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WHL Roundup: Kolby Hay perfect as Edmonton Oil Kings blank Calgary Hitmen 3-0

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EDMONTON - Kolby Hay stopped all 44 shots he faced as the Edmonton Oil Kings shut out the Calgary Hitmen 3-0 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Gavin Hodnett, Noah Boyko and Dawson Seitz supplied the offence for Edmonton (7-35-3).

Goaltender Brayden Peters stopped 27-of-29 shots for Calgary (23-17-4).

Neither team scored on the power play. The Oil Kings went 0 for 2 and the Hitmen were 0 for 7.

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WHL Roundup: Klassen dominant as Winterhawks rout Chiefs 6-1

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WHL Roundup: Klassen dominant as Winterhawks rout Chiefs 6-1

The Canadian Press 1 minute read Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. - Gabe Klassen scored twice and the Portland Winterhawks took a decisive 6-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League play on Monday.

Ryan McCleary also put away a pair of goals for the Winterhawks (31-8-3), while Jack O'Brien scored and notched an assist, and Marcus Nguyen contributed a goal and a helper.

The Chiefs' (9-30-3) lone goal came from Berkly Catton midway through the first period.

Portland's Dante Giannuzzi made 23 saves and Dawson Cowan 18-of-24 shots for Spokane before being replaced to start the third period. Cooper Michalchuk turned away all 16 shots he faced in relief.

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Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. - Gabe Klassen scored twice and the Portland Winterhawks took a decisive 6-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League play on Monday.

Ryan McCleary also put away a pair of goals for the Winterhawks (31-8-3), while Jack O'Brien scored and notched an assist, and Marcus Nguyen contributed a goal and a helper.

The Chiefs' (9-30-3) lone goal came from Berkly Catton midway through the first period.

Portland's Dante Giannuzzi made 23 saves and Dawson Cowan 18-of-24 shots for Spokane before being replaced to start the third period. Cooper Michalchuk turned away all 16 shots he faced in relief.

Big deadline trades paying off for Ice

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Big deadline trades paying off for Ice

Joshua Frey-Sam 4 minute read Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

Surely these were the kind of nights the Winnipeg Ice envisioned when they dealt to deepen their forward group at the trade deadline earlier this month.

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Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

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Winnipeg Ice Josh Medernach (27) tries to tip the puck past Moose Jaw Warriors Connor Ungar (32) as Matthew Gallant (39) defends during first period WHL action in Winnipeg on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

WHL roundup: Beaupit nets shutout as ICE whip Warriors 6-0

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WHL roundup: Beaupit nets shutout as ICE whip Warriors 6-0

The Canadian Press 2 minute read Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

WINNIPEG - Zach Ostapchuk had a goal and assist, Zach Benson had two assists and Mason Beaupit stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Winnipeg ICE crushed the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 6-0 in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.

Owen Pederson, Ty Nash, Carson Lambos, Connor McClennon and Matthew Savoie al; so scored for the ICE (33-5-1-0), who started the week ranked No. 1 in the Canadian Hockey League top 10 rankings.

The Warriors (28-15-0-3), who were outshot 30-20 at Wayne Fleming Arena, trailed 2-0 after the first period and 6-0 after 40 minutes of play.

Warriors goaltender Connor Ungar stopped 14 of 18 shots.

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Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

WINNIPEG - Zach Ostapchuk had a goal and assist, Zach Benson had two assists and Mason Beaupit stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Winnipeg ICE crushed the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 6-0 in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.

Owen Pederson, Ty Nash, Carson Lambos, Connor McClennon and Matthew Savoie al; so scored for the ICE (33-5-1-0), who started the week ranked No. 1 in the Canadian Hockey League top 10 rankings.

The Warriors (28-15-0-3), who were outshot 30-20 at Wayne Fleming Arena, trailed 2-0 after the first period and 6-0 after 40 minutes of play.

Warriors goaltender Connor Ungar stopped 14 of 18 shots.

