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The Saskatoon Blades are hoping that shuffling their lines will spark their offence tonight in Medicine Hat. Desperate for some offence and more specifically a victory the Saskatoon Blades will change-up their lines entering game three of their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final with Medicine Hat.
The Blades will move 19 year-old Left-Winger Collin Valcourt up to the first line to play with Brendan Walker and Matej Stansky. promotion means that overager Michael Ferland will drop down to the second line with Shane McColgan and Josh Nicholls.
Medicine Hat leads the best-of-seven series 2-games-to-none. Game three is tonight in the Hat. Puck hits the ice at 7pm.
The Saskatoon Contacts have taken a 2-1 lead in their series with the Prince Albert Mintos thanks to a 4-3 win last night.Saskatoon jumped out to a 4-nothing lead and seemed to be on cruise control last night until Prince Albert was able to tally three goals in just over three minutes to put the pressure on. However, Saskatoon goaltender Rylan Parenteau would stand tall in the final 90 seconds making a handful of saves in preserving the Contacts victory.
Game three in the best of five provincial final goes tomorrow night at Schroh Arena.
In the Western Hockey League, the Swift Current Broncos have cut the Calgary Hitmen’s series lead in half with a 3-2 victory, last night. For the second time in three games in this series the contest went into extra time as the Hitmen’s Cody Sylvester tied the game with a power play marker with just 33 seconds to go in regulation time. This time Speedy Creek would skate away with the win as at 10:14 of overtime Colby Cave would score his second of the game to salvage the victory for Swift Current.
Calgary still leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series 2-games-to-1. Game three in the set goes tonight in Swift Current at the Credit Union I-Plex.
The Saskatoon Blades will be minus Jessey Astles when they try to climb back into their first round series with the Medicine Hat Tigers. The Western Hockey League removed the “tbd” from the suspension levied to Astles after game one of their opening round series with Medicine Hat and exchanged it for a two game ban, yesterday. The league according to numerous sources deemed the hit that Astles laid on Medicine Hat’s Matt Staples as being from the blind side. No penalty was assessed on the play.
Astles sat out game two of the series and will miss Tuesday’s game three before being eligible to return to the line-up in time for Wednesday’s game four.
The Blades trail their first round series with the Tigers 2-games-to-none.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed free agent import linebacker Renauld Williams. Financial details of the signing were not released.
Williams (6’0 – 228) re-joins the Green and White after spending the previous two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Last season the 32-year-old recorded 94 defensive tackles, eight special teams tackles, three quarterback sacks and one interception in 18 regular season games. He was named a 2012 East Division All-Star.
The native of Westbury, New York had previously spent three seasons (2007-09) with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, where he recorded 98 defensive tackles, 29 special teams tackles, six quarterback sacks, five forced fumbles and one interception in 31 regular season games.
The Hofstra product missed the entire 2010 season after suffering an injury while attending training camp with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. The nine year pro has also suited up with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns.
The Riders also announced they have released import linebacker Joe Lobendahn. Last season, the 30-year-old played nine regular season games after joining the team in August.
In the Western Hockey League play-offs the Saskatoon Blades find themselves trailing the Medicine Hat Tigers 2-games-to-none, after dropping the opening games of the series on home ice last week. Game three is tomorrow night in the Hat.
Prince Albert also find themselves down 2-nothing to Red Deer in their best of seven Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series.
In other series; Edmonton and Kootenay are all square at 1 win each, Calgary leads Swift Current 2-nothing, while out west, Portland and Everett are even a 1-win a piece, Seattle has a 2-oh series lead on Kelowna, Kamloops is out in front of Victoria 2-nothing and Spokane has the same 2-nothing advantage on Tri-City.
In the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Humboldt and Yorkton are out to early lead in their Conference Final PLay-off series. Humboldt leads Flin Flon 2-games-to-none in the best of seven series. (Game three goes tomorrow night in Flin Flon). While, Yorkton also has a 2-nothing advantage on Melville (Game three is in that set is tonight.)
AND in Midget-Triple-A the Saskatoon Contacts were able to even up their series with Prince Albert, thanks to a 4-1 win last night.
On the hardwood, March Madness continues south of the border however, Saskatchewan’s version Hoopla wrapped up over the weekend. The intriguing story came in the 5A girls division where Regina’s Leboldus snapped Saskatoon’s Holy Cross’ 84 game winning streak with a 78-70 win in the Championship game on Saturday.
On the links, the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill will be played today with Tiger Woods holding a two stroke lead. Play was suspended after poor weather moved in yesterday. Weyburn’s Graham DeLaet was able to get his final round of 73 in but he’s well back in a tie for 53rd. The shot of the shortened day, however, came from Sergio Garcia. Check it out here.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders appear to have made another off-season addition to their defense. Numerous sources are indicating this morning that the Saskatchewan Roughriders will announce the signing of Middle Linebacker Rey Williams today. Williams spent a pair of seasons with the Riders before bolting to Hamilton as a Free Agent. The Tabbies, released Williams earlier this year.
The addition of Williams seems to spell the end for Joe Lobendahn who was brought in for the final nine games of the Rider season in 2012 to shore up a prous run defence.
The Saskatoon Blades wake up this morning trailing the Medicine Hat Tigers 2-nothing in their best-of-seven Eastern Conferece Quarter-Final series. The Bridge City Bunch were outscored 4-1, and 3-0 on Thursday and Friday repectively, depsite outshooting the Tigers 85-76 in those two contests.
Saskatoon will board the bus to Medicine Hat this morning after practicing at Credit Union Centre.
General Manager and Head Coach Lorne Molleken shared his thoughts on the series after game two with 92.9 The Bull’s Les Lazaruk…. Listen here
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