TUESDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPWed Nov 21
HITMEN EDGE HURRICANES – Chris Dreidger turned aside 42 of 44 shots he faced to backstop the visiting Calgary Hitmen to a 3-2 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday night.
Greg Chase, Alex Roach and Carson Samoridny scored for the Hitmen (15-5-1-2), who were outshot 44-20 in the contest and 17-4 in the second period, alone, as they post their second straight win. The victory keeps Calgary in first place in the Central Division.
Jay Merkley and Ryan Pilon scored for the Hurricanes (13-11-1-1), who went 1-for-8 on the power play as they suffer their third straight setback. Ty Rimmer made 17 saves in a losing cause for the ‘Canes.
The two teams meet up again in Calgary on Wednesday night.
OIL KINGS 2, BRONCOS 1
Stephane Legault scored his first two goals of the season in his first game since October 7th to lift the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday.
Laurent Brossoit turned aside 26 of 27 shots fired his way to claim his 10th win of the season for the Oil Kings (14-5-2-2), who got both of their goals on the power play as they improve to 3-0-1 over their last four outings.
Zac MacKay – with his third of the season – scored the only goal for the Broncos (9-12-3-2), who were shut out on five power play chances as they slump to their third loss in a row. Eetu Laurikainen stopped 42 of 44 shots in the defeat.
REBELS 4, TIGERS 0
Patrik Bartosak turned in a 43-save effort to record his first shutout of the season as the visiting Red Deer Rebels blanked the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-0 on Tuesday.
Wyatt Johnson, Brady Gaudet, Cory Millette and Conner Bleackley scored and Turner Elson had two assists for the Rebels (13-11-1-1), who improve to 3-0 since Brent Sutter took over as interim head coach.
Cam Lanigan stopped 23 of 27 shots he faced over the first 48 minutes of the contest, absorbing the loss, while Marek Langhamer made 11 saves in relief for the Tigers (11-14-1-0), who suffer their fifth straight setback.
COUGARS 4, PATS 3 S/O
Carson Bolduc scored the winner in a shootout as the Prince George Cougars edged the visiting Regina Pats 4-3 on Tuesday.
Bolduc and Brad Morrison each netted their first career WHL markers while Jarrett Fontaine also scored for the Cougars (8-11-1-3), who put a stop to a seven-game losing streak. Mac Engel made 13 saves through regulation play, and was beaten just once on four Pats’ shootout attempts to post the win.
Lane Scheidl scored twice and Morgan Klimchuk notched a goal and an assist for the Pats (10-12-1-2), who were outshot 40-16 through regulation and overtime as they drop their second shootout decision over their last three games. Matt Hewitt turned in a solid 37-save effort through regulation, including stopping an Alex Forsberg penalty shot, but was beaten twice in the shootout to take the loss.
ROYALS 5, BLADES 2
Jamie Crooks scored a pair of goals to help lead the Victoria Royals to a 5-2 triumph over the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday night.
Alex Gogolev – with a goal and an assist – Brandon Magee and Tyler Stahl also scored for the Royals (12-11-0-0), who outscored the Blades 3-1 in the second period en route to the victory. Patrik Polivka stopped 29 of 31 shots to record his ninth win of the season.
Brenden Walker and Matej Stransky – with his fourth goal in three games – scored for the Blades (10-11-0-1), who went 1-for-6 with the man advantage as they fall to 2-1 through three games of a B.C. road trip. Andrey Makarov made 22 saves in the setback.