Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blazers Host Tigers

Blazer captain present a jersey and autographed hat to "Clay" a Blazer fan living in Kelowna. The meeting was set up through the Blazers Education Coordinator during the Blazers last trip to Kelowna. photo credit: Ashley Neuls

Josh Caron, Clay and Chase Schaber


It's the first of two meetings of the season between the Tigers at and Blazers. Game-time 7pm at ISC. Pre-game show on Radio NL begins at 6:30pm.

Here's some quick notes on the match-up:

- The league's top two scorers face-off tonight. Linden Vey of the Tigers (65 points) and Brendan Ranford (66 points). Vey is coming off a five-point game in his last outing vs the Swift Current Broncos in a 7-1 home ice win.

- F Kellan Tochkin, D Alex Theriau will make their Tigers debut two days after being acquired at the trade deadline for F Ryan Harrison and a 2nd round bantam pick. Tochkin has four goals in three games vs the Blazers this season including a hat-trick when the Blazers were in Everett in their last meeting.

- The addition of Tochkin give the Tigers a pretty potent group of forwards that include Vey, Emerson Etem, Tyler Pittlick, and Wacey Hamilton. The Tigers sit three points out of the Central division lead and have been one of the hotter teams in the league since November.

- Blazer captain Chase Schaber will be a game-time decision with a charley horse injury. Head Coach Guy Charron hinted at practice today that D Josh Caron could suit up for the first time since the opening weekend pending news from doctors in Minnesota with the Wild. At least there's a possibility he could go. A flu bug that affected a couple players earlier in the week seems to be under control. F Bernhard Keil is doubtful with an upper body injury. Coach Charron said on Monday's "Hockey Talk' he would be out a week to 10 days.
- Jeff Bosch will get the call in goal for the Blazers. It would be his ninth straight start. He's started every game so far in the 2nd half.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Classy pics nice to see that.