WHL Roundup: Savoie, McClennon lead Ice to eight straight wins, top Hitmen 5-2

CALGARY — Matthew Savoie scored a short-handed and power-play goal, along with one assist to lead the Winnipeg Ice past the Calgary Hitmen 5-2 on Wednesday for their eighth straight win.

Connor McClennon, with two goals, and Zach Benson contributed the others for Winnipeg (45-7-1). Daniel Hauser made 24 saves.

Maxim Muranov and Ethan Moore replied for Calgary (24-25-5-2), which lost its second straight. Brayden Peters stopped 27-of-32 shots.

The league-leading Ice have outscored their opponents 50-21 across their eight-game winning streak.



SWIFT CURRENT, SASK. — Ryan Hofer and Connor Levis both scored twice as the Kamloops Blazers defeated the Swift Current Broncos 6-3 for their 10th straight victory.

Ashton Ferster and Logan Stankoven added the others for Kamloops (37-10-4-2). Dylan Ernst stopped 26-of-29 shots.

Josh Filmon, Connor Hvidston and Braeden Lewis answered for Swift Current (25-26-1-2), which dropped its fourth in a row. Reid Dyck made 47 saves.



KENNEWICK, WA. — Adam Mechura and Jalen Luypen each had two goals and an assist as the Tri-City Americans handed the Everett Silvertips their third straight loss, 6-2.

Deagan McMillan and Jordan Gavin also scored for Tri-City (27-21-5-2). Tomas Suchanek made 32 saves.

Kyan Grouette and Ben Hemmerling replied for Everett (27-24-2-1). Tyler Palmer allowed three goals on six shots in the opening 7:12 of the game before Tim Metzger stopped 22-of-25 shots in relief the rest of the way.



REGINA — Connor Bedard had a goal and five assists, Tanner Howe added two goals and two assists and the Regina Pats downed the Medicine Hat Tigers 6-3.

Tye Spencer, Zack Stringer and Sam Oremba provided the rest of the offence for Regina (27-24-2-1), which won its second straight. Drew Sim made 26 saves.

Hunter St. Martin, Oasiz Wiesblatt and Bogdans Hodass replied for Medicine Hat (23-23-8-1). Evan May stopped 25-of-31 shots.

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


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2023.

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