WEDNESDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPNov 08, 2012 - 02:43 MST
RAIDERS EDGE BRONCOS – Mike Winther scored twice over the final seven minutes of the third period to help the Prince Albert Raiders to a 6-5 victory over the visiting Swift Current Broncos in Western Hockey League action on Wednesday night.
Mark McNeill tallied a goal and three assists while Evan Morden, Josh Morrissey and Harrison Ruopp also scored for the Raiders (12-5-0-2), who went into the third period tied at 2-2 but outscored the Broncos 4-3 in the frame to post the win. Luke Siemens stopped 19 shots to claim the victory.
Colby Cave scored a hat trick and chipped in an assist while Levi Bews – with a goal and an assist – and Zac MacKay also scored for the Broncos (7-9-3-2), who converted both of their power play chances in the loss. Eeti Laurikainen stopped 37 of 42 shots in a losing cause.
PATS 5, THUNDERBIRDS 2
Lane Scheidl and Morgan Klimchuk each netted a goal and two assists to lead the Regina Pats to a 5-2 win over the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds on Wednesday.
Adam Rossignol, Colten Mayor and Luke Fenske also counted for the Pats (8-11-1-0), who led 2-0 after the first period and 4-2 after two periods of play as they post their second straight win. Matt Hewitt turned in a 43-save performance to claim his 50th career win.
Shea Theodore and Justin Hickman scored for the Thunderbirds (8-9-1-0), who suffer their second straight loss and their fifth defeat in six games. Justin Myles made 17 saves in the defeat for Seattle.
HITMEN 2, WARRIORS 1 S/O
Greg Chase scored the deciding goal in a shootout as the Calgary Hitmen edged the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Brendan Hurley scored the lone goal in regulation play for the Hitmen (12-4-1-2), who defeat the Warriors for the second time in four nights while extending their win streak to four games. Chris Driedger made 28 saves through regulation and allowed one goal on three Warriors’ shootout chances to post the victory.
Carter Hansen scored for the Warriors (7-7-3-3), who fell 2-1 in overtime to the Hitmen in Moose Jaw on Sunday and have dropped six straight decisions. Justin Paulic made 18 saves through regulation and overtime, but was beaten twice in the shootout to absorb the loss.
HURRICANES 4, ROYALS 2
Sam Mckechnie scored his 10th goal of the season as the Lethbridge Hurricanes doubled up the visiting Victoria Royals 4-2 on Wednesday.
Brady Ramsay – with a goal and an assist – Daniel Johnston and Macoy Erkamps also counted for the Hurricanes (11-7-1-1), who pick up their third straight win and improve to 7-1-0-1 over their last nine outings. Ty Rimmer stopped 32 of 34 shots in the win.
Brandon Magee and Steven Hodges scored for the Royals (9-9-0-0), who suffer their fifth straight loss and fall to 3-7-0 on the road this season. Coleman Vollrath stopped 36 of 39 shots he faced in the defeat for the Royals.
REBELS 4, SILVERTIPS 2
Connor Bleackley’s power play goal 8:39 into the second period stood as the game-winner as the visiting Red Deer Rebels doubled up the Everett Silvertips 4-2 on Wednesday.
Tyson Ness scored and set up another while Matt Dumba and Cody Thiel also scored for the Rebels (10-10-1-1), who converted their only power play chance in the contest as they improve to 2-2 on their current five-game road trip. Patrik Bartosak stopped 27 of 29 shots in the win.
Tyler Sandhu and Landon Oslanski scored for the Silvertips (6-13-0-2), who were scoreless on four power play chances as they drop their seventh straight decision. Daniel Cotton made 25 saves in a losing cause.
ROCKETS 3, OIL KINGS 2
Rourke Chartier broke a 2-2 tie with his fifth goal of the season, 3:04 into the third period, to lift the Kelowna Rockets to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings on Wednesday.
Tyson Baillie and Henrik Nyberg also scored for the Rockets (11-6-1-1), who stretch their win streak to four games. Jackson Whistle stopped 25 of 27 shots to improve to 4-0 as a member of the Rockets.
Stephen Shmoorkoff tallied his first WHL goal and Travis Ewanyk netted his fourth of the season for the Oil Kings (11-5-1-2), who fall to second place in the Central Division with the loss and Calgary’s victory. Laurent Brossoit made 20 saves in a losing effort.