WHL roundup: Bedard scores twice as Pats kick Broncos 5-2

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WHL roundup: Bedard scores twice as Pats kick Broncos 5-2

The Canadian Press 3 minute read Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

REGINA - Connor Bedard scored twice, Alexander Suzdalev scored once and added two assists as the Regina Pats defeated the visiting Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.

Tanner Howe and Matteo Michels also scored for the Pats (22-20-1-1), who outshot the Broncos 30-25.

Clarke Caswell and Connor Gabriel scored for the Broncos (21-18-0-2), who trailed 2-1 after the first period and 3-1 heading into the third.

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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

REGINA - Connor Bedard scored twice, Alexander Suzdalev scored once and added two assists as the Regina Pats defeated the visiting Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.

Tanner Howe and Matteo Michels also scored for the Pats (22-20-1-1), who outshot the Broncos 30-25.

Clarke Caswell and Connor Gabriel scored for the Broncos (21-18-0-2), who trailed 2-1 after the first period and 3-1 heading into the third.

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WHL Roundup: Schaefer’s clutch play leads Thunderbirds to 3-2 OT win over Hurricanes

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WHL Roundup: Schaefer’s clutch play leads Thunderbirds to 3-2 OT win over Hurricanes

The Canadian Press 4 minute read Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

KENT, Wash. - Reid Schaefer capped a clutch two-goal effort with the game-winning goal 1:18 into overtime and the Seattle Thunderbirds squeezed by the Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday.

Down 2-1 in the third period, Schaefer knotted the contest at the 6:58 mark to eventually send the game to overtime.

Jared Davidson added the other for Seattle (31-7-1-1) on the power play. Scott Ratzlaff stopped 21-of-23 shots.

Cole Shepard and Hayden Smith replied for Lethbridge (24-15-3-2), which got 25 saves from Bryan Thomson.

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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

KENT, Wash. - Reid Schaefer capped a clutch two-goal effort with the game-winning goal 1:18 into overtime and the Seattle Thunderbirds squeezed by the Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday.

Down 2-1 in the third period, Schaefer knotted the contest at the 6:58 mark to eventually send the game to overtime.

Jared Davidson added the other for Seattle (31-7-1-1) on the power play. Scott Ratzlaff stopped 21-of-23 shots.

Cole Shepard and Hayden Smith replied for Lethbridge (24-15-3-2), which got 25 saves from Bryan Thomson.

Ice solid from top to bottom

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Ice solid from top to bottom

Joshua Frey-Sam 6 minute read Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

At first glance, the Winnipeg Ice are a solid hockey team. Look a little closer, however, and you’d be hard pressed to find any weaknesses in the lineup.

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Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

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The addition of power-forward Zack Ostapchuck has served to make a strong Winnipeg Ice team even stronger.

WHL Roundup: League-leading Ice dominate Raiders 8-1

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WHL Roundup: League-leading Ice dominate Raiders 8-1

The Canadian Press 3 minute read Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Carson Lambos had two goals and one assist to help lead the league-leading Winnipeg Ice to an 8-1 blowout victory over the Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday.

Connor McClennon and Zach Benson each had a goal and three assists for Winnipeg (31-5-1).

Ty Nash, Easton Armstrong, Carson Latimer and Conor Geekie added the others, while Daniel Hauser stopped 15-of-16 shots.

Hayden Pakkala was the lone scorer for Prince Albert (15-24-3). Tikhon Chaika surrendered six goals on 29 shots before making way for Max Hildebrand in the third period.

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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Carson Lambos had two goals and one assist to help lead the league-leading Winnipeg Ice to an 8-1 blowout victory over the Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday.

Connor McClennon and Zach Benson each had a goal and three assists for Winnipeg (31-5-1).

Ty Nash, Easton Armstrong, Carson Latimer and Conor Geekie added the others, while Daniel Hauser stopped 15-of-16 shots.

Hayden Pakkala was the lone scorer for Prince Albert (15-24-3). Tikhon Chaika surrendered six goals on 29 shots before making way for Max Hildebrand in the third period.

