SUNDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPMon Feb 18
OIL KINGS DOWN ROYALS – Michael St. Croix scored twice, including his 30th goal of the season, and chipped in an assist to lead the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 5-2 win over the visiting Victoria Royals in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.
Curtis Lazar also notched his 30th marker of the season while Travis Ewanyk and David Musil also counted for the Oil Kings (42-12-2-3), who trailed 2-0 after the first period but scored five unanswered goals the rest of the way. Laurent Brossoit stopped 17 of 19 shots he faced to record the victory.
Jamie Crooks and Steven Hodges scored and Brandon Magee added two assists for the Royals (32-22-1-4), who close out their four-game Central Division tour with an 0-3-0-1 record. Coleman Vollrath made 32 saves on 37 shots over the first 46 minutes, taking the loss, while rookie Michael Herringer came in for the final 14 minutes in relief.
HITMEN 5, PATS 2
Zane Jones scored twice, including his 20th of the season, while Victor Rask chipped in three assists to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 5-2 win over the visiting Regina Pats on Sunday.
Brady Brassart – with a goal and an assist – Pavlo Padakin and Colten Mayor also scored for the Hitmen (39-17-1-3), who went 2-for-5 on the power play as they earn their second win in a row and their sixth win in seven games. Mack Shields made 13 saves to claim the win.
Morgan Klimchuk and Lane Scheidl each got their 29th goals of the season and Chandler Stephenson chipped in two assists for the Pats (20-33-3-3), who have dropped three straight games and remain in 12th place in the Eastern Conference.
THUNDERBIRDS 2, GIANTS 1 O/T
Luke Lockhart scored his second goal of the game, a shorthanded marker 1:56 into overtime, to lift the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 2-1 win over the visiting Vancouver Giants on Sunday.
Brandon Glover stopped 28 of 29 shots he faced to earn the victory for the Thunderbirds (21-32-6-1), who earn their second win in a row and move two points ahead of Everett for seventh place in the Western Conference.
Former T-Bird Brendan Rouse scored versus his old team for the Giants (15-43-2-0), who drop their second consecutive decision in overtime. Payton Lee turned in a 34-save performance for the Giants in a losing cause.