Your Game Day Essentials
Who: Sioux Falls Stampede (21-19-6) at Fargo Force (25-15-6)
Puck drop: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:05 p.m. CT
Where: Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota
Watch: HockeyTV.com with paid subscription
Listen: KELO 107.9 FM, 1320 AM
The Sioux Falls Stampede (21-19-6) rematch with the Fargo Force (25-15-6) at SCHEELS Arena Saturday night in the second matchup of a two-game series. The Force defeated the Herd last night 4-1 with the lone goal coming from Sam Stange. The two teams will meet four more teams this season, including tonight’s matchup. The Force are currently on a 5-0-1 point streak.
For the Herd
The Stampede dropped their second regulation game for the first time since Dec. 31 last night. Sam Stange scored the only goal for the Herd, his second in as many games, while Jaxson Stauber made the start in net.
Stauber leads the team with a 14-6-3 record, 2.48 goals-against average and .917 save-percentage. Forward Stange leads the team in scoring with 26 goals and 19 assists for 45 points. Jared Westcott trails him with 16 goals and 18 assists for 34 points in 44 games played.
Following tonight’s game, the Stampede will travel to face off with the Western Conference best Waterloo Black Hawks at Young Arena in Waterloo for a two-game series.
For the Foe
The Fargo Force were able to put up four goals on the Stampede, including three unanswered in the second period. Joesph Dunlap, Brian Kramer and leading-scorer Lyndeen Breen all scored in the contest. Two of the goals were collected on the power play, as Fargo finished two for five on the night. Cole Brady made the start in net, stopping 14 of 15 shots.
Lyden Breen leads the team in scoring with 46 points from 16 goals and 30 assists in 43 games played. Cole Brady is 19-12-5 between the pipes, with a 2.78 goals-against average and .904 save-percentage.