WEDNESDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPThu Nov 22
PATS DOUSE BLAZERS IN OVERTIME – Lane Scheidl scored his second goal of the game and 15th goal of the season 2:07 into overtime to lift the visiting Regina Pats to a 2-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League action on Wednesday night.
Scheidl’s two-goal effort was his second straight two-goal outing for the Pats (11-12-1-2), who improve to 2-0-0-2 through four games of their B.C. road trip. Teagan Sacher turned in an impressive 40-save performance to post the victory for the Pats.
Tim Bozon – with his 16th goal of the season – scored the only marker for the Blazers (19-5-1-1), who outshot the visiting Pats 41-13 but could only solve Sacher once.
RAIDERS 3, WARRIORS 2
Mark McNeill scored the go-ahead goal 15:57 into the third period to lift the visiting Prince Albert Raiders to a 3-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday.
Chance Braid and Sawyer Lange also scored for the Raiders (16-7-0-2), who were 0-for-4 on the power play as they post their eighth win over their last 11 games. Luke Siemens turned in a 29-save effort to record the victory versus his former club.
Sam Fioretti and Jordan Messier scored for the Warriors (8-10-3-3), who fall to 1-5-2-2 over their last 10 games and remain in fifth place in the East Division. Justin Paulic made 27 saves in a losing cause for Moose Jaw.
HITMEN 3, HURRICANES 2
Jake Virtanen broke a 2-2 tie with just 27 seconds to play in the third period as the Calgary Hitmen posted a 3-2 triumph over the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday.
Alex Roach and Jaynen Rissling each picked up a goal and an assist for the Hitmen (16-5-1-2), who defeat the Hurricanes by a 3-2 score line for the second straight night while earning their third straight win, overall. Chris Driedger made 14 saves to earn his 13th win of the season.
Axel Blomqvist and Tyler Wong – with his first WHL marker – scored for the Hurricanes (13-12-1-1), who were outshot 49-16 by the Hitmen as they drop their fourth straight decision. Ty Rimmer turned in a valiant 46-save performance in the setback for Lethbridge.
WINTERHAWKS 3, GIANTS 0
Brendan Burke stopped all 18 shots he faced to claim his first career WHL shutout as the Portland Winterhawks managed a 3-0 win over the visiting Vancouver Giants on Wednesday night.
Nicholas Petan scored twice and set up another and Ty Rattie chipped in a goal and an assist for the Winterhawks (18-4-1-0), who earn their second win in a row and 14th victory over their last 15 games, while Brendan Leipsic picked up three assists to extend his point streak to 11 games.
Payton Lee turned in a 39-save effort in a losing cause for the Giants (7-16-0-0), who suffer their third straight defeat and remain in fifth place in the B.C. Division.
THUNDERBIRDS 7, ICE 4
Luke Lockhart scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season while Riley Sheen and Alex Delnov each tallied a goal and three assists to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 7-4 win over the visiting Kootenay Ice on Wednesday.
Justin Hickman picked up a goal and two assists while Roberts Lipsbergs and Connor Honey also scored for the Thunderbirds (11-11-1-0), who record their third win over their last four games while getting themselves back to the .500 mark. Brandon Glover turned aside 36 of 40 shots he faced to post his 10th win of the season.
Jordyn Boyd scored twice and Zach McPhee and Jakub Prochazka – with his first WHL tally – also counted for the Ice (7-13-1-0), who see a three-game winning streak come to an end. Mackenzie Skapski made 26 saves in the defeat.
CHIEFS 3, SILVERTIPS 1
Todd Fiddler netted his 16th and 17th goals of the season to pace the Spokane Chiefs to a 3-1 win over the visiting Everett Silvertips on Wednesday.
Reid Gow – with his third of the season – also counted and Brenden Kichton added two assists for the Chiefs (16-7-0-0), who pick up their second win in a row and move into a tie with Tri-City for second place in the U.S. Division. Garret Hughson made 20 saves in the victory.
Trent Lofthouse scored the only goal for the Silvertips (9-15-0-2), who had won three of their previous four outings. Daniel Cotton turned in a 35-save effort in the loss.