WHL roundup: Warriors a cut above Blades in East power struggle

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WHL roundup: Warriors a cut above Blades in East power struggle

The Canadian Press 1 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Brayden Yager scored into an empty net with 67 seconds left in the third period, Ryder Korczak had two assists and the Moose Jaw Warriors defeated the visiting Saskatoon Blades 3-1 in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday night.

Josh Hoekstra and Eric Alarie also scored for the Warriors (27-14-0-2), who outshot the Blades 31-21. Blades netminder Austin Elliott saved 28 of 30 shots.

Egor Sidorov scored the lone goal for the Blades (27-9-2-1).

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Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Brayden Yager scored into an empty net with 67 seconds left in the third period, Ryder Korczak had two assists and the Moose Jaw Warriors defeated the visiting Saskatoon Blades 3-1 in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday night.

Josh Hoekstra and Eric Alarie also scored for the Warriors (27-14-0-2), who outshot the Blades 31-21. Blades netminder Austin Elliott saved 28 of 30 shots.

Egor Sidorov scored the lone goal for the Blades (27-9-2-1).

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Blazers prepare for post-season run ahead of first Memorial Cup appearance since 1995

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Blazers prepare for post-season run ahead of first Memorial Cup appearance since 1995

John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press 3 minute read Monday, Jan. 16, 2023

Just because the Kamloops Blazers are guaranteed a Memorial Cup berth, doesn't mean they're taking their feet off the gas.

Blazers general manager Shaun Clouston made big moves ahead of the Western Hockey League's trade deadline, gearing his team up for a deep post-season run.

He did all that even though Kamloops is hosting the Memorial Cup, making the Blazers the only team with a guaranteed berth in the national major junior championship.

"We know we're in the tournament, so we're looking forward to that. But as of right now, it's 'let's get better, let's continue on with our normal process which has improvement as the centrepiece," said Clouston. "Let's get ready for playoffs. We've got a lot of hockey between now and the start of playoff let's really work on our team game."

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Monday, Jan. 16, 2023

Kamloops Blazers general manager Shaun Clouston made big moves ahead of the Western Hockey League's trade deadline, including acquiring 19-year-old defenceman Olen Zellweger. Zellweger carries the puck during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pre-tournament hockey action in Moncton, N.B., on Dec. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward

WHL roundup: Shepard plays sniper in 4-1 win over Hitmen

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WHL roundup: Shepard plays sniper in 4-1 win over Hitmen

The Canadian Press 1 minute read Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023

CALGARY - Cole Shepard scored twice in the first period and the Lethbridge Hurricanes coasted to a 4-1 Western Hockey League win over the host Calgary Hitmen on Sunday.

Tyson Laventure and Logan Wormald also scored for the Hurricanes (24-15-1-2), who were outshot 39-29.

Carson Wetsch scored for the Hitmen (22-13-3-1), who trailed 2-0 after the first period and 2-1 heading into the final frame.

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Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023

CALGARY - Cole Shepard scored twice in the first period and the Lethbridge Hurricanes coasted to a 4-1 Western Hockey League win over the host Calgary Hitmen on Sunday.

Tyson Laventure and Logan Wormald also scored for the Hurricanes (24-15-1-2), who were outshot 39-29.

Carson Wetsch scored for the Hitmen (22-13-3-1), who trailed 2-0 after the first period and 2-1 heading into the final frame.

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WHL roundup: Sidorov scores three times as Blades edge T-Birds 4-2

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WHL roundup: Sidorov scores three times as Blades edge T-Birds 4-2

The Canadian Press 3 minute read Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023

SASKATOON - Egor Sidorov scored the natural hat trick and his netminder Austin Elliott stopped 30 of 32 shots as the Saskatoon Blades knocked off the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday night.

Trevor Wong also scored for the Blades (27-8-2-1), who led 1-0 after the first period and took a 2-1 lead into the final frame.

Nico Myatovic and Kevin Korchinski scored for the Thunderbirds (30-7-1-1).

