The Saskatoon Blades face one of the toughest games to focus on as they host the Brandon Wheat Kings Friday night.
It's the last outing before the Bridge City Bunch heads out on their annual Western Conference road trip...facing each of the five U-S Division teams this time around. Adding to the issue is the fact that the 14-6-1 Wheaties have won five straight, including two over the Blue and Gold,while the Blades are winless in their last four. It's a third consecutive game against a team listed in this week's C-H-L Top 10 for Saskatoon. Brandon has climbed into the national rankings for the first time this season in the 10th slot. Back on Tuesday, the Bridge City Bunch were out-scored 7-6 in overtime by the second-rated Warriors in Moose Jaw, then were out-lasted 5-4 in a shootout the next night in Swift Current by the sixth-ranked Broncos. At 8-12-3, Saskatoon sits two points behind Prince Albert for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Game time is 7-05 at SaskTel Centre with the broadcast at 6-30 on 92-9, THE BULL.