Weekend Preview- February 9th and 10th
A two game weekend is ahead for the Minnesota Blue Ox. Friday night the Ox will travel to Spooner, Wisconsin to battle the Wisconsin Muskies at 7:30 pm and Saturday night the Ox return home for a match up against the Minnesota Mullets beginning at 7 pm.
Blue Ox Most Recently:
The Minnesota Blue Ox (28-12) are coming off of a three game weekend. In the weekend they added 2 more points to their record. The 2 points were added in the Thursday night game against the Hudson Havoc where the Blue Ox won by a score of 2-1. With 45 shots on goal compared to Hudson’s 14, the Minnesota Blue Ox won their 28th match of the season. Leading the Blue Ox in points, currently, is Orlando Scherz. With 17 goals and 30 assists, the Swiss forward continues to lead the Ox. In net, both Boudreau and Greune will start this weekend. Both Blue Ox tendys have save percentages over .875 and each have 14 wins on the season.
Muskies Most Recently:
The Wisconsin Muskies (22-21) are coming off of a loss to the Steele County Blades, last weekend. The Muskies of Wisconsin fell short by 3 goals even though they led in shots on goal 46-28. Friday night we are expecting to see Muskie goalie James Brendeland starting in net. In his last start he allowed 6 goals against the Mullets and finished the night with a .818 save percentage. Leading the charge for the Muskies, in points, is Kyle Klatt. Klatt currently has the highest point total in the Midwest West with 32 goals and 47 assists.
Mullets Most Recently:
The Minnesota Mullets (23-16) fell in their last match up on Tuesday to the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings by a score of 4-0. Despite the loss on Tuesday, the Mullets did split the weekday series with the Riverkings. Expected to start in net for the Mullets, on Saturday night, is tendy Mason Lovich. Lovich’s 7-4 record is accompanied by a save percentage of .921 and has blocked 305 shots on goal this season. In their last match up, the Blue Ox snuck by with a 3-2 win over the Mullets and tallied 30 shots on goal to the Mullets’ 17 shots on goal.