In boys high school hockey, Mandan is tied with Dickinson for the fourth spot in the West Region standings.
This past Saturday, the Braves had their three-game win streak snapped on the road in a non-counter game against Devils Lake.
Tonight, Mandan faces a tough challenge. The Braves will host the top team in the West: Bismarck High, who is undefeated in region play.
Mandan has an overall record of 7-6-1. The players say they need more consistency and physical play.
“It’s been a lot hitting,” junior forward Carter Berger said. “That’s what we need to work on. A lot of net-front presence stuff. Trying to get in front of the net and clog that up and hopefully get some garbage goals.”
The puck drops tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Starion Sports Complex.