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Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023

SASKATOON - Egor Sidorov scored the natural hat trick and his netminder Austin Elliott stopped 30 of 32 shots as the Saskatoon Blades knocked off the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday night.

Trevor Wong also scored for the Blades (27-8-2-1), who led 1-0 after the first period and took a 2-1 lead into the final frame.

Nico Myatovic and Kevin Korchinski scored for the Thunderbirds (30-7-1-1).

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WHL roundup: Holt posts shutout as Royals rule over Rockets

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WHL roundup: Holt posts shutout as Royals rule over Rockets

The Canadian Press 4 minute read Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

VICTORIA - The Victoria Royals got goals from four different players and shutout goaltending from Braden Holt to defeat the Kelowna Rockets 4-0 in Western Hockey League action on Friday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena.

Reggie Newman, Teague Patton, Riley Gannon and Ryan Spizawka scored for the Royals (11-25-3-1), who led 2-0 after the first period and scored two late goals in the third. Holt made 29 saves.

Jake Poole and Matthew Hodson each had two assists. The Rockets (13-22-3-0) were outshot 40-29.

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Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

VICTORIA - The Victoria Royals got goals from four different players and shutout goaltending from Braden Holt to defeat the Kelowna Rockets 4-0 in Western Hockey League action on Friday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena.

Reggie Newman, Teague Patton, Riley Gannon and Ryan Spizawka scored for the Royals (11-25-3-1), who led 2-0 after the first period and scored two late goals in the third. Holt made 29 saves.

Jake Poole and Matthew Hodson each had two assists. The Rockets (13-22-3-0) were outshot 40-29.

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WHL Roundup: Thunderbirds outduel Ice in battle between conference leaders

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WHL Roundup: Thunderbirds outduel Ice in battle between conference leaders

The Canadian Press 2 minute read Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

WINNIPEG - Nico Myatovic scored the game-winning goal at 3:26 of overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the Winnipeg Ice 4-3 on Wednesday in a battle between the league's conference leaders.

Reid Schaefer, with two goals, and Kyle Crnkovic also scored for Seattle (29-6-1-1). Thomas Milic made 30 saves.

Matthew Savoie also had two goals, while Conor Geekie added the other for Winnipeg (29-5-1). Daniel Hauser stopped 28 shots.

The Ice outshot the Thunderbirds 33-32 in the contest. However, Winnipeg failed to get a shot on goal in the extra period.

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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

WINNIPEG - Nico Myatovic scored the game-winning goal at 3:26 of overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the Winnipeg Ice 4-3 on Wednesday in a battle between the league's conference leaders.

Reid Schaefer, with two goals, and Kyle Crnkovic also scored for Seattle (29-6-1-1). Thomas Milic made 30 saves.

Matthew Savoie also had two goals, while Conor Geekie added the other for Winnipeg (29-5-1). Daniel Hauser stopped 28 shots.

The Ice outshot the Thunderbirds 33-32 in the contest. However, Winnipeg failed to get a shot on goal in the extra period.

WHL Roundup: Cougars blank Rockets, Oil Kings upset Warriors

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WHL Roundup: Cougars blank Rockets, Oil Kings upset Warriors

The Canadian Press 2 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

KELOWNA, B.C. - Ty Young stopped all 30 shots he faced and the Prince George Cougars blanked the Kelowna Rockets 3-0 in Western Hockey League play on Tuesday.

The Cougars (17-17-3) opened the scoring with a goal from Cole Dubinsky 16:21 into the first period and Blake Eastman added a short-handed tally before the end of the frame.

Viliam Kmec made it 3-0 with his second goal of the season 14:31 into the second.

Talyn Boyko stopped 34-of-37 shots for the Rockets (13-21-3).

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Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

KELOWNA, B.C. - Ty Young stopped all 30 shots he faced and the Prince George Cougars blanked the Kelowna Rockets 3-0 in Western Hockey League play on Tuesday.

