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by Mike Basile

 The Delaware Thunder are back at the Thunderdome this weekend for a big three-game series against the Battle Creek Rumble Bees. The Thunder are coming off a 5-game road trip that saw them play the Danbury Hat Tricks, Watertown Wolves and Elmira Enforcers.  Battle Creek is coming off a 3-1 road loss in Port Huron. The action starts Friday at 7:05!

 Tale of The Tape

Delaware Thunder- 8-30-0-0-1 (25 Points)

Battle Creek Rumble Bees1-40-0-0-1 (4 Points)

Players to Watch

Delaware Thunder 

Thomas Munichiello- 10-10-20 Points

Anton Kalinin- 15-15- 30 Points

Battle Creek Rumble Bees

Stavros Soilis- 9-6-15 Points

Marco Luciani- 8-9-17 Points


    The Battle Creek Rumble Bees are coming off a weekday loss to the Port Huron Prowlers. Battle Creek struck first, but three unanswered goals from Port Huron won them the game. Battle Creek has struggled this season but has been playing much better hockey of late. Goaltender Joel Eisenhower has been a huge part of that. Special teams have plagued the Rumble Bees this season, their powerplay is at 10 percent, and the penalty kill is 64 percent. The Bees will need to win the special teams battle if they want to come away with a couple wins this weekend.

   Delaware is coming off a weekend where they felt like they could have had at least a couple of wins. Friday night in Watertown they were up 2-0 in the first period, and Sunday they took a tough Elmira team to overtime. The Delaware Thunder will have Darius Davidson in their lineup this weekend. Davidson will help a forward group that is starting to click more and more. Saturday night will be the marquee matchup, It will be cancer awareness night at the Thunderdome.