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Blades Swamp Hitmen 9-3

October 14, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Saskatoon Blades ran their winning streak to four games and their point streak to seven with a 9-3 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Calgary Hitmen on Monday at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Blades raced out to a 4-0 first period lead, powered by the first career Western Hockey League hat trick for Eric Florchuk. Tristen Robins tallied a pair of goals with singles from Majid Kaddoura, Chase Wouters, Jayden Wiens and Cyle McNabb on a day where 13 different Blades' recorded at least a point.

Mark Kastelic scored twice in the loss for Calgary with Orca Wiesblatt rounding out the Hitmen attack.

Special teams loomed large for Saskatoon, going 3-6 on the power play while killing all five Calgary chances.

With the win Saskatoon improves to 7-3-0-1 while the Hitmen fall to 4-2-1-0.

Calgary returns to action on Friday, Oct. 18 at home against Moose Jaw. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the 'Dome.

The Hitmen will then conclude their three-game homestand on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. against Medicine Hat. That day is the Diwali Celebration presented by Red FM & Sunday Funday, presented by Ricky's All Day Grill which includes face painters, concourse activities, giveaways and a post-game family skate that is FREE with a game ticket. Sunday Funday features a specially priced $9.99 ticket for kids 12 and under and a $15.99 ticket for adults (plus applicable fees and taxes).

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