The Cougars (17-17-3) opened the scoring with a goal from Cole Dubinsky 16:21 into the first period and Blake Eastman added a short-handed tally before the end of the frame.

Viliam Kmec made it 3-0 with his second goal of the season 14:31 into the second.

Talyn Boyko stopped 34-of-37 shots for the Rockets (13-21-3).

Ice all-in on Ostapchuk

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Ice all-in on Ostapchuk

Joshua Frey-Sam 5 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

The Winnipeg Ice clearly believe the time is now.

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Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

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Zack Ostapchuk, the newest member of the Winnipeg Ice, is coming off his second consecutive World Junior Hockey Championship with team Canada.

WHL roundup: Bedard scores 4 goals in Pats win over Hitmen

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WHL roundup: Bedard scores 4 goals in Pats win over Hitmen

The Canadian Press 3 minute read Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

REGINA - The Regina Pats welcomed Connor Bedard home from the world junior hockey championship on Sunday, and the MVP for Team Canada responded by scoring four goals and adding two assists as the Pats defeated the Calgary Hitmen 6-2 in Western Hockey League action.

Bedard, a key figure in Canada's gold-medal victory in Halifax and Moncton, is expected to be the top pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.

Tanner Howe and Alexander Suzdalev also scored for the Pats (19-19-1-1), who were outshot 44-27.

Carson Wetsch and Jacob Wright scored for the Hitmen (21-12-3-1).

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Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

REGINA - The Regina Pats welcomed Connor Bedard home from the world junior hockey championship on Sunday, and the MVP for Team Canada responded by scoring four goals and adding two assists as the Pats defeated the Calgary Hitmen 6-2 in Western Hockey League action.

Bedard, a key figure in Canada's gold-medal victory in Halifax and Moncton, is expected to be the top pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.

Tanner Howe and Alexander Suzdalev also scored for the Pats (19-19-1-1), who were outshot 44-27.

Carson Wetsch and Jacob Wright scored for the Hitmen (21-12-3-1).

Ice swing deal for bruising forward

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Ice swing deal for bruising forward

4 minute read Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

THE Winnipeg Ice acquired forward Easton Armstrong from the Regina Pats in exchange for defenceman Omen Harmacy on Saturday.

Armstrong, 19, is a bruising 6-3 204-pound winger who has managed steady offensive production with 13 goals and 22 points to his name this season.

The Los Angeles product joins an Ice squad that is looking down at the rest of the Western Hockey League’s eastern conference with a 28-5-0 record.

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Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

THE Winnipeg Ice acquired forward Easton Armstrong from the Regina Pats in exchange for defenceman Omen Harmacy on Saturday.

Armstrong, 19, is a bruising 6-3 204-pound winger who has managed steady offensive production with 13 goals and 22 points to his name this season.

The Los Angeles product joins an Ice squad that is looking down at the rest of the Western Hockey League’s eastern conference with a 28-5-0 record.

WHL roundup: Wong helps sharp Blades roll past Rebels

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WHL roundup: Wong helps sharp Blades roll past Rebels

The Canadian Press 3 minute read Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023

SASKATOON - Trevor Wong scored twice and added an assist as the Saskatoon Blades defeated the Red Deer Rebels 6-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.

Egor Sidorov, Conner Roulette, Vaughn Watterodt and Lukas Hansen added single goals for the Blades (26-6-2-1), who were outshot 29-27 at the SaskTel Centre.

Ryker Singer scored twice for the Rebels (26-8-1-3), who trailed 2-1 after the first period and 5-1 heading into the third.

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Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023

SASKATOON - Trevor Wong scored twice and added an assist as the Saskatoon Blades defeated the Red Deer Rebels 6-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.

Egor Sidorov, Conner Roulette, Vaughn Watterodt and Lukas Hansen added single goals for the Blades (26-6-2-1), who were outshot 29-27 at the SaskTel Centre.

Ryker Singer scored twice for the Rebels (26-8-1-3), who trailed 2-1 after the first period and 5-1 heading into the third.

