Weekend Preview: Hosting the Thunder for You Can Play Night & Report Card Day

The Worcester Blades return from the All-Star break to host the Markham Thunder on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 at Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center.

Recent Games

The Blades hosted Shenzhen for a three-game series in January. They dropped each game by scores of 3-0, 7-2, and 4-0. Worcester has fallen to a 0-20 record on the season.

The Thunder faced Montreal last weekend for a two-game stint they split. They notched a 2-1 win on Saturday and fell on Sunday 6-2. Markham sits in fourth place with a 10-8-3 record.

The Match Up

Worcester and Markham last faced off in December where Markham took both games by scores of 4-1 and 6-1.

Courtney Turner and Morgan Turner each scored third period goals that weekend for the Blades. Goal scorers for Markham included Jenna McParland, Brooke Webster, Victoria Bach, and Jamie Lee Rattray.

Markham Player to Watch

Victoria Bach (Forward)

Bach leads Markham with 23 points. She scored three goals vs. Montreal and tallied an assist as well. She notched nine points in four games so far against the Blades this season.

Worcester Player to Watch

Chelsey Goldberg (Forward)

Goldberg scored her first two goals of the season in the Blades’ second of three games vs. Shenzhen. The Northeastern University grad scored both goals in a matter of two minutes and five seconds and provided a major offensive push for the Blades in that game.

Keeping Up with the Action

Saturday’s puck drops at 8 p.m. The team’s annual You Can Play Night will also take place. Fans will have the opportunity to win a team signed stick.

Sunday’s game will begin at 12:30 p.m. Here, the Blades are hosting Report Card Day. Kids who bring their report cards will receive free admission to the game.

Tickets to both of these games can be purchased online as well as at the door on game day. Games are also live streamed for fans unable to make it out to Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center.

Merisa Boyd is the Director of Communications for the Worcester Blades. All media requests and inquiries should be sent to [email protected]