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January 15, 2020 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Sioux City Musketeers News Release

The Musketeers are heading north to take on their I-29 rival the Sioux Falls Stampede this Friday and Saturday at 7:05 P.M and looking to keep the winning trend going. Sioux City is 2-0-1 in their last 3 games and the Stampede are 2-1 in their last 3. That means this matchup could mean a lot in the points race later in the year as the Musketeers currently sit in 7th with 28 points and Sioux Falls with 27 in 8th place in the Western Conference. Sioux City is 3-5-3 on the road so far this season picking up 9 out of a possible 22 points. The Stampede sit with a 7-8-1 home record this year. Sioux City has found recent success with the powerplay at a 24.2% success rate, now at 2nd in the West only to the conference leading Waterloo Black Hawks. Sioux Falls has not been as efficient with only an 11.8% success rate with a man advantage. The Musketeers have the best of the Stampede at home so far this season at the Tyson Events Center and the Stampede were also able to defend their own home turf with a win at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center tying these two teams up at 1 win a piece against each other this season. As Sioux City heads north they look to strike again after a great team win over the Fargo Force on Sunday with a 5-1 win after trailing 1-0 after two periods the Musketeers were able to turn on the offensive switch and put 5 goals in the Fargo net. The offense for the Musketeers has been good as of late scoring 20 goals in the last 5 games. Sam Stange looks to start a new streak after his 14 points in 9 games was broke in Fargo, ND as he scored himself 2 against the Force this past weekend, and the versatility of the Musketeers offense doesn't stop with Stange with 3 goals in those 5 games by Viktor Masilevich and 2 by Ethan Harrison, Ray Christy, and Robby Newton, and Nolan Krenzen. The Sioux Falls Stampede recently got their goalie back who led them to the Clark Cup Championship last year in Jackson Stauber and have been hot ever since so the Musketeers will have to be able to find the back of the net as Stauber has experience in big games.

The Musketeers will then return to the road heading south next weekend to take on the Lincoln Stars on Friday, January 24th at 7:05 P.M. and a quick stop in Omaha on the way back to take on the Lancers in Ralston Arena on Saturday, January 25th with puck drop at 7:05 P.M.

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