Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blades and Warriors Tonight

Tonight the two teams atop the East Division will square off under the Crushed Can roof. The Blades are flying high with 29 points and not only lead the Division but the Eastern Conference. The Warriors are 7-2-0-1 and Saskatoon is 8-2-0-0 in their last ten games.

Last Game
The Warriors are coming into tonight after a 6-4 win over the Kootenay Ice. Saskatoon’s last game was also with the Ice, they took it 4-2. The Blades have won 3 in a row (PG, EVT, KOOT).

Leading the Way
Quinton Howden leads the way for the tribe, ranked 13th in overall scoring in the WHL. Howden remains at World Junior Camp and will not be with the team for tonight’s game. Blades are lead by Curtis Hamilton with 42 points. Hamilton is also at camp. Defensemen Stephan Elliot, top 5 d-man with 30 points is also always at camp.

Blades goalie Steven Stanford is second in the league. He is 20-6-1-1 on the season. Thomas Heemskerk is 15-12-0-2 on the season.

The Warriors have two rookies in the top 20 scorers. Morgan Rielly has 17 and Sam Fioretti has 15 points.

Special Teams
MJ PP- 20.1%
PK- 78.1%

SASK PP- 16.3%
PK- 81.4%

The Warriors record against the Blades is 1-1. The Warriors beat the Blades 5-1 on October 19th at home. Back on October 8th, the Warriors lost 6-4 in Saskatoon. The Warriors are 5-12-1-1 against the Blades in the last 5 years and were 0-4-2-1 last season.

Connor Cox, former Moose Jaw Warriors will face his former team tonight

The Blades are 13-1-0-0 after leading in the first; Warriors are 9-2 when leading after one

If leading after second, the Blades are undefeated (17-0-0-1); Warriors are 13-1-0-0 if leading after two

These two teams will face 5 more times this season

Who to Watch for

Josh Nicholls #20, has 40 points in 31 games for the Blades

Darian Dziurzynski #26, Left Winger, has 26 points and 61 PIMS

Duncan Siemens #5, D-man, has 21 points as a 17 year old


Dylan Hood, having a four point game Friday, Hood will be one to watch in tonight’s game; he has 5 points against the Blades this season.

Cody Beach, getting 20+ PIM’s in the Warriors last game, Beach now has 120 PIM’s and 13 points while in Moose Jaw.

Dylan McIlrath, size is a strength of the Saskatoon boys, Dylan will be looking to assert his physical presence early on.

Off the Ice

It's Giant Tiger's Game Night! Watch for a great exit giveaway tonight... our gift to you!

The "peac-treats", student business from Peacock will be on the concourse tonight along with a jersey raffle and everyone's favorite high flying game, the Subway Jackpot.

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