Weekend Preview: Wichita Jr. Thunder
DALLAS SNIPERS VS. WICHITA JR. THUNDER
The Dallas Snipers had a weekend to stew over their back-to-back wins against the Oklahoma City Blazers at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena. The Jr. Thunder are certainly trying to forget their most recent showing against the Rhinos.
The two Midwest-Mountain Division teams have yet to face each other this season and the first clash of 2019-2020 will surely evoke themes of the past. The Snipers won seven of 12 regular season games against the Jr. Thunder in 2018-2019. Of their wins, Wichita won the final three regular season games at home but then dropped two straight in the division playoffs at the StarCenter in Plano.
Neither team was able to reach a shutout against each other therefore goals are expected in the series. Wichita isn’t far removed from a pair of wins against the Steamboat Wranglers and need to gain some points urgently.
The Snipers have consistently earned points every single weekend they are called to duty. Dallas has gone to overtime or shootout a league-leading eight times this season. Where the extra point in an overtime loss can be good, their struggle to close out games in regulation is keeping them from valuable extra points.
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