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Game #21 Preview: Blades at Hitmen

November 27, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release

Saskatoon Blades (12-7-1-0) @ Calgary Hitmen (7-9-0-0)

Date | Time Saturday, November 27th | 2:30pm CT

Place Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB

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Radio 600 CJWW Radio | Pre-Game Show w/ Les Lazaruk @ 2:00pm CT

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Viewing Party Wendel Clark's Classic Grill & Bar

This Afternoon

The Saskatoon Blades (12-7-1-0) take on the Calgary Hitmen (7-9-0-0) in the second of a challenging 'three-in-three' through Alberta, looking to follow up a 3-1 victory in Red Deer the previous night.

This is the Blades' first of four meetings against Calgary this season, and the team's first trip to Scotiabank Saddledome since November 2nd of 2019 - 756 days ago.

Saskatoon's win in Red Deer snapped a three-game losing streak, and was highlighted by a pair of goals from forward Trevor Wong and a 40-save performance by Nolan Maier.

Calgary comes into the afternoon tilt coming off back-to-back losses against Red Deer and Edmonton last weekend.

This is the Blades' sixth stop as part of a nine-game stint away from SaskTel Centre. The home of the Blades is currently occupied by Curling Canada for the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.

Who to Watch

Forward Trevor Wong is coming off a sensational three-point performance in Red Deer which included netting the game-winner against the Rebels. The Vancouver, BC product added an assist on Kyle Crnkovic's empty netter to seal a 3-1 victory. Wong needs just one more marker to match his season-high of six, which was set in the 2019-20 campaign with the Kelowna Rockets.

Alternate captain Kyle Crnkovic returned to the scoresheet on Friday, scoring the Blades third goal against Red Deer. It's the speedy winger's 11th goal of the season, matching San Jose Sharks prospect Tristen Robins for the team lead.

Veteran netminder Nolan Maier is coming off a sensational performance in Red Deer, stopping 40 of 41 shots and earning the game's second star. The pride of Yorkton, SK is up to 10 victories on the season, and a franchise-record 101 in his career.

On the Record

Forward Trevor Wong

Head coach Brennan Sonne

Grab some grub and catch the game at Wendel Clark's Classic Grill, where they'll be live streaming all 34 away games this season! Look out for their gameday specials and enjoy the game at one of Saskatoon's finest establishments. Boston Pizza is also streaming Blades games throughout the season!

Saves for Hunger

This season, The Saskatoon Blades have partnered with Nutrien to launch the "Saves for Hunger" Campaign. For every save a Blades netminder makes this season, Nutrien is donating $5 to a local organization. Blades goaltenders have made 572 saves so far, running the tally up to $2860 raised as the team heads into Calgary.

Think you know who'll score our first goal? Look for our First Goal Prediction Contest, brought to you by Boston Pizza, on all of our social media platforms! Good luck!

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