Saturday, November 27, 2010

Blades Earn A Split VS Raiders

The start of tonight's game was the opposite of last nights game. 2-0 Blades after twenty minutes.

Darian Dziurzynski fought Tyler Yaworski,I would call that one a draw.

The score was 4-1 after 40 minutes.

Darren Dietz fought Harrison Ruopp and Ruopp probably did not know where he was 100% after that fight. Dietz landed some good shots.

Things started getting chippy and nasty in the last portion of the game with the Blades winning 6-2. Duncan Siemens fought Austin Connor and he had Siemens in a bad spot but somehow Siemens turned the fight in his favor.

The Blades have 18 wins now. They will probably very shortly be leaving for B.C. I have one more day of work before I get on the bus and travel to BC with the rest of the Booster Club.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Blades Dumped By Raiders.

It was nice to watch a WHL game on tv tonight. The Blades struggled in this game and that could have been because of the lack of pucks that did not hit the net. The Raiders were the better team tonight. The score was 3-1.

Hopefully the Blades can come back with a better effort tomorrow night at home.

The Blades will drive out to B.C right after tomorrow nights game. The fan bus will leave bright and early monday morning. Seeing games in Vancouver,Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna. I am excited for this trip!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blades Blast Broncos

Tonight was a night I think when the Blades biggest task to to stop Cody Eakin. The Blades did that Eakin was pointless and a -5.

The Blades got goals from Ellott,Siemens,Hamilton,Collins,Johnson and Trask.

The Broncos were outshot 40-27. Killian Hutt of the Broncos stands 5'8, it was interesting seeing him out there. He has to be the smallest player in the league.

The final score was 6-2 for the Blades. The Blades were without Ryan Olsen and Marek Viedensky. Viedensky may miss 3 more games.

The Blades record is now 17-5-1. Good for 35 points. They are currently 2nd in the WHL right now.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blades Sweep Mini Roadtrip.

The Blades took on two better good teams this weekend. They defeated the Kootenay Ice 2-1, In a game which their top Centre Marek Viedensky. If his concussion is serious enough and forces him to miss more games the Blades will need to step it up,which I think they are fully capable of doing.

The Blades played without their top centre tonight in Lethbridge. The Hurricanes got themselves into penalty trouble and the Blades walked away with a 5-3 win. This was after trailing 2-0.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Levi Bews & Ryan Olsen Make U 17 Team Pacific. Stovin Makes Team West.

Today the rosters were announced for the upcoming tournament from Dec 28th-Jan 5th.

Brett Stovin has made Team West.

The Blades will be without these players and also Curtis Hamilton and Stefan Elliott if they make the World Juniors. It may give some other guys a chance to get called up and play a couple of games.

A fair amount of Blades prospects have made the U 16 team for team Manitoba as well.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

3 Blades In NHL Draft Rankings

Duncan Siemens is ranked #8,Brent Benson is ranked #16,Matt Stransky is ranked 21st,and Darren Dietz is eligible as well.

Here is the link to the full list:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Blades Punnish Portland.

On a night where Gene Simmons,Shannon Tweed,and Aaron Roy all made an appearance at the CUC,and where numerous tv cameras were focused. The Blades put on a good show in front of 8,800 fans.

The Blades came out ready and firing on all gears. 2-0 lead,but the Winterhawks are not ranked #2 in the CHL for no reason. The play of Nino Niederrieter shocked some. No he did not score a highlight real goal. The Winterhawks tied the game up and eventually took the lead but Josh Nicholls scored a clutch goal on the powerplay to tie the game up and Curtis Hamilton scored the game winner with less than 2 minutes left to play. I am excited to see the highlights on the Blades website.

The 50/50 jackpot was around $13,000.

The Blades play in Kootenay and Lethbridge next weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blades Acquire Defencemen From Warriors.

The Blades gave up a 2nd round pick in 2011 for 18 year old Connor Cox.

I hope that he will be here in time for the Portland Winterhawks game tomorrow but we shall see.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Blades Suffer Shoot-out Loss.

