WALPOLE, MA -- The first showcase of the season is set to start this weekend at Rodman Arena, where the Wizards will play a pair of Central Division opponents. On Friday, the team will look to extend their winning streak to 4 games when they battle the 1st place Connecticut Roughriders. This is the first matchup of the season between the 2 teams, after the Wizards won both games against the RoughRiders last year.
The Roughriders enter Friday's contest with a 7-4-0 record going into the weekend. Connecticut is led by the New York native, Cullen Kane, who has 21 points in 11 games so far this season. When you learn that Kane is from Buffalo, it's easy for a hockey fan to piece together Cullen's connection to a star forward in the National Hockey League (NHL). Cullen is the cousin of Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. Cullen resembles his cousin in many ways, especially in the scoring department, where he's already racked up 3 game-winning goals so far this season. The Wizards need to circle #16 as a player to watch on Friday.
"I like the way our group is playing right now," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "We have a little momentum heading into the showcase, and now it's time for our next test."
Going into this weekend the Wizards have a record of 4-4-0, and are currently sitting in last place in the Boston Division. However, if the boys can extend their winning streak it will only help them make up some ground on the teams ahead of them in the standings.
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