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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.

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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).

Elsewhere in the WHL:

PATS 4 WINTERHAWKS 3

REGINA, Sask. — Connor Bedard scored twice as the Regina Pats edged the visiting Portland Winterhawks 4-3.

Braxton Whitehead and Alexander Suzdalev also scored for the Pats (21-19-1-1) at the Brandt Centre.

Gabe Klassen, Diego Buttazzoni and Robbie Fromm-Delorme scored for the Winterhawks (28-8-2-1).

BLAZERS 5 CHIEFS 2

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Ryan Hofer scored twice and Logan Stankoven chipped in with three assists as the Kamloops Blazers defeated the visiting Spokane Chiefs 5-2.

Olen Zellweger, Daylan Kuefler and Kyle Masters also scored for the Blazers (25-8-4-2), who outshot the Chiefs 53-24.

Berkly Catton and Ty Cheveldayoff scored for the Chiefs (8-28-1-2).

ICE 8 TIGERS 3

WINNIPEG, Man. — Connor McClennon scored three goals as the Winnipeg ICE crushed the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 8-3.

Zack Ostapchuk scored twice, while Easton Armstrong, Conor Geekie and Vladislav Shilo scored once for the ICE (30-5-1-0).

Tomas Mrsic, Bogdans Hodass and Cayden Lindstrom scored for the Tigers (15-21-5-1).

BRONCOS 4 COUGARS 3

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Braeden Lewis scored the game-winning goal at 15:17 in the second period as the Swift Current Broncos edged the Prince George Cougars.

Brady Birnie, Josh Filmon and Mathew Ward also scored for the Broncos (20-17-0-1).

Ethan Samson, Chase Wheatcroft and Hudson Thornton scored for the Cougars (17-18-4-0).

WARRIORS 4 WHEAT KINGS 3

BRANDON, Man. — Brayden Yager scored the game-winning goal at 17:48 of the second period as the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3.

Ben Riche, Ryder Korczak and Eric Alarie also scored for the Warriors (26-14-0-2).

Dawson Pasternak, Nolan Flamand and Zakhar Polshakov all scored for the Wheat Kings (17-20-4-0).

RAIDERS 4 OIL KINGS 3 (OT)

EDMONTON, Alta. — Terrell Goldsmith scored at 2:16 of overtime as the visiting Prince Albert Raiders knocked off the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3.

Keaton Sorensen, Aiden Oiring and Ryder Ritchie also scored for the Raiders (15-23-3-0), who outshot the hosts 28-16.

Carter Kowalyk, Rhett Melnyk and Rilen Kovacevic scored for the Oil Kings (6-34-2-0).

ROYALS 6 ROCKETS 3

VICTORIA, B.C. — Matthew Hodson scored twice as the Victoria Royals defeated the visiting Kelowna Rockets 6-3.

Riley Gannon, Tanner Scott, Robin Sapousek and Alex Edwards also scored for the Royals (12-25-3-1).

Max Graham scored twice, while Dylan Wightman added a single for the Rockets (13-23-3-0).

SILVERTIPS 3 AMERICANS 2 (OT)

EVERETT, Wash. — Austin Roest scored 1:39 into overtime as the Everett Silvertips edged the Tri-City Americans 3-2.

Jackson Berezowski scored twice for the Silvertips (20-19-1-0).

Tyson Greenway and Chase Friedt-Mohr scored for the Americans (17-16-3-1).

REBELS 2 HURRICANES 1 (OT)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Hunter Mayo scored the winner at 4:55 of overtime as the visiting Red Deer Rebels edged the Lethbridge Hurricanes 2-1.

Kalan Lind also scored for the Rebels (29-8-1-3). Rebels’ goaltender Rhett Stoesser stopped 31 of 32 shots.

Miguel Marques scored for the Hurricanes (23-15-1-2). Hurricanes’ netminder Harrison Meneghin kicked out 37 of 39 shots.

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

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2023.

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