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February 10, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release

Brandon Wheat Kings (23-21-3-4) at Saskatoon Blades (33-13-8-0)

Date | Time | Place Sunday, Feb. 10th | 4:00 p.m | SaskTel Centre

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Tale of the Tape

Saskatoon Blades(33-13-8-0 - 74pts) 2nd - East Division 2nd - Eastern Conference PP- 49/231 = 21.2% (13th in WHL) PK- 141/177 = 79.7% (9th in WHL) Last 5: (4-0-1-0) Streak: (7-0-2-0)

Brandon Wheat Kings (23-21-3-4 - 53pts) 4th - East Division 9th - Eastern Conference PP- 45/200 = 22.5% (8th in WHL) PK- 137/194 = 70.6% (21st in WHL) Last 5: (3-2-0-0) Streak: (1-0-0-0)

Tonight...

The Blades will look to make it 4 wins in a row while extending their point streak to 10 games (7-0-2-0). Saskatoon still remains 6 points ahead of the Moose Jaw Warriors in the East Division... the Warriors have 3 games in hand and are also in action today in Calgary. Meanwhile, the Wheat Kings are trying to get back into the playoff picture, trailing the Calgary Hitmen by 6 points for the final wild card spot in the East.

The last game...

Max Gerlach and Gary Haden each had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win last night in Swift Current. Nolan Maier picked up career win #50 thanks to a 24 save effort. Riley McKay and Cyle McNabb had the other goals for Saskatoon while Dawson Davidson also had 2 points in the win. The Wheaties are also coming off a win over the Broncos... a 3-2 shootout decision on Friday in Brandon.

Head to head...

This is Brandon's final trip to Saskatoon in the regular season; the Blades lead the 6-game series 3-0-1-0. The most recent meeting was this past Tuesday in Brandon; the Blades won 7-3. Max Gerlachand Gary Hadenlead the Blades offense in the season series with 6 points each. Brandon captain Stelio Mattheos leads the Wheaties with 8 points vs the Blades.

Who's hot...

Dawson Davidson had another 2 assists last night, his 2nd straight multi-point game. Max Gerlach has goals in 5 straight games and Gary Haden had 1G-1A last night.


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