• The Canadian Press

    WHL Roundup: Bedard nets shootout winner to lead Pats past Hitmen 6-5

    CALGARY — Connor Bedard scored the shootout winner, in addition to his league-best 44th goal of the season, to lift the Regina Pats past the Calgary Hitmen 6-5 on Wednesday. At Scotiabank Saddledome, where a Hitmen spokesperson said 16,700 tickets had been sold by mid-afternoon for the game, Bedard came in from the right side, faked left with the puck and came back to the right where he beat Brayden Peters glove side in the shootout period. Braxton Whitehead scored the Pats' final two goals, inc

  • The Canadian Press

    QMJHL Roundup: Olympiques extend win streak to four games, top Wildcats 3-2

    GATINEAU, Que. — Cam MacDonald scored what proved to be the winner as the Gatineau Olympiques topped the Moncton Wildcats 3-2 Wednesday and extended their win streak to four games. Riley Kidney and Cole Cormier also scored for Gatineau (30-12-4-2). Francesco Lapenna had 33 saves in the victory. Vincent Labelle and Natan Grenier replied for Moncton (22-21-0-2), which dropped its fourth in a row. Jacob Steinman stopped 35 shots. MacDonald's marker 2:29 into the third period put the Olympiques up 3

  • The Canadian Press

    OHL Roundup: Wakely, Petrov lead Battalion past Wolves 5-1

    SUDBURY, Ont. — Dalyn Wakely scored two goals and Matvey Petrov had a goal and three assists as the North Bay Battalion cruised past the Sudbury Wolves 5-1 on Wednesday. Kyle Jackson had a goal and two assists and Jacob Therrien also scored for North Bay (33-12-1-1), while Dom DiVincentiis made 22 saves. Ethan Larmand scored the lone marker for Sudbury (18-21-4-2), which dropped its third in a row. Kevyn Brassard stopped 29-of-34 shots. The Battalion went scoreless on seven power plays, while th

  • The Canadian Press

    Junior star Connor Bedard filling hockey arenas in Western Canada

    CALGARY — Call it the Connor Bedard boost. The 17-year-old Regina Pats forward keeps packing arenas in Western Canada after his electrifying performance in last month's world junior men's hockey championship. The projected first overall pick in June's NHL draft was filling Calgary's Saddledome on Wednesday after junior hockey rinks were at capacity in his previous five games. In anticipation of ticket demand, the Calgary Hitmen expanded sales beyond the usual lower bowl for major junior games to