FRIDAY NIGHT CHL HOCKEY ON SPORTSNET

Fri Jan 11

BLADES HOST REBELS ON SPORTSNET – Dalton Thrower and the Saskatoon Blades battle Turner Elson and the Red Deer Rebels on Friday night, live on Sportsnet (7:00pm CT).

The Blades have been idle since last Friday’s 6-3 win over the Prince Albert Raiders for their second win in a row, and currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.  The Blades are an even 8-8-0 at home this season.  Thrower has managed just three goals and 12 points in 25 games this season, but leads the Blades with a +13 rating.

The Rebels suffered a 5-2 setback in Swift Current on Wednesday, dropping them to 3-6-0-1 over their last 10 games, but remain in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings.  The Rebels have dropped four of their last five road games.  Elson leads the Rebels with 14 goals and 30 points this season.

It’s the third meeting of the season between the Rebels and Blades.  Red Deer won the first two meetings, including posting a 5-3 win in Saskatoon on October 3rd.