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Stampede host Sioux City tonight!

By Jim Olander, 01/04/13, 10:45AM CST


Herd begin rare home weekend series against arch rivals


WHO: Stampede vs Des Moines
WHEN: Tonight (Friday) 7:05 PM
WHERE: Sioux Falls Arena
TICKETS: Sioux Falls Arena Box Office
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NEED TO KNOW: Tonight is night! Register in the front lobby during the game for a chance to win an autographed Stampede jersey, compliments of Deal Chicken!

· The Stampede square off against the Sioux City Musketeers in the first game of a weekend series. Sioux Falls is 3-0-0 against the Musketeers this season.

· In the last meeting between these two teams, they went a combined 2 for 18 on the powerplay.

· The Stampede enter tonight’s game on a four-game winning streak and have won seven of their last eight games.

· Last weekend, Sioux Falls defeated Fargo on the road 5 to 3 before topping Des Moines at home, 4-2.

· The Herd hold the second best home record in the USHL at 14-4-0.

· Sioux Falls ranks fourth in the league in goals scored, averaging 3.69 per-game and sixth in goals against allowing 3.09.

· The Stampede are 12-2-0 when they outshoot and opponent this season and 16-0-0 when leading after two periods.

· The Musketeers went 1-2-0 last weekend. They defeated Waterloo 4-3 on Friday before falling to Lincoln 5-0 on Saturday and 5-4 to Omaha on Monday.

· Newly acquired forwards Riley Bourbonnais, J.T. Stenglein and Christian Lampasso have combined for 25 points since joining the Musketeers.

· Overall, the Musketeers have struggled to score goals, ranking 15th in the league with an average of 2.55 per-game.

· The Musketeers are 6-2-2 when leading after two periods this season, but are 0-12-1 when trailing after two periods.

· Sioux City has won just one game on the road so far this season, going   1-10-4.

· The Musketeers have had 16 games decided by a goal this season, going 3-7-6.