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Blades Nabb Weekend Sweep over Pats

January 20, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release

The Saskatoon Blades swept the weekend series with the Regina Pats after a 4-2 win at the Brandt Centre in Regina on Saturday night. The Blades improve to 28-13-6-0 on the season and hold down 3rd overall in the WHL with 62 points.


Eric Florchuk (12) scored on the first power play chance of the hockey game in the first period to give the visiting Blades a 1-0 lead after the first period. Emil Malysjev and Kyle Crnkovic chipped in with the helpers.

Cyle McNabb (3) then scored his second goal in as many nights to make it 2-0 Saskatoon. Dawson Davidson had the lone assist, extending his personal point streak to 7 assists in 5 games. Later in the frame, Max Gerlach set up Eric Florchuk (13) in behind Regina's defence and the Washington Capitals prospect made a smooth move to open up Pats' netminder Dean McNabb and tuck in his second of the night through the five hole.

Regina then drew a penalty shot while short-handed early in the third period and Duncan Pierce (7) converted on his opportunity.

Cyle McNabb (4) then restored the 3 goal lead with his 2nd goal of the night and 3rd as a member of the Blades. Tristen Robins and Brandon Schuldhaus assisted on the Winnipeg products fourth of the season.

Riley Krane (10) made things interesting with another short-handed goal for the Regina Pats, again off a breakaway. However, it wasn't enough to catch the Blades who held off the Pats for the 4-2 victory.

Nolan Maier made 31 saves for his 23rd victory of the season while Dean McNabb made 28 saves at the other end for Regina.


Eric Florchuk: 2 goals, 6 SOG

Cyle McNabb: 1G-1A, GWG, 4 SOG

Tristen Robins: 1 assist, +2, 10/17 face-offs


Dawson Davidson had 1 assist to extend his point streak to 5 games (7A).

Cyle McNabb registered his first career multi-point game with 2 goals. He had 3 goals this weekend vs Regina.

Brandon Schuldhaus extended his point-streak to 4 games with an assist (5A).


Nolan Maier made 31 saves to earn his 23rd win of the season, tying his total from last year and holding sole possession of fourth most wins in the WHL.


The Blades visit the Swift Current Broncos next Friday. Next home action for the Blades is next Saturday against the visiting Swift Current Broncos.

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