WSHL Preview 11.27.19

Seattle Totems vs. Bellingham Blazers 

(Photo by Jon Bergman, Bellingham Blazers)

The Seattle Totems will host the Bellingham Blazers for a single game at Olympicview Arena tomorrow.

Seattle hasn’t lost to Bellingham in the four contests they have had against them scoring 26 goals and conceding only eight, shutting them out once on Oct. 13.

The Blazers have played 18 games compared to the Totems who are behind with 14 games. As both teams dropped all their matches, against the Provincial Division, it is Bellingham who has seen action since then. 

The Bellingham Blazers have struck three consecutive wins with a sweep of the West Sound Admirals. They sit at third place in the Northwest Division, just ahead of the Totems by two points.

Seattle hasn’t hit the ice for a game since losing to the Edson Aeros and will look to circumvent the loss against their bitter Northwest Division rival.

After tomorrow’s clash, the two clubs will continue the series with three games starting Dec. 6

El Paso Rhinos vs. Wichita Jr. Thunder

(Photo by Tyler DeLoach, El Paso Rhinos) 

The top team in the Midwest-Mountain division, El Paso Rhinos, will meet the bottom-seeded team, Wichita Jr. Thunder for three games that will extend past U.S. Thanksgiving.

Wichita will make the long road trip to the El Paso County Events Center for games tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday. The boys will enjoy an off day for the holiday but return to action the next day as Wichita faces its toughest challenge yet.

The Jr. Thunder put together a pair of wins this past weekend against the Steamboat Wranglers. The two wins came in convincing fashion. Wichita should look at their efforts against Steamboat and the Northern Colorado Eagles to spark some confidence at the ever-challenging venue that is the County Events Center.   

The Rhinos are returning from two of three wins against the Northern Colorado Eagles. Interestingly enough, one of Wichita’s three wins in the season came against the Eagles at the Greeley Ice Haus in overtime.

This marks the first time these clubs play in 2019-2020. Wichita played six games in El Paso in 2018-2019 and lost them all. 

Be sure to watch these games and subsequent action starting on Friday, on BDEHockey.com