Blades Preview: at Markham, October 13 & 14, 2018

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Worcester Blades at Markham Thunder
Thornhill Community Centre, Markham, Ontario
Saturday, October 13th at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 14th at 12:30pm

The Worcester Blades make their 2018-19 season debut this weekend, facing off with a pair of games against the Canadian Women’s Hockey League 2018 Clarkson Cup Champion Markham Thunder.

I’m going to be honest here, I have no idea what to expect from the Blades this season. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to really look into the team or the league, but the little I do know makes it sound very exciting.

I have had a couple of conversations with players during events, although I went out of my way to not tell them I was a blogger. I wanted to see how they interacted with a fan that came up to them saying he knew nothing about women’s hockey. The sheer excitement both showed in answering my questions was infectious.

The Blades had a couple of preseason games, and after talking to the players I really feel like I missed something when I forgot about their first exhibition game, and I probably should have made time to watch the second. I’ve got a lot of stuff going on now, but I’m absolutely going to make time for some of their games.

Their home opener is next Saturday at 3pm at Worcester Ice.

(Last year’s stats)

Head to Head Record 2017-18 CWHL Regular Season BOSTON 0-3-0-1 MARKHAM 4-0-0-0
Head to Head Record 2016-17 CWHL Regular Season BOSTON 1-4-0-1 MARKHAM 5-1-0-0
Last 5 Years record between teams BOSTON 10-15-0-3 MARKHAM 18-10-0-0
BOSTON vs. MARKHAM Last 5 Years record at BOSTON BOSTON 5-9-0-2 MARKHAM 11-5-0-0
BOSTON vs. MARKHAM Last 5 Years record at MARKHAM BOSTON 5-6-0-1 MARKHAM 7-5-0-0
Previous Meetings Last Season MARKHAM 3 @ BOSTON 1 (Mar 11 2018) Final
MARKHAM 8 @ BOSTON 0 (Mar 10 2018) Final
BOSTON 2 @ MARKHAM 4 (Dec 10 2017) Final
BOSTON 1 @ MARKHAM 2 (Dec 9 2017) Final SO
How the 2 teams matched up

BOSTON

MARKHAM

Team Record 1-24-0-3 — 5 points 14-7-4-3 — 35 points
Division Ranking 7th CWHL 4th CWHL
Conference Ranking 7th CWHL 4th CWHL
League Ranking 7th 4th
Past 10 Games 0-9-0-1 8-0-1-1
Streak 0-11-0-1 11-0-2-3
Last Game 3-1 L vs MARKHAM (Mar 11 2018) Final 3-1 W @ BOSTON (Mar 11 2018) Final
Home Record 1-11-0-2 11-0-3-2
Away Record 0-13-0-1 3-7-1-1
GF 41 81
GA 120 68
PP (Overall) (18/106) 17.0% (15/115) 13.0%
PP (Home) (11/51) 21.6% (8/72) 11.1%
PP (Away) (7/55) 12.7% (7/43) 16.3%
PK (Overall) (22/91) 75.8% (13/118) 89.0%
PK (Home) (10/49) 79.6% (3/67) 95.5%
PK (Away) (12/42) 71.4% (10/51) 80.4%
PP vs. Opp. (1/19) 5.3% (2/16) 12.5%
PK vs. Opp. (2/16) 87.5% (1/19) 94.7%
Leading Rookie Ng (4-5-9) Skeats (4-2-6)
Most PIM Burns – 26 Skeats – 38
Team PIM/GM 7.1/Game 10.4/Game
Leading Scorers Leary (7-9-16) Rattray (22-17-39)
Grieves (6-8-14) Richards (13-10-23)
Bizzari (4-8-12) McParland (8-10-18)
Ng (4-5-9) McIntosh (5-13-18)
Myers (3-6-9) Brown (4-8-12)
Last 5 Games 3-1 L vs MARKHAM (Mar 11 2018) Final 3-1 W @ BOSTON (Mar 11 2018) Final
8-0 L vs MARKHAM (Mar 10 2018) Final 8-0 W @ BOSTON (Mar 10 2018) Final
4-0 L @ TORONTO (Mar 4 2018) Final 4-1 W vs CALGARY (Mar 4 2018) Final
3-0 L @ TORONTO (Mar 3 2018) Final 5-1 W vs CALGARY (Mar 3 2018) Final
4-3 L @ CALGARY (Feb 25 2018) Final 5-2 W vs TORONTO (Feb 24 2018) Final
Leading After 1st 0-4-0-2 7-1-0-1
Leading After 2nd 1-3-0-2 9-0-0-1
Tied After 1st 1-5-0-1 4-2-2-2
Tied After 2nd 0-4-0-1 4-2-1-1
Trailing After 1st 0-15-0-0 3-4-2-0
Trailing After 2nd 0-17-0-0 1-5-3-1
Out Shooting Opponents 1-3-0-0 11-1-1-1
Out Shot by Opponents 0-20-0-3 3-6-3-2
1-Goal Games 0-2-0-3 4-2-4-3
2-Goal Games 1-7-0-0 2-2-0-0
3-Goal Games 0-7-0-0 5-1-0-0

