Saskatoon Blades won Prince George Cougars 4-1 on Saturday in the first game of the five-game 10-day drive through B.C. The blades will improve 15-8-2 and their 32 points will throw them fifth in the entire West Hockey League.
The blades were abandoned at the start of the game in only 2: 4 on Mike MacLean, but closed the rest of Cougars. Max Gerlach was placed only 1:41 later and Seth Bafaro gave Blades the lead in the first season in the dying seconds. Eric Florchuk and Kristian Roykas Marthinsen rounded points to the third. Nolan Maier made 21 wins, while Taylor Gauthier stopped 24 Cougars.
Saskatoon will continue to swing the west coast on Tuesday against Vancouver Giants.