The Saskatoon Blades storybook season has fallen short. After finishing as the top team in the Western Hockey League this past season, and winning two rounds of playoffs over the Prince Albert Raiders and Red Deer Rebels, the Blades saw their season come to an end on Tuesday night at the hands of the Moose Jaw Warriors in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. 

Game 7 started off with a first period goal from the Warriors, answered by a second period marker from the Blades to make it a 1-1 game headed into the third. About halfway through the final frame is when Jagger Firkus put the Warriors up 2-1, setting up a furious Blades comeback, and it was none other than Rosetown's Vaughn Watterodt coming in clutch to tie the game up 2-2.

Going to overtime in six out of seven games, the series set a modern-day WHL record for overtime games in a single series. The final extra frame of the series was the shortest lived, as Lynden Lakovic scored the winner 36 seconds in to send the Warriors and their travelling fans home happy.

Tuesday's result now sets the stage for the WHL Championship. The Warriors are now set to face the Portland Winterhawks, that series beginning on Friday in Portland.