Saturday, February 26, 2011

Warriors Host Blades Tonight

v. Saskatoon
Tonight is the 6th meeting of the season between the Warriors and Saskatoon Blades. Moose Jaw is 2-2-1 against the Blades, posting a 2-1 record at home. Moose Jaw has outscored Saskatoon 21-19.

Quinton Howden leads the Warriors with six goals and 11 points against the Blades; Dylan Hood has three goals and 11 points; Spencer Edwards has three goals and eight points; Cody Beach has a goal and five points; Sebastian Svendsen has four assists (two w/ PA); Joey Kornelsen has two goals and three points; Thomas Heemskerk has a 3.36gaa and .897sv%.

Curtis Hamilton leads the Blades with three goals and six points against the Warriors; Jake Trask has three goals and five points; Stefan Elliot and Brayden Schenn have two goals and five points each; Darian Dziurzynski has four assists; Marek Viedensky has two goals and four points; Steven Stanford is 3-2 with a 4.28gaa and .854sv%.

Hot and Cold
- Kendall McFaull has one assist in the last nine games
- Joel Edmundson has a goal and five points in the last seven games
- Morgan Rielly has three assists in six games
- Dallas Ehrhardt has four assists in six games
- Dylan McIlrath is pointless in 10 games
- Collin Bowman has two assists in six games
- Sam Fioretti has one assist in 10 games
- Joey Kornelsen has a goal and two points in eight games
- Jesse Paradis has two assists in three games
- Cody Beach has two goals and seven points in the last six games
- Sebastian Svendsen has three goals and seven points in the last six games
- Quinton Howden has 10 goals and 16 points in the last nine games
- Andrew Johnson has a goal and two points in the last four games
- Spencer Edwards has two goals and eight points in the last seven games
- Dylan Hood has two goals and 12 points in the last eight games
- Moose Jaw’s power play has four goals in the last three games (4-for-14)
- Moose Jaw’s penalty kill has allowed one goal in the last four games (17-for-18)

The top teams in the East Division and fierce divisional rivals will meet tonight in Moose Jaw when the Blades take on the Warriors. Tonight’s game will be the sixth of eight regular season matchups this year between the Saskatoon Blades (47-13-0-2) and the Moose Jaw Warriors (34-23-2-2). The Blades have beaten the Warriors the last two times they have met, including a 5-3 victory on February 12th in Moose Jaw. Overall this season, the Blades have beaten the Warriors 3 out of the 5 times they have met this season. Tonight’s game will be the final regular season trip to Moose Jaw by the Blades. Moose Jaw will make two more trips to Saskatoon on March 5th and March 16th.

Curtis Hamilton leads the offensive attack for the Blades against the Warriors having picked up 6 points in 4 games played against Moose Jaw. Three other Blades have picked up 5 points against Moose Jaw including Brayden Schenn who has 2 goals and 3 assists in just 2 games played vs. the Warriors. Defensively for the Bridge City Bunch they will have to try and shut down the line of Spencer Edwards, Quinton Howden, and Dylan Hood who have combined for 30 points this season against the Blades.

Blades Last Game
The Saskatoon Blades let two points out of their grasp Friday night in front of 6,104 fans at Credit Union Centre. The Brandon Wheat Kings rallied from deficits of 4-1 in the first period and 5-2 near the mid-point of the second frame for a 7-6 victory. David Toews scored the winning goal with 3:12 remaining in regulation time for the 26-29-8 Wheaties...ending the Bridge City Bunch's home-ice winning streak at nine games.
Jake Trask scored twice for the 47-13-2 Blades with singles from Brayden Schenn, Matej Stransky, Ryan Olsen and Josh Nicholls. Trask and Nicholls are now tied for the team lead in goal-scoring with 29 each. Schenn and Curtis Hamilton extended their consecutive game points streaks to 13 games each. But, it wasn't enough as Saskatoon was out-shot 34-32 and saw their record at C-U-C fall to 27-3-1.

- On Wednesday the Canadian Hockey League announced the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for week 22 of the 2010-11 season. For the 2nd consecutive week, the Saskatoon Blades have been ranked #2 by the panel of National Hockey League scouts.
- The Saskatoon Blades will wear special edition jerseys next Friday when they host the Kootenay Ice. The jerseys which will prominently feature the Blades secondary Air Force Blue color will also feature a new scripted Saskatoon Blades logo on the chest of the Jersey. A stylized “B” will be located on the shoulders and each jersey will have a Kinsmen Telemiracle logo on the back of them. All jerseys will be auctioned off with the proceeds of the jersey sales being donated to Kinsmen Telemiracle.

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