I was excited that I was able to see all 3 of the new players in action tonight and they all looked really good.
Steven Stanford started for the 2nd straight game. He played a good game tonight stopping 37 of 38 shots. Meanwhile his counterpart Martin Jones faced 29 shots but let in 4 goals.
I am not sure if the goalies are being rotated but I will say this: I think Steven Stanford is making a case to be the #1.
Teigan Zahn left the game and he was in some obvious pain. I am not too sure what his injury may be but it is a good thing that the Blades have some versitile players that can play 2 positions.
The bridge city bunch jumped out to a 3-0 lead but they still had to play well defensivly and I think they did that. Both Curt Gogol and Sena Acolatse found dance partners for this game,and both of them held their own in the fighting department tonight.
I noticed a couple of things about Marek Viedensky.....He also wears #19 and is from Slovakia. Former Blade Milan Kytnar shares these two characteristics with the new Blades Import.
Here is something that you may thought would not happen again: The glass shattering. Well it did exactly that in the 3rd period when a Blade was hit into the corner boards and BAM,glass was everywhere. The delay was about 10 or 15 minutes.
The Hitmen pulled their goalie with about 2 minutes and change left in the 3rd period. Newcomer Sena Acolatse shot the puck into the yawning cage putting the game away and making the final 4-1 for the home team.
The Calgary Hitmen have a couple of young towers on defence both 16 year olds and over 6'2'.
The Hardest Working Player was Travis Toomey who also came away with 2nd star honours,and the hit of the game was thrown by 20 year old defencemen Sam Klassen.
The 3 stars of the game were: 1st star: Steven Stanford,2nd star Travis Toomey and the 3rd star was Tyler Fiddler of the Hitmen.
With this win the Blades increase their lead and improve their record to 31-9-1-3. They also have the 4th fewest goals against in the WHL at 124.
The Blades are ranked at #6 this week in the CHL top 10.
The Blades will visit Swift Current to battle the Broncos on Friday night and then return back to the CUC for a game against Emerson Etem and the rest of the Medicine Hat Tigers.
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