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PREVIEW: Blades wrap up road trip against Rockets

Saskatoon Blades (16-9-3-0) at Kelowna Rockets (12-15-1-0)
Date | Time  Saturday, Dec. 1st | 9:05 pm/7:05pm PT
Place Prospera Place, Kelowna, B.C.
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Next Home Game  7:00pm Friday, Dec. 9th vs Moose Jaw Warriors
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Watch every Blades road game at Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill in Saskatoon. Tune in live on the radio at 98 COOL FM, or stream on WHL Live. 

Tonight…

The Blades wrap up their 5-game journey through the B.C. Division in Kelowna against the Rockets. Now at 16-9-3-0 on the season, the Blades currently sit in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. They’ll take on a Rockets team that sits 6th in the Western Conference with a 12-15-1-0 record. Saskatoon picked up 1 point in a 3-2 OT loss last night in Kamloops to drop to 2-1-1-0 on the trip. Meanwhile, the Rockets return home after a 3-2 OT win Friday night in Kennewick, WA., over the Tri-City Americans.

The last game…

Emil Malysjev (1) and Max Gerlach (17) scored last night in a 3-2 OT loss to the Kamloops Blazers. Dawson Davidson had 2 assists in the loss whileNolan Maier stopped 26/29 shots faced.

Leif Mattson (10,11) scored twice including the game winner in a 3-2 OT win for the Rockets over the Tri-City Americans. Kyle Crosbie (4) had the other goal and James Porter made 26 saves in the win.

Head to Head…

Saskatoon enters with a 10-5-2-0 record on the road… the Rockets are 5-7-0-0 at home. Kelowna has a -13 goal differential this season, Saskatoon is +10. The special teams success rate is almost identical with the Blades holding a slight edge in the combined success rate at 102.5% compared to the Rockets 102.3%. The road team has won each of the past two meetings between Saskatoon and Kelowna.

Who’s hot…

Kristian Roykas-Marthinsen has 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 6 games… Max Gerlach has 3 goals and an assist in 4 games on the road trip and Kirby Dach leads the Blades in scoring with 41 points in 28 games. Dawson Davidson has 4 assists in 4 games on the BC road trip.

Download & view the full game notes: game notes at KEL Dec1

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