Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Memorial Cup Team Page: Saskatoon Blades
The hometown Blades knew they had a late May ice time as far back as last year when Saskatoon was granted the hosting rights to the Memorial Cup. Though the probably had hopes of playing meaningful hockey on the way to their hosting duties.
Instead the Blades bowed out early in the WHL playoffs, leaving them to rest (and maybe rust a bit) as they waited for their Tournament participants to sort things out along the way. Still, home ice advantage can sometimes provide that key edge, the Blades no doubt are hoping for a chance to hoist the Memorial Cup in their own rink on May 26th.
Western League home page
Saskatoon Blades home page
You can learn more about their path to the Memorial Cup from these media sources