NFL, MLB, CFL stats

Game Preview: 2019 Merlin Ford Lincoln Home Opener

September 21, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release

Prince Albert Raiders (0-0-1-0) at Saskatoon Blades (1-0-0-0)

Date | Time Saturday, Sept. 21st | 7:00 pm

Place Sasktel Centre, SK

Video Stream WHL Live

Radio 98 COOL FM | Pre-Game Show w/ Les Lazaruk @ 6:00pm

Mobile App Apple | Android

Next Home Game 7:00pm Saturday, Sept. 21st vs Prince Albert Raiders

Social Media @BladesHockey| Facebook | Instagram

Last time they met: Ryan Hughes had a three point night (1G-2A) and scored the overtime game-winning-goal as the Saskatoon Blades crashed the Prince Albert Raiders' banner-raising & home opener celebrations. Tristen Robins also notched two points (1G-1A), as did Scott Walford (1G-1A) in his Saskatoon Blades debut.

What it means for Saskatoon: A win in Saskatoon tonight, after throwing the monkey off their back in Prince Albert last night, would help build early season momentum for the Blades.

The stat: Nine. The Raiders and Blades will play 9 more times in the 2019-20 Western Hockey League regular season, including tonight. The neighbourly rivals will be extremely familiar by the time the campaign is over.

The match-up: Blades' Centres vs Raiders' Centres - The Blades were bested by the Raiders' face-off men on Friday night. If Saskatoon are hoping to beat Prince Albert back-to-back, winning more face-offs would help.

It's a big night for: Ryan Hughes. Like Nolan Kneen last night, if Hughes dresses against the Raiders tonight, it will be for his 250th career WHL game. Three points and a game-winning overtime goal in his 249th WHL game might be hard to top, but we'd like to see him try.

• Discuss this story on the Western Hockey League message board...

Western Hockey League Stories from September 21, 2019

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

OurSports Central