WHL Roundup: Chartier powers Kelowna past Seattle

Rourke Chartier (Marissa Baecker/Getty)

KELOWNA, B.C. — Rourke Chartier scored three time while Justin Kirkland and Tyson Baillie had four-point outings as the Kelowna Rockets downed the Seattle Thunderbirds 7-4 on Monday in Western Hockey League action.

Kirkland had two goals and two assists for the Rockets (37-14-3) and Baillie scored once and set up three more. Cole Linaker also found the back of the net while Tomas Soustal tacked on three helpers.

Scott Eansor led the way with a goal and two assists for the Thunderbirds (28-22-3), who are on a three-game slide. Jared Pelechaty, Mathew Barzal and Nolan Volcan added the others.

Kelowna’s Michael Herringer made 27 saves for the win as Logan Flodell kicked out 34-of-41 shots for Seattle.

The Rockets went 2 for 4 on the power play while the Thunderbirds scored twice on six chances with the man advantage.

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BLAZERS 3 HITMEN 2

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- Connor Ingram made 36 saves and the Blazers scored three straight goals en route to beating Calgary.

Gage Quinney, Matt Revel and Collin Shirley built up a 3-0 lead for Kamloops (24-22-8).

Radel Fazleev and Jake Bean responded for the Hitmen (31-20-3), who got a 21-save outing from Cody Porter.

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ROYALS 6 SILVERTIPS 4

VICTORIA -- Jack Walker had three goals and an assist and Tyler Soy added two goals and two helpers as the Royals downed Everett.

Matthew Philips had a goal and an assist for Victoria (35-15-5), which is 11-0-1 in its last 12 games. Griffen Outhouse made 19 saves for the win.

Noah Juulsen, Brycen Martin, Carson Stadnyk and Connor Dewar supplied the offence for the Silvertips (32-17-4). Carter Hart stopped 26-of-32 shots in defeat.

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GIANTS 1 OIL KINGS 0

VANCOUVER -- Ryan Kubic stopped all 28 shots he faced to record his fourth shutout of the season as the Giants slipped past Edmonton.

Ben Thomas scored on the power play midway through the third period for Vancouver (21-28-6).

Patrick Dea turned away 22-of-23 shots for the Oil Kings (23-24-7).