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.
REBELS 5 BLADES 1
RED DEER, Alta. – Kai Uchacz scored twice as the Rebels triumphed over Saskatoon.
Dwayne Jean Jr., Kalan Lind and Ben King also scored for Red Deer (32-9-4).
Egor Sidorov replied for the Blades (28-11-4).
HURRICANES 2 ICE 1
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Blake Swetlikoff put away the winner near the midway mark of the third period as the Hurricanes edged Winnipeg.
Hayden Smith had the other Lethbridge (25-16-5) goal.
Connor McClennon scored once for the Ice (33-6-1).
GIANTS 3 ROCKETS 1
VANCOUVER – Brenden Pentecost had a goal and an assist as the Giants downed Kelowna.
Tyler Thorpe and Jaden Lipinski chipped in for Vancouver (18-20-6).
Adam Kydd responded for the Rockets (14-26-3).
WARRIORS 5 WHEAT KINGS 1
MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Harper Lolacher and Ryder Korczak had two goals apiece as the Warriors bested Brandon.
Atley Calvert added a goal for Moose Jaw (29-15-3).
Calder Anderson scored for the Wheat Kings (19-21-5).
THUNDERBIRDS 7 CHIEFS 2
SPOKANE, Wash. – Jared Davidson had a pair of goals as the Thunderbirds defeated Spokane.
Gracyn Sawchyn, Ashton McNelly, Kyle Crnkovic, Nolan Allan and Lucas Ciona rounded out the attack as Seattle (33-7-2) won its third straight.
Chase Bertholet struck twice for the Chiefs (9-31-3).
BLAZERS 7 ROYALS 4
VICTORIA – Matthew Seminoff, Fraser Minten and Logan Stankoven had two goals each as Kamloops skated past the Royals.
Caedan Bankier had the other goal for the Blazers (27-9-6).
Robin Sapousek, Riley Gannon, Teydon Trembecky and Alex Edwards answered or Victoria (13-28-5).
WINTERHAWKS 6 BRONCOS 3
PORTLAND, Ore. – James Stefan and Chaz Lucius both scored twice as Winterhawks doubled Swift Current.
Luca Cagnoni and Robbie Fromm-Delorme also found the back of the net for Portland (32-8-3).
Josh Filmon, Caleb Wyrostok and Connor Hvidston supplied the offence for the Broncos (22-19-2).
AMERICANS 2 SILVERTIPS 1
KENNEWICK, Wash. – Jalen Luypen’s goal early in the third period was the eventual winner as Tri-City edged Everett.
Lukas Dragicevic opened scoring in the second period for the Americans (20-16-5).
Caden Zaplitny replied at the 8:09 mark of the third period for the Silvertips (22-20-1).
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2023.