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Stampede host rival Sioux City tonight!

By Jim Olander, 11/23/12, 11:30AM CST

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Herd face Musketeers in Post-Thanksgiving tilt

   STAMPEDE GAME DAY VS SIOUX CITY 11-23-12 

WHO: Stampede vs Sioux City
 
WHEN: Tonight (Friday) 7:05 PM
 
WHERE: Sioux Falls Arena
 
TICKETS: Sioux Falls Arena Box Office
 
RADIO: KELO-AM 1320 & www.keloam.com
 
VIDEO: Fasthockey: www.ushl.fasthockey.com 
 
ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:
 

· The Stampede square off against the Sioux City Musketeers for the second time this season. Sioux Falls won the first meeting between these two teams, 4-2, on October 26.

· The Herd are coming off a 3-2 overtime win over Fargo on Wednesday at the arena. C.J. Franklin tallied the game-winning goal while Zeb Knutson and Thomas Forgione also recorded goals. Charlie Lindgren earned his eighth win of the season in goal.

· Sioux Falls recorded a season high 53 shots in the game. They are averaging 34.5 shots per-game, third most in the USHL.

· The Stampede are 10-0-0 when scoring the first goal of the game at home and 0-2-0 when opponents score first.

· Sioux Falls has tallied 65 goals so far this season, second most amongst all USHL teams.

· The Stampede are 8-2-0 in the their last 10 games.

· Sioux City is coming off a 2-1 loss at Tri-City on Wednesday.

· The Musketeers have lost four straight games and are 1-8-1 in their last 10 games.

· Sioux City will be looking for their first road win of the season tonight. They enter with an 0-6-1 mark.

· The Musketeers penalty kill has been strong, clicking at 86.1%, 6th best in the league.

· The second period has been the Musketeers best this season. They have outscored opponents 18-10, but have been outscored 22-10 in the third.

· The Musketeers are allowing just over 27 shots per-game, third fewest in the USHL.

· Tonight is the fourth of eight straight road games for the Musketeers.