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FARGO FORCE  vs. SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS 
Grant Meyer scored the only two goals in the game as the Fargo Force blanked the Sioux City Musketeers 2-0 at the Tyson Events Center on Thursday. The first period was a defensive, scoreless affair with only 13 combined shots between the two teams. The score stayed 1-0 until 11:46 of the second period, when Meyer tallied his fourth of the season with assists to Blake Lizotte and Matthew Cairns. The Force took that 1-0 lead into the third period before Meyer scored his second of the game to double the Fargo lead. The shorthanded marker was Meyer's fifth goal on the season, and Lizotte added his second helper of the game and tenth assist on the season. Matthew Murray picked up the shutout between the pipes for Fargo, the first of his USHL career. The University of Massachusetts commit stopped all 22 shots he faced for his fourth victory of the season. With the win, Fargo climbed back to the .500 mark at 4-4-0-0. The two teams will face off again on Friday night.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.