WHL Roundup: Florchuk’s hat trick powers Blades past Hitmen

CALGARY — Eric Florchuk had a hat trick as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Calgary Hitmen 9-3 on Monday afternoon in Western Hockey League action.

Florchuk put away the eventual winner for the Blades (7-3-1) at the 18:43 mark of the first period.

Tristen Robins added two goals for Saskatoon, while Majid Kaddoura, Chase Wouters, Jayden Wiens and Cyle McNabb also scored.

Nolan Maier made 38 saves for the win.

Mark Kastelic scored twice and Orca Wiesblatt had a goal for the Hitmen (4-2-1). Jack McNaughton combined with Carl Stankowski for 23 saves for Calgary.

The Blades went 3 for 6 on the power play and the Hitmen could not score on their five man advantages.

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