Rookie leading the way

JASON HILLS -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:20 AM ET

There haven't been many bright lights on the Saskatoon Blades season, but they do have one bright star in their future.

Rookie defenceman Stefan Elliot has given Blades' fans reason for optimism as he arguably has been Saskatoon's best player.

The Blades are off to a rough start, posting an 11-18-0-1 record and sit in last place in the WHL's East Division. However, Elliot leads the team in scoring with six goals and

14 assists through 29 games.

WILLIE'S NO. 1

Medicine Hat Tigers bench boss Willie Desjardins became the Bengals' all-time winningest coach when his club beat the top-ranked Spokane Chiefs 4-3 Saturday at The Arena.

"There are lots of good coaches that have gone through here," Desjardins, whose 229 regular-season wins with the Tigers are one better than Jack Shupe's old mark of 228 victories, told the Medicine Hat News.

"It is not an indication of me. I don't get any of those wins without the scouts I have had, without the players, the players have been unbelievable.

Now in his sixth season guiding the Tigers, Desjardins has a 229-119-41 regular-season record.


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