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Ratzlaff stops 28 shots to lead Seattle Thunderbirds past Regina Pats 6-0

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Ratzlaff stops 28 shots to lead Seattle Thunderbirds past Regina Pats 6-0

The Canadian Press 3 minute read Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023

REGINA - Scott Ratzlaff stopped 28 shots for the shutout as the Seattle Thunderbirds downed the Regina Pats 6-0 in Western Hockey League play Friday night.

Lucas Ciona and Jordan Gustafson led the way offensively for Seattle (28-4-1-1) with two goals apiece. Coster Dunn scored the other.

Kelton Pyne made 28 saves for Regina (18-19-1-1).

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Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023

REGINA - Scott Ratzlaff stopped 28 shots for the shutout as the Seattle Thunderbirds downed the Regina Pats 6-0 in Western Hockey League play Friday night.

Lucas Ciona and Jordan Gustafson led the way offensively for Seattle (28-4-1-1) with two goals apiece. Coster Dunn scored the other.

Kelton Pyne made 28 saves for Regina (18-19-1-1).

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WHL Roundup: Silvertips snap five-game skid behind Hemmerling’s OT winner

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WHL Roundup: Silvertips snap five-game skid behind Hemmerling’s OT winner

The Canadian Press 2 minute read Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Ben Hemmerling scored the game-winning goal 1:28 into overtime as the Everett Silvertips snapped a five-game skid, defeating the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 on Wednesday.

Ryan Hofer and Jackson Berezowski each had a goal and an assist for Everett (17-17-1). Hemmerling also added a helper, while Tyler Palmer stopped 22 shots.

Ryan Michael and Kaden Hammell responded for Kamloops (21-7-4-2), which has lost two in a row. Dylan Ernst had 38 saves.

The Silvertips went 2-for-6 on the power play and outshot the Blazers 41-24. Kamloops was 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Ben Hemmerling scored the game-winning goal 1:28 into overtime as the Everett Silvertips snapped a five-game skid, defeating the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 on Wednesday.

Ryan Hofer and Jackson Berezowski each had a goal and an assist for Everett (17-17-1). Hemmerling also added a helper, while Tyler Palmer stopped 22 shots.

Ryan Michael and Kaden Hammell responded for Kamloops (21-7-4-2), which has lost two in a row. Dylan Ernst had 38 saves.

The Silvertips went 2-for-6 on the power play and outshot the Blazers 41-24. Kamloops was 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

WHL roundup: Hitmen rally in third, beat Blades in overtime

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WHL roundup: Hitmen rally in third, beat Blades in overtime

The Canadian Press 1 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023

SASKATOON - Grayden Siepmann scored 53 seconds into overtime and the visiting Calgary Hitmen pulled off the comeback in defeating the Saskatoon Blades 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday night.

The Blades led 2-0 with 10 minutes left in the third period, but Oliver Tulk (10:19) and Sean Tschigerl (15:04) tied the game for the Hitmen (19-11-3-1) and forced overtime.

Brandon Lisowsky and Vaughn Watterodt scored for the Blades (25-6-2-0). Both teams had 30 shots on net.

The Blades are listed fifth in the Canadian Hockey League's top-10 rankings this week.

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Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023

SASKATOON - Grayden Siepmann scored 53 seconds into overtime and the visiting Calgary Hitmen pulled off the comeback in defeating the Saskatoon Blades 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday night.

The Blades led 2-0 with 10 minutes left in the third period, but Oliver Tulk (10:19) and Sean Tschigerl (15:04) tied the game for the Hitmen (19-11-3-1) and forced overtime.

Brandon Lisowsky and Vaughn Watterodt scored for the Blades (25-6-2-0). Both teams had 30 shots on net.

The Blades are listed fifth in the Canadian Hockey League's top-10 rankings this week.

WHL roundup: Kai Uchacz hat trick spurs Rebels to 5-3 win over Hitmen

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WHL roundup: Kai Uchacz hat trick spurs Rebels to 5-3 win over Hitmen

The Canadian Press 2 minute read Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023

CALGARY - Kai Uchacz notched a hat trick for the Red Deer Rebels in a 5-3 win over the host Calgary Hitmen on Sunday in the Western Hockey League.

