Saturday, September 12, 2009

Greg Harder has a preview/update on his blog

.... you can find it here.

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One tidbit of info that I find interesting regarding the teams' goalie battle is this:

Hunt confirmed that rookies Dawson Guhle and Derek Tendler will share the netminding duties in Saturday’s game. They’re battling for the backup job, with Guhle positioned as the front-runner based on his performance to date. The game could decide who wins that battle and who gets a ticket to junior A.
The Pats aren’t confirming this but you can watch for Damien Ketlo to go the distance on Sunday in Prince Albert as a final tune-up for next Friday’s season-opener in Saskatoon.
As you read here on a previous post, Ketlo will get first dibs on the starter’s job. It’s up to him to take advantage but it sounds like the team is very confident he can do the job.
Linden Rowat, unfortunately, is in limbo while awaiting word on a possible trade. Just to be clear, this situation isn't a reflection on Rowat as a player or a person. It's simply a numbers issue due to too many 20-year-olds and some quality young netminders that the team can't afford to hold back any longer. As a result, the only way Rowat would end up staying in Regina is if there’s an injury or some sort of major meltdown by his successor.

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