With a record of 14-0, the Colorado Springs Thunder welcome a Parker Prowlers team that has an 8-game winning streak and is looking for a little payback after the opening weekend sweep at their place. Parker will head down Interstate 83 as this rivalry heats up again this Friday at the CETSports Arena. These organizations do not like each other and with first place, and what could be home floor throughout the division playoffs in the balance, Colorado Springs should be buzzing.
The Thunder sport the best record in PIHA along with 3 of the top 5 leading scorers in the league and are on a roll after a year high, 3 game road trip. The team looks to keep rolling as they take on the rival Prowlers in this battle for first and are hoping to send a message to the entire league. “We have been playing well and everyone on the roster has produced. We will definitely need to buckle down defensively because Friday should be a low scoring affair,” said PIHA October Coach of the Month, Larry Holmes.
While the undefeated Thunder come into the night without a blemish the Prowlers look to take advantage of the lack of “ups and downs” and send a message of their own. “We’ve done a tremendous job of bouncing back after the disappointing home opener losses to this team. At this point, we believe we can play with anyone and the Thunder are no exception. We are looking forward to getting our shot and putting at least one notch in the loss column for them,” said Prowler coach, Jon Bovee. The Prowlers are led by Brian Rogers and Josh Ingrum, not only in points, but Rogers is one of the best players in the league at both ends of the rink while Ingrum is a leader and is great within the locker room.
At the end of Friday night one of these teams will find themselves on top of the division and streaking towards the PIHA playoffs. Watch the games LIVE online at www.justin.tv/piha. Puck drops at 8:15 with West Parker and Front Range starting the night in the minor division at 7pm.