Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: St. Louis at Minnesota, 29 November 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, for the sixth time in a 51-day reign, Minnesota will defend the Conference III Belt. Our fighting champs will face off against St. Louis, historically the most successful Belt team.

The Challenger: St. Louis!

The Champion: Minnesota!

The Belt!

The Belt!

St. Louis Blues Minnesota Wild
15-6-2 Record 12-9-0
6-3-1 Last 10 5-5-0
Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock Coach Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo
63 Goals For 58
49 Goals Against 48
Vladimir “The Bold” Tarasenko (25) Points Leader Zach “The Judgement” Parise (17)
Tarasenko (13) Goals Leader “El” Nino Niederreiter (11)
Jake “The Snake” Allen Goaltender Niklas “The Helsinki Hellion” Backstrom
None (yet) Threero None (yet)
Jori “The Terror” Lehtehra Rookie To Watch N/A
6’1″ Average Height 6’1″
206 Average Weight 200
3 Title Belts Won 2
3-1 as Challenger, 9-3 as Champion Record In Belt Matches 6-1 as Champion, 2-2 as Challenger

It’s a 7 PM start in St. Paul for the teams with the two best Belt match records. Minnesota played a thriller against Dallas last night— one of the best Belt games ever — and St. Louis also played an OT game, so the fatigue factor ought to effect the teams equally.

Chicago becomes the No. 1 contender no matter the outcome tonight. If Minnesota retains, the Wild will defend against the the Hawks Dec. 16. If St. Louis wins, the Blues take on the Hawks for the strap Dec. 3.

Also tonight: Colorado tries to shove the Poophat onto Dallas’ head.