Former Blades ownership group to be recognized by team and WHL

Saskatoon Blades

by Cody Nickolet

January 24, 2014, SASKATOON, SK (ISN) – The Saskatoon Blades are extremely pleased to announce that they will recognize the Brodsky family this Saturday night when the team plays host to the Swift Current Broncos.

The Brodsky’s sold the Saskatoon Blades just prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, following a stretch of 37 years as owners of the club.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating the Brodsky family and their tremendous contribution to the Saskatoon Blades, the Western Hockey League and the community,” said Blades president Steve Hogle. “We are honoured to build upon such a great legacy.”

The family will be recognized with a banner that commemorates their 37 years of ownership. The banner will debut on Saturday night during a pre-game presentation on the ice with the Brodsky family, WHL commissioner Ron Robison and the new owner of the Blades Mike Priestner.

The night will also include a special presentation to Jack Brodsky, who will be presented with the WHL’s Governors Award by Ron Robison.

Brodsky served as the Blades President and Governor since 1992, while also being considered a part-owner of the franchise. He also served as a key member of committees that saw event such as the World Junior Hockey Championship and MasterCard Memorial Cup come to Saskatoon.

The Blades were purchased earlier this season by Mike Priestner of Edmonton, Alberta. Priestner is the owner of Go Auto, an Edmonton-based automotive group.

Please note that there will be a media availability following the on-ice ceremony on Saturday night.