The Steele County Blades junior hockey team will battle through a tough weekend, facing three of the top four teams in the division, with two of those games on the road.

Friday, Feb. 13

Steele County is hoping 13 is their lucky number versus the Rochester Ice Hawks at the Rec Center at 7:05 p.m. Rochester has won all five meetings with Steele County this season. This week's player interview (below) is with Cody Goliath, who was traded from the Ice Hawks to the Blades this season. He says it was a strange feeling to play against his former teammates.

Saturday, Feb. 14

Steele County would love to score a Valentine's night win over Forest Lake, the team the Blades are chasing for home ice advantage in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League playoffs. These teams are very likely to square off in the first round of the playoffs and have split their four head-to-head games so far. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 15

For their third game in three nights, Steele County plays at Hudson at 7 p.m. The Crusaders have won three of the five meetings against the Blades.

Player Interview

Blades defenseman Cody Goliath is from Duncan, British Columbia, but didn't start out playing hockey! He enjoyed motocross racing starting about age 5, then got into hockey at 8 years old.

Coach Update

KRFO's Roy Koenig chatted with coach Bobby Solari about action against Rochester and Forest Lake from last weekend, and a preview of the busy weekend upcoming.