The Blades did not start the game off well.... Morrison is no Holtby despite being drafted one round earlier than the elder Holtby. The visiting Oil Kings scored on the first shot of the game..... The CUC was stunned. The Blades gave up another goal and that made the score 2-0.
Both defencemen Sam Klassen and Tyler Kizuik saw there first action of the season tonight. Both of them played pretty well too.
The Shots after one period were: Blades 14 Oil Kings 8.
In the 2nd period the Blades and Calgary Flames prospect Gaelan Patterson scored a really nice shorthanded goal.My mom liked the sound of that because she is a Flames fan unlike me.... LOL. If I remember correctly also in this period Curtis Hamilton had a breakaway chance but was stopped by Torrie Jung. Score 2-1 Oil Kings at the end of the 2nd.
Shots after the 2nd period Blades 10 Oil Kings 7.
In the 3rd and final period the Blades did not give up hope... Colorado Avalanche prospect Stefan Elliott scored the game tying goal in the 3rd period,but the Oil Kings spoiled the party again scoring another goal to take a 3-2 lead. The Blades pulled Adam Morrison in an attempt to tie the game again,but Czech Oil King forward Thomas Vincour scored the empty net goal, putting the game out of reach for good this time.
The shots on goal were 14 for the Blades and 8 for the Oil Kings.
The Oil Kings survived 2 too many men calls... I thought at least 1 of them should have been called.
Anyways the Oil Kings win 4-2. Which now weakens the Blades record to 1-1-0-1
The attendance at tonight's game was 3,667.
The final tally of the shots on goal were 36 for the Blades and Oil Kings 23
The 3 stars were: Gaelan Patterson 1st star, Tomas Vincour 2nd star and Torrie Jung 3rd star.
The Blades will play the Pats once again in Regina on Sunday and then they have a 4 day break to practice and heal any injuries. They will ride the bus and play games in PA and Brandon before coming home again and play the Kootenay Ice at the CUC on Oct 7th ( a game that can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 10....) So if you do not want to shell out the money for a ticket to that game, you can sit on your couch and watch it if you have Shaw Cable like me..... But I will not be stuck at home watching the game....I WILL BE AT THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!
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