|Saskatoon Blades (6-0-0-0) at Prince Albert Raiders (1-2-0-1)
Tonight – The Blades travel to Prince Albert for one final tune-up before the regular season. Saskatoon is coming off a 3-2 win over the Regina Pats on Thursday night in Saskatoon. The Raiders are also fresh off a win over Regina, 5-2 last night in the Queen City.
The Roster – The Blades are still carrying 28 players on the pre-season roster. Forwards Eric Florchuk (Washington), Kristian Roykas-Marthinsen (Washington), and Chase Wouters (Tampa Bay) are still away at NHL training camps. That leaves 13 forwards, 9 defensemen, and 3 goaltenders available for tonight against the Raiders.
The matchup – There’s no shortage of animosity between these rivals as tonight marks the fourth meeting of the pre-season. The Blades of course have had their way with the Raiders, winning all three previous meetings. The Raiders did receive a boost to their forward group as Cole Fonstad was returned from Montreal Canadiens camp earlier in the week, making his pre-season debut last night.
Michael Farren leads the Blades offense with 9 points in 5 outings, Kirby Dach sits second with 6 points in 5 appearances. Rookie import Aleksai Protas leads the Raiders with 4 assists.
Reminder: There will not be a live stream but the game will be broadcast on the radio on 98 COOL FM. Fans can also follow along on the Blades Mobile App or on Twitter for live updates.
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