WHL roundup: Barzal lifts Thunderbirds to OT win

Thunderbirds forward Mathew Barzal had three assists in the clinching game. (Christopher Mast/Everett Silvertips)

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Reid Gardiner scored twice and added an assist while Rylan Parenteau made 44 saves as the Prince Albert Raiders routed the Medicine Hat Tigers 8-2 on Saturday night in Western Hockey League play.

Matteo Gennaro had a goal and two assists while Luke Coleman chipped in with three assists for the Raiders (24-14-4). Jesse Lees, Tim Vanstone, Dylan Williamson, Sean Montgomery and Kolten Olynek rounded out the attack.

Max Gerlach and Connor Clouston scored for Medicine Hat (15-22-4).

Nick Schneider started for the Tigers, but was relieved after turning away 30-of-36 shots in 43:12. Mack Shields kicked out 3-of-5 shots in relief.

Prince Albert scored twice on three power plays, with Medicine Hat going scoreless on six chances.

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WARRIORS 6, BLADES 2

MOOSE JAW, Sask. -- Dryden Hunt had two goals and two assists as the Warriors downed Saskatoon.

Tanner Jeannot also struck twice for Moose Jaw (21-15-5), which got three assists from Marc McNulty. Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, with Brett Howden adding the other.

Terrell Draude and Josh Paterson found the back of the net for the Blades (15-23-3).

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WHEAT KINGS 4, BRONCOS 3

BRANDON, Man. -- Connor Gutenberg struck twice as the Wheat Kings hung on to beat Swift Current.

Kale Clague and Duncan Campbell also found the back of the net for Brandon (26-12-4), which won its third in a row.

Tyler Steenbergen had two goals for the Broncos (12-24-5), with Lane Pederson adding the other.

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HITMEN 4, OIL KINGS 3 (OT)

EDMONTON -- Michael Zipp scored 1:02 into extra time as Calgary slipped past the Oil Kings.

Keegan Kanzig struck twice in regulation as the Hitmen (26-16-2) snapped a three-game skid. Jordy Stallard also scored.

Brandon Baddock, Aaron Irving and Lane Bauer supplied the offence for Edmonton (17-20-5).

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HURRICANES 7, ICE 1

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. -- Brayden Burke had two goals and an assist as the Hurricanes routed Kootenay.

Egor Babenko also struck twice for Lethbridge (30-12-0), which won its fourth in a row. Tyler Wong had a goal and two assists, with Andrew Nielsen and Justin Gutierrez adding the others.

Cale Fleury scored for the Ice (8-32-3) on the power play.

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GIANTS 6, REBELS 5 (OT)

RED DEER, Alta. -- Ty Ronning scored twice, including the overtime winner, and added an assist as Vancouver edged the Rebels.

Chase Lang also had a pair of goals for the Giants (17-21-5). Alec Baer and Dakota Odgers rounded out the attack.

Adam Helewka had a hat trick for Red Deer (28-13-2), which also got a goal and two assists from Michael Spacek. Ivan Nikolishin had the other.

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ROYALS 4, COUGARS 3

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Tyler Soy struck twice as Victoria rallied past the Cougars.

Matthew Phillips scored the winner on the power play in the third period while Dante Hannoun had the other for the Royals (25-15-4).

Jansen Harkins, Jesse Gabrielle and Jared Bethune scored for Prince George (25-15-2).

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BLAZERS 4 WINTERHAWKS 3 (OT)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ryan Rehill scored the winner 2:16 into overtime as Kamloops got past the Winterhawks.

Matt Revel, on the power play, Quinn Benjafield and Matthew Campese also chipped in for the Blazers (20-14-6).

Rihards Bukarts evened the game at 3-3 with a goal at 19:17 of the third for Portland (20-18-2). Skyler McKenzie, shorthanded, and Evan Weinger also scored.

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ROCKETS 7, AMERICANS 5

KELOWNA, B.C. -- Lucas Johansen and Nick Merkley both had a goal and two assists to lead the Rockets past Tri-City.

Rourke Chartier, Dillon Dube, Justin Kirkland, Tyson Baillie and Calvin Thurkauf rounded out the attack for Kelowna (29-10-3).

Beau McCue scored twice while adding an assist for the Americans (17-23-2). Parker Wotherspoon had a goal and two assists and Parker Bowles tacked on three assists. Jeff Rayman and Vladislav Lukin also scored.

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THUNDERBIRDS 3, SILVERTIPS 2 (OT)

KENT, Wash. -- Mathew Barzal scored his second goal of the game 35 seconds into overtime as the Thunderbirds edged Everett.

Keegan Kolesar opened the scoring for Seattle (22-14-3), which got three assists from Ryan Gropp.

Remi Laurencelle and Matt Fonteyne had goals for the Silvertips (23-12-3), who had their four-game winning streak ended.

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PATS 7, CHIEFS 2

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Sam Steel and Austin Wagner both scored twice as Regina downed the Chiefs.

Connor Hobbs and Adam Brooks both had a goal and two assists for the Pats (18-18-6). Jared Freadrich had the other.

Ethan McIndoe and Hudson Elynuik provided the offence for Spokane (19-16-5).