Blades Look To Gain Traction

PHOTO COURTESY: Steve Hiscock

The Saskatoon Blades play their 67th game of the 2013-14 season tonight as they welcome the Moose Jaw Warriors to town. The Blades are coming off of a 3-0 road loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday night. Edmonton jumped out to an early lead in the game, getting goals from Cody Corbett and Mitch Moroz in the opening 4:31 of the game. A push in the second period wouldn’t be enough for the Blades as Riley Kieser would extend the lead to 3-0 late in the middle frame. Tyler Santos picked up his 3rd shutout of the season for Edmonton, making 20 saves, with Troy Trombley stopping 38 of 41 shots in goal for the Blades. The game was also a physical affair, with 6 fights taking place including 3 in the final 25 seconds.

2013-14 Season Series

Tonight’s game is the sixth of the season between the Blades and Warriors. Season series results are as follows:

September 28th – Blades 2 – Warriors 5 – Cameron Hebig had 1G, 1A while Troy Trombley made 30 saves

October 14th – Blades 2 – Warriors 1 – Collin Valcourt/Nathan Burns had 2 points each while Alex Moodie made 40 saves

November 8th – Blades 4 – Warriors 3 – Nathan Burns had 1G, 2A while Alex Moodie made 39 saves

November 9th – Warriors 4 – Blades 3 (OT) – Stovin, Millar, Coghlan had 1G each while Alex Moodie made 22 saves

February 25th – Warriors 5 – Blades 2 – Logan Harland had both Saskatoon goals, Troy Trombley had 20 saves

 

Hebig’s Big Month Of February

Saskatoon Blades rookie forward Cameron Hebig has been named as the team’s Heinrichs Jewellery Player Of The Month for February. The product of Saskatoon led the Blades in scoring for the month, picking up 6 goals and 11 points in 11 games. The former 3rd round pick of the Blades has 24 points this season, with 19 points coming in his past 23 games since returning to the team after an appearance on Team West at the World Under-17 Hockey Championships in December and early January.

 

Thomson Will Stay In Saskatoon

The Saskatoon Blades will have defenceman Jordan Thomson in the lineup for the remainder of the season. Thomson made the decision after spending only a few days in Saskatoon, appearing in two games after leaving the MJHL’s Dauphin Kings. Last weekend, Thomson picked up his first point as a member of the Blades as he picked up an assist against Brandon. Thomson was the 4th overall selection in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft by the Blazers and was acquired from them back in January.

 

Scherbak Looks To Finish Strong

Saskatoon Blades leading scorer Nikita Scherbak is looking to end the season and his NHL Draft year on a high note. The Russian right-winger has picked up points in 11 of his past 13 games, registering 3 goals and 14 assists in that span. Scherbak currently leads the team and WHL rookies in scoring with 27 goals, 46 assists and 73 points in 59 games.

Remaining Schedule

Moose Jaw Warriors @ Saskatoon Blades – March 7th

Calgary Hitmen @ Saskatoon Blades – March 8th1

Saskatoon Blades @ Brandon Wheat Kings – March 11th

Saskatoon Blades @ Swift Current Broncos – March 12th

Saskatoon Blades @ Prince Albert Raiders – March 14th

Prince Albert Raiders @ Saskatoon Blades – March 15th

 

Injury List – 120 man games lost to injury

Nelson Nogier – Upper Body

Alex Moodie – Lower Body

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