Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Blazers Set for 'Canes
This is going to be pretty sweet....
Tickets can be purchased at Earls, or from the Blazer office in person or over the phone (250-828-1144) . Limited tickets are available. Come party with the cup for a great cause!
The Blazers skated today at the Enmax Center for an afternoon practice. The club is in a good mood and should be well rested after three days off on the road. In fact they are chomping at the bit to get back at it.
As for the line-up for Wednesday's game vs the Hurricanes, as mentioned below you can add 15 year-old Cole Ully into the mix. The 2nd round bantam pick from this past summer will give the Blazers a full roster.
Jordan DePape will be moved to the back-end with three regulars out in Austin Madaisky (neck), Brandon Underwood (knee) and Josh Caron (suspended).
Underwood is close to joining the team but likely will be targeted for a return in the next Blazers home game, March 2nd vs Kelowna. That is the same game Caron will be eligible to return.
As for Caron's suspension, I spoke with the big guy today.
"Unfortunately I caught him (Cowen) in a bad spot. He went into the boards pretty hard. It wasn't my intention to do that. I saw him after the game and said sorry. I just hope for the best for him."
The game vs the 'Canes is an intriguing match-up. The Blazers are three points in a playoff spot in the Western Conference, the Hurricanes are three points out in the East. Both teams have picked up points in their last three games. The Blazers at (2-0-1) and the Hurricanes at (2-0-1).
Expect Jeff Bosch to get the call in goal. It would be his 14th straight start.
I'll have more tomorrow....