WHL Roundup: Broncos extend win streak to seven to open season

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Tyler Steenbergen struck twice as the Swift Current Broncos extended their win streak to seven games to open the Western Hockey League season with a 6-2 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Steenbergen leads all WHL skaters with 15 goals and 21 points in seven outings.

Riley Stotts racked up the game-winning goal for the Broncos (7-0-0) at 5:48 of the third period. Kaden Elder, Aleksi Heponiemi and Max Patterson also scored for Swift Current.

Giorgio Estephan and Calen Addison scored for the Hurricanes (3-3-0).

Logan Flodell kicked out 45 shots for the Broncos. Stuart Skinner made 29 saves for Lethbridge.

Swift Current went 2 for 9 on the power play. The Hurricanes went 2 for 7 with the man advantage.


RED DEER, Alta. — Ethan Anders made 28 saves as the Rebels toppled Everett to snap a three-game slide.

Lane Zablocki, Grayson Pawlenchuk, Kristian Reichel and Jared Dmytriw scored for Red Deer (4-3-0).

Orrin Centazzo found the back of the net for the Silvertips (3-5-0).

Everett’s Dorrin Luding stopped 31-of-34 shots.


PORTLAND, Ore. — Cole Kehler made 43 saves as the Winterhawks blanked Spokane for their fourth straight win.

Kieffer Bellows, Alex Overhardt and Brad Ginnell scored for Portland (6-1-0).

Dawson Weatherill turned away 37 shots for the Chiefs.

Spokane’s Rykr Cole was given a major and game misconduct for boarding at 7:08 of the first period.


PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Kody McDonald had a hat trick as the Cougars handed Calgary its fifth loss in a row.

Vladislav Mikhalchuk, Jared Bethune, Josh Maser and Aaron Boyd also scored for Prince George (3-3-2).

Matteo Gennaro scored for the Hitmen (1-5-1).

Taylor Gauthier turned away 16 shots for Prince George. Matthew Armitage combined with Nick Schneider for 27 saves for Calgary.


VICTORIA — Matthew Phillips had two goals and two assists as the Royals downed Tri-City for their seventh straight victory.

Regan Nagy also scored twice while Jared Legien, Ryan Peckford, Dino Kambeitz and Tyler Soy had the others for Victoria (7-0-0).

Jordan Topping and Dylan Coghlan scored for the Americans (3-4-0).

Dean McNabb combined with Griffen Outhouse to make 24 saves for Victoria. Beck Warm and Patrick Dea stopped 29 shots for Tri-City.

The Americans’ Maxwell James was given a major and game misconduct for checking to the head at 10:51 of the third period.


KENT, Wash. — Noah Philp and Zack Andrusiak scored in the shootout to lift Seattle over Vancouver.

Sami Moilanen and Austin Strand scored in regulation for the Thunderbirds (4-2-1).

Brayden Watts and Brad Morrison scored for the Giants (2-3-1).

Liam Hughes kicked out 33 shots for Seattle. Todd Scott made 23 saves for Vancouver.


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