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WHL Roundup: Logan McCutcheon stars in shootout as Hurricanes edge Rebels 2-1

By The Canadian Press on December 30, 2023.

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Logan McCutcheon had the shootout winner as the Lethbridge Hurricanes defeated the Red Deer Rebels 2-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Kooper Gizowski scored in regulation time for Lethbridge (16-15-3), while goaltender Harrison Meneghin stopped 33 shots and turned aside 5-of-7 skaters in the shootout.

Kalan Lind had a regulation-time goal for Red Deer (17-13-4), as Chase Wutzke kicked out 30 of 31 shots.

Neither team could score on the power play. The Hurricanes went 0 for 3 and the Rebels were 0 for 4.

WHEAT KINGS 3 BLADES 2

BRANDON, Man. – Caleb Hadland scored in the seventh round of the shootout to lift the Wheat Kings over Saskatoon.

Jayden Wiens and Luke Shipley scored in regulation time for Brandon (18-12-5).

Trevor Wong and Easton Armstrong supplied the offence as the Blades (24-8-3) kept their 12-game point streak alive.

ROCKETS 6 BLAZERS 4

KELOWNA, B.C. – Marek Rocak scored a goal and an assist as Kelowna Rockets defeated Kamloops Blazers.

Tij Iginla, Gabriel Szturc, Kayden Longley, Ethan Mittelsteadt and John Babcock rounded out the attack for Kelowna (16-16-2).

Dylan Sydor had a hat trick for Kamloops (9-21-5) and Ashton Tait added a goal.

OIL KINGS 5 GIANTS 3

LANGLEY, B.C. – Matthew Gallant scored a goal and an assist as Edmonton downed Vancouver.

Ty Nash, Marshall Finnie, Gracyn Sawchyn and Marc Lajoie all scored for the Oil Kings (11-20-1).

Cameron Schmidt, Aaron Obobaifo and Tyler Thorpe replied for the Giants (13-20-2).

WARRIORS 5 PATS 2

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Brayden Schuurman struck twice as the Warriors bested Regina.

Kalem Parker, Atley Calvert and Ethan Semeniuk chipped in for Moose Jaw (19-14-2).

Borya Valis and Zane Rowan found the back of the net for the Pats (13-17-5).

BRONCOS 3 TIGERS 1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Caleb Wyrostok had a hat trick as Swift Current (18-14-3) dispatched the Tigers.

Hunter St. Martin replied for Medicine Hat (22-10-2).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 29, 2023.

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