WHL roundup: Road Rockets prevail in shootout to edge Hitmen 3-2
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CALGARY – Andrew Cristall’s lone goal of a three-round shootout lifted the visiting Kelowna Rockets to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Hitmen in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.
Carson Golder and Dylan Wightman scored in regulation for the Rockets (22-31-3-0).
Brandon Whynott and Riley Fiddler-Schultz scored for the Hitmen (24-26-5-3), who battled back from a 2-0 deficit.
The Hitmen outshot the Rockets 35-31. The Rockets led 2-0 after the first period and 2-1 heading into the third.
Elsewhere in the WHL:
ICE 8 OIL KINGS 1
EDMONTON, Alta. — Zach Benson and Conor Geekie each scored three goals as the visiting Winnipeg ICE drilled the Edmonton Oil Kings 8-1.
Zack Ostapchuk and Miles Cooper also scored for the Eastern Conference-leading ICE (47-7-1-0), who led 2-1 after the first period and 5-1 heading into the third.
Rilen Kovacevic scored for the Oil Kings (8-45-3-0), who were outshot 39-15.
SILVERTIPS 5 ROYALS 2
VICTORIA, B.C. — Jackson Berezowski and Austin Roest each scored twice as the visiting Everett Silvertips defeated the Victoria Royals 5-2.
Ben Hemmerling also scored for the Silvertips (29-24-2-1), who outshot the Royals 34-25.
Teydon Trembecky and Justin Kipkie scored for the Royals (15-37-6-1). Robin Sapousek chipped in with two assists.
* This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 26, 2023.