Listen Friday and Saturday on the Slocum Sports Network as the Western Michigan Stallions host the Indiana Tech Warriors in a Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League series.
Both teams gained some ground last weekend in the ACHA computer rankings, inching closer to a top 20 spot for a trip to nationals. The Stallions moved from 30th to 28th following a 7-2 win over Buffalo and a 4-3 shootout loss to then #18 Colorado State (which counts as a tie for the purposes of the rankings.) Indiana Tech improved three spots to 22nd despite losing twice to #2 Adrian (5-2 and 4-0). Overall, the Stallions are 11-11-1-1 with a 1-6-1-0 mark against league opponents. The Warriors are 13-11-2-1 overall and 7-5 in league play.
Friday and Saturday’s games will be the first time they’ve met this season. The two meetings last year were won by WMU, 4-3 in overtime and 4-2. The Stallions and Warriors met four times the previous season with two Stallion wins and two Warrior wins. WMU has won the last four meetings with the last loss to Indiana Tech coming on the road on January 24, 2015.
Listen to both games on the Slocum Sports Network. Friday’s contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Wings Stadium with Saturday’s game at 8 p.m from Wings West.