WHL Roundup: Cougars blank Rockets, Oil Kings upset Warriors

KELOWNA, B.C. — Ty Young stopped all 30 shots he faced and the Prince George Cougars blanked the Kelowna Rockets 3-0 in Western Hockey League play on Tuesday.

The Cougars (17-17-3) opened the scoring with a goal from Cole Dubinsky 16:21 into the first period and Blake Eastman added a short-handed tally before the end of the frame.

Viliam Kmec made it 3-0 with his second goal of the season 14:31 into the second.

Talyn Boyko stopped 34-of-37 shots for the Rockets (13-21-3).

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OIL KINGS 3 WARRIORS 2

EDMONTON — Noah Boyko scored short handed and on the power play as Edmonton (6-33-1) upset Moose Jaw (24-14-1). Logan Cunningham made 29 saves for the victory.

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BRONCOS 3 TIGERS 1

SWIFT CURRENT, SASK. — Joey Rocha turned away 37 shots as Swift Current (19-15-1) beat Medicine Hat (14-20-6). Josh Filmon, Braeden Lewis and Luke Mistelbacher all scored for the Broncos, who stretched their win streak to seven games.

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WHEAT KINGS 4 THUNDERBIRDS 2

BRANDON, MAN. — A pair of goals from Rylen Roersma lifted Brandon (17-18-4) over Seattle (28-5-2). Wheat Kings goalie Carson Bjarnason made 34 saves for the win.

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WINTERHAWKS 5 RAIDERS 3

PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. — Portland's Gabe Klassen had a three-point night with a goal and two assists as his side downed Prince Albert (15-21-3). Josh Zakreski, James Stefan, Robbie Fromm-Delorme and Kyle Chyzowski also scored for the Winterhawks (27-6-3).

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

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2023.

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