Tahoe Icemen Hockey

Series Preview:  Tahoe Icemen vs West Sound Warriors at Washington

This weekend the Tahoe Icemen head to the Bremerton Ice Arena to face off against the West Sound Warriors.  The last time these two teams met in Tahoe, the Warriors took two out of three.  After a brutal win by the Icemen the first night, the Warriors rallied and won the next two by one goal each.  The Warriors were tied for second place with the Icemen a few weeks ago, but since then have dropped to fourth place in the Northwest Division and lost their last five games.  Icemen Head Coach Mickey Lang has a simple plan for success this weekend, “We need to come out and play 60 minutes, and it’s very simple: play hard, play fast, and be disciplined.”

Overview

The Tahoe Icemen head to Washington with a 10-11-1 record on the road, and 53 points in 48 games.  The Icemen have a 24% success rate on the powerplay, and a 78% success rate on the penalty kill.  The Icemen have 215 goals for, and 214 goals against, and are in second place in the Northwest Division and 11th place overall.  They have 1385 penalty minutes, an average of just under 29 minutes per game.

The West Sound Warriors have a 9-10-0 record at home this season, and 43 points in 45 games.  The Warriors have a 17% success rate on the powerplay, and a 78% success rate on the penalty kill.  The Warriors have 186 goals for, and 208 goals against, and are in fourth place in the Northwest Division and 16th place overall.  They have 791 penalty minutes, an average of just over 18 minutes per game.

Goaltending

The Tahoe Icemen have three goalies on their roster.  Wade Conlan (1) has a 0.902 save percentage in 35 games.  Tommy Spero (29) has one assist and a 0.893 save percentage in 31 games.  Maximilian Haselbacher has two assists and a 0.906 save percentage in 31 games.

The Warriors also have three goalies on their roster.  Kristof Dobos (30) has a 0.860 save percentage in 5 games with the Warriors.  Brian Eisele (35) has a 0.871 save percentage in 42 games.  Robbie Brennan (44) has a 0.836 save percentage in 28 games with the Warriors.

West Sound has been struggling, and has lost their last five games.  The Icemen may have underestimated the Warriors the last time they faced off in Tahoe, but with the end this close and an extra week off before the playoffs on the line, they won’t make that mistake again.

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