WHL Roundup: Seminoff, Bankier explode as Blazers pummel Royals 11-1

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Matthew Seminoff had four goals and four assists, Caedan Bankier added three goals and three assists and the Kamloops Blazers pummelled the Victoria Royals 11-1 on Wednesday.

Ryan Michael, Emmitt Finnie, Ryan Hofer and Harrison Brunicke provided the rest of the offence for Kamloops (45-11-4-2), which extended its winning streak to seven games.

Dylan Ernst had a 19-save effort.

Carter Dereniwsky scored for Victoria (15-42-6-1), which dropped its 11th in a row. He spoiled Ernst's shutout bid with 25 seconds left in the game

Braden Holt stopped 27-of-35 shots before Nicholas Cristiano made 10 saves on 13 shots in 27:20 of relief.



SWIFT CURRENT, SASK. — Trevor Wong had a goal and two assists as the Saskatoon Blades edged the Swift Current Broncos 3-2.

Aidan De La Gorgendiere and Tanner Molendyk also scored for Saskatoon (45-14-4-1). Austin Elliott made 29 saves.

Josh Filmon and Josh Davies replied for Swift Current (28-31-1-3). Joey Rocha stopped 23 shots.



CALGARY — Matteo Danis's four-goal effort led the Calgary Hitmen in their 7-1 drubbing of the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Oliver Tulk, Ethan Moore and Riley Fiddler-Schultz added the others for Calgary (27-27-5-3). Brayden Peters made 37 saves.

Brayden Edwards had the lone goal for Lethbridge (33-24-3-3). Bryan Thomson stopped 30-of-35 shots before Koen Cleaver turned away 5-of-7 shots in 18:25 of relief.



REGINA — Connor Bedard had two goals and two assists, Tanner Howe added another two goals and the Regina Pats downed the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-3.

Stanislav Svozil and Brayden Barnett also scored for Regina (32-27-3-1). Drew Sim made 27 saves.

Nolan Ritchie, Zakhar Polshakov and Joby Baumuller responded for Brandon (26-30-8). Carson Bjarnason surrendered five goals on 19 shots before Nicholas Jones turned aside all five shots he faced in 18:59 of relief.



PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Chase Wheatcroft had two goals and three assists in leading the Prince George Cougars to a 6-3 win over the Kelowna Rockets.

Ethan Samson, Blake Eastman, Koehn Ziemmer and Caden Brown contributed the others for Prince George (34-24-6). Tyler Brennan made 27 saves.

Adam Kydd, Gabriel Szturc and Ethan Mittelsteadt replied for Kelowna (26-35-3). Jari Kykkanen stopped 34 shots.

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

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 15, 2023.

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