WHL Roundup: Thunderbirds extend win streak to eight games, top Royals 8-0

VICTORIA — Nico Myatovic had a hat trick, Scott Ratzlaff earned a 21-save shutout and the Seattle Thunderbirds scored an eighth straight victory, topping the Victoria Royals 8-0 on Tuesday.

Brad Lambert scored twice, while Nolan Allan added a goal and three assists for Seattle (43-9-1-1). Reid Schaefer and Mekai Sanders contributed the others.

Braden Holt stopped 33-of-41 shots for Victoria (15-36-5-1), which dropped its fourth straight.

The Western-Conference leading Thunderbirds have outscored the Royals 23-1 in three consecutive games against one another going back to Saturday.



PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Tyler Brennan's 34-save effort helped the Prince George Cougars deal the playoff-bound Portland Winterhawks their fifth straight loss, 3-1.

Cole Dubinsky, Carlin Dezainde and Jaxsen Wiebe scored for Prince George (26-23-4).

Luca Cagnoni replied for Portland (36-14-2-3), ending Brennan's shutout bid with 3:06 left in the contest. Dante Giannuzzi stopped 29-of-32 shots.



MOOSE JAW, SASK. — Atley Calvert had two goals and an assist as the Moose Jaw Warriors cruised to an 8-4 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Ryder Korczak and Jagger Firkus added a goal and three assists apiece for Moose Jaw (34-19-0-3). Eric Alarie, Martin Rysavy, Cosmo Wilson and Ben Riche also scored, while Jackson Unger made 26 saves.

Blake Swetlikoff, with two goals, Tyson Laventure and Tyson Zimmer replied for Lethbridge (30-20-3-3). Bryan Thomson gave up four goals on 14 shots before Harrison Meneghin surrendered another four on 11 shots in 34:54 of relief.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 21, 2023.

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