MEQUON, Wis. - Playing in their first game back after exactly five weeks away from live competition, the Concordia University Wisconsin men's hockey team will return to the rink for two games against Finlandia University, starting on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Ozaukee Ice Center.
The Falcons' last game was over a month ago on December 9, when they hosted Gustavus Adolphus College in what was the grand opening of the new sheet of ice at the OIC.
This weekend will also serve as a special occasion at the home of the Falcons, as one of the most historic items in all of sports, the Stanley Cup, will be in the building for public viewing on Saturday.
On the ice, CUW (1-10-2, 1-6-1 NCHA) will hope to start the season's second half on a high note after some solid performances didn't turn into positive results during the first half of the year.
The sophomore duo of Russell Johnson (Monticello, Minn.) and Shay Klitzke (Annandale, Minn.) has led the team offensively thus far, as Johnson leads the Falcons in goals with nine, while Klitzke holds the team-lead in assists with seven.
Freshman goaltender Josh Lehr (Appleton, Wis.) has also had a nice start to his first season in a CUW uniform, posting a .899 save percentage against some top competition.
Finlandia (1-11-0, 1-7-0 NCHA) will also be playing in their first games back after a five-week spell away from game action, and will be looking to get off to a fast start after a disappointing first half.
The Lions are led sophomore forward Collin Saint-Onge, who has scored six goals to go with six assists so far this season.
Friday's game will begin at 7 p.m., before Saturday's action starts at 2 p.m.