Date Fri/Sat, January 12-13
Time 7 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Rutherford Rink
Series ('85) SSK Leads 106-56-11
Home SSK Leads 65-23-5
Current Streak SSK 1 W
Last Meeting Oct. 21, 2017
SSK 6 @ MAN 0
This is the second meeting of the season between the teams - splitting the series earlier in the year in Winnipeg. (4-3 Bison OT win, 6-0 Huskie win).
The last matchup at Rutherford Rink saw the Bisons shutout the Huskies 4-0 - Manitoba's first win in Rutherford since the 2014-15 season.
After splitting the first series of 2018 last weekend in Lethbridge, the Huskies (14-3-1) sit second in the conference, two points behind Alberta.
Manitoba (11-5-2) are winners of their last four and are now in third place.
#FarewellRutherford begins in 2018. The Huskies will celebrating the history of Rutherford Rink throughout 2018 before moving to Merlis Belsher Place.
By The Numbers
13 - Jesse Forsberg's plus/minus thus far, tied for fifth in the conference.
22 - Points by Logan McVeigh and Bisons Michael St. Croix, tied for third in the conference.
26 - Points by Josh Roach, most in the conference.
65 - Shots by Bisons' Zach Franco, second highest in the conference.
Scouting The Bisons
The Bisons have surrendered the third-most shots in the league at 522. Goalie Byron Spriggs has faced all 522, allowing 3.06 goals per game on a .908 save percentage.
Zach Franco is on a four-game point streak, the longest among all skaters this weekend. Franco has one goal and four assists during the streak. Franco has also scored the first goal three times, second highest in the conference.
The Bisons have three players in the top ten for PIMs per game (most of any team). Shawn Bowles (2.44), Lucas Skrumeda (2.38) and Austin Douglas (2.33)