Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blades Beat Raiders

The Blades played in Prince Albert tonight. Again Andrey Makarov got the start. The Blades were outshot 34-18.

The Blades had a 4-1 lead. The goals were scored by Olsen,Nicholls,Burns and Paradis.

Saskatoon came out on the winning side. 4-3.

The Blades play in Regina on Monday and at home against Calgary on Tuesday. The game will be on Shaw TV so expect attendance to drop.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

2 Blades Named to Team WHL.

Duncan Siemens and Josh Nicholls.

Congratulations and good luck to both players!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blades Hang On To Defeat Pats.

Tonight was the 1st meeting between the Pats and Blades. After a disappointing US Division road trip,the Blades got right back on track with jumping out to a 4-1 lead at one point. The Pats are a good team this year and gave the Blades fits in the 3rd period. Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Josh Nicholls had a solid night collecting 2 goals and 1 assist.

He was a +4 on the night. The Blades did manage to win 5-3.

The Blades next home game is on Saturday October 29th @Prince Albert.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blades Roadtrip Ends On A Sour Note.

Saskatoon took on the Spokane Chiefs tonight. Another game where they had the lead and gave it away. The Blades had a 3-1 lead during the game.

Dalton Thrower dropped the gloves against Spokane's Captain Darren Kramer and recent Ottawa Senators draft pick. Let's just say Thrower did not win this fight,he came out of it leaking. I am not sure if he returned to the game after that.

The final score was 5-3 for Spokane. Clearly the Blades are missing Trask,Collins and maybe someone else who I am forgetting. I think it was Stransky but he played tonight so I don't know.

The Blades next home game is against the Regina Pats on Wednesday October 26th.

Hopefully being back home will help them regain whatever they lost.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blades Lose To Americans

Here are highlightes from the game:

The Blades lost the game 5-2 and they will play the last game of the US tour on Friday in Spokane.

The Blades are 1 point ahead of the Pats in the East Division.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blades Lose To Portland

Tonights game was a goal scorers delight. The Blades had leads of 4-2 and 5-3. Maple Leaf prospects in this game had good nights Josh Nicholls had 4 goals and 2 assists and Brad Ross had 2 goals and 2 assists.

Adam Todd was given the start. Portland outshot the Blades 44-39.

There was a lot of NHL drafted players in this game. Saskatoon lost in a shoot-out 7-6.

The Blades have 2 games left Tri City tonight and Spokane on Friday.

Josh Nicholls was the 1st star,Brad Ross was the 2nd and Sven Bartschi was the 3rd star of the game.

Through 10 games so far the Blades have a record 7-2-0-1 good for 15 points. The Blades sit 2nd in the Eastern Conference behind the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Blades & Wheat Kings Trade

The Blades receive 3 draft picks I think this may be a smart move because those picks can be used to help load up for the 2013 Memorial Cup.

Saskatoon lost to Seattle last night by a count of 4-2. The Blades will travel to Portland Oregon to take on the Winterhawks on the tuesday the 18th, Tri City on Wednesday the 19th and Spokane on Friday the 21st. Saskatoon has a record of 1-1 so far on this trip.

The next Blades home game is against the Regina Pats on October 26th.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Blades Defeat Everett

After a 20 plus hour bus ride to the US,the Blades started their tour of the US Division on Friday.

The Blades came out and played like they always do. Makarov was given the start. A 16 year old rookie was in goal for the Silvertips. The Blades fired 54 pucks on net. They scored 4 times. (1 was an empty netter)

The final score was 4-2 for the Blades. It was good to hear that the young guys were given some time on the PP. Zajac,Olsen and Stovin.

Saskatoon will continue their tour tonight against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Sadly I have to work tonight. Go Blades Go......

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Saskatoon Will Host the 2013 Memorial Cup!!!

I am so excited and proud to be a Season Ticket Holder of the Blades for 7 years now. I am sure that Saskatoon will not let Hockey Canada down. They put on a great show at the World Juniors and also congratulations to Red Deer and Kelowna for putting in bids as well! Your time will come.

