December 11, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Mason City Multipurpose Arena – Mason City, Iowa
ST. LOUIS JR. BLUES (5-5-1-0)
@ NORTH IOWA BULLS (11-3-0-0)
LIVE STATS: None
BULLS vs. ST. LOUIS ALL-TIME: 17-7-2
TONIGHT’S PROMOTIONS: Tonight’s game is the Bulls’ annual “Naughty and Nice Night,” featuring an ugly-sweater contest at the second intermission and appearances by some of your favorite holiday characters. Christmas specials on North Iowa Bulls merchandise are also available throughout tonight’s game, and by appointment during regular business hours, at Brutus’s Locker Room Sponsored by Christie Door Company. For a schedule of upcoming promotions, click here.
NO LONGER SINGING THE BLUES: St. Louis finds itself in a rare spot in the Central Division race, coming into the weekend at .500 and in fourth place – the Jr. Blues are trying to keep an impressive run at the top of the division ladder, earning home-ice advantage in the first round of the Fraser Cup playoffs every year since 2016. This year’s race is a notable one, though the Jr. Blues are starting to gain some traction. St. Louis has won five of seven, following last weekend’s split against Oregon on home-away-from-home ice in Peoria. Former Chaminade College Prep standout Vinny Servizzi has been a big part of that, notching a goal in four straight outings.
THE THIRD STAR: Two of the league’s reining Stars of the Week appeared in last night’s game between the Bulls and Hawks, while the last remaining Star between the teams is pegged for his own appearance this week. Former North Iowa netminder Owen Carlson earned a Star of the Week award for the Central Division last week, thanks to a 50-save weekend against the Oregon Tradesmen. The Esko, Minnesota native came on in relief on Friday night, making 18 saves on 18 Tradesmen shots. Saturday night, Carlson was masterful in a 4-2 win over Oregon, making 32 saves on 34 chances. His is the third Star of the Week award for St. Louis, after Vinny Servizzi and Joey Solimando picked up the hardware earlier in the season.
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