Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pre-Game Report: Giants at Blades

The Vancouver Giants continue their six game road swing tonight in Saskatoon where they'll face the Blades. The two teams sit at the bottom of their respective conferences with matching 1-5-0-1 records. In their only meeting last season, Saskatoon skated away from the Pacific Coliseum with a 5-2 win.

The G-Men are coming off another hard fought loss in Prince Albert on Tuesday night. Vancouver led 3-0 after one period, but the Giants got into some penalty trouble in the second period, allowing the Raiders to come back and eventually tie the game before winning in a shootout. This evening's game in Saskatoon marks a homecoming of sorts for Vancouver captain Dalton Thrower. The 20-year-old played four seasons for the Blades before being dealt to the Giants in the off-season.

Saskatoon lost its first five games of the season, but the Blades have been rounding into better form of late, picking up a victory and an overtime loss in their last two. Former Giant Nathan Burns had a big game in Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to Regina. The Edmonton native scored all four of his team's goals and added a shootout goal as well. Burns now sits tied for the team lead in points alongside 17-year-old Russian forward Nikita Scherbak.

Where: Credit Union Centre; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

When: 6:00pm PDT

Listen: TEAM 1040 or

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