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Dietz with three points, Makarov 39 saves as the Blades down the Broncos

Saturday, 02.09.2013 / 12:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Dietz with three points, Makarov 39 saves as the Blades down the Broncos

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Darren Dietz scored twice and added an assist as the Saskatoon Blades downed the host Swift Current Broncos 4-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.

Josh Nicholls and Collin Valcourt also scored for the Blades (30-21-3), who extended their winning streak to seven games.

Levi Bews scored the lone goal for the Broncos (25-24-5), who fell to 10-14-2 on the road.

Andrey Makarov stopped 39-of-40 shots for the win as Eetu Laurikainen made 33 saves in defeat.

Saskatoon went 1 for 4 on the power play while Swift Current failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.

Note to readers: Changed team name in third paragraph, including team record

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