Menace Analyst – Mikayla Guarasci
Milton Menace Preview: Menace at Mississauga Chargers – December 16, 2023
The Milton Menace will conclude 2023 with three road games. Their first will be on Saturday night when they visit the Mississauga Chargers at Port Credit Memorial Arena.
The Menace played Friday night at home against the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and won 4-2. First period goals from Aidan Puley and Ivan Fabjan gave them an early lead. Puley grabbed another in the second period, but the Jr. Canadiens found the back of the net just before the intermission and got within one early in the third period. Madden MacDougall scored an insurance goal and the Menace held on for the win. Milton did a great job protecting their lead even when Toronto put the pressure on. Captain Connor Driscoll added another two points, bringing his total on the season to 43. The Menace have now won four straight and have a 23-6-2-0 record.
The Chargers come into Saturday’s game having lost their last three, including a 7-1 loss to the Leamington Flyers on Thursday. They sit 12th in the West Conference with a 3-28-0-2 record. The Chargers fell 7-2 to the Menace in their first meeting of the season on September 16th and after this, they will play against each other twice in the new year.
Mississauga has struggled to find the back of the net this season, so if Milton can put goals on the board early, it will be hard for the Chargers to find their way back. The Menace will want to set the pace and force the Chargers to play to their speed. Milton has won in the Chargers’ building once already this season, and only two of the Menace’s six losses have come as the away team. Continuing their strong play on the road will be crucial as they end 2023.
Saturday’s game will begin at 7:45 p.m. at Port Credit Memorial Arena. If you aren’t making the trip to Mississauga, catch the game on FloHockey or follow along on the Menace’s social media for updates.