Adam Morrison and Damien Ketlo were given the starts in between the pipes tonight.
The Pats opened up the scoring,but the Blades replied with a goal of their own. Making the score 1-1 after 1 period. Charles Inglis dropped the gloves with Graham Hood of the Pats,I think Inglis won that battle. In the 2nd period Teigan Zahn threw a questionable hit on a Regina player,and Colton Tuebert did not like it so they had a decent fight,I think this one was a draw though.
Hampus Gustafsson had an off night,maybe playing against his former team gave him a case of the nerves but hopefully he does find his game though. Travis Toomey was given a checking from behind 4 minute penalty for a hit that he threw on Matt Strueby of the Pats who left the game.
The shots were 14 for the Blades and 12 for the Pats.
In the 2nd period the Blades increased the lead by scoring 2 goals there was also one more fight Brandon Davidson took on Darian Dziurzynski, both combatants landed some punches, I would call this fight a draw too but DD took an unsportsmanlike penalty. As per usual the referee made some questionable calls. The shots in that period were 15-8 for the home side.
The score after 2 was: Blades 3 Pats 2.
The Blades scored in the final period to regain a 2 goal cushion but the Pats came back to make a game of it.
Jordan Eberle was almost a Blade killer but Sam Klassen stopped what would have been the game tying goal. Jordan Eberle was also awarded a penalty shot but Adam Morrison did not let him score.
The final shot count was 36-31 for the Blades...the final score was 4-3 for the Blades who have now won 6 straight games!!!
The three stars were: Stefan Elliott,Jordan Eberle & Travis Toomey.
The Attendance was 4,044 (kinda low considering the record of the team right now.) I know it is a weekday too.
Saturday's game should draw a good crowd when the Kamloops Blazers continue their East Division Road trip in which they have a record of 1-3 so far with games in Prince Albert and Saskatoon to finish off with....The best team was saved for last...
I am hoping to be able to take in the Blades VS Broncos game on Friday....Ride still unknown at this point... I should know by tomorrow though.
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