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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW: Saints vs. Black Hawks 11/22

By Ryan Kotajarvi, 11/22/17, 4:00PM CST

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Saints start busy Thanksgiving week with start of a homestand tonight

DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS (5-5-2) 
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1. The Fighting Saints take on the Waterloo Black Hawks for the fourth time this season, and for the last time until March. The Saints are 1-2-0 against the Hawks this season and trail them by four points in the Dupaco Cowbell Cup standings.

2. The Fighting Saints will be taking on one of the best defensive teams in the league. With Jared Moe and Matej Tomek in goal, the Black Hawks are second in the league with a 2.21 goals against average per game. Also, the Black Hawks allow only 25.85 shots on goal per game, which is second fewest in the league.

3. In facing the Black Hawks, the Saints will also be taking on one of the worst offensive teams in the league. The Black Hawks are second to last in the league with a 2.14 goals per game average.

4.The player to watch for the Saints is once again Alex Steeves. Steeves extended his #SteeverStreak last Saturday against Madison by scoring his sixth goal of the year. Steeves now has an eight-game scoring streak, with five goals and seven assists.

5. The Black Hawks' player to watch is leading scorer Garrett Wait. The Minnesota commit leads the team with 11 points on the season, and has points in five of his last six games for the low-scoring Black Hawks.