These are going to be short and sweet.
Des Moines Buccaneers vs Waterloo Black Hawks
The Hawks and Bucs split wins this season, with the home team winning two each. Richard Purslow, Matt Read, and Ben Ryan led the Buccaneers on the offensive side, while Josh Turnbull, James Marcou, and Brett Barta were the Black Hawk offensive leaders. Matt Dalton is 2-1 vs Waterloo, but gave up an average of nearly five goals per game. Meanwhile, Matt DiGiralamo is 2-0 against Des Moines and posted an impressive 1.80 goals against average. Ryan Rondeau is 0-1-1 and has given up nearly five a game as well.
Indiana Ice vs Sioux Falls Stampede
This series was split again, as both home teams took away two wins. When Indiana made the trip to Sioux Falls though, they were outscored 13-2. Charlie Skjodt has this team going in the right direction though, so Indiana will be ready for Sioux Falls this time around. Offensively, Indiana was led by their big three Garrett Roe, John Kemp, and Jake Skjodt. Sioux Falls is led by Corey Tropp, David Solway, and Zach Redmond on the offensive side. Alex Kangas was less than stellar, but he will be out for revenge this afternoon as he gets to face off against his former team when the game truly matters. Will he prevail?
I have decided against doing predictions since most that I did were too horrible. And a side note, I will not have any previews tomorrow, so I will get game recaps for tonight and tomorrow and a congratulations to the new, or possibly repeat, Clark Cup Champion on Monday sometime.
Thanks for reading, it's been a great season!