Fort Collins vs. Monarch

8:40 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11

It has been nothing short of a dream start for Fort Collins this season.

The Lambkins (7-0-0, 4-0-0), who are No. 1 in the CO Hockey Hub's top-10 CHSAA rankings this week, have won every game by at least two goals. But that streak will be put to the test on Saturday as Fort Collins plays visits Monarch, a team nipping on the Lambkins’ heels in the Pinnacle Conference.

Fort Collins’ unbeaten record has come as its offense is averaging more than four goals per game this season. Tanner Marsh has been the ring leader when it comes to scoring, leading the team eight goals and nine assists.

The No. 8-ranked Coyotes (5-1-0, 3-0-0) have had an impressive start in their own right and can make a statement on Saturday by getting back a defensive mindset that brought them success earlier this season. 

Monarch allowed just three goals in its first four games, but have since allowed six goals during the past two contests. Ethan Blackburn has patrolled the net for most of the season. He enters the week with a 2.08 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.