WHL ROUNDUP: Saturday, October 3
REBELS STAY PERFECT WITH BIG WIN OVER DEFENDING WHL CHAMPION ROCKETS
Evan Polei scored scored a pair of goals as the Red Deer Rebels put on a dominant performance offensively in a 7-4 victory over the defending WHl Champion Kelowna Rockets. Forwards Ivan Nikolishin and Brandon Hagel each registered multiple point performances for the Rebels who improved their record to 4-0-0-0 on the campaign. Rockets forward continued his strong start to the season with a goal and an assist albeit in a losing cause.
Game Summary • Rockets Recap • Rebels Recap • Highlights
HURRICANES 5, ICE 1
Giorgio Estephan recorded three points (1g-2a) to go along with a plus-3 rating to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 5-1 road victory against the Kootenay ICE. Jordy Bellerive netted his first goal of the season minutes into the opening period to give the Hurricanes a 2-0 lead and the rookie later added an assist in the middle frame. It was a chippy matchup as the two Clubs combined for 82 minutes in penalties.
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HITMEN 3, WARRIORS 6
The Moose Jaw Warriors scored four power play goals en route to dlubling up the Calgary Hitmen 6-3. Noah Gregor and Brayden Point each recorded three points for the Warriors in the win including three of the Club’s four power play goals. The Warriors finished 4/11 on the power play while limiting the Hitmen to one power play goal in eight chances.
Game Summary • Hitmen Recap • Warriors Recap• Highlights
SILVERTIPS 3, WINTERHAWKS 1
Carter Hart was productive in goal for the Everett Silvertips as he stopped 34 of 35 shots in defeating the Portland Winterhawks by a 3-1 margin. Devon Skoleski scored two goals for the Silvertips including an insurance marker on the power play in the third period to help seal the win.
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TIGERS 4, RAIDERS 5 (OT)
Reid Gardiner was the hero for the Prince Albert Raiders once again as he scored the overtime winner just 18 seconds into the extra frame to give his Club a 5-4 win. Gardiner also scored a goal earlier in the game and tallied an assist to cap off a three point performance and claim first star honours. Tigers forward Steven Owre netted two goals in a losing effort. .
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WHEAT KINGS 6, PATS 0
The Brandon Wheat Kings dominated from start to finish in their matchup with the Regina Pats as they defeated their East Division rival 6-0 on Saturday night. Jayce Hawryluk had an incredible performance for the Wheat Kings scoring the first three goals of the game all in the first period to collect a natural hat trick. Hawryluk later added another goal on a Wheat Kings power play in the second period to cap off a four goal night. The Wheat Kings outshot the Pats by a 41-16 margin with goaltender Jordan Papirny picking up his first shutout of the season.
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COUGARS 1, THUNDERBIRDS 4
Thunderbirds team captain Jerret Smith scored twice and tallied an assist to lift Seattle to a 4-1 win over the Prince George Cougars. Logan Flodell was consistent as he turned aside 27 shots to claim second star honours. The Thunderbirds capitalized on two of four power play opportunities and held the Cougars scoreless in their lone power play chance.
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CHIEFS 4, AMERICANS 3 (OT)
Chiefs forward Dominic Zwerger scored seven seconds into overtime to spoil the Tri-City Americans home opener and come away with a 4-3 win for Spokane. Chiefs team captain Jason Fram recorded four points (2g-2a) to earn third star honours. Brandon Carlo collected two assists for the Americans in a chippy matchup that saw the U.S. Division rivals combine for 71 minutes in penalties.
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BLAZERS 1, ROYALS 5
Joe Hicketts and the Victoria Royals improved their perfect record to 4-0-0-0 with a convincing 5-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers. Hicketts collected three assists and Jack Walker contributed three points (1g-2a) for the Royals. The Royals outshot the Blazers by a 35-26 margin.