Idaho Steelheads to play home opener against Utah this weekend

After starting the season last weekend with two losses to the Utah Grizzlies, the Idaho Steelheads will head home to Boise for their home opener, a two-game series against — yep, the Utah Grizzlies. This revenge opportunity has the potential to set the tone for the rest of the season. An 0-4 start would be ugly, but getting back to .500 could simultaneously get some momentum rolling. “We did a lot of good things last year,” second-year head coach Neil Graham told the Statesman recently. “... Our returning players are extremely hungry, and I like our mix of new players as well.”

7:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $18-$35. 331-8497, idahosteelheads.com.