Fargo, ND (KELO-AM) - The Sioux Falls Stampede scored four times in the third period and increased their lead for first place in the West to five points with a 6-3 victory over the Fargo Force Friday night at Scheels Arena. Sam Rothstein scored twice while Thomas Forgione added a goal and two assists in the win. Charlie Lindgren earned his league leading 24th win of the season in goal with 30 saves.
The win improved the Stampede’s record to 32-12-2 while Fargo fell to 28-15-5 and five points behind the Stampede for first place in the Western Conference. The Herd also improved to 5-0-1 against the Force this season and won for the third straight game.
Sioux Falls returns to action tonight when they travel to Omaha to face the Lancers at Ralston Arena. Game time is 7:05 PM and fans can listen live on KELO and KELO.com. The Herd close out the weekend with a home game on Sunday against Green Bay at 5:05 PM.