The Force ended their season exactly how they didn't want to end it, with yet another loss to Green Bay pushing their losing streak to 4 games. The new 4-game losing streak is the longest losing streak of the year and it couldn't come at a worse time for the Force going into the USHL playoffs. The Force were able to get some help from Tri-City with their win over Sioux Falls to give Fargo home ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs against the Stampede. Fargo will be the number two seed and Sioux Falls will be the number three seed in the West Division.
Johnnie Searfoss scored the lone goal for the Force tonight on the power play. Colten St. Clair assisted on the goal. Jason Goldsmith was the backup tonight and he saw some action stopping 3 shots in just over two minutes in relief of Ryan Massa who gave up 4 goals on 14 shots.
Anyone concerned with the longest losing streak of the season going into the playoffs? Hopefully they think "fresh start" as the begin the second season (playoffs). The Force were lucky enough to get some help from Tri-City to get the crucial home ice advantage. Fargo has been good at home (19-7-4) so getting three games at home will be beneficial.
USHL PLAYOFFS - ROUND 1
Game 1: @ Sioux Falls: Wednesday, April 7: 7:05 PM
Game 3: @ Fargo: Saturday, April 10th: 7:05 PM
Game 4: @ Sioux Falls: Tuesday, April 13th: 7:05 PM, if necessary
Game 5: @ Fargo: Wednesday, April 14th: 7:05 PM, if necessary