STAMPEDE GAME DAY AT DES MOINES 1-11-13
The Stampede look to extend their winning streak to a season-high eight games tonight when they face the Bucs in Urbandale, Iowa. The Stampede are 2-1-0 against the Bucs this season, including a 4-2 win in Sioux Falls back on December 30th. The Herd won the only meeting in Iowa so far, 2-1 back on October 6th.
Sioux Falls enters tonight’s game with a 23-8-1 record and in first place in the Western Conference while Des Moines is 17-17-1 and in fifth place in the West. The Stampede are coming off a big 8-3 win over Waterloo on Wednesday at the arena while the Bucs went 2-1-0 on an Eastern Conference road swing, splitting a pair of games in Indiana and topping Muskegon.
Tonight begins a nine-game road trip for the Stampede who are 6-4-1 away from Sioux Falls this season. The Stampede are 4-1-0 in their last five games on the road. Sioux Falls holds a 19-7-1 record against Western Conference opponents and are 18-0-0 when leading after two periods this year.
After tonight, the Stampede will travel to Sioux City on Saturday. Next weekend, the Herd will make stops in Green Bay and Cedar Rapids.