Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blades earn a split with the Raiders.....

The Blades came back and played like the usual team that I saw play early in the season, they were hitting and making the Raiders cough up pucks, they were capitalizing on their chances.

The Blades scored first but the Raiders tied it up soon after.

The bridge city bunch only allowed the visiting Raiders to score 2 goals.

Steven Stanford of the Blades burned his former team.

The final score was 5-2 in favor of the Blades. Their next action is not until Dec 30th when the Blades start their U.S Division road trip in Seattle. The Blades will play 6 games against U.S based WHL teams before their next home game on Jan 9th against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.


  1. Hi Mike,

    Can you tell me how's Jyri Niemi is doing this year? His last season was little bit disappointment after great rookie season. Has he got his development back in track?

    Also I'd like to know how much ice time he gets (even strength, PP, PK) and who's his d-pair?

    And is there anything else you can tell me on him? We Finns don't know much about him because he plays so far away so anything you can tell would be appreciated.

  2. He is paired with Stefan Elliott and sometimes Teigan Zahn,and he just returned from an injury(just in time for the world jr's) He plays in all situations. I think if he can stay injury free he should have a good season.

    Anything else you would like to know...just ask. I will try and help you out.