Pre-Season Game 7: Blades set for final tune-up with Raiders
|Saskatoon Blades (6-0-0-0) at Prince Albert Raiders (1-2-0-1)|
|Date | Time | Place||Sept. 15, 2018 | 7:00pm | Art Hauser Centre, Prince Albert, SK|
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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.