Thank you Saskatoon and well done. The hard work has now paid off!!

Blades Outlast Warriors.Remain Unbeaten At Home.

I was invited to sit in box seats for this game and let me say this: The view is awesome from up there. Awesome picture taking area for sure.

It was a seesaw battle all throughout the game. Each team trading goals. Andrey Makarov made some huge saves at key times.

Dalton Thrower was at it again. Doing what he does best. Throwing punches. In my opinion.

Both goalies played well. The Blades were able to get the win in overtime. They now have a 6-1 record.

Saskatoon will now play all 5 US Division teams. Their next home game is not until October 26th.

Hopefully there will be good updates during this trip.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Blades are on a Hot Streak.

Saskatoon played another good game on Saturday night and the game was chippy and had emotion . Darian Dzuirzynski made his presence felt with one goal. I am so glad that he was sent back. He looks like he is playing a smarter game,same goes for Lukas Sutter. Kyle Haas is trying to be an energy player but I think he only tries to pick fights which could be a bad thing. There is a reason he made the team though.

Nick Zajac showed his speed and also created a couple scoring chances.

Both Duncan Siemens and Dalton Thrower were involved in tilts. 1 for 2 was the decision. I do not think that was Siemen's best fight.

Hopefully nobody receives a suspension. Saskatoon will host Moose Jaw on Tuesday before hitting the road for their US Division road trip. Also some team bonding is good. Hopefully they can continue this on the road. It is also a good way to get away from the home crowd pressure and just play their game.

Saskatoon has a 5-1 record.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Dziurzynski Sent Back.

Now with this move the Blades have 4 Overagers. I think we will see some movement which is good. This is a luxury not having to trade for your 20 year olds.

Dzuirzynski is expected to play against the Oil Kings tonight.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Look Blades Defeat Cougars.

It is official Andrey Makarov will be the starting goalie for the Blades this season. He was solid in the game.

The newcomers Michael Burns and Zach Hodder played good. I think they will both do well this season. The Cougars looked tired,they ran into penalty trouble which did not help their cause.

The Blades biggest lead of the game was 4-1 and that was the final score. The Cougars did show some signs of life throughout the game especially in the 3rd period. Charles Inglis was in the building tonight. He did not play.

Saskatoon will continue their homestand with 2 games remaining until they go on their U.S road trip.

The Blades record is now 4-1. Their next action is this Saturday at home against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blades and GIants Deal.

Today the two teams made a 4 player trade: Adam Morrison and Levi Bews go to the Vancouver Giants and the Blades receive 20 year old Right Winger Michael Burns as well as 18 year old defencemen Zach Hodder and a 4th round draft pick in 2013.

I like this trade. Burns is an insurance if Darian Dzuirzynski does not come back. Brayden Schenn was sent down to the Phantoms of the AHL. I think he and Hamilton will stay in the AHL.
Adam Todd has been recalled so it looks like he will back-up Andrey Makarov

The newest Blades are expected in the line-up tomorrow against the Prince George Cougars.

Sadly Charles Inglis was suspended for a head shot so he will not be able to face his former team.

Go Blades Go!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blades VS Brandon.

For some reason I did not even listen to the game. It was not a pretty all. Want to take a guess who was in net?? Morrison. I think it is clear that maybe the Blades do not play that well in front of him or maybe the Wheat Kings have a good team this year??

Wheaties Captain Mark Stone had a hat trick and 1 assist. That pretty much says it all in my opinion.

It looks like the 2 rookies fought for the Blades Kyle Haas and Devan Fafard. I would like to see the video of these fights... hopefully will have one up soon.

It is going to be an interesting month of October.... The Blades will find out if their bid for the 2013 Memorial Cup was successful and who the 3 overagers will be. I myself might want to go with a duo of Makarov and Todd or another goalie.

The final score was 6-0.

The Blades will return home and put their perfect record at home to the test,against Charles Inglis and the Prince George Cougars on Wednesday night. It should be a great game!!