Blades Hand Out Hardware AND BIG BUCKS

PHOTO COURTESY Steve Hiscock/Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club

The Saskatoon Blades regular season home schedule came to a close with a 3-1 loss to the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers.

The game was the final game at Sasktel Centre for graduating captain Brett Stovin and fellow 20-year old Sam McKechnie.

In ceremonies before and after the game the Blades handed out their annual awards. The winners were;

Fans of the Year – Alex McLellan and Jared Durston

Cameco Community Minded Award – Brett Stovin

Scholastic Player of the Year – Wyatt Sloboshan

ICR – Hardest Hitter – Josh Uhrich

96.3 Cruz FM Top Scorer – Brett Stovin

Mark Caddy Remax Plus/Minus – Garrett Armour

Old Dutch Most Gentlemanly Player – Larry Mack

Inland Steel 3 Stars – Nik Amundrud

Merlin Ford Lincoln Top Defensive Forward – Sam McKechnie

92.9 The Bull Rookie Of the Year – Wyatt Sloboshan

RoxDar Defenseman Of the Year – Brycen Martin

Rawlco Radio MVP – Brett Stovin

In addition to the fun on the ice fans had a chance to participate in a 50/50 jackpot that started the night at $51,000. AND It was an unexpected surprise for Ross Wiebe and his daughter Carly.

“When we saw the numbers, we had to double check,” said Ross, after he found out they won the 50/50 at the Blades home finale, which paid the duo $67,207.50. “Wow. I just can’t believe it.”

The pair split the cost of the tickets, and were ecstatic when their numbers came up.

“I still can’t believe it,” said Carly. “I’ve never won anything like this. I’m just in shock.”

Asked what they plan to do with the money?

“Oh not too much, to be honest,” said Ross. “Probably pay some bills, put it in the bank, help out some family.”

His daughter was a little more enthusiastic.

“I’m going to Thailand! And I have student loans to pay. This money is life changing, and I’m just so, so happy. We come to Blades games a lot, and I’ve never won. Looks like we’ll be coming back!”

The Blades will wrap up their season tonight with a trip to Medicine Hat.