This year instead of the Canadian Tire Chuck-A-Puck they have Pick A Puck. You pay $10 and you select a puck and if it has a number on it then you win a prize matched with the number. I picked a Curt Gogol autographed puck seen here:
On to the hockey game.
The Blades came out controlling the play in the 1st part of the opening period. Dalton Thrower opened the scoring for the Blades.
The Blades outshot the Raiders in the 1st period. In the 2nd period the Raiders picked up their game.
The Raiders took the lead in the 3rd period and honestly had me scared haha. The Blades capitalized in the third period and won the game 3-2. Darian Dzuirzynski was the hardest working player and Lukas Sutter delivered the hit of the game.
I really liked the play of the young guys (Olsen,Stovin and Stransky)
The Blades played a team game tonight,hopefully that continues.
The Blades are now 1-0 and will travel North to Prince Albert to finish a home and home series with the Raiders.
The Blades have traded Randy McNaught out west again to the Giants for a 5th round pick in the 2011 draft. The Blades now have 6 twenty year olds left. The number is getting smaller and the Blades are gaining draft picks.