PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Chase Witala scored twice in regulation and had the only goal of the shootout to lift the Prince George Cougars over the Vancouver Giants 5-4 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.
Jesse Gabrielle and Joseph Carvalho both scored in the second period for Prince George (34-26-4). Ty Edmonds made 21 saves and turned aside six skaters in the shootout to earn the win in net.
Alec Baer had a goal and set up two others for Vancouver (23-34-8), while Ty Ronning, Ben Thomas and Taylor Crunk rounded out the Giants offence. Ryan Kubic stopped 22 shots in net for Vancouver.
The Cougars were 1 for 5 on the power play and the Giants were 2 for 5.
REBELS 5, BRONCOS 2
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. -- Brandon Hagel struck twice as Red Deer outpaced the Broncos.
Adam Musil, Nelson Nogier and Taden Rattie also scored for the Rebels (39-22-3).
Artyom Minulin and Lane Pederson replied for Swift Current (21-34-8).
TIGERS 3, ICE 0
MEDICINE HAT, Sask. -- Nick Schneider made 19 saves as the Tigers blanked Kootenay.
Matt Bradley scored and added two assists for Medicine Hat (25-34-5), while Max Gerlach and Zach Fischer rounded out the attack.
Delcan Hobbs stopped 34 shots for the Ice (10-47-6), who are winless in eight.
THUNDERBIRDS 7, AMERICANS 2
KENT, Wash. -- Mathew Barzal had a hat trick and two assists in Seattle's rout of Tri-City.
Ryan Gropp also had a hat trick for the Thunderbirds (37-23-3), who have won five straight. Nolan Volcan added a goal.
Michael Rasmussen and Parker Wotherspoon responded for the Americans (30-30-3).