February 13, 2021 – 7:10 p.m.
Runestone Community Center – Alexandria, Minn.
NORTH IOWA BULLS (19-4-0-0)
@ ALEXANDRIA BLIZZARD (9-13-1-0)
ATTENDING THE GAME: MAP TO ARENA
COVERAGE: HockeyTV (video/$)
LIVE STATS: CLICK HERE
BULLS vs. ALEXANDRIA ALL-TIME: 39-7-3
NEXT HOME GAME: North Iowa celebrates Valentine’s Day on Sunday with a home contest against the Willmar WarHawks. “Hockey and Hearts” date-night packages are still available, featuring pizza, drinks and tickets to the game with a view from one of the Bulls’ club boxes. For a schedule of upcoming promotions, click here.
CATCH-21: There aren’t any gaudy scoring numbers to speak of this season for the Bulls, but top of North Iowa’s scoring chart has become quite crowded over the last few games – Sota Isogai’s two goals and an assist in Friday’s game pushed him into a tie with Cal Nauss for the team scoring lead at 23 points apiece, and his 15 goals are the team’s best mark. In all, seven Bulls players come into this evening with 21 points or more, including Garrett Freeman and Carson Jones, who have a dozen goals apiece.
WINSANITY: Evan Babekuhl heads out of last night’s game on a nine-game winning streak, setting the Long Lake, Minnesota native’s new career-best. His nine-game run is the Bulls’ longest personal winning streak by any goaltender since David Johnson closed out an 18-game winning streak in January of 2016, though Tyler Hawk enjoyed an 11-game winning streak with Pittsburgh before joining the Bulls late in the 2016-17 campaign.
WHAT’S THE SCORE?: The opening period has been more of a feeling-out process for North Iowa and Alexandria this season than a period of huge offensive numbers – in seven meetings thus far, the Bulls have outscored the Blizzard 6-1 in the opening 20 minutes, with Alexandria’s one goal coming in the opening game of the year. The Bulls have not been out-shot by Alexandria in the first period in any of their get-togethers this season.
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