Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Minnesota at Winnipeg, 29 December 2014
Fresh off an overtime defense of the Conference III Belt Saturday in St. Paul, Winnipeg hosts the Wild again for the strap.
|Minnesota Wild||Winnipeg Jets|
|Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo||Coach||Paul “The Joker” Maurice|
|Zach “The Judgement” Parise (27)||Points Leader||Andrew “Big Bad” Ladd (27)|
|“El” Nino Niederreiter (14)||Goals Leader||“Your New Favorite Player” Bryan Little (14)|
|Darcy “Mr Darcy” Kuemper||Goaltender||Michael “INXS” Hutchinson|
|None (yet)||Threero||None (yet)|
|Christian “Rollin'” Folin||Rookie To Watch||Hutchinson|
|2||Title Belts Won||3|
|2-4 as Challenger, 6-2 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||1-2 as Champion, 3-4 as Challenger|
They’ll go at 7 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.
After finally winning their first Conference III game Saturday night, Dallas becomes the No. 1 contender for the Belt regardless of the outcome tonight. The Stars will either face the Jets January 15 or the Wild January 3.