For the second time this week the Saskatoon Blades welcome the Regina Pats to SaskTel Centre.
Monday saw the Blades fall to the number one team in the latest Canadian Hockey League rankings by a 2-1 score. Thanks to some favourable results since then the Blades enter play tonight with a one point lead on Calgary, and a six point lead on Edmonton, for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Saskatoon forward Bryton Sayers stressed the importance of earning points no matter who the opponent is over the team’s final 21 games.
“100% we definitely need that especially for our playoff push. We need every point we can possibly get even if it’s a one point in overtime we need absolutely everything to make that playoff push. It would be huge to beat them it would keep the confidence going.”
Sayers said that the team really needs to get their confidence back up, Saskatoon has lost three games in a row following a five game win streak. Coverage of tonight’s game starts on 92.9 The Bull at 6:30 before puck drop at 7 p.m. (Photo courtesy Saskatoon Blades - Steve Hiscock)