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NAHL Weekend Preview

December 16, 2016

 

The NAHL returns to action this weekend with a busy slate of 23 games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
 
Several teams are looking to extend winning streaks, while others look to snap losing skids as the season of streaks continues. Races in all four divisions for the top spot are starting to tighten as the league approaches the halfway point of the 2016-17 season.
 
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In the Central Division, a big series takes place in Cloquet, Minnesota as the 3rd place Minnesota Wilderness, winners of their last four straight games, will host the 1st place Minot Minotauros. The 2nd place Brookings Blizzard, who have won two straight games, will take to the road for a two-game set in Aberdeen. The final series sees the Austin Bruins in Bismarck to face the Bobcats for two games.
 
In the East Division, the team with the NAHL’s best record, the Aston Rebels, will be busy as they play in three games, which includes a home-and-home series with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday and Saturday and a home game against New Jersey on Sunday. The Johnstown Tomahawks are idle.
 
In the Midwest Division, winning streaks collide as 3rd place Springfield takes to the road to face the 1st place Janesville Jets. The Jets have won their last four and the Jr. Blues are unbeaten in regulation in their last three. The other series sees Coulee Region trying to snap a four-game losing skid against the Minnesota Magicians, who have lost their last three as they engage in a home-and-home series.
 
In the South Division, all eyes are on the series with 2nd place Wichita Falls, who are 8-0-1 in their last nine games, against 1st place Lone Star with the teams separated by just four points in the standings. The other series feature the 3rd place Shreveport Mudbugs, winners of their last three straight, hosting the Corpus Christi IceRays. In the final series, the Amarillo Bulls are in Topeka for a pair of games against the RoadRunners. Odessa is idle this weekend.
 
In out-of-division action, Fairbanks is on the road against the Northeast Generals for two more games. The Ice Dogs beat the Generals, 10-3 on Thursday night. The Kenai River Brown Bears continue their east coast trip with a series in New Jersey against the Titans.
 
Friday, December 16th 
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Aston - 7:00 PM EST
Fairbanks at Northeast - 7:30 PM EST
Kenai River at New Jersey - 7:45 PM EST
Springfield at Janesville - 7:00 PM CST
Minot at MN Wilderness - 7:05 PM CST
Amarillo at Topeka - 7:05 PM CST
Corpus Christi at Shreveport - 7:11 PM CST
Brookings at Aberdeen - 7:15 PM CST
Austin at Bismarck - 7:15 PM CST
Coulee Region at MN Magicians - 7:15 PM CST
Wichita Falls at Lone Star - 7:30 PM CST
 
Saturday, December 17th
Kenai River at New Jersey - 7:30 PM EST
Fairbanks at Northeast - 7:30 PM EST
Aston at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - 7:30 PM EST
MN Magicians at Coulee Region - 7:00 PM CST
Springfield at Janesville - 7:00 PM CST
Minot at MN Wilderness - 7:05 PM CST
Amarillo at Topeka - 7:05 PM CST
Corpus Christi at Shreveport - 7:11 PM CST
Brookings at Aberdeen - 7:15 PM CST
Austin at Bismarck - 7:15 PM CST
Wichita Falls at Lone Star - 7:30 PM CST
 
Sunday, December 18th
New Jersey at Aston - 5:00 PM EST
 
 
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