Baltimore Blast vs. Milwaukee Wave
Saturday, February 4th @ Royal Farms Arena 7:05 p.m. EST
Setting the Tone:
Baltimore Blast: 9-5
First place in the Eastern Division
Previous Game: Defeated St. Louis 10-1
Milwaukee Wave: 10-5
Tied for second place in the Central Division
Previous Game: Defeated Chicago 14-3
Season Series: 11/11/16 Milwaukee defeated the Blast in Baltimore 4-3
1/21/17 Milwaukee defeated the Blast in Milwaukee 7-2
Baltimore Players to Watch:
Tony Donatelli is tied for 5th in the league in assists with 16 and leads the team in goals this season with 16. Vini Dantas and Lucas Roque are also scoring threats for the Blast who are averaging 5.6 goals per game. The Blast offense is well rounded with 17 players recording at least 1 goal so far this season.
Last season’s MASL Defender of the Year, Pat Healey and veteran defender Adriano Dos Santos anchor a defense which is allowing 3.4 goals per game. Goalkeeper William Vanzela leads the MASL with a 3.33 GAA.
The Competition- Milwaukee Wave
Ian Bennett is tied for the league lead with 51 points and leads the MASL with 42 goals. Max Ferdinand leads the MASL in assists with 27. The Blast defense will look to slow down the high powered Wave offense that is averaging 7.1 goals per game. In net for the Wave, Josh Lemos, enters 4th in the MASL with a 5.03 goals against average. The Wave are coached by Giuliano Oliviero.
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