Saints Make Buccaneers Walk The Plank In Seasons First Shut-Out
With both teams coming off of wins, the Dubuque Fighting Saints looked to keep momentum building against the Des Moines Buccaneers. This was the second meeting of the season between the two teams and the first of the year that counted towards the 2022-23 Dupaco Cowbell Cup. The Saints previously defeated the Bucs in a 5-4 overtime thriller to open the season.
The Saints again stifled the Buccaneers earning a 2-0 victory and their first shut-out of the season.
Saints played well on the evening but were outshot 32 to 24 on the evening with both teams failing to score on any power plays; both teams had 3 chances. The difference on the evening came in the second period as 2-goal scorer on the night, Burchill, opened the scoring. Forward Michael Burchill now sits at 3 goals and 3 assists across 5 games, he's also picked up 4 penalty minutes. The Saints current points leader is Forward Ryan St. Louis with 4 goals and 4 assists across 5 games.
Tune in again next week as your Dubuque Fighting Saints travel to USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan to take on the U17 USA Hockey Team on Friday, October 21st with puck-drop set for 6:05pm. Stick around for Saturday's matchup as the Saints head to Muskegon, Michigan to take on the Lumberjacks with a 6:10pm puck-drop. Tune in to Eagle 102.3 for all the action as Blake Theisen broadcasts live.
U17 USA Hockey currently sits 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 4-2. Points leader on the team is forward Cole Eiserman who has so far registered 10 goals and 5 assists across 9 games.
The Lumberjacks are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference. Saints sit between these two teams at 5th place and a record of 3-2. Their current points leader is Jake Richard with 3 goals and 3 assists. Your Dubuque Fighting Saints home opener is still set for Friday, November 4th at 7:05pm as the Saints look for revenge against Madison.