Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday's WHL roundup . . .


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SATURDAY’S GAMES:

At Calgary, F Jordy Stallard’s PP goal at 3:32 of OT gave the Hitmen a 3-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars. . . . The Hitmen (5-5-1) have won two straight. . . . The Cougars (13-2-2) have points in seven straight games (5-0-2). They are 8-0-1 on the road. . . . That was Stallard’s third goal this season. . . . F Yan Khomenko’s fifth goal put the Cougars out front at 5:58 of the first period. . . . The Hitmen took a 2-1 lead on goals from F Beck Malenstyn, his second, at 11:24 of the second period, and F Andrei Grishakov, his first, on a PP, at 1:23 of the third. . . . Prince George forced OT when F Josh Curtis got his third goal at 8:55. . . . Stallard and Grishakov each added an assist. . . . G Cody Porter stopped 40 shots for the Hitmen, 16 more than the Cougars’ Nick McBride. . . . Calgary was 2-5 on the PP; Prince George was 0-7. . . . Announced attendance:  5,909.
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At Edmonton, the Medicine Hat Tigers scored the game’s last six goals and beat the Oil Kings, 7-3. . . . F Zach Fischer gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead just 23 seconds into the game. . . . Late in the period, Edmonton scored three times in 1:32 to take a 3-1 lead. F Colton Kehler got his third goal, at 16:08, with F Tyler Robertson scoring his fifth at 17:02 and F Lane Bauer getting No. 7, on a PP at 17:40. . . . Four second-period goals put the Tigers in control. . . . F Tyler Preziuso’s first goal got the visitors going at 3:08. D David Quenneville tied it with his eighth goal, at 13:37, and F Chad Butcher’s fifth goal gave them their first lead, at 18:04. . . . The Tigers later got goals from F John Dahlstrom (6), F Max Gerlach (9) and Fischer (8). The last two came via the PP. . . . Butcher added three assists to his goal. D Clayton Kirichenko had two assists, with Fischer, Dahlstrom and Quenneville earning one each. . . . The Oil Kings got two assists from F Davis Koch, with Bauer adding one to his goal. . . . G Nick Schneider blocked 24 shots for the Tigers, while Liam Hughes turned aside 48 for Edmonton. Yes, Medicine Hat had a 55-27 edge in shots, including 22-8 in the first period. . . . The Tigers were 2-5 on the PP; the Oil Kings were 1-2. . . . Medicine Hat (10-4-1) has won two in a row. . . . The Oil Kings (4-8-2) have lost three in a row. . . . Edmonton wound up 1-5-1 on a seven-game homestand. . . . Announced attendance: 9,339.
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At Lethbridge, F Giorgio Estephan scored twice as the Hurricanes dumped the Red Deer Rebels, 6-1. . . . The Hurricanes (6-7-2) snapped a six-game losing streak (0-5-1). . . . The Rebels (8-5-2), who had a six-game winning streak ended on Friday, now have lost two in a row. . . . Estephan, who has six goals, gave the home side a 1-0 lead at 19:31 of the first period and F Jordy Bellerive’s third goal, on a PP, made it 2-0 at 7:31 of the second. . . . Red Deer F Evan Polei got his seventh goal, at 19:45 of the second period, getting his guys to within 3-1. . . . Lethbridge put it away with three third-period goals. . . . F Tyler Wong scored his seventh goal, at 6:54. That was his 200th career point. . . . Lethbridge F Ryley Lindgren drew three assists. Wong also had two assists, as did Bellerive. . . . F Brayden Burke scored his fourth goal and had an assist for Lethbridge. . . . G Stuart Skinner earned the victory with 26 stops. . . . G Riley Lamb stopped 22 shots for the Rebels. . . . Red Deer was 1-3 on the PP; Lethbridge was 1-5. . . . Announced attendance: 3,534.
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At Everett, F Connor Dewar’s first goal, just 46 seconds into OT, gave the Silvertips a 2-1 victory over the Victoria Royals. . . . F Tyler Soy of Victoria scored the game’s first goal, his ninth, at 5:20 of the first period. . . . Everett D Noah Juulsen tied it at 12:19 of the second period. He’s got five goals. . . . Everett G Carter Hart stopped 26 shots, 14 fewer than Victoria’s Griffen Outhouse. . . . The Silvertips were 0-2 on the PP; the Royals were 0-3. . . . Everett (11-2-2) has points in four straight (3-0-1). . . . The Royals (8-7-2) are 0-1-2 in their last three games. . . . Announced attendance: 4,388.
