WHL Playoffs: Olson leads Hurricanes over Wheat Kings for 2-0 lead

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Tate Olson scored at 16:31 of overtime and the Lethbridge Hurricanes downed the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-4 on Saturday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Olson tacked on two assists for a three-point night as Lethbridge erased a four-goal deficit for the come-from-behind victory.

Jordy Bellerive scored twice while Taylor Ross and Jake Elmer had the other for the Hurricanes, who lead the best-of-seven second-round series 2-0.

Marcus Sekundiak, Connor Gutenberg, Stelio Mattheos and Evan Weinger struck for the Wheat Kings, who host Game 3 on Tuesday.

Logan Flodell made 29 saves for Lethbridge as Dylan Myskiw turned aside 42 shots for Brandon.

The Hurricanes went 1 for 8 on the power play while the Wheat Kings went 0 for 6 with the man advantage.


MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Stuart Skinner only had to make 20 saves as Swift Current blanked the Warriors to even the second-round set 1-1.

Glenn Gawdin, Giorgio Estephan, Tyler Steenbergen and Kaden Elder supplied the offence for the Broncos.

Brody Willms turned aside 26-of-29 shots for Moose Jaw.

Swift Current hosts Game 3 on Tuesday.


VICTORIA — Michael Rasmussen scored a hat trick as Tri-City toppled the Royals to go up 2-0 in the second-round matchup.

Morgan Geekie also scored for the Americans, who got 25 saves from Patrick Dea.

Dante Hannoun replied for Victoria. Griffen Outhouse kicked out 37-of-40 shots in defeat.

Tri-City will attempt to go up 3-0 on Tuesday when it hosts Game 3.


EVERETT, Wash. — Carter Hart made 26 saves and Patrick Bajkov had a hat trick as the Silvertips beat Portland to even their second-round series at a game apiece.

Sean Richards, Martin Fasko-Rudas and Garrett Pilon also scored for Everett.

Shane Farkas combined with Cole Kehler for 26 saves for the Winterhawks.

Portland hosts Game 3 on Tuesday.

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