MARKHAM THUNDER

# Player GP G A PTS PIM +/-
26 Jamie Lee Rattray 4 5 3 8 2 6
9 Kristen Richards 4 2 2 4 4 5
7 Laura Stacey 2 2 2 4 0 4
22 Nicole Kosta 2 2 1 3 2 4
19 Dania Simmonds 4 1 2 3 0 4
25 Taylor Woods 4 2 0 2 2 4
24 Kristen Barbara 4 1 1 2 0 5
15 Laura McIntosh 2 0 2 2 2 3
91 Jenna McParland 2 0 2 2 0 4
44 Ellie Seedhouse 4 0 2 2 0 2
21 Devon Skeats 4 1 0 1 6 3
17 Nicole Brown 2 0 1 1 0 0
8 Laura Fortino 2 0 1 1 0 2
3 Jocelyne Larocque 2 0 1 1 2 4
94 Megan Bozek 2 0 0 0 4 1
11 Megan Delay 2 0 0 0 2 0
23 Lindsay Grigg 4 0 0 0 2 1
18 Jessica Hartwick 2 0 0 0 2 0
27 Erica Howe 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 Becca King 4 0 0 0 2 -1
37 Liz Knox 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 Fielding Montgomery 3 0 0 0 0 0
96 Karolina Urban 4 0 0 0 4 0
10 Alexis Woloschuk 1 0 0 0 0 0
28 Melissa Wronzberg 2 0 0 0 2 -1

# Player GP W L SL MIN GA GAA SV%
37 Liz Knox 2 2 0 0 125:00 2 0.96 0.957
27 Erica Howe 2 2 0 0 120:00 2 1.00 0.963

BOSTON BLADES

# Player GP G A PTS PIM +/-
5 Michelle Ng 2 1 1 2 2 1
17 Meghan Grieves 4 0 2 2 2 -3
91 Jordan Hampton 2 1 0 1 0 1
28 Kate Leary 4 1 0 1 2 -3
15 Megan Myers 3 1 0 1 2 -3
23 Melissa Bizzari 4 0 1 1 2 -4
71 Kelly Kittredge 4 0 1 1 0 -2
16 Kaitlin Spurling 2 0 1 1 0 -4
4 Elizabeth Aveson 4 0 0 0 0 -1
24 Kristina Brown 4 0 0 0 2 -5
7 Dru Burns 4 0 0 0 12 -2
1 Amanda Carridi 1 0 0 0 0 0
35 Lauren Dahm 4 0 0 0 0 0
27 Nicole Giannino 4 0 0 0 0 1
22 Chelsey Goldberg 4 0 0 0 0 -1
10 Erin Hall 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 Taryn Harris 4 0 0 0 2 -5
6 Erin Kickham 4 0 0 0 2 -2
8 Sato Kikuchi (I) 4 0 0 0 4 -5
9 Cassandra Sherman 3 0 0 0 0 0
20 Meaghan Spurling 4 0 0 0 2 -3
12 Casey Stathopoulos 4 0 0 0 0 -6
3 Courtney Turner 4 0 0 0 0 -3
19 Taylor Wasylk 1 0 0 0 0 -4

# Player GP W L SL MIN GA GAA SV%
35 Lauren Dahm 4 0 3 1 228:04 12 3.16 0.926
1 Amanda Carridi 1 0 0 0 15:59 1 3.75 0.800

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