GAME 25 RECAP | Blades squeak 5-4 OT win vs Wheat Kings for fifth straight victory

Saskatoon, SK. – Conner Roulette tallied four points including the game-winner, as the Saskatoon Blades clawed a 5-4 overtime win from the Brandon Wheat Kings at SaskTel Centre.

The Bridge City Bunch lived up to their name wearing their vintage bridge style jerseys, now 2-0 in them this season.

It marks five straight victories for the Blades who ranked fifth on the latest CHL Top Ten rankings. Alternate captain Trevor Wong extended his point streak to five games with an assist, leading the team with 32 points.

A massive two points for Saskatoon claiming second place in the Eastern Conference from the Red Deer Rebels. Both clubs are tied at 40 points, but the Blades have two games in-hand.

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The Saskatoon Blades vs the Brandon Wheat Kings at Sask Tel Centre in Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada, December 06, 2022


Blades forward Justin Lies started the party early, tapping home a slick pass from linemate Conner Roulette. Captain Aidan De Le Gorgendiere slap-passed the puck from the point to Roulette in front, who fed Lies wide open on the other side of the crease. That gives the 6-foot-2 bruiser five goals and 15 points on the year.

Lies returned the favour about ten-minutes later, as Roulette ripped one high-blocker over Wheat Kings netminder Nicholas Jones. The Dallas Stars prospect didn’t find the scoresheet his last four games, but showed up twice in the first to make it 2-0 Blades.

Brandon forward Calder Anderson answered back 1:09 before first intermission to cut the Blades lead to one. The WHL senior registered an assist later in the game moving him to 17 points this season.

Blades sophomore Tyler Parr regained the two-goal lead just under halfway through the game. The former Saskatoon third-round pick got behind the defence thanks to a stellar pass from Trevor Wong to snipe home his fourth this year. Parr’s fourth of the season gives him a new career high in goals and points at 12.

Wheat Kings center Rylen Roersma closed the gap to 3-2 with 4:04 left in the middle frame. The Brandon 2019 first-round pick has seven goals on the campaign.

Carrot River, SK. product Jayden Wiens went to his comfort zone around the net to put the Blades up 4-2 before periods end. The two-way center is scoring at will with a goal in five straight, good for 10 total in 22 games.

Brandon wouldn’t go away easy as forward Brett Hyland got on the board just over a minute into the final 20 cutting the Blades lead 4-3.

Saskatoon almost shut the door, but Jake Chiasson’s eighth of the year with 11 seconds left sent this one to overtime.

Roulette was buzzing all night, and figured he might as well end it off. The Winnipeg, MB. native shelved one perfectly in the exact same spot as his first to secure the Blades 20th win of the season. The Blades improve to 4-0 in the extra frame.

A fairly clean game for both sides, with only one infraction committed per team.

What’s Next?

The Blades head up Highway 2 to face their storied rival the Prince Albert Raiders Saturday, Dec. 10th. It’s the first game between the two since a home-and-home weekend to open the season.

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