The Saskatoon Blades and the Regina Pats will be making some tough decisions after this weekend’s exhibition series.
Both teams will be dressing and assessing their younger players.
Saskatoon Blades head coach, Lorne Molleken says he’ll be using Friday’s game in Regina to try out some of the Blades’ rookies.
“Our plan is to give some of our younger guys an opportunity to get in the game in Regina and be a little closer to our starting line-up in the second game here back at home,” said Molleken. “It’s still an evaluation period for the coaching staff and that will be our main focus.”
Having played two exhibition games already, Molloken said they’ve already made some roster changes and he expects more changes will come after Saturday’s game.
Head coach of the Regina Pats, Pat Conacher, echoed Molleken saying he too will be working the team’s younger crop.
“Training camp is still on and it’s still an audition,” said Conacher. “We have a number of decisions to be made, so of course we’ll be going with a young line-up.”
He explained this is a chance for the Pats younger players to impress the coaching staff and find their niche on the team.
“Its up to them to go out and show us what they are as players,” said Conacher. “You just put them in the situations and see how they react.”
Friday’s game is in Regina at 7 p.m. in the Brandt Centre and Saturday’s game is in Saskatoon at 7:05 p.m. at Credit Union Centre.