Legionnaires knock off league leading Blazers

Rhett Evjen (left) celebrates the Swift Current Legionnaires’ final goal in a 5-2 win over the SMAAAHL leading Saskatoon Blazers on Saturday. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

The Swift Current Home Hardware Legionnaires split a weekend home stand against the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League leading Saskatoon Blazers.

Friday, the Legionnaires held three separate leads, but lost 5-4 to the visiting Blazers. They led 3-2 in the third period before Josh Nagy notched a natural hat trick to put the Blazers ahead for good.

Kersey Reich led the Legionnaires with three assists and Logan Linklater scored twice. Hendrik de Klerk and Boston Bird each finished with a goal and an assist, while Mason Strutt added two assists. Christian Albertson also had an assist and Jacob Herman made 23 saves on 28 shots in the loss.

Saturday, the Legionnaires led most of the way in a 5-2 victory on goals from five different skaters. Herman made 20 saves on 22 shots in the win. Linklater and Bird led the offense with a goal and an assist each.

Reed Jacobson and Rhett Evjen also scored. Lucas Ochitwa, Riley Dekowny, Jaxon Martens and Strutt all added assists.

Riley Dekowny (right)

Cole Nagy and Max Gudnason replied for the Blazers. Matthew Pisenti took the loss for Saskatoon after allowing five goals on 22 shots over 35:23. Brett Mirwald stopped all five shots he faced in relief.

The Legionnaires moved their record to 11-5-0-0, while the Blazers remain in top spot at 16-3-0-1.

The Legionnaires only have one game next week when they travel to Wilcox to visit the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday.