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