Your Game Day Essentials
Who: Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Sioux City Musketeers
Puck Drop: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:05 p.m. CT
Where: Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Listen: 107.9 KELO FM, 1320 AM, Kelo.com or Kelo App
Watch: HockeyTV.com with paid subscription
Presented by: Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital
Watch: First 1,000 fans receive a free commemorative Pink in the Rink t-shirt
The Sioux Falls Stampede (12-12-3) return to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to take on the Sioux City Musketeers (12-14-1) in a race for the fourth seed in the Western Conference. The season series stands at 2-2-1 with the two teams set to meet again tomorrow evening in Sioux City and back at the PREMIER Center on Mar. 26 and 31. Sioux Falls last lost to the Musketeers 3-2 in overtime at the Tyson Events Center.
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For the Herd
The Sioux Falls Stampede are coming off a strong 1-0-1 weekend against the Tri-City Storm and have earned at least a point in their last six contests. Sioux Falls was down their head coach and four players due to close contact COVID protocols. Despite being shorthanded, the team managed to take the Storm to overtime in a close 5-4 loss and followed up with a 5-3 victory. Tyler Haskins, Cole Sillinger, Reid Pabich and Brent Johnson all tallied goals, while Sillinger knotched two. Noah Grannan made the start in net, stopping 20 of 23 shots.
Michael Citara continues to lead the team in points with 11 goals and 14 assists for 25, while Garrett Pinoniemi trails him by two from five goals and 18 assists. Sillinger has 15 points from nine goals and six assists in nine games played. Grannan leads the goaltenders with a 7-6-1 record, 3.24 GAA and .890 SV%.
For the Foe
The Sioux City Musketeers wrapped up last weekend with three games in four days and went 1-2-0 in those contests. Last Friday, the Musketeers were beaten 3-2 by the Omaha Lancers, but secured a 4-2 victory three days ago against them. Sandwiched in between those matchups was a 3-1 defeated to the Des Moines Buccaneers on Saturday.
In the Tuesday contest, the Lancers scored 18 seconds into the first period, but the Musketeers responded 18 seconds later with a goal from Ethan Edwards. Sioux City tallied two more unanswered goals to close out the first period. Ben Steeves and Brian Carrabes collected the goals with the later coming off the power play.
The Lancers took one back in the second, but Matteo Contantini tallied the final goal of the game at the 19:04 mark of the period. Alex Tracy earned the start in net and improved his season record 6-5-1 with a 2.73 GAA and .881 save percentage.
Carrabes and Chase Bradley lead the team in points with 20 from nine goals and 11 assists each.