Blades Re-assign Trio of Players

Saskatoon Blades

September 11, 2013, SASKATOON, SK – The Saskatoon Blades have re-assigned a trio of players, cutting their roster down to 24 players. The players re-assigned Wednesday are forwards Greyson Reitmeier (’96), Evan Polei (’96) and Haydn Hopkins (’97).

Polei was selected by the Blades in the 11th round, 242nd overall, in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. The left-winger registered one goal in two Blades exhibition games in 2013-14 after scoring 17 goals and posting 32 points in 34 games last year with the South Side Athletic Club M-AAA team in Edmonton.

Hopkins was selected by the Blades in the 12th round, 257th overall, in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. He registered 2 PIMs in a pair of exhibition games this year. The right-winger from Victoria, BC, had 12 points and 38 PIMs in 31 games for the South Island Royals major midget team in 2012-13.

Reitmeier was an unsigned training camp invite by the Saskatoon Blades this season. The 6’3, 175 pound left-winger from Nakusp, BC, had a goal and an assist in two pre-season games, including scoring the first goal of 2013-14 exhibition season for the Blades in Swift Current last Wednesday.

The roster moves leaves the Blades roster at 24 players, including two goalies, 8 defencemen and 14 forwards.

The Blades next exhibition game goes on Friday night in Prince Albert against the Raiders. The following night, the Blades play host to the Raiders in Warman to close out the pre-season.

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.