(WAUSAU, WI)- The Cyclones and Tradesmen will begin their season series battle Friday as they fight for the right to hoist the I-39 Cup. The I-39 Cup will go to the team that wins the season series between the two teams. Wausau is looking for a bounce back weekend after a pair of losses on the home ice last weekend. After leading 3-1 with 2 minutes remaining in the 3rd period Friday night, Wausau was outscored six to one over the next 62 minutes of play versus Milwaukee. The Cyclones are currently in 5th place in Central Division standings with at 4-4-2-0 record. Oregon enters the weekend 4 points clear of Wausau with a 6-2-1-1 record.
What to Watch For
Look for early success to lead to wins this weekend. The Cyclones are 3-1-0-0 when they score first this season. Watch for the Cyclones to play a more disciplined style of play this weekend after a weekend largely spent in the sin bin.
The Tradesmen are led by forward Bryce Stensrud and Jordan Larkee. Both players have 9 points in 10 games played.
Between the Pipes
Wausau is expected to split the series between Mitch Miscevich and Ryan Burke. Miscevich currently has a 3.61 GAA and .888 save percentage. Burke enters the weekend with a 2.76 GAA and .915 save percentage.
The Tradesmen are expected to start Tyler Fromolz. Fromolz sports a 2.59 GAA and .906 save percentage.
The Cyclones will hit the road again next week as they face the defending NA3HL Champions and Central Division leading Rochester Grizzlies. Wausau returns home Friday, November 11th for $2 Beer Night presented by Budweiser. November 12 is the Cyclones Camo Hat Giveaway (first 250 fans) presented by Fleet Farm. Tickets for all 22 Cyclones home games this season are on sale at www.wausaucyclones.com.