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Saskatoon 7, Kenora 3

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Three power-play goals helped propel the host Saskatoon Contacts to a 7-3 win over the Kenora Thistles on opening night of Telus Cup West.

Tyler Heidt and Chance Adrian each contributed a goal and an assist for Saskatoon, while Xavier LaBelle, Carson Albrecht, Quinton Ong, Jonah Bumphrey and Brody Vogel added singles. The Contacts led 2-1 and 5-1 at the intermissions.

Meanwhile, Saskatoon netminder Isaac LaBelle stopped 20 of 23 shots for the victory. Brock Aiken made 40 saves for Kenora.

Game Summary
Kendra Thistles (ON) 3 at Saskatoon Contacts (HOST) 7

Scoring by period
Kenora          1     0    2 – 3
Saskatoon    2     3    2 – 7

First Period
1. Saskatoon, Heidt (Lieffers) 1:13
2. Kenora, Pitchenese (Brunton) 2:38
3. Saskatoon, X. LaBelle (Haugen) 8:31 (pp)
Penalties – Gitzel Stn (head contact) 5:24, Keith Ken (boarding) 7:49.

Second Period
4. Saskatoon, Albrecht (unassisted) 1:29
5. Saskatoon, Adrian (Wieler) 10:47
6. Saskatoon, Ong (Prefontaine, Heidt) 11:39 (pp)
Penalties – Withers Ken (tripping) 4:04, Turbine Ken (cross-checking) 11:07, Pitchenese Ken (charging) 12:28, Buzzi Ken, Heidt Stn (double minors head contact) 14:57, Price Ken, Gitzel Stn (double minors head contact) 15:29, Haugen Stn (head contact) 16:32.

Third Period
7. Kenora, Withers (Krolyk) 4:34
8. Saskatoon, Bumphrey (unassisted) 7:34
9. Saskatoon, Vogel (Adrian, Antoniadis) 9:19 (pp)
10. Kenora, Palermo (Withers, Buzzi) 17:22 (pp)

Penalties – Turbide Ken (slashing) 1:56, Martin Ken (checking from behind served by Brunton, game misconduct) 7:38, Prefontaine Stn (hooking) 12:00, Lieffers Stn (head contact) 16:43

Shots on goal
Kenora         8     6    9 – 23
Saskatoon  15    17  15 – 47

Goalies – Aiken Ken (0-1-0); LaBelle Stn (1-0-0)
Power plays – Kenora 1-3; Saskatoon 3-7
Players of the game – Withers, Kenora; Heidt, Saskatoon.

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