It will be a fight for first place on Friday (7:30 p.m. MST) when the Arizona Sting return home to the Glendale Arena for the second game this season to face Colorado. The Sting defeated Vancouver 16-12 in the league's season opening game two weeks ago. Forwards Pat Maddalena (4G, 1A) and Kasey Beirnes (4G, 2A) continue to shine for the Sting thus far.
Forward Gary Gait (6G, 5A) and the Mammoth enter the contest after defeating the San Jose Stealth 17-8 last Saturday night. With a win on Friday night the team will look to take on sole possession of first place in the Western Division.
Below is the game capsule.
Fri Jan 9 Colorado Mammoth at Arizona Sting 7:30 p.m. (MST), Glendale Arena
Record: Colorado (1-0, Tied for 1st Western Division); Arizona (1-0, Tied for 1st Western Division)
Key Players for Colorado: Forward Gary Gait (1st in team scoring with 11 points); Goaltender Gee Nash (1st in team saves with 40); Forward Gavin Prout (2nd in team scoring with 8 points)
Head Coach: Jamie Batley
Key Players for Arizona: Forward Kasey Beirnes (1st in team scoring with 6 points); Forward Pat Maddalena (2nd in team scoring with 5 points); Forward Dan Dawson (3rd in team scoring with 4 points)
Head Coach: Bob Hamley
Notable: Colorado ranks first in league goals (17), assists (30) and points (47): The Sting rank first in total league saves (49) and shot percentage (.302).
Last Meeting: First Meeting
Tickets: At Glendale Arena Box Office, through Charge-by-Phone at (480) 346-5785 and online at www.Ticketmaster.com