Tastad Notches First Pair of WHL Points, Blades Beat Warriors 4-3

December 9, 2023 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release

Saskatoon Blades celebrate win
Saskatoon Blades celebrate win
(Saskatoon Blades)

RELEASE THE TASMANIAN DEVIL: Rookie defenceman Morgan Tastad's first career WHL goal stood as the game-winner in the Saskatoon Blades 4-3 victory in Moose Jaw against the Warriors Saturday.

It's full circle for the 17-year-old defenceman who made his WHL debut at the Moose Jaw Events Centre on Mar. 26th. Tastad notched his first career point with an assist on the opening goal of the game and now has two points in 25 games this season.

Saturday marked Blades forward Rowan Calvert's 100th career WHL game and got to do so in his hometown. The Moose Jaw, SK product also tallied an assist on the first goal, giving him nine points (3G, 6A) in 30 games.

Captain Trevor Wong and Anaheim Ducks draft pick Egor Sidorov both dished two helpers in the victory, while Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Fraser Mintern and 20-year-old forward Easton Armstrong found the back of the net.

Rookie goalie Evan Gardner was sturdy between the pipes stopping 30 shots, including an unbelievable save in the third period to keep the Blades in it. Gardner's record improves to 7-4-0-0.

The Blades are winners of five straight games, and head into the final game of a three-in-three weekend atop the Eastern Conference with a 21-8-1-0 record.

NEXT GAME: The Blades cap off a three-games-in-three-nights stretch tomorrow at SaskTel Centre against the Calgary Hitmen.

Puck drop is 4:00pm.

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