Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blades win again, move to 4-0 at home

This time, the visiting Tri City Americans fell victim to the red hot Saskatoon Blades.

Josh Nicholls and Darian Dziurzynski each had two goals to pace the Blades to the victory 5-3. Marek Viedensky continued his strong play, adding the other tally in a winning cause.

Adam Morrison won in his second start of the year, making 24 saves on 27 shots.

The win moves the team to 5-1, the best start for the franchise since 1985.

It was another big test of character for Saskatoon as Tri City came in as the number one team in the WHL's Western Conference.

Saskatoon might have been dealt a bit of a blow near the end of the game as Josh Nicholls was hit hard into the boards and was injured, staying on the ice for several minutes. He managed to get up and skate off on his own power, but the way he was sprawled on the ice did not look good.

Personally, I never saw the hit, but the Blades coaches were not pleased with it afterwards and said the league would be having a look at it. So, obviously it wasn't pretty.

What I did see was a lack of pride from the Tri City Americans after the hit. The Blades came to the aid of there injured teammmate, but not one Tri City American player would fight and stand up for themselves. It was quite a sad thing to see.

The Blades will once again be on home ice on Friday night to take on Moose Jaw. The game can be heard on The Bull 92.9 if you can't make it down to CUC.


  1. Went to my first game of the season tonight, team didn't look to bad. Nicholls better be ready to go on Friday though, or soon at least because we have no depth at all and that first line was awesome. Lorne really needs to swing a deal for a dman because Dietz and Kizuik were BRUTAL!!!! I honestly can't remember when the Blades had such a bad third pairing, I don't even remember those two being that bad when they played last year. Either that or the top four will each have to play 30 minutes a night haha.

  2. Depth scoring was a bit of a question for me this week, but the guys answered the bell in my mind. Dziurzynski two goals, set up by GREAT plays by Stransky and Benson. If those guys can keep that up, then our top line becomes less and less important.

    As for the defense, that was THE worst game I have seen out of those two all season (and I've only missed one game) They have been a very very competent pairing this year, especially Dietz. It was an off night for those two, and that has not been a regular occurance.