This week’s Sportsnet CHL Saturday Showcase features a WHL East Division showdown as the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup host Regina Pats visit the Swift Current Broncos.
The Pats and Broncos make their first Saturday Showcase appearances of the season, both featuring a number of high profile names in their respective lineups.
The host Broncos enter play on a three-game slide and have seen the red hot Moose Jaw Warriors start to run away with the division lead in recent weeks.
Swift Current’s high scoring trio of Aleksi Heponiemi, Glenn Gawdin and Tyler Steenbergen has been joined throughout the course of the season by veteran additions in Matteo Gennaro, Giorgio Estephan, Beck Malenstyn and Andrew Fyten while Colorado Avalanche prospect Josh Anderson has been a recent addition to the blue line.
In goal, Edmonton Oilers prospect Stuart Skinner looks to cool off a Pats offence that put up seven goals in a home ice win over the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday.
Regina addition Cameron Hebig has been effective since coming over from Saskatoon, recording nine points (4-5–9) in six games with the Pats while offensively gifted blueliner Josh Mahura continues an outstanding campaign with 50 points (17-33–50) through 39 games.
Fellow Ducks prospect Sam Steel is one to watch for Regina while overage veteran Matt Bradley has been steady all season, potting 29 goals in 50 games.
RJ Broadhead and Sam Cosentino have the call across the country on Sportsnet when the puck drops at 3:30pm ET.
100th MASTERCARD MEMORIAL CUP TROPHY TOUR COMES TO SWIFT CURRENT:
The Memorial Cup is in Swift Current this weekend and paid a visit to students in nearby Gull Lake before stopping at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 in Swift Current on Friday.
Keep an eye out for the Memorial Cup at the Credit Union iPlex on Saturday.