WHL Roundup: Sawchyn's OT winner gives Thunderbirds 2-1 victory over Silvertips

SEATTLE — Gracyn Sawchyn scored the game-winning goal 2:04 into overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the Everett Silvertips 2-1 on Saturday.

Kyle Crnkovic added the other for Seattle (13-3-1). Thomas Milic stopped 21-of-22 shots.

Roan Woodward scored the lone goal for Everett (12-7-1), which has now lost three straight. Braden Holt made 28 saves.

Woodward put the Silvertips on the board first 4:52 into the second period on the power play. Everett held a 1-0 lead until 8:19 of the third when Crnkovic knotted the game for the Thunderbirds with a power-play marker to send it to overtime.

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WHEAT KINGS 4 REBELS 2

RED DEER, Alta. — Nate Danielson scored the winner and insurance markers as Brandon handed Red Deer its second loss in a row. The Rebels were up 2-1 before Nolan Ritchie tied up for the Wheat Kings, followed up Danielson's clutch play.

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WINTERHAWKS 3 BLAZERS 2 (OT)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ryan McCleary scored the game-winning goal with just 15 seconds remaining in overtime period as Portland (16-1-1-1) edged Kamloops (9-4-3-1). The Winterhawks were down 2-0 before mounting a comeback and sealing it in the extra period.

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ICE 5 PATS 2

WINNIPEG — Zach Benson netted two goals and added two assists as Winnipeg (20-1-0) handed Regina (9-11-1-1) its third straight loss. Conor Geekie, Connor McClennon and Ty Nash added the others for the Ice.

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OIL KINGS 4 HURRICANES 2

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Carson Golder scored two key goals to lift Edmonton (4-17-1) past Lethbridge (11-9-0-1). Golder netted the game-tying goal, then the insurance marker after Marshall Finnie's winner, to help seal it for the Oil Kings.

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WARRIORS 6 BRONCOS 0

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Connor Ungar stopped all 33 shots he faced to earn a shutout as Moose Jaw (13-8-0) handily defeated Swift Current (9-11-0). The Broncos outshot the Warriors 33-29 in a losing effort.

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HITMEN 6 CHIEFS 2

SPOKANE, Wash. — Grayden Siepmann and Carson Wetsch both notched one goal and two assists as Calgary (11-5-2-1) downed Spokane (4-13-0-1). Jacob Wright, Riley Fiddler-Schultz, Zac Funk and Matteo Danis added the others for the Hitmen.

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COUGARS 5 ROYALS 2

VICTORIA — Cole Dubinsky recorded two goals as Prince George (12-9-0) cruised past Victoria (3-16-3). After the Royals tied it at 2-2 15:27 into the second period, the Cougars scored three unanswered to pull away late in the frame.

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ROCKETS 5 AMERICANS 3

KELOWNA, B.C. — Adam Kydd and Jackson DeSouza each scored twice as Kelowna (8-8-1) came back to defeat Tri-City (8-12-0). The Rockets were down 3-1 early in the second before scoring four unanswered.

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RAIDERS 5 TIGERS 4

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Evan Herman capped a two-goal effort by scoring the eventual winner as Prince Albert (8-12-2) narrowly edged Medicine Hat (6-10-4-1). Sloan Stanick scored two of his own while Landon Kosior added the other for the Raiders

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

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 19, 2022.

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