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Herd looks to split home series with Muskegon

By Stampede Media / @SFStampede, 10/26/19, 1:00PM CDT


Puck drop scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at PREMIER Center

Your Game Day Essentials

Who: Sioux Falls Stampede (2-5-1) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (5-4-0)

Puck drop: Saturday, October 26 at 7:05 p.m. CT

Where: Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Promotion: Copper Cottage Trick-or-Treat Night. The first 500 kids receive a treat bag with Stampede collectible trading cards, presented by Copper Cottage.

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Listen: KELO 107.9 FM, 1320 AM

Follow: @sfstampede

The Breakdown

The Sioux Falls Stampede rematch with the Muskegon Lumberjacks to finish the back-to-back series at the PREMIER Center tonight. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costume for Trick-or-Treat night presented by Copper Cottage. The first 500 kids will receive a treat from Copper Cottage containing a series of collectible player cards. Collect the player cards and turn them in at the sales table for the chance to win tickets to see the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center later this season.

For the Herd

The Herd is coming off a devastating 4-2 defeat to the Lumberjacks last night at the PREMIER Center. With the ice dyed pink for the annual Pink in the Rink night, bringing awareness to breast cancer, the Stampede rallied down a goal late in the first period to tie the game, before scoring another in the second to take a 2-1 lead. A costly penalty midway through the third period ended in a Muskegon power play goal that tied the game. With the momentum, Muskegon was able to take the lead.

Brenden Olson and Isaac Hankemeyer-Howe scored the two goals for the Stampede. Olson’s first of the season and Hankemeyer-Howe’s second. The Herd finished the night 0-2 on the power play.

The Stampede forward Brian Carrabes continues to lead the team in points. He has eight points from three goals and five assists in seven games. Lewandowksi stands as the highest goal scorer with four. Grant Adams is currently 1-3-1 between the pipes, holding a 2.80 GAA and .920 save percentage.

The Herd will follow up this weekend series with a standalone-game road trip to Omaha Lancers, who are currently 3-5-1 on the young season, on Saturday, Nov. 2. Then waiting a week for another standalone, road game against the Lincoln Stars on Saturday, Nov. 9.

For the Foe

The Muskegon Lumberjacks are currently on five-game winning streak after breaking a four-game losing streak to start the season. Last night the Lumberjacks received two goals from Tanner Edwards, his third and fourth goals of the season. Muskegon also received goals from Christophe Fillion and AJ Hodges. The Jacks finished the night 1 for 4 on the power play and a 27-save performance from goaltender Noah Giesbrecht.

The Lumberjacks are led by veteran forward Oliver MacDonald who leads the team with ten points off eight goals and two assists in nine games. MacDonald had a four-goal night against the NTDP U17 team on October 11. Between the pipes, Muskegon is anchored by Giesbrecht who has a 4-3-0 record in seven games and 2.98 GAA and .905 save percentage.   

The Lumberjacks will head back home for a five-game homestand to begin the month of November, taking on Waterloo, Youngstown and a pair of games against the Gamblers.