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Force Triumph in Wild Come Back Win

November 28, 2020 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Fargo Force News Release

Tonight's matchup between the rival Dakota's was a fight from the very start. Sioux Falls came in looking for redemption, having dropped two games to Fargo in the two rivals opening series. Fresh off a big win against Des Moines on Wednesday, the Stampede came in with confidence.

The first period was fairly even in scoring chances & ended 0-0. The Force did fire some more rubber at the net, outshooting the Stampede 14-5 after one.

The action in period two kicked off as Fargo entered their second power play of the night. About 2:00 in, Jeremy Davidson scored the first goal of the game, off a rebound in front. He was assisted by Jake Braccini and Matt Crasa. Then a little over a minute later Sioux Falls responded with a power-play goal of their own - launched in by Michael Citatra, his first of the game. Later on in the second he sniped another one past Fargo goalie Brennan Boynton, giving him two goals in the second.

It wasn't looking good for the home squad in the 3rd period, as Citara rocketed in his 3rd goal of the night, completing his hat trick and putting the Stampede up by two, at 3-1.

With just under 7:00 left in regulation, the Force exploded with 3 goals in 91 seconds to steal the victory 4-3. Mason Salquist kicked things off for the Force, as he found the back of the net off a nice pass from Tristan Broz to cut the Stampede lead in half. Then under a minute later Kyle Smolen tied up the game. But the scoring wasn't done yet. Owen Gallatin completed the 3 goal rally with a goal from the left point, assisted by Rollwagen and Suda. The Force had to kill a penalty in the games last minute, but they were able to hang on for the 4-3 win.

The Force improve their 20-21 early season record to 4-1-1. They will return to Scheels arena next Thursday for a 3 game series vs. the Lincoln Stars. Puck drop is at 7:05 pm.

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