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Calgary, Alta – The third day of the 2017 WHL Cup saw Team Alberta remain undefeated to clinch first place in the round-robin stage of the tournament while Team British Columbia got into the win column for the first time this week, setting up a semifinal matchup with Team Saskatchewan. 

Blade prospect Koen MacInnes was absolutely stellar in net for British Columbia in his second game of the tournament, recoding the first shutout among all tournament goaltenders by making saves 18 on all 18 shots Saskatchewan threw at him.

Fellow Blade prospect and British Columbia teammate Aiden De La Gorgendiere got himself on the points sheet for the first time in the tournament during his side’s 6-0 tear up of Saskatchewan, earning an assist on the power play for B.C.’s 5th goal of the night.

In the other matchup of day three, Kyle Crnkovic of Alberta continued his strong tournament performance against Manitoba, recording 2 more assists to cement himself atop the leading scorer’s table with 7 points from three games played.

After the completion of the round-robin portion of the tournament, the standings table looks like this:

1. Team Alberta (3-0-0-0, 9pts)
2. Team British Columbia (1-0-1-1, 4pts)
3. Team Saskatchewan (1-0-2-0, 3pts)
4. Team Manitoba (0-1-2-0, 2pts)
Leading Scorers
1. Kyle Crnkovic (AB) – Saskatoon Blades – 1G-6A – 7pts
2. Kaiden Guhle (AB) – Prince Albert Raider – 3G-3A – 6pts
3. Connor McClennon (AB) – Kootenay Ice – 3G-3A – 6pts
4. Noah Boyko (AB) – Lethbridge Hurricanes – 2G-3A – 5pts
5. Alex Ozar (SK) – Saskatoon Blades – 1G-3A – 4pts
The semifinals will begin later today and will see rematches from day three’s fixtures as the top placed and undefeated Alberta will face off again against fourth placed Manitoba at 1:00pm, while second placed British Columbia will be hoping to recreate their 6-0 performance against Saskatchewan at 4:30pm. All times listed in Mountain time and all games will be played at Winsport Arena in Calgary.


For full statistics of all Saskatoon Blades’ prospects participating in the tournament, please see the table below:
Name Province Position Games Played Goals Assists Points
Kyle Crnkovic Alberta F 3 1 6 7
Aidan De La Gorendiere British Columbia D 3 0 1 1
Kalen Szeto British Columbia F 3 1 0 1
Kyle Lamoureux Manitoba D 3 0 0 0
Alex Ozar Saskatchewan D 3 1 3 4
Anthony Toporowski Saskatchewan D 3 0 0 0
Name Province Position  Record GAA SV% MIN
Koen MacInnes British Columbia G 1-0-0-1 0.96 .960 125






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