RECAP: Blades efforts absent in 7-2 rout by Kootenay
Cranbrook, B.C. – The Saskatoon Blades forgot to show up on Sunday afternoon in Cranbrook falling 7-2 to the Kootenay ICE. The loss is the second in the last three games for the Blades who slip to 22-20-3-1 on the season, thankfully still holding a 7 point lead over the Prince Albert Raiders for the final playoff spot in the East.
It was ugly from start to finish for the Bridge City Bunch who will owe their newest net minder a makeup performance. Tyler Brown wasn’t given much of an opportunity in his first start in a pacman sweater as he was hung out to dry for 5 goals in the 1st period and 7 in total on 32 shots faced.
Max Gerlach and Jake Kustra did the scoring for Saskatoon while Eric Florchuk added assists on both goals giving him 4 helpers in two games with Saskatoon. Josh Paterson saw his 10 game point streak come to an end, but Randen Schmidt got back onto the score sheet with a heads up assist on Gerlach’s goal.
The Blades power play continues it’s struggles going 0/6 on the night while the penalty killers managed to go 6/8.
Saskatoon will practice Monday in Cranbrook before travelling to Calgary to battle the Hitmen on Tuesday night.