WHL Roundup: Barzal, Thunderbirds light it up

Thunderbirds forward Matthew Barzal had two assists in the loss. (Marissa Baecker/Getty)

KENT, Wash. — Mathew Barzal had three goals and an assist and Logan Flodell made 31 saves as the Seattle Thunderbirds blanked the Kelowna Rockets 6-0 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.

Barzal opened the scoring in the first period and then added two goals 36 seconds apart in the second to blow the game open.

Keegan Kolesar scored once and set up two more for the Thunderbirds (29-22-3), who snapped a three-game winless streak. Ryan Gropp had a goal and an assist while Josh Uhrich added the other to round out the offence. Ethan Bear tacked on three assists.

Michael Herringer kicked out 33-of-39 shots for the Rockets (37-15-3).

Seattle went 1 for 3 on the power play while Kelowna failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.

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RAIDERS 6 WHEAT KINGS 3

BRANDON, Man. -- Reid Gardiner struck twice and Rylan Parenteau made 28 saves as Prince Albert halted the Wheat Kings' three-game run.

Simon Stransky and Brendan Guhle each had a goal and two assists for the Raiders (30-17-6), who also got goals from Jesse Lees and Tim Vanstone. Jordan Tkatch added three helpers.

Nolan Patrick had a pair of goals for Brandon (34-16-4) and assisted on another from Tyler Coulter. Jordan Papirny stopped 24-of-25 shots in a losing cause.

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BLADES 7 TIGERS 1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. -- Luke Gingras had a hat trick as Saskatoon handed the Tigers their sixth loss in a row.

Wyatt Sloboshan, Dustin Perillat, Nikita Soshnin and Josh Paterson also scored for the Blades (19-30-4), who got a 26-save outing from Brock Hamm.

Max Gerlach was the lone scorer for Medicine Hat (20-31-4). Nick Schneider allowed seven goals on 37 shots for the loss.

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ROYALS 8 OIL KINGS 2

VICTORIA -- Jared Dmytriw scored twice and Tyler Soy had a goal and two helpers as the Royals hammered Edmonton to improve to 12-0-1 in their last 13 games.

Joe Hicketts, Ethan Price, Jack Walker, Alex Forsberg and Regan Nagy also found the back of the net for Victoria (36-15-5). Coleman Vollrath made 25 saves for the win.

Dysin Mayo and Kobe Mohr responded for the Oil Kings (23-25-7). Payton Lee stopped 15-of-21 shots in 33:22 of action before giving way to Patrick Dea, who made 16 saves in relief.