|Saskatoon Blades (30-13-8-0) at Brandon Wheat Kings (22-20-3-4)
Tale of the Tape
Saskatoon Blades (30-13-8-0 – 68pts)
2nd – East Division 2nd – Eastern Conference
PP– 43/220 = 19.5% (15th in WHL)
PK– 133/165 = 80.6% (7th in WHL)
Last 5: (3-0-2-0) Streak: (4-0-2-0)
Brandon Wheat Kings (22-20-3-4 – 51pts)
4th – East Division 9th – Eastern Conference
PP– 42/188 = 22.3% (8th in WHL)
PK– 135/190 = 71.1% (21st in WHL)
Last 5: (3-1-0-1) Streak: (0-1-0-0)
The Blades open up a busy week that includes 4 games, 2 at home and 2 on the road. It’s game 4 of a 6-game season series in which the home team has emerged victorious in each of the previous 3 meetings; Saskatoon leads 2-0-1-0. Saskatoon is trying to fend off the surging Moose Jaw Warriors in the East Division race to maintain a home playoff position while the Wheat Kings try to get back into the post-season picture, currently sitting 6 points out of the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
The last game…
Gary Haden (24,25) and Max Gerlach (29) did the scoring in a 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday in Saskatoon to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Nolan Maier made 31 saves in the 1-point decision. Meanwhile, the Wheat Kings will look to bounce back after being shutout 5-0 in Medicine Hat on Saturday.
Head to head…
Saskatoon leads the season series 2-0-1-0 with veteran defender Brandon Schuldhaus leading the Blades’ offense with 4 assists. The Blades will look to buck the trend of the home team winning tonight on the road in Brandon. Max Gerlach has 3 goals in the series. Luka Burzan has 1G-5A to lead Brandon.
Gary Haden: 9 goals in his last 4 games
Max Gerlach: points in 16 of his last 17 outings
Dawson Davidson: riding a 9 game point streak
Download & view the full game notes: game notes at BDN Feb5