WALPOLE, MA -- The East Coast Wizards get back to work this afternoon at 12:00pm, for a divisional showdown with the Walpole Express. Powered by 3rd period goals from Steve Rizzuto and Andrew Harley, the Wizards won the first meeting between the 2 teams by the final score of 2-0. Heading into today's matchup, the Wizards own a mark of 11-7-1, and their 23 points puts them just 4 points ahead of Walpole for 3rd place in the division. While the Wizards lost on Wednesday to the Seahawks, the Express are also winless in their last 3 contests.
"It's always tight when we take on Walpole," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "Our team was clearly rusty on Wednesday, and you can't play like that when you're taking on the top team in your division. If we want to win today, we'll have to be a lot better then we were against the Seahawks."
Following today's matchup, the Wizards and Express will battle 3 more times during the regular season, with a pair of those games at home.
If you can't make it Walpole for the game, you can catch the action live on HockeyTV. Also, be sure to follow the Wizards on Twitter, for updates throughout today's matchup.