Two points out of the fourth-and-final playoff spot in the North Division of the North American Hockey League, Soo Eagles will play host to second-place Michigan Warriors tonight and Saturday at Pullar Stadium.
Game times are 7:30 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
With 9 games to play in the regular season, the Eagles have 49 points from a record of 21-23-7.
With 11 games to play in the regular season, the Warriors have 60 points from a record of 26-15-8.
EAGLES TO WATCH: Two forwards acquired by the Soo from other NAHL teams since the start of this season are among their top scorers.
Scott Cuthrell has 8 goals, 12 assists, 20 points in 23 games with the Eagles. And Nick Belger has 11 goals, 5 assists, 16 points in 25 games with the Eagles.
The Eagles also feature rookie defenceman Michael Caruso, formerly of the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Caruso has 4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points in 37 games with the Eagles.
WARRIORS TO WATCH: Forwards Zack Szajner, Colin Larkin and Tyler Groat and defenceman Josh Shellman are part of a veteran-laden cast.
Szajner leads the Warriors with 35 points, Larkin tops the team with 21 goals and Groat has 14 goals, 8 assists, 22 points in 24 games since being acquired via trade.
Shellman has 7 goals, 18 assists, 25 points from his blueline position.
PHOTO: Soo Eagles defenceman Michael Caruso. (Photo by Chelsea Zalewski.)