Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 16 November 2014
This evening in St. Paul, Minnesota defends the Conference III Belt against Winnipeg, it’s second title defense of the weekend after taking care of business against Dallas yesterday. Let’s go to the Tale of the Tape:
Tale of the Tape:
|Winnipeg Jets||Minnesota Wild|
|Paul “The Joker” Maurice||Coach||Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo|
|Blake “Wheels of Steel” Wheeler (13)||Points Leader||Zach “The Judgement” Parise (10)|
|Wheeler (8)||Goals Leader||“El” Nino Niederreiter (7)|
|Ondrej “The Kladno Killer” Pavalec||Goaltender||Darcy “Mr Darcy” Kuemper|
|None (yet)||Threero||None (yet)|
|Michael “INXS” Hutchinson||Rookie To Watch||N/A|
|2||Title Belts Won||2|
|2-3 as Challenger, 0-2 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||4-1 as Champion, 2-2 as Challenger|
Minnesota’s wacky early season schedule, light on Conference III games, have helped the Wild keep the strap for the first month-plus of the season after winning it off Colorado in the season-opener.
If Minnesota retains for the second time in two days, they’ll defend against Dallas (surprise) on Black Friday, November 28. It would be the third Dallas-Minnesota belt match in November.
If Winnipeg wrests it away, the Jets will put it on the line next Sunday against St. Louis.