The Sioux City Musketeers will try to beat Omaha for the second time this week.
The Sioux City Musketeers only have five wins in 24 games but there are small signs the team is getting better. The Muskies beat Omaha last Saturday, 2-1, so they have won two of their last four games.
Sioux City travels to Omaha on Friday night. The Muskies still are in last place but have ten straight games against teams in their conference.
In last Saturday's game, Sioux City held Omaha to one goal and just 22 shots. That was by design. Head coach Brett Larson says he's been stressing defensive pressure in practice.
The Muskies have just one road win this season, but with last weekend's win against the Lancers, they're confident things are going in the right direction.
"We've only given up one even strength goal in the last four games so that's going to be a huge component tonight, going into a place that's place to play," said Musketeers head coach Brett Larson. "We're going to have to limit their opportunities. Last week, that's what it was. We had good goaltending, the defense played strong. We didn't give them many opportunities The forwards were strong in the fore check and created a lot of opportunities for us."
"We just have to follow the same game plan we had last Saturday," said defenseman Dan Molenaar. "It's always a little bit more difficult when you go into their rink so we just have to be gritty, determined and stay focused and come together as a group. I think we're ready. I think we're going to go do it."
The Muskies go to Waterloo on Saturday and will be home next Friday to play Waterloo again.
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