WHL Roundup: Wiesblatt leads Tigers in 6-4 victory to snap Ice's 11-game win streak

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Oasiz Wiesblatt had two goals and two assists to lead the Medicine Hat Tigers in taking down the league-leading Winnipeg Ice 6-4 on Wednesday.

Hunter St. Martin, Reid Andresen, Andrew Basha and Cru Hanas provided the rest of the offence for Medicine Hat (25-24-8-1).

Evan May made 40 saves, including 15 in the third period.

Easton Armstrong, Zack Ostapchuk, Connor McClennon and Matthew Savoie answered for Winnipeg (48-8-1), which had its 11-game winning streak snapped.

Mason Beaupit stopped 22 shots in a losing effort.

Entering the third period up 4-3, the Tigers outscored the Ice 2-1 in the frame despite being outshot 16-5.



SASKATOON — Brandon Lisowsky and Egor Sidorov each scored two goals as the Saskatoon Blades earned a key 5-2 victory over the Red Deer Rebels.

Jayden Wiens added the other for Saskatoon (39-13-4-1), which moved past the Rebels for second in the Eastern Conference standings in points (83). Ethan Chadwick made 8 saves.

Craig Armstrong and Frantisek Formanek replied for Red Deer (38-17-1-3). Kyle Kelsey stopped 33-of-38 shots.



PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Mazden Leslie netted a hat trick to power the Vancouver Giants to a 6-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars.

Julian Cull, Ty Thorpe and Skyler Bruce contributed the others for Vancouver (22-28-5-2). Brett Mirwald made 27 saves.

Hudson Thornton scored both goals for Prince George (29-24-4). Tyler Brennan stopped 17-of-22 shots.



MOOSE JAW, SASK. — Rylen Roersma had a hat trick, Anthony Wilson contributed a goal and two assists and the Brandon Wheat Kings downed the Moose Jaw Warriors 7-3.

Ben Thornton, Nate Danielson and Nolan Flamand also scored for Brandon (23-26-8). Nicholas Jones made 25 saves.

Jagger Firkus, with two goals, and Martin Rysavy answered for Moose Jaw (35-21-0-3). Jackson Unger stopped 16-of-20 shots before Justen Maric turned away 14-of-17 shots in 22:59 of relief.



KELOWNA, B.C. — Carson Golder had a hat trick and one assist, Andrew Cristall added a hat trick of his own and the Kelowna Rockets topped the Spokane Chiefs 7-4.

Dylan Wightman scored the other for Kelowna (23-21-3), which got 41 saves from Jari Kykkanen.

Kooper Gizowski, Carter Streek, Chase Bertholet and Mac Gross replied for Spokane (13-37-3-4). Dawson Cowan stopped 26-of-32 shots.

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

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 1, 2023.

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