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Hamilton, Morrison lead Blades to 5-1 victory over Calgary @NHLdotcom

CALGARY - Curtis Hamilton had a goal and an assist to lead the Saskatoon Blades to a 5-1 win over the Calgary Hitmen in Western Hockey League action Saturday night.

Stefan Elliott, Jeremy Boyer, Brent Benson and Gaelan Patterson also scored for the Blades (6-2-2), who have reeled off three straight victories. For Benson, it was his first-ever WHL goal, while defenceman Dalton Thrower recorded his first two assists in his rookie season.

Tyler Fiddler scored the lone goal for the Hitmen (7-3-0) in the third period to break Saskatoon goalie Adam Morrison's shutout bid. After starting the season with five straight wins, the Hitmen have now lost three of their past five contests including two in a row.

After outshooting the Blades 14-8 in a scoreless first period, the Hitmen managed to direct just three shots at the Saskatoon net in the second while the Blades poured on the pressure, scoring three goals on 13 shots.

Morrison finished the game with 23 saves, while Calgary netminder Michael Snider stopped 26 of 31 shots he faced, including a penalty-shot attempt by Saskatoon forward Walker Wintoneak in the third period.

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