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Muskegon Sweeps Fargo but Not Without a Fight

By Liz Knisley, 11/14/15, 9:45PM CST

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With all the intensity missing from Friday night’s game, the Force took the ice with the vigor of a team starved for a win. The first period was filled with intense, fast, aggressive play. Head coach Cary Eades made his disappointment and anger clear in the locker room following Friday’s 4-1 loss against Muskegon, giving Fargo the determination needed to please Eades and be the team he knows they can be. The crowd tonight at Scheels Arena fed off and reflected the Force’s energy making for a fervent, electric, fast paced hockey game. Early in the first Fargo’s Brody Stevens had a promising breakaway but was beaten by Muskegon’s defensemen. Muskegon and Fargo continued to battle back and forth with even play but neither team was able to put the puck to the net and entered the second period scoreless.

 

Going into the second, it took the force a while to warm up as they had some defensive blunders and trouble with puck awareness. After warming up, the Force continued to set up great plays in front of the net with the consistency that head coach Cary Eades was searching for. After back and forth play for the first fifteen minutes of the period, Muskegon took the lead. Logan Drevitch scored his first goal of the season, assisted by Collin Adams and Robbie DeMontis. The Force played well and maintained composure, keeping pressure on the Lumberjacks throughout the second, but couldn’t quite get on the board.

 

The Force had a few struggles in the third as frustration and desperation to tie up the game began to set in and even sent goalie Ryan Wischow charging Muskegon away from his net. The Force continued to defend their goal but failed to put together productive offensive attacks. Muskegon prevented Fargo from scoring and won the game 1-0 winning the series with the Force.

 

Head coach Eades stated that tonight’s game was a heck of a battle, much different from last night and that both teams played extremely well. Eades also indicated that there were areas where the Force could have played a little smarter, but ultimately Muskegon made a play and Fargo was unable to. Head Coach Eades concluded his post-game interview, with the statement that every step of the way is a learning lesson and that these games are done and over with and now it is time to prepare for what is coming next game.

 

The Fargo Force are on the road for the rest of November and return back to Fargo on Thursday, December 3rd to take on Sioux Falls at 7:05pm for college night. Students can get tickets for just $5 upon showing their student ID at the box office. Tickets are available at the Scheels Arena Box Office, tickets300.com, or the Tickets300 location on Broadway. Box office hours are Monday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm.