Nineteen points separated the Saskatoon Blades (44-22-2-4) and Medicine Hat Tigers (36-33-2-1) at the end of the WHL regular season. Next up, the teams will face one another in the upcoming round one of the WHL playoffs.
• Series begins Thursday, March 21 at 7:05 p.m. MDT in Saskatoon.
- Top Scorer: Josh Nicholls (RW), 47G, 38A, 85 points & Matej Stransky (RW), 40G, 45A, 85 points
- Darren Dietz led Blades defensemen with 58 points (24-34) in 72 regular season games.
- Center Brenden Walker scored 33 goals and 43 assists in 72 games, averaging 1.06 points/game.
- Center Shane McColgan also scored 66 points in 69 games.
MEDICINE HAT TIGERS
- Top Scorer: Curtis Valk (C), 46G, 45A, 91 points.
- Left winger Hunter Shinkaruk had 86 points (37-49) in 64 games with the Tigers this season. Valk and Shinkaruk had 30 power play goals combined this season.
- Left winger Boston Leier scored 52 points in 72 games, and Miles Koules had 40 points in his rookie campaign.
- Tyler Lewington led Medicine Hat blueliners with 26 points in 69 regular season games.
Saskatoon won all four meetings between the teams this season, starting with a 6-3 victory in Med Hat on October 14. The team followed this up with a 7-2 win in Saskatoon on January 1 and a 4-3 victory in Medicine Hat on February 16. Finally, the Blades defeated the Tigers, 6-3, on March 8.
Game #1: Thu Mar 21 7:05 PM Medicine Hat at Saskatoon
Game #2: Fri Mar 22 7:05 PM Medicine Hat at Saskatoon
Game #3: Tues Mar 26 7:00pm Saskatoon at Medicine Hat
Game #4: Wed Mar 27 7:00pm Saskatoon at Medicine Hat
Game #5: Fri Mar 29, 7:05 Medicine Hat at Saskatoon * if necessary
Game #6: Sun Mar 31 6:00 Saskatoon at Medicine Hat * if necessary
Game #7: Tues Apr 2 7:05 Medicine Hat at Saskatoon * if necessary