Tuesday, December 27, 2011

B³ Pregame Report: Lincoln Stars vs. Fargo Force 12/28

The Lincoln Stars will return from the nine-day holiday break with a Wednesday evening matchup against the Fargo Force in Fargo.  The game in Fargo is the first of three road games the Stars will play this week.

The Stars have a record of 15-8-2 (32 points) and are tied for first place in the USHL Western Conference.  Click here to view the USHL standings.

You can follow the boxscore online via Pointstreak, listen to Stars radio announcer Mike Melbye on KLMS 1480 AM, or watch the games live on FASTHockey for a fee.

The Force sport a record of 9-12-3 (21 points) and are currently tied for fifth place in the USHL Western Conference.  The Force have been a familiar foe for the Stars so far this season, as this will be the fifth time they have met already.  Each team has a record of 2-2-0 in those four previous games, with each team going 1-1-0 on their home ice.  The least time these two teams faced each other, the Stars blanked the Force in Fargo on 11/19/11 by a score of 2-0.

Despite their subpar record, the Force have been playing very well as of late.  They have won four of their last five, including four straight wins at home.  It's no secret that the Stars have had a hard time winning games against the Force in Fargo, so this should be a very good test for Lincoln, especially considering the players are returning from the holiday break.  Hopefully the Stars still aren't on holiday break mentally.

Sorry for the abbreviated pregame article.  I ran out of time tonight (I'm still mentally on holiday break) but I wanted to get something up.  I'm planning on watching this game on FASTHockey, so I hope to have a postgame recap article up on the blog sometime tomorrow night.  I'll have a preview article for the other two road games this weekend later this week.

Go Stars.

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