Edmonton, AB – The Saskatoon Blades won their second of a back-to-back in Edmonton this afternoon against the Oil Kings 2-1.
In the first period, Dallas Stars prospect Conner Roulette would score early, with the goal being assisted by Minnesota Wild prospect Josh Pillar. The Blades would lead 1-0 going into the second period. In the second frame, the Oil Kings applied pressure tying the game 1-1. Charlie Wright and Marek Schneider would collect assists with under a minute left in the period, when Schneider played the puck off the glass to an open Roulette, scoring on the breakaway to make it 2-1.
Ethan Chadwick stopped 22 of 23 shots which included two glove saves, one in each the first and second period. The net minder also made a key save off a deflection that would have given the Oil Kings the lead in the second period. “I thought he moved really well,” commented Head Coach Brennan Sonne post-game. “Crisp would probably be the best word to describe him. You can see a big difference from over the summer. It’s awesome, it means he took the summer serious and he’s ready to go.”
The Blades take on the Prince Albert Raiders next in pre-season matchups in Prince Albert on September 17th. The team will then conclude pre-season in Warman against the Raiders on September 23rd.
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