Saskatoon, SK – A high-scoring Day 3 saw an exciting finish to the Saskatoon Blades’ 2019 Training Camp as Team Holtby claimed the Kirkness Cup against Team McLellan in double overtime.
Immediately following the on-ice sessions, players met with staff for exit meetings. Blades General Manager Colin Priestner says the aim is to get the roster down to around 36 players by the end of the night, with the complete roster cut-down list to be published on Wednesday.
The high scoring final day of Camp was led by 20-year-olds Nolan Kneen (4A) and Riley McKay (2G-2A), who finished the day with 4 points apiece. 17-year-old Kyle Crnkovic continued his fine camp form, scoring 3 goals in his two games. Eric Florchuk notched 3 points (1G-2A), as did Randen Schmidt (2G-1A). 2017 Draftee Braden Plaschewsky made himself known with 3 points (2G-1A), while invitee Tyler Ho also tallied 3 points for the day (1G-2). Finally, Colton Dach joined the scorers’ list for camp with a breakaway goal and two assists.
Next up for the Saskatoon Blades is pre-season action beginning on Friday, August 30th, in Regina against the Pats. The Bridge City Bunch will then return to Regina on Saturday, August 31st, to play the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Brandt Centre.
Fans in Saskatoon will have their first chance to catch a glimpse of pre-season hockey on September 6th in Warman when the Blades host the Prince Albert Raiders. Tickets for the game in Warman are on sale now and can be purchased from the Legends Centre Box Office in Warman or at the Blades Business Office at SaskTel Centre.
The Blades will also welcome the Winnipeg ICE to SaskTel Centre on Friday, September 13th, and Saturday, September 14th. Contact the Blades office at 306-975-8844 for tickets or more information.
Listed below is the box scores from the four camp scrimmages on Tuesday: