|WHL REGULAR SEASON | Game 21 | Saskatoon Blades (15-5-0-0) vs Winnipeg ICE (22-2-0-0)
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The Saskatoon Blades (15-5-0-0) seek revenge against the Winnipeg ICE at SaskTel Centre after a 6-3 loss to them last night. It marks the final game on the Blades five-game home stretch.
Both teams were ranked top ten in the CHL this week, the Blades earning seventh and the ICE at the top.
Saskatoon had their four-game win streak snapped by Winnipeg. Blades forwards Justin Lies and Josh Pillar both shined in the loss, each recording a goal and assist in the first half of the back-to-back.
The Blades are dancing amongst the top teams in the WHL. They sit third in the Eastern Conference with 30 points, trailing only the second place Red Deer Rebels (35) and first place ICE (44). Saskatoon has four games in-hand on Winnipeg and three on the Rebels, making tonight a good chance to close the gap.
Who to Watch
Minnesota Wild draft pick Josh Pillar was an offensive threat all game last night. The WHL senior recorded two points in the win, giving him 12 in 11 games on the year. Pillar is one goal shy of 50 career WHL goals.
6-foot-2 forward Justin Lies showed his hockey skill last night, but also some hidden baseball talent. Lies batted in his fourth goal of the season on the powerplay from a Pillar one-timer at the hashmarks. The Flin Flon, MB native is up to 11 points in 17 games.
Winnipeg, MB’s own Conner Roulette started the scoring for the Blades against his hometown team in the loss. Roulette was left all alone as a scramble ensued in front of the ICE’s crease, whipping a loose puck into a wide open net. The Dallas Stars prospect is three games shy of 150 career games in the WHL.
The Blades hit the road to Alberta when the visit Edmonton to tackle the Oil Kings.