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Sidorov Named Tempo WHL Player of the Week

February 5, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Saskatoon Blades News Release

Saskatoon, SK - Saskatoon Blades forward Egor Sidorov has been named Tempo WHL Player of the Week for his efforts between Jan. 29th - Feb. 4th. The league announced Sidorov as the winner Monday afternoon.

The Anaheim Ducks draft pick led the way offensively with five goals and eight points as the Blades extended their lead on first in the WHL with a 3-0-0-0 week at SaskTel Centre.

Sidorov earned second star honours after a three-point performance (1G, 2A) in Wednesday's 9-1 thumping against the Regina Pats. The Belarusian machine followed it up with a pair of goals and an assist Friday against the Central Division's top Medicine Hat Tigers. Sidorov's opening goal of the game and insurance marker into the empty net late in the third period helped lift the Blades to a 5-2 win in front of 6,385 fans on home ice.

The 6-foot sniper set a new career-high in goals with 41 after he collected a pair in Sunday's 3-1 win against the Brandon Wheat Kings. Sidorov lit the lamp first for his team once again and notched the game-winner with his team-leading 13th powerplay goal in the second period. Sidorov leads the team in goals and is second in the WHL behind only Prince George Cougars forward Zac Funk with 46. In his third WHL season, the 19-year-old winger has 68 points in 48 games, second on the team after captain Trevor Wong (13G, 67A). Sidorov's on pace to beat his career-high in points of 76 set last year in 53 games.

The Blades have won ten straight games on home ice, helping them boast the best home record in the CHL at 21-1-1-0. Saskatoon is first in the WHL with 77 points, six points up on the second-place Portland Winterhawks.

Ranked first in the latest CHL Top 10 rankings, the Blades finish off their season-high seven-game home-stand this week with a game Tuesday, February 5th against the Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Prince Albert Raiders on Friday, February 9th. The Blue and Gold head to Swift Current on Saturday, February 10th for a tilt against the Broncos.

Puck drop for all three games is 7:00pm CT.

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