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Lorne MollekenIt wasn’t suppose to end this way! The Saskatoon Blades were eliminated from the Western Hockey League play-offs last night when they dropped a 3-1 decision to the Medicine Hat Tigers in game four of their opening round series.

Despite a furious finish a lack-luster start by the Memorial Cup Champs allowed the Tigers to build a 3-nothing lead before the second period was out. The Bridge City Bunch will now await the start of the Memorial Cup tournament which opens May 16th at Credit Union Centre.

To hear the post game reaction from Medicine Hat click here for the audio courtesy of CKBL-FM and Les Lazaruk.

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2013 WHL playoffsIn other WHL play-off action last night. Red Deer ended Prince Albert’s season with a 3-2 victory in game four of their set at Art Hauser Centre, last night.

Edmonton took a strangle hold on their affair with Kootenay thanks to a 4-nothing win in Cranbrook. The Oil Kings lead the series 3-games-to-1.

In Seattle, Kelowna rallied for a 4-nothing victory over the T-Birds to keep their season alive. The second seeded Rockets still trail their set 3-games-to-1.

Lastly, Portland dumped Everett 7-3 to take a 2-games-to-1 lead in their affair.

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In the SJHL: Humboldt outlasted Flin Flon 2-1 in overtime and now lead the Northern Final 3-games-to-1. While, Melville evened their series with Yorkton at two wins a piece with a 3-nothing shutout win.

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AND the Midget-Triple-A final is going the distance. The Prince Albert Mintos forced a fifth and deciding game in their series with the Saskatoon Contacts thanks to a 5-3 win last night.

The fifth and deciding game in the series goes tomorrow night at Art Hauser Centre.

 

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