On a night where Saskatoon fans had the chance to bring their pets to Credit Union Centre, the Blades also welcomed one of the highest-scoring teams in the WHL, Kootenay.
Although fans of a different kind were barking for a win, the Blades fell short 4-2, despite storming out of the opening faceoff and going ahead 2-0 early in the game.
Cameron Hebig and Graham Millar got the crowd of over 4,500 on their feet, scoring in the first hald of the period just four minutes apart. But that’s where the Saskatoon offence started and ended.
There was a lot of hype leading up to game one of the Canada West women's hockey final, and the University of Regina Cougars and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies didn't disappoint.
The Huskies earned a 1-0 double overtime win in the opening game of the best of three series at a packed Rutherford Rink on Friday night. Huskies forward Marley Ervine scored the game's only goal with 22 seconds remaining in double overtime.
Better late than never, that has to be the motto for the Regina Pats right now because after five tries they've finally beat the Swift Current Broncos with a 4-3 overtime victory on Friday night.
Pet owners looking to avoid the cold can bring their animal to the Saskatoon Blades game Friday night.
For the first time ever, the team is hosting Critters Pucks ‘N Paws night when the Blades take on the Kootenay Ice.
“There is an element of the unknown but we think we have taken all the provisions to make it a fun, outstanding night as fans bring their cats and dogs to the game,” Steve Hogle, team president, said.
Tickets are $15 for one person and their pet, with $5 going back to a local pet charity.
A week is long enough.
That's how long it's been since there's been some high end curling to watch but that all comes to an end on Saturday with the Tim Horton's Brier opening in Kamloops, B.C.
Steve Laycock and his team from the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon will be representing the flat lands for the next week as they will try to end a 34 year drought for Saskatchewan as the last time Saskatchewan won the Brier was Rick Folk's team back in 1980.
The relatively quiet off-season continues for the Saskatchewan Roughriders as they've added some depth at some skilled positions.
The team announced on Thursday that they've signed import quarterback Seth Doege and import receiver Brett Swain.
A big part of the Regina Pats future has arrived in the Queen City.
Sam Steel was officially re-called by the team on Thursday after the Sherwood Park J. Ennis Kings of the Alberta Midget Hockey League were eliminated from the playoffs. The 15-year-old practiced for the first time with his future team on Thursday since getting in a little bit of work in during training camp. The second overall pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft admits it's been a bittersweet couple of days.
The Swift Current Broncos struck first to open a crucial home-and-home with the Regina Pats with the WHL's East Division potentially hanging in the balance.
The Pats came into the game in Swift Current with an eight point lead in the division, but that lead is now six thanks to a 6-2 win by the Broncos on Wednesday night.
Injuries were already a concern for the Pats with Boston Leier and Dryden Hunt out of the line-up but before the contest Morgan Klimchuk and Dmitry Sinitsyn were added to the absent list thanks to illness.
The biggest two game stretch in recent memory begins Wednesday night for the Regina Pats.
The Regina Pats have their fifth win a row and points in 10 of their last 11 games thanks to an 8-0 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Last week Morgan Klimchuk was named WHL Player of the Week and on Tuesday Dyson Stevenson entered his nomination early to win the award this week by notching four goals including a natural hat-trick in the first period en route to the victory.