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Weekend Preview: Fargo

March 19, 2021 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Sioux City Musketeers News Release

SIOUX CITY (19-20-1) @ FARGO (26-13-2)

Where: Scheels Arena - Fargo, ND

When: Friday, March 19th (7:05pm) and Saturday, March 20th (6:05pm)

Media: HockeyTV, FOX Sports 620 KMNS, iHeartRadio

Matchup: This weekend will feature the seventh and eighth meetings of the season between the two squads, with the season series evenly split at three games apiece. But Fargo has won three in a row against the Musketeers, including each team's most recent contest this past Sunday at the Tyson Events Center. Sioux City earned a 6-3 road win over the Force on December 29 before sweeping a pair of home contests; winning 6-2 on January 10 and 4-2 on January 29. Fargo turned the tide with a 6-2 victory on February 19 and rallied to top the Musketeers 2-1 the following night. The Force blanked Sioux City 2-0 in their most recent outing on Sunday.

About the Force: Fargo enters the weekend sitting atop the Western Conference standings with 54 points, five points ahead of second-place Tri City. The Force have scored a conference-best 138 goals in 41 games this season while the Musketeers have allowed just 106 goals in 40 games, second-fewest in the USHL. Fargo boasts eight players with 20+ points this season, led by Tristan Broz (15-28-43). Aaron Huglen is averaging well over a point per game since returning to the lineup from injury, accumulating 13 goals and 17 assists in 26 contests. Reigning USHL goaltender of the week Brennen Boynton owns the second-best goals against average in the league (2.34) and is tied for the best save percentage (.907) overall.

Team Comparison

Sioux City Fargo

10-10-1 (21 points) Away/Home 14-7-0 (28 Points)

15.3% (14th) Power Play % 18.5% (T-8th)

80.4% (5th) Penalty Kill % 79.2% (7th)

682 (3rd) Penalty Minutes 643 (5th)

5-5-0 (10 points) Last Ten Games 7-3-0 (14 points)

Individual Statistics

#24 Carrabes (15) Most Goals #9 Broz (15)

#19 Hryckowian (12) #10 Wong (14)

#10 Bradley (11) #22 Huglen (13)

#11 Schimek (9) Four-way tie (10)

#24 Carrabes (15) Most Assists #9 Broz (28)

#10 Bradley (14) #2 Siedem (26)

#8 Buium (13) #8 Davidson (21)

#73 Edwards (13) #22 Huglen (17)

#35 Schmid (2.39) Best GAA #33 Boynton (2.34)

#35 Schmid (.906) Best Save % #33 Boynton (.907)

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