Saints Faulter In Michigan; Look To Home Opener November 4th
It was a rough weekend in Michigan for our Dubuque Fighting Saints. Friday brought an overtime loss and Saturday ended with a 6-2 defeat.
Plymouth, Michigan brought Friday (10/21) nights meetup with the team USA U17 squad. This night that could have been all about the Saints; but each time our boys scored, the U17's clawed their way back and then slammed the door in overtime. Dubuque looked quite good on the evening scoring on 3 of 7 powerplays, while shutting down all 4 of the USA U17 attempts. The Saints were also outshot 35 to 30. The Saints surrendered three separate leads in the final moments of each period before falling 4-3 in overtime. Geisel made 31 saves in the loss. After this exciting game, and unfortunate loss, the Saints continued their weekend at Trinity Health Arena in Muskegon on Saturday (10/22).
The Lumberjacks seemed to be in fine form on the evening; outscoring the Saints 3 to 0 through the second period and then doubling that in the third as the Saints managed to claw back 2 consolation goals. Saints went better on the night for powerplays scoring on 2 of 8, while the Lumberjacks went 1 for 6. Saints were outshot on the night by 12, 36 to 22. Ryan St. Louis continues his fine run of form scoring yet again on the night. St. Louis now has 4 goals and 7 assists across 7 games.
The Saints move to 3-3 and 1 OT loss this year. They currently sit in 7th in the Eastern Conference on just 7 points. Chicago currently leads the East with a 6-4 record. Tune in again to Eagle 102.3 this Saturday as Blake Theisen brings you all the action from Waterloo. Our Dubuque Fighting Saints take on the rival Blackhawks with puck drop scheduled for 3:05pm. The Blackhawks sit 4th in the Western conference with a 4-4 record. Waterloo's top points getter is currently Jayden Perron on 15, with 4 goals and 11 assists across 10 games. Tickets are still available for our seasons home opener on November 4th; come pack OUR HOUSE!