Michael Farren (pictured) and Brad Goethals each scored goals in regulation time and in the shootout as the Saskatoon Blades improved to 5-0-0 in the W-H-L pre-season by out-lasting the Prince Albert Raiders 4-3 Saturday night in Warman.
The Raiders, now 0-2-1 in the pre-season…all three games against the Bridge City Bunch…appeared ready to burst the Blue and Gold’s unbeaten record when they jumped out to leads of 2-0 after the first period and 3-1 midway through the second frame. But, Farren and Goethals tallied before the second period ended and the teams skated at 3-3 through the third stanza and overtime. Kirby Dach scored the other goal for the Blades as his line with Farren and Goethals accounted for eight of nine scoring points…Farren with two assists while Dach and Goethals each had a helper. Spencer Moe, Kody McDonald and Lane Kirk scored for P.A., who out-shot Saskatoon 38-36. The Bridge City Bunch were 2-for-7 on the power play and killed off all five Raiders’ man advantages during the chippy contest. The Blades are idle until Thursday when they host the Regina Pats at SaskTel Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. with the broadcast on 98-COOL at 6. Following is the official summary from the W-H-L…
Prince Albert Raiders 3 at Saskatoon Blades 4 (SO) – Status: Final SO
Saturday, September 8, 2018 – The Legends Centre – Warman, SK
Prince Albert 2 1 0 0 – 3
Saskatoon 0 3 0 0 – 4
1st Period-1, Prince Albert, Moe 1 (Nachbaur), 0:59. 2, Prince Albert, McDonald 1 (Pearce, Leason), 5:23. Penalties-McKay Sas (tripping), 3:14; Martin Pa (roughing), 8:17; McKay Sas (roughing), 8:17; Miller Pa (interference), 12:35; Dach Sas (high sticking), 13:37; Hayes Pa (major-fighting, game misconduct), 18:13; McKay Sas (major-fighting, game misconduct), 18:13.
2nd Period-3, Saskatoon, Dach 2 (Farren, Goethals), 1:18 (PP). 4, Prince Albert, Kirk 1 (McDonald, Protas), 2:54. 5, Saskatoon, Farren 3 (Bafaro, Davidson), 12:48 (PP). 6, Saskatoon, Goethals 3 (Farren, Dach), 17:23. Penalties-Miller Pa (charging), 0:24; Nachbaur Pa (slashing), 1:02; Goethals Sas (slashing), 1:18; Kirk Pa (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 4:21; Kustra Sas (charging), 4:21; Martin Pa (roughing), 10:41; Mack Sas (roughing), 10:41; Brook Pa (slashing), 12:29; Guhle Pa (interference), 14:10; McDonald Pa (unsportsmanlike cnd., roughing), 19:19; Machado Sas (roughing), 19:19.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Bafaro Sas (hooking), 0:59; Leason Pa (kneeing), 14:46; Nicholas Sas (slashing), 17:21.
OT Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties
Shootout – Prince Albert 0 (McDonald NG, Leason NG), Saskatoon 2 (Dach NG, Goethals G, Farren G).
Shots on Goal-Prince Albert 13-10-10-5-0-38. Saskatoon 15-14-5-2-1-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Prince Albert 0 / 5; Saskatoon 2 / 7.
Goalies-Prince Albert, Buskey 0-1-0-1 (36 shots-33 saves). Saskatoon, MacInnes 3-0-0-0 (38 shots-35 saves).
Referees-Jason Bourdon (20), Bryce Sebastian (64).
Linesmen-Joel Beresh (122), Devan Thiessen (94).