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At Portland, D Devante Stephens snapped a 3-3 tie with a shorthanded goal at 8:03 of the third period and the Kelowna Rockets went on to bet the Winterhawks, 5-3. . . . The goal was Stephens’ second of the game and third of the season. Last season, he had two goals in 72 games. . . . He had given the Rockets a 2-1 lead 23 seconds into the second period. . . . That goal came after Portland F Joachim Blichfeld (4) and Kelowna F Tomas Soustal had traded first-period goals. . . . The Winterhawks moved into a 2-2 tie when F Skyler McKenzie scored his ninth goal at 3:11 of the third period. . . . The Rockets took the lead again on F Nick Merkley’s first goal, on a PP, at 5:51. . . . Portland F Evan Weinger tied it again, with his sixth goal, at 6:46. . . . Soustal finished the scoring, getting his sixth goal into an empty net at 19:39. . . . Stephens also had an assist, for a three-point night, while F Calvin Thurkauf drew two helpers. . . . Portland got two assists from D Keoni Texeira and one from McKenzie. . . . G Michael Herringer stopped 38 shots for Kelowna, four more than Portland’s Michael Bullion. . . . The Rockets were 1-4 on the PP; the Winterhawks were 0-6. . . . Kelowna (8-7-0), which plays in Portland again tonight (Sunday), has won five in a row, while Portland (8-7-0) has lost four straight. . . . Announced attendance:  7,663.
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At Prince Albert, G Logan Flodell stopped 23 shots to help the Saskatoon Blades to a 1-0 victory over the Raiders. . . . F Josh Paterson’s fourth goal, on a PP at 1:25 of the third period, was the winner. . . . Flodell has five career shutouts, with the first three coming last season with the Seattle Thunderbirds. . . . The Blades have faced the Raiders twice this season and blanked them both times. . . . Flodell beat the Raiders, 2-0, on Oct. 6, making 31 saves in the process. Paterson scored the Blades’ second goal in that one, also on the PP. F Jesse Shynkaruk, who is out with an undisclosed injury, had the Blades’ other goal that night, on a PP. . . . The Raiders got 32 saves from G Ian Scott. . . . The Blades were 1-4 on the PP; the Raiders were 0-4. . . . The Blades (7-7-1) had lost their previous four games. . . . The Raiders (4-9-1) have lost two in a row. . . . Announced attendance: 2,114.
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At Swift Current, F Tyler Steenbergen’s 10th goal, at 4:29 of OT, gave the Broncos a 3-2 victory over the Spokane Chiefs. . . . The Broncos (9-5-2) had lost their previous four games (0-3-1). . . . The Chiefs (6-6-3) finished their East Division trip at 3-2-1. They are 3-0-1 in their last four games. . . . F Conner Chaulk’s second goal, at 8:48 of the first period, gave the Broncos a 1-0 lead. . . . Spokane D Evan Fiala tied it with his first goal, at 14:24. . . . The Broncos went back out front when F Lane Pederson’s got his fifth goal, on a PP, at 19:51. . . . F Tanner Wishnowski’s third goal, at 8:57 of the third period. got the Chiefs into OT. . . . Steenbergen also had an assist. . . . Swift Current G Travis Child had a big night, with 45 stops. . . . Chiefs G Dawson Weatherill turned aside 24 shots. . . . Swift Current was 1-4 on the PP; Spokane was 0-4. . . . The Broncos were without veteran F Glenn Gawdin. He was injured in Friday night’s 2-1 loss to the visiting Swift Current Broncos, leaving in the first period with an undisclosed injury. It was Gawdin’s first game wearing the captain’s ‘C’. . . . Announced attendance: 1,749.
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At Langley, B.C., the Vancouver Giants beat the Kamloops Blazers, 4-1, to get a split of a weekend home-and-home series. . . . One night earlier, the host Blazers beat the Giants, 3-0. . . . Last night, Giants F Johnny Wesley, who didn’t play Friday, opened the scoring with his third goal, on a PP, at 10:28 of the first period. . . . Vancouver F Radovan Bondra made it 2-0 with his ninth goal, at 7:04 of the second period. . . . F Dawson Holt upped that to 3-0 with his third goal at 11:36. . . . The Blazers got on the board when F Quinn Benjafield got his fourth goal, on a PP, at 16:14. . . . Vancouver F Tyler Benson scored his seventh goal into an empty net at 19:17 of the third. . . . G Ryan Kubic stopped 23 shots to record the victory. . . . The Blazers went with Dylan Ferguson, who stopped 35 shots. . . . Kamloops was 1-2 on the PP; Vancouver was 1-4. . . . The Giants (7-10-0) had lost their previous two games. . . . The Blazers slipped to 8-8-0. . . . Announced attendance: 3,975.
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SUNDAY’S GAMES (all times local):

Brandon vs. Kootenay, at Cranbrook, B.C., 2 p.m.
Kelowna at Portland, 7 p.m.
Seattle at Regina, 4 p.m.

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