SATURDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPNov 04, 2012 - 02:15 MST
PATS DOWN RAIDERS – Emil Sylvegard scored and set up another to help the Regina Pats to a 4-1 win over the visiting Prince Albert Raiders in Western Hockey League action on Saturday night.
Colten Mayor, Dyson Stevenson and Jack Rodewald also scored while Colton Jobke added two assists for the Pats (7-11-1-0), who snapped their four-game losing skid with the win on Saturday. Matt Hewitt turned in a 36-save effort to backstop the Pats to the win.
Sawyer Lange scored the lone goal for the Raiders (11-5-0-2), who were held scoreless on three power play chances as they see a three-game win streak come to an end. Luke Siemens made 23 saves in the setback.
OIL KINGS 2, BRONCOS 1
Michael St. Croix broke a 1-1 tie with his 11th goal of the season 8:17 into the third period as the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings edged the Swift Current Broncos 2-1 on Saturday.
Luke Bertolucci scored his first WHL marker for the Oil Kings (10-4-1-2), who trailed 1-0 after the opening frame but scored in both the second and third periods to post their fifth win in six games. Laurent Brossoit turned aside 27 of 28 shots in the win.
Levi Bews scored his eighth goal of the season for the Broncos (7-8-3-2), who have dropped six of their last eight games but remain tied for second place in the East Division. Eetu Laurikainen stopped 18 of 20 shots he faced in a losing cause.
WINTERHAWKS 6, ROYALS 2
Troy Rutkowski scored twice and set up another to lead the Portland Winterhawks to a 6-2 win over the visiting Victoria Royals on Saturday.
Nick Petan and Brendan Leipsic each picked up a goal and two assists while Ty Rattie and Keegan Iverson also scored for the Winterhawks (12-3-1-0), who down the Royals by a 6-2 scoreline for a second straight night while stretching their win streak to eight games. Mac Carruth stopped 30 of 32 shots in the win.
Jamie Crooks and Alex Gogolev scored for the Royals (9-8-0-0), who led 2-0 in the first period but allowed the next six goals as they suffer their fourth straight setback. Coleman Vollrath made 39 saves in the loss.
ROCKETS 5, COUGARS 0
Jackson Whistle made 21 saves to post his first shutout of the season as the Kelowna Rockets skated to a 5-0 triumph over the visiting Prince George Cougars on Saturday.
Tyrell Goulbourne – with a goal and an assist – Ryan Olsen, Cody Fowlie, Tyson Baillie and Rourke Chartier scored while Colton Heffley had three assists for the Rockets (10-6-1-1), who claim their third win in a row.
Mac Engel and Brett Zarowney combined for 30 saves in the loss for the Cougars (7-8-1-1), who suffer their second straight defeat and their third shutout loss of the season.
CHIEFS 5, SILVERTIPS 0
Eric Williams made 26 saves to claim his first shutout of the season as the Spokane Chiefs blanked the visiting Everett Silvertips 5-0 on Saturday.
Connor Chartier, Todd Fiddler and Brenden Kichton each tallied a goal and an assist while Collin Valcourt and Adam Helewka also scored for the Chiefs (12-6-0-0), whowent 2-for-4 on the power play as they improve to 8-1 on home ice this season.
Austin Lotz and Daniel Cotton combined for 28 saves in the defeat for the Silvertips (6-11-0-2), who see their losing skid hit five games.
AMERICANS 5, REBELS 2
Justin Feser scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season to help the Tri-city Americans post a 5-2 victory over the visiting Red Deer Rebels on Saturday.
Brian Williams scored twice and Tyson Dallman also counted for the Americans (11-6-1-1), who also got two assists each from Zach Yuen and Malte Stromwall. Eric Comrie stopped 17 of 19 shots to post his 11th win of the season and 30th of his WHL career.
Cody Thiel – with his first of the season – and Turner Elson scored for the Rebels (9-9-1-1), who fall to 1-1 through two games of their U.S. Division road trip. Bolton Pouliot and Patrik Bartosak combined for 33 saves in a losing cause.
HITMEN 4, WHEAT KINGS 2
Brooks Macek netted his 10th goal of the season to help lead the visiting Calgary Hitmen to a 4-2 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday.
Chase Clayton, Brendan Hurley and Pavlo Padakin also scored and Greg Chase had three assists for the Hitmen (10-4-1-2), who scored three times in the first period as they post their second win in as many nights. Chris Driedger made 26 saves in the victory.
Chad Robinson and Ryan Pulock scored for the Wheat Kings (8-7-2-1), who were scoreless on three power play chances in the contest. Corbin Boes made 36 saves in the loss.
GIANTS 6, ICE 3
Marek Tvrdon scored twice and added two assists for a four-point effort to lead the visiting Vancouver Giants to a 6-3 win over the Kootenay Ice on Saturday.
Kale Kessy scored and set up three more while Anthony Ast, Jackson Houck and Mason Geertsen also scored for the Giants (5-11-0-0), who improve to 2-2 through four games of an Eastern road trip. Payton Lee stopped 21 shots to post his second win of the season.
Jon Martin – with a shorthanded marker – Sam Reinhart and Kyle O’Connor scored for the Ice (4-10-1-0), who were blanked on three power play chances as they suffer their sixth loss in a row. Wyatt Hoflin and Mackenzie Skapski combined for 22 saves in the setback.
HURRICANES 5, BLADES 4 S/O
Jay Merkley scored in a shootout to lift the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 5-4 victory over the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Saturday.
Merkley scored in regulation play while Graham Hood, Remi Laurencelle and Craig Leverton also counted for the Hurricanes (10-7-1-1), who erased a 4-2 deficit in the final five minutes of the third period en route to their fourth win in five games. Ty Rimmer made 24 saves through regulation, and wasn’t beaten in the shootout to claim the win.
Josh Nicholls, Dalton Thrower, Adam Kambeitz and Matej Stransky scored for the Blades (7-9-0-1), who see a two-game win streak come to an end. Andrey Makarov made 40 saves through regulation play, but was beaten once in the shootout to suffer the loss.
THUNDERBIRDS 4, WARRIORS 3 S/O
Alex Delnov and Riley Sheen scored shootout goals to lift the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds to a 4-3 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday.
Seth Swenson, Roberts Lipsbergs and Brendan Rouse scored in regulation for the Thunderbirds (8-7-1-0), who snap a three-game losing skid. Brandon Glover made 22 saves in regulation and denied two of three shots in the shootout to post the win.
Andrew Johnson, Tanner Eberle and Sam Fioretti scored for Moose Jaw (7-7-2-2), which drops its fourth straight contest. Daniel Wapple made 28 saves in regulation but allowed two goals in the shootout to take the loss.