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Week 16 Preview

By Force Staff, 02/17/21, 3:15PM CST

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The first place Fargo Force (19-11-2; 40pts.) take on one of their Western Conference rivals, the Sioux City Musketeers (14-15-1; 29pts.) in a two-game series this Friday Feb. 19 and Saturday Feb. 20 at Scheels Arena.

Friday night will be the fourth faceoff between Fargo and Sioux City, but only second time the two teams have met on Force home ice. In all three matchups this season the Force have either been tied with or trailed the Musketeers by a goal to close out the second period. However, in all three third periods Sioux City has managed to come out on top. The Force will look to end that streak this weekend and put themselves back in the win column.

Tristan Broz (12G-19A-31P) is the current point leader for the Force. He’s on a 6-game point streak, averaging .97 points per game for the season and is ranked 9th in total goals and overall points in the USHL. Aaron Huglen (8G-11A-19P) has been a big factor for the Force since his return to the ice. In just 17 games he’s racked up eight goals and 11 assists. Fresh off a four-point game last Thursday vs. the Lincoln Stars, Huglen is currently averaging over a point a game and will no doubt be a factor in this weekend’s contest. Ryan Siedem (1G-16A-17P) is the current point leader amongst Force defensemen. Followed by Trevor Griebel and Owen Gallatin, who both put up goals for Fargo in last weekend’s games.

Brian Carrabes (11G-13A-24P) is at the top of the point leaderboard for the Musketeers. He heads into the weekend on a four-game point streak but was shut down by Fargo during their last meeting on January 29, coming away with no goals or assists and a -1 plus-minus rating. Chase Bradley (9G-14A-23P) follows close behind with 23 points and will be one to watch his weekend, having scored three of his nine goals against the Fargo Force.

The upcoming Force games are full of exciting events, kicking off on Friday with Jack Daniel’s Night!

  • $4 Jack drinks all night
  • Take the responsibility pledge for your chance to win a Jack Daniel’s golf bag, whiskey barrel or air pods!
  • Slap coozie giveaway upon entry

 

Followed by Sanford Children’s Night on Saturday, February 20th!

  • Specialty jerseys created by Tyler Amundson, the 2020 North Dakota Children’s Miracle Network Champion, will be worn during the game. Tyler will be honored in a ceremony before puck drop.
  • The jerseys are available to purchase via silent auction, all proceeds will go to the Sanford Children’s Hospital. The auction will run from February 17th to February 22nd, to access the website click here!
  • $5 orange chuck-a-pucks will be available to purchase, all proceeds will go to Sanford Children’s Hospital

The next Force home games include some exciting event’s as well!

On Friday March 5th it’s 80’s Night!

  • $8 tickets for anyone born in the 80’s with a valid driver’s license shown at the box office.
  • Slap bracelet give away upon entry.
  • The staff will don their best 80’s gear and we encourage all fans to do the same!
  • 80’s themed entertainment will occur throughout the night.

Saturday March 6th is Bring your Dog to the Game Night!

  • Dog tickets will be available to purchase for $2 at the box office.
  • All dogs are welcome, but a waiver must be signed before entry.
  • Weiner dog races will take place during the first intermission. If you’d like to enter your dog into the competition contact travish@fargoforce.com
  • Doggy bag giveaway upon entry