The Warriors will face the 8-1 Blades tomorrow night at the Civic Center. The Blades are off to their best start of the season in 47 years. The Blades are coming off of a 4-0 win against Lethbridge. The Warriors last game was almost a week ago against the Kootenay Ice.
Who to watch:
Darian Dziurzynki was named the WHL player of the week and had a hat trick agianst the tribe in their last meeting.
Adam Morrison, goaltending for Saskatoon, Morrison made 37 saves in the Blades last game. Steven Stanford was in net last time these two met. Who will get the start?
Stafan Elliot is a difference maker for the Blades. This 19 year old had the game winning goal last time the Warriors visited Saskatoon.
Collin Bowman had three points in the Warriors last matchup with Kootenay; one being his first goal of the season.
Sam Fioretti might be a rookie to the tribe, but is showing his potential after returning from a break due to a concussion. Sam had three helpers in the last game.
Antonin Honejsek has a pair of goals in last Wednesday's game. Tony is at the top of the Warriors point rankings.
Quinton Howden's Keys to Winning Tuesday Night:
1. Special Teams
A major improvement from the last few games, the Warriors went 3/9 on the Power Play vs Kootenay and limited the opposition to just two PP advantages, yet went 1/2 on the PK. Capitalizing on the PP and avoiding the PK are definite factors in producing another W.
2. Consistency from Shift to Shift
A hockey game consists of 60 minutes of hockey. The Warriors will need to be consistent and working hard for all 60 minutes against the strong Saskatoon team.
3. Hard Work
Nothing pays off more than hard work. Dylan McIlrath went home with hardest working Warrior last Wednesday and put it all on the line each and every shift. Each Warrior needs to leave it all on the ice Tuesday night.