General Manager and Head Coach Bob Woods announced today that the Saskatoon Blades have claimed centre Landon Welykholowa off waivers from the Calgary Hitmen.
Welykholowa, 18, split the 2013-14 season between the Hitmen, Victoria Royals and the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Calgary Canucks. In 34 Western Hockey League games last season (18 with Victoria, 16 with Calgary), the ’96-born Alberta product recorded one goal, five points and eight penalty minutes. In five post-season contests with the Hitmen, he recorded four goals, finishing second on the team in that category.
Welykholowa was originally drafted by the Prince Albert Raiders in the third round – 58th overall – in 2011.
Blades practice update: Please be advised that the Blades have today, Saturday, Oct. 4 off, but will return to practice tomorrow at 10am in Dalmeny.