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Weekend Preview Blog By Gio

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Blazers Weekend Preview by Analyst Gio Flamminio

The Oklahoma City  Blazers squad looks to pick up where they left off last weekend as they return to their home ice for a 3 game set versus the Dallas Snipers. Oklahoma currently boasts a very impressive 7 win to 0 loss home record, matching only the Missoula Maulers as teams league wide with flawless home marks. The weekend series pits two friends, former teammates and former opponents against one another, as both bench bosses possess extensively impressive pro hockey resumes. Any way you slice it, bragging rights are on the line, along with significant Midwestern divisional impacts.
Commencing with the visiting Dallas Snipers, head coach Aaron Davis’ understands this weekend’s magnitude and is confident his troops are ready for a very reputable opponent. “The last few weeks of hockey for our club have been much, much better, said Davies. We battled some difficult injuries early on this year. Playing shorthanded takes it’s toll on players physically and mentally, so getting some much needed bodies back is a good thing.” One player in particular Davies mentioned is centerman Jesse Bucholz. The young forward will look to provide a much needed spark for the Snipers offensively. When asked specifically how Davies planned to prepare for the streaking Blazers club, he stated that “matching their energy and focusing on executing,” were two main keys.
Blazers head coach Tyler Fleck has a lot to be smiling about these days, however he will be the first to tell you that nothing had been won yet. “We have not even reached the season’s midway point yet, Fleck commented. We played nowhere near the height of our capabilities last weekend and will need to be much more alert heading into this weekend’s test, against a much improved Dallas club.” The Blazers bench boss looks to get several players back from injury and suspension for this weekend’s trio of bouts, adding depth, skill and toughness across the board. “Anytime you can get back to a 100% as a team it instills a sense of security amongst each other. We faced adversity extremely well last weekend and now look to replicate our winning ways with a much more diverse lineup.”
Needless to say folks, yet we’ll say it anyways, this should be a remarkably competitive 3 game series. Action gets underway this evening at 8:30 pm Central Standard time at the Blazers Ice Center in Oklahoma City, Ok. The encore will be a 5:00 pm puck drop Saturday evening while the series finale will once again be of the matinee variety with an 11:00 am start time.