WHL roundup: Watterodt nets three to lift Blades over Raiders

SASKATOON — Vaughn Watterodt scored three goals, Austin Elliott only faced 16 shots and the Saskatoon Blades won their 25th game of the Western Hockey League season by beating the visiting Prince Albert Raiders 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Carter Anderson's goal at 18:53 of the third period prevented Elliott from posting the shutout.

The Blades led 2-0 after the first period and took a 3-0 lead into the third. Saskatoon outshot Prince Albert 35-16.

The Raiders' record slipped to 11-20-2.

REBELS 7 OIL KINGS 1

RED DEER, Alta. — Kai Uchacz scored three times and Christoffer Sedoff had three assists as the Red Deer Rebels overpowered the Edmonton Oil Kings 7-1.

Ollie Josephson, Matteo Fabrizi, Craig Armstrong and Carson Birnie also scored for the Rebels, who improved to 23-6-1.

Luke Robson scored for the Oil Kings (4-29-1) who were outshot 38-35.

---

HURRICANES 3 TIGERS 2

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Logan Wormald scored two goals, including the winner at 15:09 of the second period, as the Lethbridge Hurricanes edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2.

Joe Arntsen also scored for the Hurricanes (20-13-0-1), who outshot the Tigers 25-17.

Brendan Lee and Owen MacNeil scored for the Tigers (13-18-4-1).

---

GIANTS 3 ROYALS 2

LANGLEY, B.C. — Ty Thorpe had a goal and assist as the Vancouver Giants won their 13th game of the season by edging the Victoria Royals 3-2.

Ty Halaburda and Jaden Lipinski also scored for the Giants (13-5-4-2). Riley Gannon and Alex Thacker scored third-period goals for the Royals (7-24-3-0), who outshot the hosts 36-19.

Giants netminder Jesper Vikman saved 34 of 36 shots.

---

BLAZERS 6 ROCKETS 4

KELOWNA, B.C. — Fraser Minten scored three goals and added an assist as the Kamloops Blazers defeated the Kelowna Rockets 6-4.

Daylan Kuefler, Matthew Seminoff and Connor Levis all scored once for Kamloops (19-6-3-2).

Blazers goaltender Dylan Ernst saved 21 of 25 shots.

Turner McMillen scored twice while Carson Golder and Andrew Cristall scored once for Kelowna (12-15-3-0).

Rockets netminder Talyn Boyko kicked out 38 of 43 shots.

---

AMERICANS 5 SILVERTIPS 2

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Parker Bell scored twice and Tyson Greenway had a goal and assist as the Tri-City Americans defeated the Everett Silvertips 5-2.

Jalen Luypen and Jordan Gavin also scored for the Americans (15-15-0-1).

Ryan Hofer and Niko Tsakumis scored for the Silvertips (16-15-1-0), who outshot the hosts 32-23.

---

THUNDERBIRDS 7 CHIEFS 5

SEATTLE, Wash. — Jared Davidson, Gracyn Sawchyn and Lucas Ciona each scored twice as the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Spokane Chiefs 7-5.

Nico Myatovic also scored for the Thunderbirds (24-4-1-1), who outshot the Chiefs 32-29.

Raegan Wiles, Kooper Gizowski, Ty Cheveldayoff, Michael Cicek and Berkly Catton scored for the Chiefs (6-23-0-2). Wiles also chipped in with three assists.

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

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 27, 2022.

The Canadian Press