WHL roundup: Wong outshines Bedard as Blades beat Pats 5-2
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REGINA – Connor who?
Trevor Wong scored three goals and added an assist as the visiting Saskatoon Blades kept Connor Bedard off the scoresheet and defeated the Regina Pats 5-2 in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.
Egor Sidorov scored twice for the Blades (42-13-4-1), who outshot the Pats 37-24 at the Brandt Centre.
Sam Oremba and Alexander Suzdalev scored for the Pats (31-25-2-1). Stanislav Svozil chipped in with two assists.
Bedard, who leads the WHL scoring race with 59 goals and 123 points and is expected to be the No. 1 pick in this summer’s NHL entry draft, had four shots on goal against the Blades but couldn’t beat netminder Austin Elliott.
Elsewhere in the WHL:
HITMEN 4 BRONCOS 3
CALGARY, Alta. — Carter Yakemchuk scored the game-winning goal at 9:13 of the third period as the Calgary Hitmen edged the visiting Swift Current Broncos.
Sean Tschigerl scored twice for the Hitmen (25-26-5-3), while Riley Fiddler-Schultz netted a single.
Mathew Ward, Grayson Burzynski and Owen Pickering scored for the Broncos (28-28-1-2).
THUNDERBIRDS 4 AMERICANS 2
SEATTLE, Wash. — Dylan Guenther scored a goal and added an assist as the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the visiting Tri-City Americans 4-2.
Luke Prokop, Jeremy Hanzel and Jared Davidson also scored for the Western Conference-leading Thunderbirds (48-9-1-1).
Reese Belton and Jalen Luypen scored for the Americans (28-25-5-2). Belton also added an assist.
The T-Birds outshot the Americans 45-23.
WINTERHAWKS 2 SILVERTIPS 1
PORTLAND, Ore. — Gabe Klassen scored a goal and added an assist as the Portland Winterhawks edged the visiting Everett Silvertips 2-1.
Luca Cagnoni also scored for the Winterhawks (37-17-3-3), who outshot the Silvertips 43-28.
Ty Gibson scored for the Silvertips (30-26-2-1).
* This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 5, 2023.