Ryan Brandt

Braylon Shmyr scores one of two goals in the Blades 5-3 win over Medicine Hat on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

Blades win third straight, move into playoff spot

By Ryan Brandt January 18, 2017 - 10:51pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 11:00pm

For at least one night, the Saskatoon Blades have taken control of a playoff spot with a 5-3 win over Medicine Hat Wednesday night.

The win is also the Blades' third...

Saskatoon Blades veterans Bryton Sayers (far right) and Jesse Shynkaruk were live in studio for Hockey Talk Saskatchewan on Sunday, Jan .15, 2017.

‘I look like a little kid:’ Blades veterans talk early days, last chances in WHL

By Ryan Brandt January 16, 2017 - 12:44pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 12:45pm

They are just 20 years old – but in junior hockey terms, they are grizzled veterans.

Saskatoon Blades forward Jesse Shynkaruk and defenseman Bryton Sayers will finish...

Rush comeback just short in Toronto

By Ryan Brandt January 14, 2017 - 10:36pm Updated: January 14, 2017 - 10:45pm

The Saskatchewan Rush are now 0-2 on the new National Lacrosse League season after a 13-11 loss to Toronto.

Saskatchewan struggled off the hop, at one point trailing the...

Jesse Shynkaruk added an empty netter in Saskatoon's 4-2 win over Red Deer.

Blades take a key game over Red Deer

By Ryan Brandt January 14, 2017 - 10:21pm Updated: January 14, 2017 - 10:30pm

The Saskatoon Blades picked up a second straight win with a 4-2 win over Red Deer Saturday night.

16-year-old forward Michael Farren (4) opened the scoring for Saskatoon...

Jesse Shynkaruk's third goal of the night was the overtime winner in Saskatoon's 5-4 overtime win over Calgary

Shynkaruk hat-trick leads Blades past Calgary

By Ryan Brandt January 10, 2017 - 10:36pm Updated: January 10, 2017 - 10:45pm

After two straight scoreless games, the Saskatoon Blades offense came alive.

Led by a Jesse Shynkaruk hat-trick, the Blades came away 5-4 overtime winners against the...

University of Saskatchewan goalie Jordon Cooke captured a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2016 Spengler Cup.

'It was an experience I will never forget' U of S goalie Jordon Cooke looks back at Spengler Cup win

By Ryan Brandt January 9, 2017 - 5:32pm Updated: January 9, 2017 - 5:45pm

You would have to pay Jordon Cooke to win another award, literally, because he has won every possible individual honour at the amateur level.

The reigning U Sports (...

Brothers Lyle, Miles, Jerome and Jeremy Thompson set a world record by playing the Rush's 18-10 loss to Georiga, a record for siblings playing in the same game.

Swarm hand Rush a loss on opening night

By Ryan Brandt January 7, 2017 - 10:23pm Updated: January 7, 2017 - 10:30pm

The honeymoon is over and the Saskatchewan Rush were taken to task in an 18-10 loss to Georgia in their opening game of the National Lacrosse League season.


The Saskatoon Blades were held off the scoresheet in a 2-0 loss to Tri-City.

Blades shutout for second straight night

By Ryan Brandt January 7, 2017 - 10:07pm Updated: January 7, 2017 - 10:15pm

For the second straight game the Saskatoon Blades were held scoreless, the latest a 2-0 loss to Tri-City on Saturday.

Americans goalie Rylan Parenteau stopped all 25...

Rush Defenceman Jeremy Thompson will play brothers Lyle, Myles and Jereome in a record setting NLL season opener.

Rush season opener also record setting night for Thompson brothers

By Ryan Brandt January 7, 2017 - 2:15pm Updated: January 7, 2017 - 2:30pm

It's the Saskatchewan Rush season opener in Georgia Saturday night, but it might feel more like a Thompson family reunion.

Rush defenceman Jeremy Thompson will play...

The Saskatoon Blades were shutout 4-0 by Moose Jaw.

Blades blanked in Moose Jaw

By Ryan Brandt January 6, 2017 - 10:09pm Updated: January 6, 2017 - 10:15pm

Four goals spread out over three periods were enough to give the Moose Jaw Warriors a 4-0 over the Saskatoon Blades Friday night.

Brayden Burke scored back to back goals...

Jesse Shynkaruk had the opening goal in the Saskatoon Blades' 4-2 win over Brandon.

Blades storm back for key win against Brandon

By Ryan Brandt January 3, 2017 - 10:12pm Updated: January 3, 2017 - 10:15pm

Known more for his play in his own zone, Saskatoon star defenceman Libor Hajek brought the offense in the Blades' 4-2 win over Brandon.

Hajek scored twice, including the...

Braylon Shmyr scored his 20th goal of the season in Saskatoon's 5-4 loss to Swift Current.

Blades open 2017 with an overtime loss to Swift Current

By Ryan Brandt January 1, 2017 - 5:47pm Updated: January 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

For a second straight game, the Saskatoon Blades were beaten in overtime by the Swift Current Brocos. The latest defeat, a 5-4 loss for the Blades on New Year's Day.