The Blades went into the Art Hauser Centre,went to work and came out on top by a score of 5-1. The game was close until the 3rd period and then the Blades turned it up a notch and put the game out of reach.
Chris Sharkey played the 1st period and half of the 2nd and only let in 1 goal that I think deflected off of a Blade defender,so I do not think that I would blame him for that. Tyler Oswald played the remainder of the game and played shutout hockey allowing 0 goals.
If I remember correctly the Raiders had 25 shots on goal and the Blades had 46 shots on goal. The Blades 1st rounder in 08 Brent Benson had 2 goals and the other 1st rounder in 08 Duncan Seimens scored on a penalty shot and had an assist on Tyler Matheson's goal. Another Blades rookie Tyler Matheson scored the 1st goal for the Blades and to be honest I did not think that he was going to score in the game....
I know I will not do that anymore because just because you look like a big bruising player does not mean that you can not score goals as Matheson proved in this game. I hope that he makes the team,he looks like a decent player.
Charles Inglis...what is there not to say about him? Everything he does is someway or another effecting the play on the ice....his work ethic is second to none and it seems like there is no on-off swich or shut off button on him he just goes all the time,and the good thing is that he is only 17 years old.
It is very good to see that the guys all are excited for the season. The Blades only had 5 veterans dressed in this game and I also thought that the rookies played well and did not look very out of place. There were some situations that could have had a better result but these guys are still learning and improving every practice and every game.
This is one game to build off of for saturday's rematch in Aberdeen.