Christmas in Columbus

by Mike Basile

Well not quite, the Delaware Thunder head down to Georgia for a matchup with the River Dragons this weekend before the holiday break. This rematch from the opening weekend of the season will see a plethora of new faces. Both teams made trades this week improving their roster, Delaware added a nice sized defenseman in Bryce Litke, and The River Dragons added dynamic scorer Parker Moskal and Vaughn Clouston to bolster up the back end.

Tale of The Tape:

Delaware thunder (3-13-0-0-0) 9 Points 50 Goals For 77 Goals Against

Columbus River Dragons (5-9-0-1-1) 18 Points 52 Goals for 67 Goals against

Players to watch:

Delaware Thunder

Defenseman- Charlie Pens JR: 1-2-3 Points

Forward- Anton Kalinin: 3-5-8 Points

Columbus River Dragons

Forward- Parker Moskal 9-18-27 Points

Forward- Jay Croop 9-7-16 Points


 The River Dragons have dropped four straight games, and are looking to end their skid. As stated earlier, The River Dragons added some talent. Parker Moskal is a huge add, He already has posted 27 points in just 14 games. After scoring just two goals all weekend, Moskal is a huge add for this team. After a weekend on the road in Port Huron, Columbus is hoping some home cooking will get them back to their winning ways.

     The Delaware Thunder are coming off a weekend split with The Dashers. This was Delaware’s second home win of the season, the first came against Columbus. The thunder will get their captain Charlie Pens back after serving a one-game suspension. Ryan Marker has been red hot posting 34 points in his 18 games this season. The Thunder are starting to see some secondary scoring as well, Brennan Young and Evan Mackintosh are just a few names that have stepped up this season.  Friday Night puck drops at 7:35 with an earlier start on Saturday at 6:05.