North Iowa vs. New Ulm
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:10 p.m. Saturday.
Where: North Iowa hosts on Friday night and travels to New Ulm Saturday.
Series notes: This is the first of two weekend series between the former West Division rivals (New Ulm was formerly the Twin City Steel). ... North Iowa is fresh off a weekend sweep over La Crosse last weekend and brings in a record of 19-3-0-0. New Ulm is 10-9-0-0 after dropping its only game last weekend, 7-1 to Breezy Point. ... Marshall Barnes has a team-best 50 points (18 goals, 32 assists) for the Bulls while Owen Larson has the team lead in goals with 20. ... Alex Nagel leads the Steel with 23 points (6 goals, 17 assists).
Quad City at Mohawk Hockey Club
When: 7:15 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Mason City.
Series notes: The Mohawk Hockey Club comes in with a record of 3-6-0-0 while Quad City is 1-7-0-0. ... Junior Zach Jimenez led to his team-best scoring total with a goal Tuesday in the Mohawks’ 3-1 loss to Ames. Jimenez has five goals and five assists in nine games. Cole Baskerville has seven points and Nate Lassise has six. ... Derek Walker has been the Mohawks’ top goalie so far this season. He is 2-2 with a goals against average of 2.45.