Blades Add A Tender, Cut a Vet:

PHOTO COURTESY (Steve Hiscock)

General Manager and Head Coach Bob Woods announced Tuesday that the Saskatoon Blades have acquired ’96-born goaltender Michael Herringer from the Victoria Royals in exchange for conditional picks in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Herringer has been one of the top goalies in the pre-season, allowing only four goals on 59 shots (1.64GAA, .932SV%) in over 147 minutes of action.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound netminder has appeared in a pair of regular-season games with the Royals, recording a win, a 2.39 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 2012-13. That same season, playing with the Victoria Cougars of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, Herringer recorded a 2.23 goals-against average and .899 save percentage in 17 regular-season contests. Appearing in three playoff games, the 18-year-old product of Comox, BC, helped lead the Cougars to the VIJHL championship with a stellar, 0.41 goals-against average and .982 save percentage.

Herringer, drafted by the Royals in the ninth round – 188th overall – in 2011, split time between the VIJHL’s Nanaimo Buccaneers and Kerry Park Islanders last season.

Meanwhile, General Manager and Head Coach Bob Woods announced last night that the Saskatoon Blades have released 19-year-old left-winger Logan Harland.

Harland, a product of Frenchman Butte, SK, spent parts of the past two seasons with the Blades, recording a combined 13 goals and 22 points in 84 regular-season contests.

The 5-foot-10, 199-pound forward scored one goal in three pre-season games.

Following this morning’s acquisition of goaltender Michael Herringer, 27 players – including those attending NHL training camps – remain on the roster:


21 Dea, Tyler
23 Higson, Schael
41 Hnidy, Ross
16 Krupic, Amil
5 Nikkel, Ayrton
55 Nogier, Nelson
32 Ottenbreit, Turner
47 Reid, Nolan
44 Thomson, Jordan


20 Adamson, Austin
34 Armour, Garrett
39 Braid, Chasetan
26 Clayton, Chase
24 Forsberg, Alex
19 Graham, Ryan
9 Hebig, Cameron
17 Mappin, Ty
11 Millette, Cory
27 Scherbak, Nikita
13 Sloboshan, Wyatt
8 Soshnin, Nikita
38 Stovin, Brett
28 Uhrich, Josh
17 Zajac, Nick


33 Herringer, Michael
1 Martin, Trevor
30 Trombley, Troy

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