Game of the week
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 25, 2018
Wiesbaden at Stuttgart
Friday and Saturday
This time a year ago, the Stuttgart Panthers were cruising through an undefeated season en route to a runaway Division I championship.
If the Panthers are to return to the title game, they’ll arrive via a much bumpier path.
Stuttgart finds itself squarely in the thick of a crowded Division I scrum for postseason positioning behind undefeated Naples and 6-2 Ramstein, the teams responsible for Stuttgart’s two losses. The Panthers are one of three teams entering the weekend with a .500 divisional record, and they’ll tangle with one of the others this weekend.
The visiting Wiesbaden Warriors have won three of four games in January, but none of those wins have come against teams with winning records. A split or sweep of the still-dangerous defending champions would send Wiesbaden’s tournament stock soaring.