Makarov bests former QMJHL mate

By Daniel Nugent-Bowman, The StarPhoenix Andrey Makarov was one of the biggest reasons the Saskatoon Blades shocked the heralded Halifax Mooseheads 5-2 Sunday in their second Memorial Cup round robin game. However, the 29-save performance by the Blades goaltender wasn’t the least bit astonishing to Stefan Fournier. Fournier, the Mooseheads captain, and Makarov were teammates

Andrey Makarov – HF Prospect of the Month for February, 2013

Saskatoon Blades goaltender Andrey Makarov (BUF) is the Hockey’s Future Prospect of the Month for February. The undrafted Russian goaltender rocked the WHL last month, posting a 15-0 record, a 1.72 goals-against average, a .948 save percentage, and two shutouts. Signed by the Buffalo Sabres this past September, Makarov has been excellent most of the

Makarov Stars in Blades’ 17th Straight

RP – The Saskatoon Blades are winners of 17 consecutive games thanks to a gritty 3-2 shootout victory over the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday night. Brett Stovin scored both Blades goals in regulation, while Andrey Makarov starred in the crease. There was no scoring in the opening period in Calgary, but both teams did

Makarov, Blades Tie Franchise Record With 13th Straight Win

The Saskatoon Blades have tied a franchise record with their 13th consecutive victory following a 5-1 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday night. The Blades got some key saves from Andrey Makarov early in the 3rd period before pulling away and scoring 4 times in the frame for the record-tying win. For the

Makarov Sets Two Blades’ Records with Another Shutout

The Saskatoon Blades won their 3rd game in a row on Friday night, kicking off parents weekend with a decisive 6-0 triumph over the Calgary Hitmen. The Blades got two goals each from Nathan Burns and Brenden Walker, while goalie Andrey Makarov had the 42-save shutout for his 8th of his WHL career, surpassing Braden