FRIDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPSat Nov 24
WINTERHAWKS DOUBLE UP ICE – Nic Petan scored twice in the third period to lift the Portland Winterhawks to a 4-2 win over the visiting Kootenay Ice in Western Hockey League action on Friday night.
Paul Bittner and Brendan Leipsic also counted and Ty Rattie chipped in two assists for the Winterhawks (19-4-1-0), who overturned a 2-1 deficit with three third-period markers as they win for the 15th time in their last 16 games. Mac Carruth made 20 saves to claim his 10th win of the season.
Levi Cable and Kyle O’Connor scored for the Ice (7-14-1-0), who were outshot 48-22 by the host Winterhawks while suffering their second loss in a row. Wyatt Hoflin turned in a 45-save performance in a losing cause for the Ice.
RAIDERS 6, WHEAT KINGS 0
Davis Vandane scored and set up two more while Luke Siemens stopped all 18 shots he faced to post his second shutout of the season as the visiting Prince Albert Raiders blanked the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-0 on Friday.
Mark McNeill and Josh Morrissey each tallied a goal and an assist while Carson Perreaux, Zach Hodder and Logan McVeigh added singles for the Raiders (17-7-0-2), who scored four times in the first period and added two more in the third to record their second win in a row.
Corbin Boes stopped 38 of 44 shots he faced in a losing effort for the Wheat Kings (10-12-2-1), who were 0-for-3 on the power play as they drop their fifth decision in their last six outings.
HITMEN 4, TIGERS 1
Cody Sylvester scored a pair of goals and added an assist to pace the Calgary Hitmen to a 4-1 win over the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday night in Calgary.
Victor Rask – with a goal and an assist – and Pavlo Padakin also scored for the Hitmen (17-5-1-2), who went 2-for-7 on the power play en route to their fourth straight victory and their ninth win in 10 games. Chris Driedger made 24 saves on 25 shots to claim his 14th victory of the campaign.
Elgin Pearce scored the only goal for the Tigers (11-15-1-0), who see their losing skid hit six games as they remain in fifth place in the Central Division. Marek Langhamer and Cam Lanigan combined for 24 saves in the loss for the Bengals.
OIL KINGS 5, WARRIORS 1
Michael St. Croix scored his 14th goal of the season and added an assist as the Edmonton Oil Kings posted a 5-1 victory over the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday.
Griffin Reinhart, TJ Foster, Keegan Lowe and Brandon Baddock also scored while Dylan Wruck and Henrik Samuelsson each chipped in two helpers for the Oil Kings (15-5-2-2), who scored twice on four power play chances as they post their ninth home-ice win this season. Laurent Brossoit stopped 22 of 23 shots to claim the victory.
Tanner Eberle scored the only goal for the Warriors (8-11-3-3), who tied the game at 1-1 6:07 into the second period but allowed four unanswered goals the rest of the way as they lose their third straight game. Justin Paulic stopped 35 of 40 shots in the setback.
REBELS 2, HURRICANES 1 S/O
Matt Bellerive scored the winner in a shootout as the Red Deer Rebels edged the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes 2-1 on Friday.
Conner Bleackley scored for a third consecutive game for the Rebels (14-11-1-1), who went 0-for-6 on the power play but come away with their fourth straight win. Patrik Bartosak made 23 saves through regulation play, and wasn’t beaten in the shootout to claim the victory.
Jaimen Yakubowski – with his eighth of the season – scored the lone marker for the Hurricanes (13-12-1-2), who were outshot 45-24 by the Rebels as they suffer their fifth loss in a row. Ty Rimer turned in a valiant 44-save performance through regulation, but was beaten once in the shootout to absorb the loss.
BLADES 3, BLAZERS 2
Nathan Burns netted the winner with just one second left on the clock to lift the visiting Saskatoon Blades to a 3-2 triumph over the Kamloops Blazers on Friday.
Logan Harland – with his first goal of the season – and Matej Stransky also scored for the Blades (11-11-1-1), who overturned a 2-0 deficit with three third-period goals as they record their third win in four games of their B.C. road trip. Andrey Makarov stopped 41 of 43 shots he faced to backstop the Blades to the win.
Chase Souto and Colin Smith scored for the Blazers (19-6-1-1), who were held scoreless on six power play chances as they suffer their second straight defeat to an East Division opponent. Cole Cheveldave made 19 saves in the defeat.
ROCKETS 5, PATS 1
JT Barnett enjoyed a two-goal night in his return to the lineup as the Kelowna Rockets skated to a 5-1 win over the visiting Regina Pats on Friday.
Colten Martin – with his first of the season – Ryan Olsen and Madison Bowey also scored and Myles Bell chipped in three assists for the Rockets (13-8-1-1), who skated to a 3-0 lead in the first period en route to snapping a two-game losing skid. Jordon Cooke stopped 15 of 16 shots to post the win.
Lane Scheidl scored his fifth goal in three games for the Pats (11-13-1-2), who close out their B.C. Division road trip with a 2-1-0-2 record. Matt Hewitt stopped 29 of 34 shots he faced in the loss.
AMERICANS 5, CHIEFS 4 O/T
Malte Stromwall scored 43 seconds into overtime to lift the Tri-City Americans to a 5-4 victory over the visiting Spokane Chiefs on Friday.
Zach Yuen, Mitch Topping, Beau McCue and Marcus Messier also counted while Justin Feser picked up three assists for the Americans (16-7-1-1), who sent the game to overtime with Messier’s tying goal with just 17 seconds left in the third period. Eric Comrie made 35 saves in the win.
Blake Gal scored his first goal of the season while Cole Wedman, Brenden Kichton and Collin Valcourt also found the net for the Chiefs (16-7-1-0), who took a 3-2 lead into the third period and held a 4-3 lead until the dying seconds of the third period as they see a two-game win streak snapped. Eric Williams made 37 saves in the defeat.
COUGARS 5, ROYALS 4
Ryan Hanes scored twice, including the winner, to help the visiting Prince George Cougars to a 5-4 victory over the Victoria Royals on Friday night.
Brett Roulston also scored twice, Colin Jacobs tallied his 10th of the season and Alex Forsberg picked up three assists for the Cougars (9-11-1-3), who snap an eight-game losing skid on the road. Mac Engel made 20 stops to earn his third win of the season for the Cougars.
Steven Hodges, Ben Walker, Jamie Crooks and Brandon Magee scored for the Royals (12-12-0-0), whose rally from a 4-1 deficit early in the second period fell just short as they drop their second decision in their last three games. Patrik Polivka stopped 11 of 15 shots over the first 23 minutes of the game while Coleman Vollrath stopped 12 of 13 shots the rest of the way, absorbing the loss.