Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Minnesota at Chicago, 16 December 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, Chicago defends the Conference III Belt against Minnesota. The Wild held the Belt for 51 days to start the season. They’ll try to end Chicago’s run that began earlier this month.

The Challenger: Minnesota!

The Champion: Chicago!

The Belt!

The Belt!

Minnesota Wild Chicago Blackhawks
16-11-1 Record 21-9-1
5-4-1 Last 10 9-1-0
Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo Coach Joel “The Thrill” Quenneville
81 Goals For 95
70 Goals Against 61
Zach “The Judgement” Parise (23) Points Leader Patrick “Mr Patty Kane” Kane (29)
“El” Nino Niederreiter (13) Goals Leader Kane (14)
Darcy “Mr Darcy” Kuemper (unconfirmed) Goaltender Scott “Oh My” Darling (unconfirmed)
None (yet) Threero Bryan “Bingo” Bickell and Michal “Big Rozie” Rozsival
Christian “Rollin'” Folin Rookie To Watch Joakim “Luxury” Nordstrom
6’1″ Average Height 6’1″
200 Average Weight 191
2 Title Belts Won 4
2-2 as Challenger, 6-2 as Champion Record In Belt Matches 5-3 as Champion, 4-3 as Challenger

They’ll drop it at 7:30 inside the United Center as the blistering hot Blackhawks look to hang on to the strap against a team that was a fighting champion for much of the first two months or so of the season.

If Chicago is successful in defense, they’ll next put up the strap a week from today against Winnipeg. If Minnesota takes the belt back, they’ll defend against Nashville December 20.