The Prince George Cougars scored twice in a three-round shootout to defeat the visiting Kamloops Blazers 3-2 Saturday at CN Centre.
Hudson Thornton and Riley Heidt scored in regulation time for the Cougars (37-24-6-1). Thornton's 23rd goal of the year broke the single-season team record for a defenceman, previously held by Dustin Byfuglien.
Although the Cougars were outshot 45-17, goaltender Tyler Brennan stopped 43 of 45 shots to earn the game's first star.
Emmitt Finnie and Ashton Ferster scored for the Blazers (48-13-4-3).
RAIDERS 5 PATS 3
REGINA — Sloan Stanick scored three times and Ryder Ritchie added two assists as the visiting Prince Albert Raiders knocked off the Regina Pats 5-3 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.
Aiden Oiring and Evan Herman also scored for the Raiders (28-37-3-0), who were outshot 32-30.
Stanislav Svozil, Tanner Howe and Connor Bedard scored for the Pats (34-30-3-1), who trailed 1-0 after the first period and 3-0 after 40 minutes. Alexander Suzdalev chipped in with two assists.
Elsewhere in the WHL:
HITMEN 3 OIL KINGS 2
EDMONTON, Alta. — Carter Yakemchuk's second goal of the game, scored at 14:22 of the third period, proved to be the winner as the visiting Calgary Hitmen edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 3-2.
Riley Fiddler-Schultz also scored for the Hitmen (31-28-5-3).
Loick Daigle and Mason Finley scored for the Oil Kings (9-54-4-0), who were outshot 45-25.
ICE 5 WHEAT KINGS 3
WINNIPEG, Man. — Conor Geekie scored three goals as the Winnipeg ICE beat the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings 5-3.
Connor McClennon added two goals for the ICE (57-10-1-0).
Roger McQueen, Rylen Roersma and Calder Anderson scored for the Wheat Kings (26-33-8-1).
BLADES 6 WARRIORS 3
MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Trevor Wong scored twice and Spencer Shugrue chipped in with two assists as the visiting Saskatoon Blades beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-3.
Brandon Lisowsky, Jayden Wiens, Justin Lies and Rowan Calvert also scored for the Blades (48-15-4-1).
Atley Calvert scored twice and added an assist for the Warriors (41-24-0-3), while Logan Dowhaniuk netted a single.
REBELS 5 HURRICANES 1
RED DEER, Alta. — Hunter Mayo scored a goal and added an assist as the Red Deer Rebels defeated the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-1.
Talon Brigley, Christoffer Sedoff, Frantisek Formanek and Kalan Lind also scored for the Rebels (43-19-3-3).
Tyson Zimmer scored for the Hurricanes (36-26-3-3).
TIGERS 4 BRONCOS 3
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Cayden Lindstrom scored six minutes into the third period and the goal stood as the winner as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the visiting Swift Current Broncos 4-3.
Oasiz Wiesblatt, Dallon Melin and Tyler MacKenzie also scored for the Tigers (30-29-8-1).
Josh Filmon, Connor Hvidston and Josh Davies scored for the Broncos (31-33-1-3).
SILVERTIPS 4 ROYALS 3 (SO)
VICTORIA, B.C. — The Everett Silvertips scored the lone goal of a three-round shootout to edge the Victoria Royals 4-3.
Jesse Heslop, Jackson Berezowski and Carter Bear scored for the visiting Silvertips (33-32-2-1).
Brayden Schuurman, Tanner Scott and Matthew Hodson scored for the Royals (17-43-6-2).
WINTERHAWKS 3 THUNDERBIRDS 1
SEATTLE, Wash. — Josh Zakreski scored a goal and added an assist as the visiting Portland Winterhawks defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1.
Luke Schelter and Ryan McCleary also scored for the Winterhawks (40-20-5-3).
Dylan Guenther scored for the Thunderbirds (54-11-1-2).
ROCKETS 5 GIANTS 4
KELOWNA, B.C. — The Kelowna Rockets scored the first four goals then hung on to beat the visiting Vancouver Giants 5-4.
Gabriel Szturc scored twice for the Rockets (27-37-4-0), with singles netted by Carson Golder, Max Graham and Turner McMillen.
Julian Cull, Skyler Bruce, Ty Halaburda and Colton Roberts scored for the Giants (28-32-5-3), who were outshot 31-22.
AMERICANS 2 CHIEFS 1 (SO)
SPOKANE, Wash. — Lukas Dragicevic scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give the visiting Tri-City Americans a 2-1 victory over the Spokane Chiefs.
Parker Bell scored for the Americans (34-26-5-3) in regulation time.
Kooper Gizowski scored for the Chiefs (15-43-4-6) in regulation.
The Chiefs led 1-0 after the first period and the teams were tied 1-1 heading into the third. The Chiefs outshot the Americans 31-29.
* This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 25, 2023.
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