Uchacz scored his third of the game into an empty net to seal Red Deer's victory. It was his third hat trick in four games.

In Sunday's other games, the Lethbridge Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-2 and the Prince Albert Raiders dumped the Regina Pats 5-2.

Red Deer's Jace Isley contributed a goal and an assist and Ollie Josephson also scored for the Rebels (26-6-1-3) atop the Central Division.

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Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023

CALGARY - Kai Uchacz notched a hat trick for the Red Deer Rebels in a 5-3 win over the host Calgary Hitmen on Sunday in the Western Hockey League.

Uchacz scored his third of the game into an empty net to seal Red Deer's victory. It was his third hat trick in four games.

In Sunday's other games, the Lethbridge Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-2 and the Prince Albert Raiders dumped the Regina Pats 5-2.

Red Deer's Jace Isley contributed a goal and an assist and Ollie Josephson also scored for the Rebels (26-6-1-3) atop the Central Division.

WHL roundup: ICE win East power struggle in overtime

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WHL roundup: ICE win East power struggle in overtime

The Canadian Press 3 minute read Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022

WINNIPEG - Ben Zloty scored 44 seconds into overtime and the Winnipeg ICE defeated the Saskatoon Blades 2-1 in a battle of Western Hockey League powers on Saturday.

Ty Nash of Winnipeg snapped a scoreless tie at 1:30 of the third with his 14th goal of the season, but Vaughn Watterodt tied the game five minutes later for the Blades (25-6-1-0) with his 14th of the season as well.

Matthew Savoie and Zach Benson assisted on both goals for the Eastern Conference-leading ICE (28-5-0-0). Winnipeg outshot Saskatoon 28-23.

Earlier in the day, the ICE acquired Ottawa Senators' prospect Carson Latimer in a deal with the Prince Albert Raiders. Heading to Saskatchewan are forward Aiden Oiring and two third-round draft picks (2024 and 2025 drafts).

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Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022

WINNIPEG - Ben Zloty scored 44 seconds into overtime and the Winnipeg ICE defeated the Saskatoon Blades 2-1 in a battle of Western Hockey League powers on Saturday.

Ty Nash of Winnipeg snapped a scoreless tie at 1:30 of the third with his 14th goal of the season, but Vaughn Watterodt tied the game five minutes later for the Blades (25-6-1-0) with his 14th of the season as well.

Matthew Savoie and Zach Benson assisted on both goals for the Eastern Conference-leading ICE (28-5-0-0). Winnipeg outshot Saskatoon 28-23.

Earlier in the day, the ICE acquired Ottawa Senators' prospect Carson Latimer in a deal with the Prince Albert Raiders. Heading to Saskatchewan are forward Aiden Oiring and two third-round draft picks (2024 and 2025 drafts).

WHL Roundup: Hauser’s 23-save shutout leads Ice to 2-0 win over Blades

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WHL Roundup: Hauser’s 23-save shutout leads Ice to 2-0 win over Blades

The Canadian Press 3 minute read Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022

WINNIPEG - Daniel Hauser earned a 23-save shutout as the Winnipeg Ice defeated the Saskatoon Blades 2-0 on Friday.

Evan Friesen and Ty Nash scored for Western Conference-leading Winnipeg (27-5-0).

Goaltender Ethan Chadwick stopped 22 shots for Saskatoon (25-6-0), which sits a nearby third in the conference.

The two sides will meet again on Saturday.

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Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022

WINNIPEG - Daniel Hauser earned a 23-save shutout as the Winnipeg Ice defeated the Saskatoon Blades 2-0 on Friday.

Evan Friesen and Ty Nash scored for Western Conference-leading Winnipeg (27-5-0).

Goaltender Ethan Chadwick stopped 22 shots for Saskatoon (25-6-0), which sits a nearby third in the conference.

The two sides will meet again on Saturday.

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