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Blades Jump out to Early Lead, Hang on for 4-3 Victory over ICE

September 14, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Winnipeg Ice News Release

Saskatoon, SK - The Saskatoon Blades jumped out to an early lead and hung on for a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg ICE at SaskTel Centre on Friday night.

The Blades scored three goals in the opening frame thanks to Colton Dach and Scott Walford. The ICE responded in the second period with goals from Cole Muir and Reece Harsch before Brandon Lisowsky restored the Blades two goal lead. Jakin Smallwood would cut into the Blades lead in the last minute of regulation, but that is as close as the ICE would get.

ICE goaltender Will Gurski stopped seven-of-10 shots in just over 32-minutes of work while Gage Alexander blocked 13-of-14 in close to 26-minutes of action. Blades goaltender Nolan Maier stopped 31-of-34 shots for the 'W'.

ICE 3 Saskatoon 4

Here is a rundown of the score sheet:

First Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)

1-0 Saskatoon 5:41 Colton Dach T. Robins, K. Crnkovic

2-0 Saskatoon 6:59 Scott Walford R. Hughes, Z. Huber

3-0 Saskatoon 14:00 Colton Dach S. Walford, R. McKay

Second Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)

1-3 Winnipeg 2:16 Cole Muir O. Pederson, M. Savoie

2-3 Winnipeg 7:07 Reece Harsch C. Lambos, H. Kodak

2-4 Saskatoon 15:49 Brandon Lisowsky K. Crnkovic, M. Kaddoura

Third Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)

3-4 Winnipeg 19:00 Jakin Smallwood I. Johnson, R. Harsch

Special Teams

Team PP PK

Winnipeg 1/4 7/9

Saskatoon 2/9 3/4

Shots on Goal

Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total

Winnipeg 9 17 8 34

Saskatoon 8 7 9 24

The ICE conclude its 2019 pre-season schedule against the Saskatoon Blades on Saturday, September 14. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 P.M. CT.

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