Some people including myself will be very happy when and if Steven Stanford returns on friday.

Some people want to see Morrison traded,but that would potentially give the Blades a rookie starter in between the pipes next season.

I do not think Morrison will be traded though

The game was close through 20 minutes. Tied 1-1 after 1.

Seattle has a big team and they were always hitting the Blades.

The goals came more often in the 2nd period with the Blades scoring 3 times,Seattle scoring once.

Darian Dziurzynski and Brendan Dillion scrapped in the 2nd period,Both combatants landed some good shots but Dziurzynski landed a good shot at the start that popped Dillion's bucket off. Dillion was cut open a bit so you could give the decision to DD.

The Thunderbirds clawed their way back with 2 goals in the 3rd period. Their Powerplay was deadly tonight.

Overtime solved nothing. The Blades could not beat Calvin Pickard in the Shoot-out and Seattle Marcel Nobels scored for the T-Birds winning the game.

Friday the Blades host Nino Niederrieter Brad Ross(Leafs 2nd rounder2010) and the rest Portland Winterhawks.

Keep your eyes on Ty Rattie and Derrick Pouliot of the Winterhawks as well.

Blades Face Thunderbirds.

Tonight the Blades who are riding a 2 game winning streak take on the 6-4-2-3 Seattle Thunderbirds and this also marks the return of 2 former Blades: Burke Gallimore and Travis Toomey

it is also Veterans Night tonight at the CUC.

Chris Collins will make his home ice debut tonight. He has 3 points in 2 games since joining the Blades.

It should be a good game tonight,as always when the US teams visit the CUC.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Come Back: The Theme of the Week.

This is the 2nd game in a row that the Blades won when trailing.

The game on Wednesday was won in 60 minutes,but the Blades forced extra an time in tonight's game.

The Blades record is now 13-5 with this 4-3 OT victory.

The Maple Leafs are slumping,5 game loosing streak.

The Blades next game is against Seattle at the CUC on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blades Complete Comback & Burry Broncos

One day after the Blades lost a close game to the Spokane Cheifs. They tried their luck against their east division foe: Swift Current Broncos. The Blades scored 2 second period goals.(Dziurzynski,Collins)

The Blades were down 4-2 going into the final frame. Marek Viedensky scored 1:17 into the 3rd period making it a one goal game. Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Josh Nicholls tied the game 3 minutes shy of the halfway mark of the 3rd. He also secured the Blades win with about 2 minutes to go in regulation.

The Blades beat the Broncos 5-4. Which improves their record to 11-5.

The recent swap of Gogol for Collins looks to be pretty good. Chris Collins had a multiple point night. 1 goal,1 assist.

Marek Viedensky had 2 points, Stefan Elliott had 2 points, while Duncan Siemens chipped in 3 assists.

The Blades will travel to Medicine Hat for a date with the Tigers on Saturday night.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blades Streak Snapped By Cheifs. Gogol Is Gone.

The Blades home unbeaten streak is now gone. The Chiefs scored two quick goals all within the 1st 11 minutes of the game. Jake Trask for the Blades on a nice breakaway backhand deke move.

Josh Nicholls scored on a broken play,the puck came loose and he gained control and scored.

The score was 3-2 for Spokane after two periods and they were forchecking hard.

Teigan Zahn fought Dominik Uher and I would call this a draw. Alex Elliott fought Darren Krammer and this was a good fight both landed decent shots and at the end Krammer landed on top of Elliott and I think the way Elliott landed his visor came up and cut him under his nose or either a punch did that damage.

The Blades were a goal post away from tying the game late in the game. That says it all. The Blades picked up their play late in the game but Spokane was the better team and Jared Cowan was a force tonight.

Curt Gogol was traded earlier today to the Chilliwack Bruins along with an 8th round pick in 2011 for 18 year old winger/centre Chris Collins.

I like this trade because Collins is a year younger and hopefully brings offence.

3-2 was the final.

The Blades will hit the road again and play Cody Eakin and the Broncos tomorrow.