The Saskatoon Blades lead the Regina Pats by a score of 1-0 after one period from the Credit Union Centre.
In the last minute of the period Matej Stransky cut behind the net and threw the puck out in front to Lukas Sutter. Sutter buried the puck shortside on starter Damian Ketlo. Darian Dziurzynski added the other assist on the goal.
The shots after one period were 14-5 for the home side.
Two players off Saskatoon who stood out in period one were 20 year old Jeremy Boyer, as well as 17 year old defender Duncan Siemens.
The Saskatoon Blades added 3 more goals in period two and lead by a score of 4-0 after 40 minutes.
35 seconds into the period Brett Stovin picked up a loose puck at the Pats blueline, made a move past defender Tyler Borstmayer and went shelf on goalie Matt Hewitt. Hewitt had replaced Damian Ketlo, who only played the first 20 minutes. 16 year old Ryan Olsen had the lone assist on the goal.
At 7:34 the Blades made it 3-0. Goalie Matt Hewitt left the puck behind the net for a defender, but no one came to get it except for Saskatoon forward Lukas Sutter. Sutter centered the puck to Matej Stransky who had his first shot stopped, but banged in the rebound. A ghost assist was given to Darian Dziurzynski on the play.
Braeden Johnson made it 4-0 with a shorthanded goal at 17:12. Three Blades broke away on an odd man rush after a Pats turnover at the offensive blueline. Dziurzynski made a move to the net but was stopped. Teigan Zahn was stopped on the first rebound, but Johnson banged it home on the third try.
The shot after two periods are 38-9 for Saskatoon and they have dominated very facet of the game so far.
Two Blades that stood out in period two were 17 year old Lukas Sutter and 17 year old Matej Stransky.
The Blades killed a big 5 on 3 early in the period. Regina was up 2 men for 1:44. Steven Stanford made several big sliding saves to keep the Pats scoreless. Teigan Zahn was the second man out of the box during the kill. He was hit with a pass off the boards and went in all alone but was stopped by Hewitt. Landon Peel took a slashing penalty on the backcheck to cap off a great sequence for Saskatoon.
At 10:35 Darren Dietz carried the puck in down the wing. Defenseman Cody Carlson tried to stand him up, but Dietz ran over Carlson and sent him flying to the ice. The puck bounced to Ryan Olson, who quickly returned to Dietz behind the net. He quickly tucked it in behind an unsuspecting Matt Hewitt for a 5-0 Blades lead.
This game was totally one sided as the shots ended up being 54-16 for Saskatoon.
The best line of the game was easily the line of Stransky, Sutter and Dziurzynski. They generated several great scoring chances. Darian ended up with three assists on the night, with Stransky and Sutter each having a goal and an assist.
They finish the night as my three stars. Siemens and Zahn also both had strong games on the backend for Saskatoon.
That's it, a 5-0 final.