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WHL roundup: Holt posts shutout as Royals rule over Rockets

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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.

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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.

CHIEFS 4 GIANTS 2

LANGLEY, B.C. — Chase Bertholet scored twice, including a goal with 2:01 left in the third, as the visiting Spokane Chiefs beat the Vancouver Giants 4-2 at Langley Events Centre.

Tommaso De Luca and Ben Bonni also scored for the Chiefs (8-27-1-2).

Ty Thorpe scored both goals for the Giants (16-18-4-2).

THUNDERBIRD 3 RAIDERS 2

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Jordan Gustafson’s goal at 10:12 of the third period stood as the winner as the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Friday in Saskatchewan.

Brad Lambert and Kyle Crnkovic also scored for the Thunderbirds (30-6-1-1).

Niall Crocker and Sloan Stanick scored for the Raiders (14-23-3-0), who were outshot 34-28.

PATS 7 BLADES 4

REGINA, Sask. — Connor Bedard scored three goals and added two assists as the Regina Pats defeated the visiting Saskatoon Blades 7-4.

Steel Quiring, Braxton Whitehead, Borya Valis and Zack Stringer also scored for the Pats (20-19-1-1).

Tanner Molendyk, Trevor Wong, Egor Sidorov and Brandon Lisowsky scored for the Blades (26-8-2-1).

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TIGERS 4 WHEAT KINGS 3

BRANDON, Man. — Cayden Lindstrom scored the game-winning goal at 16:59 of the third period as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3.

Dallon Melin scored twice, while Hunter St. Martin added a single for the Tigers (14-20-5-1).

Nolan Ritchie, Nate Danielson and Evan Groening scored for the Wheat Kings (17-19-4-0).

WARRIORS 4 WINTERHAWKS 2

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Eric Alarie scored twice as the Moose Jaw Warriors defeated the visiting Portland Winterhawks 4-2.

Ryder Korczak and Cosmo Wilson also scored for the Warriors (25-14-0-2).

James Stefan and Jack O’Brien scored for the Winterhawks (28-7-2-1).

HITMEN 6 BRONCOS 3

CALGARY, Alta. — Carter MacAdams and Jacob Wright each had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Hitmen beat the visiting Swift Current Broncos 6-3.

Carson Wetsch, London Hoilett, Riley Fiddler-Schultz and Oliver Tulk also scored for the Hitmen (22-12-3-1).

Caleb Wyrostok, Mathew Ward and Brady Birnie scored for the Broncos (19-17-0-1), who were outshot 48-33.

REBELS 4 OIL KINGS 1

RED DEER, Alta. — Jace Isley had a goal and assist, Jayden Grubbe had two assists and the Red Deer Rebels beat the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings 4-1.

Jhett Larson, Kalan Lind and Jace Weir also scored for the Rebels (28-8-1-3).

Loick Daigle scored for the Oil Kings (6-34-1-0), who were outshot 38-35.

HURRICANES 4 COUGARS 3

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Tyson Laventure scored 47 seconds into overtime and the Lethbridge Hurricanes edged the visiting Prince George Cougars 4-3.

Miguel Marques, Tristan Zandee and Anton Astashevich also scored for the Hurricanes (23-15-0-2), who were outshot 34-31.

Ethan Samson, Chase Wheatcroft and Riley Heidt scored for the Cougars (14-22-4-0).

BLAZERS 5 SILVERTIPS 3

EVERETT, Wash. — Ashton Ferster had a goal and an assist as the visiting Kamloops Blazers outlasted the Everett Silvertips 5-3.

Matthew Seminoff, Olen Zellweger, Ryan Hofer and Daylan Kuefler also scored for the Blazers (24-8-4-2).

Jackson Berezowski scored twice for the Silvertips (18-19-1-0), while Austin Roest netted a single.

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

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 13, 2023.

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