct. 16-17 against the Rapid City Rush.