WHL Roundup: Hauser’s 23-save shutout leads Ice to 2-0 win over Blades
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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.
THUNDERBIRDS 4 ROCKETS 1
KELOWNA, B.C. — Lucas Ciona scored two goals as Seattle (26-4-1-1) won for the 11th time in 12 games, defeating Kelowna (12-17-3). Jordan Gustafson and Ethan Mittelsteadt also scored for the Thunderbirds.
REBELS 6 OIL KINGS 2
EDMONTON — Jayden Grubbe had a goal and two assists as Red Deer (25-6-1-3) dominated lowly Edmonton (4-31-1). Rhett Stoesser had 17 saves as the Rebels won their third straight to be tied atop the Eastern Conference with Winnipeg at 54 points.
WINTERHAWKS 5 SILVERTIPS 1
EVERETT, WA. — James Stefan had a goal and two assists as Portland (25-4-2-1) handed Everett (16-16-1) its fourth straight loss. Jan Spunar had 31 saves as the Winterhawks won the eighth of their last nine games.
WHEAT KINGS 11 WARRIORS 2
MOOSE JAW, SASK. — Zakhar Polshakov had a goal and three assists as Brandon (14-16-4) pummelled Moose Jaw (21-13-0). Brett Hyland, Nolan Ritchie and Roger McQueen each chipped in a goal and two assists amid the Wheat Kings’ 11 unanswered goals after going down 2-0 in the opening 1:09.
BRONCOS 4 HURRICANES 3
SWIFT CURRENT, SASK. – Grayson Burzynski scored the game-winning goal 11:59 into the third period as Swift Current (15-15-0-1) picked up its third straight win, topping Lethbridge (20-14-0-1). Broncos goaltender Reid Dyck stopped 26 shots.
BLAZERS 4 COUGARS 2
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Dylan Sydor scored two goals, Daylan Kuefler had a goal and two assists and Kamloops (21-6-3-2) won its seventh straight contest, defeating Prince George (14-16-3-0). The Cougars have dropped eight in a row.
PATS 4 RAIDERS 3 (OT)
PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. – Tanner Brown netted the game-winning goal 3:41 into overtime to lift Regina (18-16-1-1) past Prince Albert (11-20-3). The Pats went up 3-0 in the first period and didn’t score until overtime, while the Raiders scored all three of their goals in the third.
GIANTS 4 ROYALS 3 (SO)
VICTORIA – Jaden Lipinski scored the shootout winner as Vancouver (14-16-4-2) narrowly edged Victoria (8-24-3-1). Ty Halaburda scored as the first shooter in the shootout for the Giants.
CHIEFS 2 AMERICANS 1
SPOKANE, WA. – Berkly Catton scored the game-winning goal 11:43 into the third period as Spokane (7-24-0-2) beat Tri-City (15-16-1-1). Jake Gudelj also scored for the Chiefs, while Dawson Cowan had 32 saves.
This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 30, 2022.