The Saskatoon Blades scored late and scored often to tame the Medicine Hat Tigers Saturday night.
On the tail end of a four-game road trip, Saskatoon headed into Medicine Hat coming off a 4-3 overtime win on Friday against Kootenay.
Carrying a 2-1 lead heading into the second period the Tigers extended their lead 4-2, ending the night for Blades’ netminder Brock Hamm who surrendered four goals on just 15 shots.
Hamm’s replacement Nik Amundrud returned between the pipes following a thrashing at the hands of Red Deer earlier in the week where he gave up seven goals on 32 shots. But on this night, Amundrud was nothing less than a brick wall stopping all 15 shots he faced paving the way for a Saskatoon rally in the third.
Led by rookie Blade Josh Paterson’s two goals and a third by Josh Uhrich Saskatoon battled back and held on to a 5-4 lead over the Tigers, ending the Blades’ western road trip with three wins and only one loss.
With the win Saskatoon improves to (6-3-3-0). The Blades return to SaskTel Centre on Thursday Oct. 29 for a date with the struggling Edmonton Oil Kings.