Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 27 December 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, surprising Conference III Belt holders Winnipeg take on the Wild, which held the Belt for 51 days to start the season.

The Challenger: Minnesota!

The Champion: Winnipeg!

The Belt!

The Belt!

Minnesota Wild Winnipeg Jets
16-13-3 Record 18-10-7
3-4-3 Last 10 6-1-3
Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo Coach Paul “The Joker” Maurice
93 Goals For 88
89 Goals Against 81
Zach “The Judgement” Parise (27) Points Leader Andrew “Big Bad” Ladd and Blake “Wheels of Steel” Wheeler (25)
“El” Nino Niederreiter (14) Goals Leader “Your New Favorite Player” Bryan Little (13)
Darcy “Mr Darcy” Kuemper Goaltender Michael “INXS” Hutchinson
None (yet) Threero None (yet)
Christian “Rollin'” Folin Rookie To Watch Hutchinson
6’1″ Average Height 6’2″
200 Average Weight 207
2 Title Belts Won 3
2-3 as Challenger, 6-2 as Champion Record In Belt Matches 0-2 as Champion, 3-4 as Challenger

They’ll drop it at 6 tonight in St. Paul. Winnipeg has never successfully defended the Belt, but even if they lose it tonight, they’ll get a chance to win it back Monday as these two teams will play again — and again for the Belt — Monday.