Series Preview: Lake Tahoe Icemen vs Bellingham Blazers at Bellingham
The Lake Tahoe Icemen head to Bellingham with a 10-8-3 record (23 pts) in 21 games, and a 2-6-1 record in away games. They have 98 goals for, and 84 goals against, and a 23% success rate on the powerplay. They have an 83% success rate on the penalty kill. The Icemen are currently ranked 2nd out of six in the Northwest Division.
The Bellingham Blazers are 5-8-3 (13 pts) in 16 games, and 4-3-1 in 8 games at home. They have 75 goals for, and 87 goals against, and a 19% success rate on the powerplay. They have a 69% success rate on the penalty kill. If this team wants to keep the Icemen off the board, they better stay out of the box. The Blazers are currently 5th out of 6 teams in the Northwest Division.
The Icemen have three goalies on their roster. Wade Conlan (1) has a 0.921 save percentage in 15 games played. Thomas Spero (29) has a 0.912 save percentage in 14 games. Maximilian Haselbacher (30) has a 0.812 save percentage in 14 games.
The Bellingham Blazers have three goalies on their roster. Edward Coffey has a 0.870 save percentage in 13 games played. Jake Holden (30) has a 0.846 save percentage in 10 games played. Kolter Pawlick (31) has a 0.855 save percentage in 9 games played, and also has 1 assist.
When Tahoe faced Bellingham at home, they won all three games. Tahoe’s road record isn’t great this season, and maybe this weekend will help get things back on track. That being said, this weekend’s prediction; Tahoe takes home five points, Bellingham keeps two.
By Harper Dial