THURSDAY NIGHT

WHO: Sioux City (13-13-5) at Fargo (19-10-5)

WHERE/WHEN: Scheels Arena, 7:05 p.m.

RADIO: KMNS Radio, 620 AM

FRIDAY NIGHT

WHO: Fargo (19-10-5) at Sioux City (13-13-5)

WHERE/WHEN: Tyson Events Center, 7:05 p.m.

RADIO: KMNS Radio, 620 AM

SATURDAY NIGHT

WHO: Sioux Falls (16-11-6) at Sioux City (13-13-5)

WHERE/WHEN: Tyson Events Center, 7:05 p.m.

RADIO: KMNS Radio, 620 AM

MUSKETEERS NOTES

Three Musketeers – Forwards Sampo Ranta (10 goals, 7 assists), Martin Pospisil (2, 11) and goaltender Ben Kraws (1-3-1, 4.48 goals-against-average) were named to the NHL Central Scouting List’s Midterm Rankings on Monday … Ranta and Pospisil are ranked 23rd and 101st, respectively, among North American forwards while Kraws is ranked 26th among goaltenders … Matt Jurusik (12-10-4, 2.57 GAA) was named the USHL Goaltender of the Week on Monday, selected for the second time this season … Jurusik converted 87 of 89 saves in last weekend’s 2-1 and 3-1 sweep at Scheels Arena while improving his season record to 3-2 against the Force … Matyas Svoboda (2 goals) has converted two of the three shots he has taken into goals, scoring in the second period of each game against Fargo last weekend … Assists on both goals from the 6-foot-2, 212-pound native of Udlize, Czech Republic, came from Pospisil and Bauer Neudecker (1, 10) … Neudecker has a goal and four assists in seven games as a Musketeer after recording six assists in 24 games for Dubuque … The Musketeers are 3-0 this season while outscoring Fargo 8-4 at Scheels, but have been outscored 9-3 in two losses to Fargo at the Tyson Events Center … Ranta has two goals and two assists this season against the Force while Micah Miller (10, 5) has scored a pair of goals … Coach Luke Strand’s Musketeers are 3-0 against Sioux Falls this season, outscoring the Stampede 7-3, though they’ve never scored the game’s first goal in the series … Samuel Salonen (3, 4) leads the Musketeers with two goals in the series against Sioux Falls … Micah Miller scored the shootout goal in a 2-1 win over the Stampede on Oct. 14 at the Tyson and tied the game 1-all in a 3-1 win at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Dec. 28 … Cole Koepke (13, 1) scored the overtime goal in a 2-1 win at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Nov. 11 … Ryan Leibold (4, 3) snapped the 1-1 tie with a third-period goal on Dec. 28 … Jurusik has converted 89 of 91 saves against Sioux Falls.

FARGO NOTES

Fargo utilized two goaltenders in last weekend’s series against Sioux City, Strauss Mann (10-4-2, 2.13 GAA) and Ryan Bischel (9-6-3, 2.34 GAA) … Mann, who converted 33 of 35 saves in Saturday’s 3-1 loss, is 90 of 95 while going 2-1 against the Musketeers and has the USHL’s fifth-best GAA … Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup (17 goals, 12 assists), 10th in the USHL in scoring and tops with six game-winning goals, has two goals and two assists against the Musketeers, … The league’s eighth-leading scorer, Grant Hebert (9, 21), has been limited to one goal versus Sioux City, but Sammy Steele (5, 2) has two goals … Third in the USHL with 112 goals, Fargo also has received double-digit goal totals from Griffin Loughran (11, 13), Garrett Van Wyhe (10, 5) and Ben Meyers (10, 4) … Meyers has seven goals on the USHL’s third-best power play (22.2 percent) … Ty Farmer (3, 18) ranks second among the league’s defensemen scoring leaders with 21 points.

SIOUX FALLS NOTES

The Stampede possess the USHL’s top power play (24.6 percent), but Sioux City’s 16th-best penalty kill (75.2 percent) has stopped eight of nine man-advantage chances in the three games … Sioux Falls boasts eight players who have tallied at least two power-play goals and the team’s top three scorers on this unit are Nolan Walker (6 goals, 9 assists), Artem Ivanyuzhenvov (7, 5) and Colin Swoyer (1, 12) … Walker leads the Stampede in scoring with 12 goals and 16 assists while Adam Daue’s 15 goals and nine assists include five goals and two assists on the power play … Kevin Conley (11, 10) has also reached double-digit goal totals along with Ivanyuzhenkov (10, 7) and the only player to score on the power play against Sioux City, Kirill Panyukov (10, 7) … Swoyer and Jack St. Ivany (3, 17) are each tied for second among the USHL’s defensemen scorers with 20 points … Fourth in the league with 107 goals, Sioux Falls has also allowed 106.

-- Jerry Giese

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