WHL roundup: ICE edge Wheaties 3-2 in shootout, clinch Scott Munro Memorial Trophy
BRANDON, Man. — Connor McClennon and Zack Ostapchuk each scored in the shootout as the Winnipeg ICE defeated the host Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Friday.
With the victory, the ICE clinched the Scott Munro Memorial Trophy for the second consecutive time for being WHL regular season champions.
Evan Friesen and Briley Wood scored once for the ICE in regulation, to improve their record to a franchise-record 113 points — 56 victories, 10 losses and one overtime loss.
Dawson Pasternak and Nolan Flamand scored for the Wheat Kings (26-32-8-1), who outshot the ICE 39-33.
Elsewhere in the WHL:
BLADES 3 PATS 2
SASKATOON, Sask. — Trevor Wong scored at 11:10 of the third period to snap a 2-2 tie and give the Saskatoon Blades a 3-2 victory over the visiting Regina Pats.
Brandon Lisowsky scored twice for the Blades (47-15-4-1), who outshot the Pats 31-24.
Sam Oremba and Tanner Howe scored for the Pats (34-29-3-1).
GIANTS 3 ROCKETS 2
LANGLEY, B.C. — Samuel Honzek's second goal of the game, scored with three seconds left in the third period, gave the Vancouver Giants a 3-2 victory over the visiting Kelowna Rockets.
Skyler Bruce also scored for the Giants (28-31-5-3), with the goal assisted by Honzek and Colton Alain.
Andrew Cristall and Kayden Longley scored for the Rockets (26-37-4-0), who outshot the Giants 26-20.
WARRIORS 5 RAIDERS 3
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Jagger Firkus scored twice as the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 5-3.
Ben Riche, Logan Dowhaniuk and Ryder Korczak also scored for the Warriors (41-23-0-3).
Sloan Stanick scored twice for the Raiders (27-37-3-0), while Niall Crocker netted a single.
BRONCOS 3 TIGERS 1
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Caleb Wyrostok scored twice as the Swift Current Broncos beat the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 3-1.
Josh Filmon scored once for the Broncos (31-32-1-3), who were outshot 31-29.
Gavin McKenna scored for the Tigers (29-29-8-1).
HURRICANES 6 REBELS 4
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Hayden Smith had a goal and an assist as the Lethbridge Hurricanes defeated the visiting Red Deer Rebels 6-4.
Dustin Renas, Chase Pauls, Tyson Zimmer. Tristen Doyle and Joe Arntsen also scored for the Hurricanes (36-25-3-3), who were outshot 34-27.
Kai Uchacz, Talon Brigley, Craig Armstrong and Jace Isley scored for the Rebels (42-19-3-3), who trailed 3-1 after the first period and 5-1 heading into the third.
COUGARS 7 BLAZERS 2
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Arjun Bawa and Koehn Ziemmer each had a goal and assist as the visiting Prince George Cougars crunched the Kamloops Blazers 7-2.
Cayden Glover, Carlin Dezainde, Caden Brown, Blake Eastman and Zac Funk also scored for the Cougars (36-24-6-1), who led 3-1 after the first period and 5-1 heading into the third.
Connor Levis and Caedan Bankier scored for the Blazers (48-13-4-2), who were outshot 37-35.
ROYALS 6 SILVERTIPS 4
EVERETT, Wash. — Teague Patton scored twice and added an assist as the visiting Victoria Royals beat the Everett Silvertips 6-4.
Nate Misskey, Teydon Trembecky, Tanner Scott and Alex Thacker also scored for the Royals (17-43-6-1), who outshot the Silvertips 26-20.
Jackson Berezowski scored three goals and added an assist for the Silvertips (32-32-2-1), while Raphael Pelletier netted a single and had three assists.
THUNDERBIRDS 7 WINTERHAWKS 3
PORTLAND, Ore. — Kevin Korchinski scored twice as the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Portland Winterhawks 7-3.
Coster Dunn, Reid Schaefer, Lucas Ciona, Colton Dach and Brad Lambert also scored for the Western Conference-leading Thunderbirds (54-10-1-2).
Gabe Klassen, Marek Alscher and Josh Zakreski scored for the Winterhawks (39-20-5-3).
AMERICANS 7 CHIEFS 4
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Reese Belton and Jalen Luypen each scored three goals as the Tri-City Americans defeated the visiting Spokane Chiefs 7-4.
Camerin Cardona also scored for the Americans (33-26-5-3), who were outshot 46-32. Belton also chipped in with two assists.
Carter Streek scored twice for the Chiefs (15-43-4-5), with singles netted by Mac Gross and Berkly Catton.
* This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2023.
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