Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Winnipeg at Chicago, 23 December 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, Chicago defends the Conference III Belt against Winnipeg, as the Jets get their second chance of the year at the strap. They’ll try to end Chicago’s run that began earlier this month.

The Challenger: Winnipeg!

The Champion: Chicago!

The Belt!

The Belt!

Winnipeg Jets Chicago Blackhawks
17-10-7 Record 23-9-2
5-1-4 Last 10 8-1-1
Paul “The Joker” Maurice Coach Joel “The Thrill” Quenneville
83 Goals For 106
80 Goals Against 67
Andrew “Big Bad” Ladd and Blake “Wheels of Steel” Wheeler (23) Points Leader Patrick “Mr Patty Kane” Kane (36)
“Your New Favorite Player” Bryan Little (12) Goals Leader Kane (16)
Ondrej “The Killer from Kladno” Pavelec (unconfirmed) Goaltender Corey “The Crow” Crawford
None (yet) Threero Bryan “Bingo” Bickell and Michal “Big Rozie” Rozsival
Michael “INXS'” Hutchinson Rookie To Watch Joakim “Luxury” Nordstrom
6’2″ Average Height 6’1″
207 Average Weight 191
2 Title Belts Won 4
2-4 as Challenger, 0-2 as Champion Record In Belt Matches 6-3 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 the surprising Jets.

If Chicago is successful in defense, they’ll next put up the strap Saturday against Colorado. If Winnipeg takes the belt back, they’ll defend against Minnesota Saturday.