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The Saskatoon Blades is a Canadian ice hockey team based in the city of Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan. It is a member of the East Division of the Eastern Conference within the Western Hockey League. The franchise was founded in 1964 and plays today at the Credit Union Centre. Its official colors are royal blue, navy blue, white and silver. The team is owned by Mike Priestner with Lorne Molleken as the general manager and David Struch as the head coach. As one of the most competitive teams in the WHL, many Saskatoon Blades tickets are sold each year for its games.
The Saskatoon Blades play at the Credit Union Centre, which has a seating capacity of fifteen thousand plus. The team was initially a member of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and then became a member of the Western Hockey League when the two leagues became one. It is the one team today from the foundation WHL teams that is still located in their city. They initially spent their first years in the Saskatoon Arena and built a loyal fan base, as well as developed a good number of amazing players, many of whom have gone on to play for NHL franchises. In 1988, the team moved to a new arena, the Credit Union Centre, which was called the Saskatchewan Place at the time.
The Saskatoon Blades played host in 1989 to the Memorial Cup tournament. They finished the tournament with a 5-4 win against the Swift Current Broncos, breaking the franchise’s fourteen game long undefeated streak. They breezed through the WHL playoffs and went on to win their very first two round robin games. Initially owned by the Brodsky Family, they have been recently purchased by Mike Priestner, owner of Go Auto. They have had strong rivalries with the Prince Albert Raiders and the Regina Pats.
This is a junior ice hockey team that has made waves all across Canada with its smashing gameplay. In 2005, they replaced their older mascot, Helmutt, with the newer Poke Cheki, a yeti like mascot in the home opening games of the season. He is still the team’s mascot. During 2008 to 2009 season, they made a record in the Western Hockey League for the Most Road Wins in a Single Season at twenty eight, going on to win the East Division Championship.
In 2011, the team rose to prominence over the WHL when it defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings and ranked number one in the Western Hockey league. They went on to become the WHL Regular Season Champion and won the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy. Many of their players have gone on to play in the NHL, with some, such as Bernie Federko, being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Blades player to go on to play for prestigious NHL franchises include Dennis Abgrall, Brent Ashton, Blair Atcheynum, Mike Babcock, Frank Banham, Wade Belak, Ryan Bonni, Bob Bourne, Dave Brown, Murray Brumwell, Jeff Buchanan, Lindsay Carson, Blair Chapman, Kelly Chase, Rich Chernomaz, Tim Cheveldae, Wendel Clark and Pat Conacher.
These are but some of the players that have gone on to see spectacular and highly successful careers in the many pro ice hockey franchises that make up the National Hockey League, the NHL.
They have ranked first in the East Division a record nine times. They have played in the WHL Championship finals five times, facing many a formidable team. They scored the most points in the 2010 to 2011 season, in which they also made the most wins and the most home wins. They also hold the WHL Record for the Most Road Wins, a feat to see them re-enact with Saskatoon Blades tickets in hand.
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