In a highly anticipated showdown, the Dubuque Saints are set to take on the Fargo Force this evening in a clash of USHL titans. Both teams are leading their respective conferences, with Dubuque holding the top spot in the East, and undefeated Fargo dominating the West. This game promises to be a fierce battle between the league's most potent offense and its stingiest defense.

Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints / USHL
Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints / USHL

Dubuque has been on fire this season, boasting an impressive record on the road with five straight wins. They've showcased resilience in their recent victory against Waterloo, coming back from a two-goal deficit in the third period. This weekend, they'll face the challenge of playing two road games in the same weekend, a testament to their stamina and determination.

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A new addition to the Dubuque roster is forward Nick Romeo, who arrived from the Maine Nordiques in the NAHL. Romeo has been making waves in his junior career, netting 13 goals and 21 points in just 15 games. His high school career was equally impressive, with 54 goals and 102 points in his final season.

Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints Top 10 point getters for the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints
Top 10 point getters for the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

Dubuque's playmakers, Juraj Pekarcik and James Reeder, have been instrumental in the team's success. Pekarcik shares the league lead in assists with 12, and Reeder had a standout performance with four assists and a goal in the last game.

Credit: Fargo Force Team leaders in Goaltending and scoring for the Fargo Force.
Credit: Fargo Force
Team leaders in Goaltending and scoring for the Fargo Force.

Fargo, on the other hand, boasts the league's best defense, having allowed just 16 goals in 10 games. Their ability to limit opponents' shots on goal sets them apart from the competition. In their previous meeting, Fargo held Dubuque to just 22 shots, significantly below their season average.

The puck is set to drop at 7:05pm in Fargo, North Dakota with all the action live on Eagle 102.3. Fans can also catch the action streaming online. The clash of these top USHL teams promises an exciting and closely contested match. It's a chance for Saints revenge Hockey fans, so tune in for tonight's showdown! Then tune in tomorrow night (11/4) as the Saints battle the Western conference's Sioux City Muskateers with puck drop at 6:05pm.

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