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NAHL Weekend Preview

December 9, 2016


As the holidays approach so does the halfway point of the 2016-17 NAHL regular season.
This past week was one of the more memorable and busy ones for the NAHL this season.  Teams have been in action both Wednesday and Thursday night. Eight different players have made NCAA Division I commitments in the last eight days, bringing the league total this season to just under 100.
Several NAHL players are also going to be leaving their team’s to take part in various IIHF World Junior Championships across the globe, which take place all throughout December.
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In Central Division, the lead for the Minot Minotauros has shrunk down to two points. The Minotauros will be in action twice this weekend as they take to the road to face Bismarck on Friday and Aberdeen on Saturday. The Brookings Blizzard and the Austin Bruins will face one another in a home-and-home series separated by just two points in the standings.  The Minnesota Wilderness are idle.
In the East, it’s the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights with the busiest schedule as they are at Aston on Friday and then in Johnstown for a pair of games on Saturday and Sunday.
In the Midwest, the division-leading Janesville Jets, who have won 8 of their last 10 games, will host the 2nd place Minnesota Magicians. In other action, the Coulee Region Chill are in Springfield to take on the Jr. Blues.
In the South Division, division-leading Lone Star will host the Corpus Christi IceRays for a pair of games. The red-hot Wichita Falls Wildcats, who own the NAHL’s longest current winning streak at seven straight games, have two more games in Odessa after Thursday night’s 3-2 overtime win. In the final series, Topeka is in Amarillo for a pair of games. Shreveport is idle.
In out of Division action, the two Alaska teams travel East as Fairbanks is in New Jersey for a pair of games as the Ice Dogs are looking to snap an 11-game losing streak. Kenai River is at the Northeast Generals, which will be the HockeyTV Game of the Week.
Friday, December 9th 
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Aston - 7:00 PM EST
Kenai River at Northeast - 7:00 PM EST
Fairbanks at New Jersey - 7:45 PM EST
MN Magicians at Janesville - 7:00 PM CST
Topeka at Amarillo - 7:05 PM CST
Brookings at Austin - 7:05 PM CST
Wichita Falls at Odessa - 7:05 PM CST
Coulee Region at Springfield - 7:05 PM CST
Corpus Christi at Lone Star - 7:30 PM CST
Bismarck at Minot - 8:05 PM CST
Saturday, December 10th 
Coulee Region at Springfield - 6:05 PM CST
Fairbanks at New Jersey - 7:30 PM EST
Kenai River at Northeast - 7:30 PM EST
Johnstown at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - 7:30 PM EST
MN Magicians at Janesville - 7:00 PM CST
Topeka at Amarillo - 7:05 PM CST
Austin at Brookings - 7:05 PM CST
Wichita Falls at Odessa - 7:05 PM CST
Minot at Aberdeen - 7:15 PM CST
Corpus Christi at Lone Star - 7:30 PM CST
Sunday, December 11th 
Johnstown at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - 12:30 PM EST
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