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WHL roundup: Bedard scores winner as Pats edge Wheat Kings 4-3

By The Canadian Press on February 24, 2023.

BRANDON, Man. – Connor Bedard scored with less than two minutes remaining in the third period to lift the visiting Regina Pats past the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 in Western Hockey League action on Friday night.

The Wheat Kings did a superb job of checking Bedard during the game, but the WHL scoring leader jumped on the late opportunity to post the win for his squad, despite being outshot 47-19.

Alexander Suzdalev, Matteo Michels and Stanislav Svozil also scored for the Pats (28-24-2-1).

Nolan Ritchie, Matthew Henry and Nate Danielson scored for the Wheat Kings (22-25-8-0).

Elsewhere in the WHL:

BLAZERS 6 HURRICANES 2

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Logan Stankoven had a goal and two assists as the visiting Kamloops Blazers blew by the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-2.

Fraser Minten, Len Zellweger, Kyle Masters, Caedan Bankier and Ashton Ferster also scored for the Blazers (38-10-4-2), who are 11-0-0-0 in their last 11 games.

Tyson Zimmer and Blake Swetlikoff scored for the Hurricanes (30-21-3-3).

ICE 2 REBELS 1

RED DEER, Alta. – Mattew Savoie scored at 4:38 of the third period to snap a 1-1 deadlock and lift the visiting Winnipeg ICE past the Red Deer Rebels 2-1.

Zack Ostapchuk also scored for the ICE (46-7-1-0).

Jace Isley scored for the Rebels (37-15-1-3), who were outshot 31-30 in the battle between the top two Eastern Coference squads.

RAIDERS 6 BLADES 5 (OT)

SASKATOON, Sask. – Sloan Stanick scored 49 seconds into overtime as the visiting Prince Albert Raiders rallied late in the game to edge the Saskatoon Blades 6-5.

Ryder Ritchie, Hayden Pakkala, Landon Kosior, Niall Crocker and Aiden Oiring also scored for the Raiders (24-28-3-0), who erased a 5-2 third-period deficit to register the win.

Jake Chiasson scored twice for the Blades (37-13-4-1), while Brandon Lisowsky, Vaughn Watterodt and Aidan De La Gorgendiere netted singles.

WARRIORS 4 BRONCOS 3

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Ryder Korczak had a goal and assist as the Moose Jaw Warriors edged the visiting Swift Current Broncos 4-3.

Tate Schofer, Martin Rysavy and Atley Calvert also scored for the Warriors (35-19-0-3).

Caleb Wyrostok, Brady Birnie and Josh Filmon scored for the Broncos (25-27-1-2).

ROCKETS 4 OIL KINGS 0

EDMONTON, Alta. – Dylan Wightman scored twice and netminder Talyn Boyko stopped all 27 shots fired his way as the visiting Kelowna Rockets scorched the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-0.

Carson Golder and Trae Johnson also scored for the Rockets (21-30-3-0).

The Oil Kings (8-44-3-0) trailed 1-0 after the first period and 3-0 heading into the third.

COUGARS 5 GIANTS 4 (OT)

LANGLEY, B.C. – Chase Wheatcroft’s second goal of the game, at 3:09 of overtime, lifted the visiting Prince George Cougars past the Vancouver Giants 5-4.

Viliam Kmec, Ondrej Beche and Cole Dubinsky also scored for the Cougars (27-23-4-0), who outshot the Giants 39-27.

Skyler Bruce scored twice for the Giants (21-26-5-2), while Ty Thorpe and Jaden Lipinski netted singles. Mazden Leslie chipped in with two assists.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period and the Cougars led 4-3 heading into the third.

THUNDERBIRDS 6 AMERICANS 1

SEATTLE, Wash. – Reid Schaefer scored twice and added two assists as the Seattle Thunderbirds bounced the visiting Tri-City Americans 6-1.

Brad Lambert, Kevin Korchinski, Sam Popowich and Tij Iginla also scored for the Western Conference-leading Thunderbirds (44-9-1-1). Dylan Guenther chipped in with three assists.

Jalen Luypen scored for the Americans (27-22-5-2).

CHIEFS 4 WINTERHAWKS 1

SPOKANE, WASH. – Carter Streek scored twice as the Spokane Chiefs upset the visiting Portland Winterhawks 4-1.

Kooper Gizowski and Ty Cheveldayoff also scored for the Chiefs (12-36-3-4), who led 2-0 after the first period and 4-1 heading into the final frame.

Marek Alscher scored for the Winterhawks (36-15-2-3).

* This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 24, 2023.

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