|North Bay Battalion|
|Owen Sound Attack|
|Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds|
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Charlottetown Islanders||Chicoutimi Sagueneens|
|Drummondville Voltigeurs||Gatineau Olympiques|
|Halifax Mooseheads||Moncton Wildcats|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
ROYALS DOUBLEUP BLAZERS – Ben Walker’s goal late in the second period was the winner as the Victoria Royals skated to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League action on Friday night.
Robin Soudek and Brandon Magee each notched a goal and an assist while Hayden Rintoul also counted for the Royals (16-28-2-3), who rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to snap a three-game home-ice losing skid. Keith Hamilton turned in a 33-save effort to claim the victory.
Tim Bozon scored two goals in the opening 15 seconds of the game for the Blazers (34-11-1-3), who suffer their first regulation setback since December 30th. Cole Cheveldave made 31 saves in the loss.
WINTERHAWKS 3, CHIEFS 2 O/T
Brad Ross scored his second goal of the game and 31st goal of the season 3:38 into overtime to lift the visiting Portland Winterhawks to a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Friday.
Cam Reid scored his second goal of the season and added an assist for the Winterhawks (32-14-3-1), who earn their second straight victory and exact some revenge on the Chiefs for a pair of losses last weekend in Spokane. Mac Carruth made 29 saves in the win.
Dylan Walchuk and Darren Kramer scored for the Chiefs (26-14-4-3), who see their four-game winning streak come to an end. Eric Williams turned aside 33 of 36 shots he faced to suffer the loss.
THUNDERBIRDS 2, ROCKETS 1 S/O
Colin Jacobs scored the lone marker in a shootout to lift the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds to a 2-1 triumph over the Kelowna Rockets on Friday.
Burke Gallimore scored the only goal in regulation for the Thunderbirds (18-26-1-1), who remain one point up on the Victoria Royals for seventh place in the Western Conference. Calvin Pickard made 30 saves through regulation play, and wasn’t beaten in the shootout to claim his 18th win of the season.
Colton Heffley scored the lone tally for the Rockets (21-23-2-4), who see a mini two-game winning streak come to an end. Adam Brown turned aside 30 of 31 shots through regulation and overtime, but was beaten once in the shootout to absorb the defeat.
SILVERTIPS 5, COUGARS 2
Dominik Bittner scored a pair of goals to help the visiting Everett Silvertips to a 5-2 win over the Prince George Cougars on Friday.
Ryan Chynoweth – with his first WHL tally – Josh Birkholz and Kohl Bauml also found the net for the Silvertips (11-30-1-8), who pick up their fourth road victory of the season. Kent Simpson made 34 saves to notch his 60th career victory.
Spencer Asuchak scored twice, including a shorthanded marker, for the Cougars (15-30-0-2), who slump to their fourth straight setback and now sit just one point ahead of the ‘Tips for ninth place in the Western Conference. Drew Owsley made 32 saves in a losing cause.
REBELS 3, AMERICANS 2 O/T
Mathew Dumba scored his second goal of the game 38 seconds into overtime to propel the Red Deer Rebels to a 3-2 win over the visiting Tri-City Americans on Friday night.
John Persson also scored for the Rebels (22-21-1-4), who rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to post their second straight win and now sit just two points behind Brandon for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Deven Dubyk made 36 saves to backstop the Rebels to the win.
Connor Rankin and Zach Yuen scored and Adam Hughesman chipped in two assists for the Americans (35-11-1-1), who move into a tie with Kamloops for first place in the Western Conference with the point gained from the O/T loss. Eric Comrie made 35 saves in the setback.
TIGERS 8, HURRICANES 2
Emerson Etem and Curtis Valk each scored three goals and added an assist to lead the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers to an 8-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night.
James Bettauer scored and set up three more while Boston Leier also counted for the Tigers (30-16-2-2), who went 4-for-8 on the power play as they stretch their winning streak to six games. Tyler Bunz made 23 saves to claim the victory.
Brody Sutter and Jay Merkley scored for the Hurricanes (19-31-0-1), who were outshot 44-25 by the visitors as they see a two-game win streak halted. Damien Ketlo made 36 saves in the loss.
RAIDERS 7, ICE 6 S/O
Mark McNeill scored the only goal in a shootout to lift the visiting Prince Albert Raiders to a 7-6 victory over the Kootenay Ice on Friday night.
Riley Guenther and Carson Perreaux each scored their first WHL goals while McNeill, Anthony Bardaro, Mike Winther and Logan McVeigh also scored in regulation play for the Raiders (16-30-1-2), who put an end to a six-game losing skid. Cole Holowenko made 23 saves in regulation, and wasn’t beaten in the shootout to record his eighth win of the season.
Sam Reinhart scored three goals and set up two more and Dylen McKinlay notched two goals and two assists for the Ice (27-15-3-4), who suffer their third straight setback, while Brock Montgomery also counted. Mackenzie Skapski made 14 saves through the final 28:32 of action but was beaten once in the shootout to suffer the loss after replacing Nathan Lieuwen, who allowed five goals on 20 shots over the game’s first half.
OIL KINGS 6, WHEAT KINGS 2
Henrik Samuelsson scored twice as the Edmonton Oil Kings skated to a 6-2 win over the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday.
Michael St. Croix, Curtis Lazar, Rhett Rachinski and Kristians Pelss also scored for Edmonton (33-11-2-4), which moves into a three-way tie with Tri-Cities and Kamloops for first place in the overall WHL standings. Laurent Brossoit made 25 saves in the win.
Brenden Walker and Michael Ferland each tallied a goal and an assist for the Wheat Kings (24-24-1-2), who suffer their second straight loss and now sit just two points ahead of Red Deer for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Curtis Honey and Corbin Boes combined for 38 saves in the defeat.
HITMEN 2, GIANTS 0
Chris Driedger made 32 saves to post his second shutout of the season as the Calgary Hitmen topped the visiting Vancouver Giants 2-0 on Friday.
Collin Bowman and Trevor Cheek scored for the Hitmen (29-17-2-1), who earn their fourth straight victory and move into a tie with Kootenay for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Adam Morrison turned aside 17 of 19 shots he faced in a losing cause for the Giants (28-19-1-2), who suffer their second straight defeat and now sit tied with Spokane for fourth place in the Western Conference.
BRONCOS 3, PATS 2
Taylor Vause scored a pair of goals to help the visiting Swift Current Broncos to a 3-2 win over the Regina Pats on Friday.
Josh Derko also counted for the Broncos (19-25-2-3), who snap a three-game losing skid and now sit eight points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Jon Groenheyde made 29 saves to backstop the Broncos to the victory.
Dyson Stevenson and Lane Scheidl counted for the Pats (26-18-5-1), who drop to seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. Matt Hewitt made 13 saves on 16 shots in a losing cause.
WARRIORS 2, BLADES 1
Kenton Miller’s power play marker 19:40 into the second period was enough to lift the Moose Jaw Warriors to a 2-1 win over the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Friday.
Quinton Howden – with his 16th goal of the season – also scored for the Warriors (30-14-5-1), who post their fifth win over their last six games and pad their East Division lead to seven points over the Blades. Luke Siemens made 29 saves to earn his 24th win of the season.
Matej Stransky scored the only goal for the Blades (29-19-0-1), who went 0-for-7 on the power play as they see a two-game win streak halted. Andrey Makarov made 34 saves to take the loss in his return to the Blades’ cage.
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Which player among the currrent WHL goal leaders is most likely to finish with the most goals this season?