WHL Roundup: Colina scores late, Cougars hand Wheat Kings ninth straight loss

BRANDON, Man. – Ilijah Colina’s second goal of the night proved to be the winner as the Prince George Cougars edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Colina supplied the winner at 17:37 of the third period, breaking a 2-2 deadlock.

Jared Bethune also scored for the Cougars (19-26-8), who snapped a four-game slide, while assisting on both of Colina’s goals for a three-point night.

Evan Weinger and Linden McCorrister scored for the Wheat Kings (28-18-5), who dropped their ninth game in a row.

Isaiah DiLaura turned aside 28 shots for the win as Logan Thompson kicked out 29 shots in defeat.

Prince George went 0 for 2 on the power play while Brandon was 1 for 3.


MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Riley Lamb turned aside 32 shots as Red Deer upset the league-leading Warriors.

Brandon Hagel, Chris Douglas and Kristian Reichel scored for the Rebels (15-25-12), who are 5-0-1 in their last six.

Josh Brook replied for Moose Jaw (39-9-3). Brody Willms stopped 25-of-27 shots in a losing cause.


PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Parker Kelly scored twice as the Raiders toppled Saskatoon to earn at least a point in their seventh straight outing.

Brett Leason, Curtis Miske and Cole Fonstad also scored for Prince Albert (21-20-10), which is 5-0-2 on its current run. Ian Scott made 19 saves for the win.

Logan Christensen and Eric Florchuk found the back of the net for the Blades (25-25-3). Nolan Maier kicked out 34-of-39 shots in a losing effort.


LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Logan Flodell made 40 saves as the Hurricanes halted Swift Current’s three-game win streak.

Tate Olson, Igor Merezhko, Jordy Bellerive, Keltie Jeri-Leon and Ty Prefontaine supplied the Lethbridge (24-21-6) offence.

Giorgio Estephan and Glenn Gawdin scored for the Broncos (36-13-4). Stuart Skinner turned away 31-of-35 shots in defeat.


CRANBROOK, B.C. — Kailer Yamamoto had a goal and four assists and Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored once and set up three more as Spokane beat Kootenay.

Ty Smith, Jake McGrew and Luke Toporowski also scored for the Chiefs (27-19-5), who got 14 saves from Dawson Weatherill. Spokane’s 5-0-2 in its last seven games.

Peyton Krebs, Martin Bodak and Colton Veloso scored for the Ice (23-25-3). Matt Berlin turned away 29-of-33 shots in a losing cause.


KELOWNA, B.C. — Bryce Kindopp scored the winner at 8:32 of the third period as Everett slipped past the Rockets.

Patrick Bajkov and Connor Dewar also scored for the Silvertips (33-17-3) while Carter Hart kicked out 29 shots for the victory.

Kyle Topping and Carsen Twarynski supplied the goals for Kelowna (32-15-4). Brodan Salmond made 24 saves in defeat.


KENNEWICK, Wash. — Riley Sawchuk scored twice and Patrick Dea made 39 saves as Tri-City doubled up Portland.

Morgan Geekie, Jordan Topping, Sasha Mutala and Isaac Johnson also scored for the Americans (27-16-7), who are 5-0-2 in their last seven games.

Reece Newkirk had a pair of goals while Skyler McKenzie also scored for the Winterhawks (30-18-4). Cole Kehler made 23 saves in defeat.


VICTORIA — Noah Gregor scored 51 seconds into overtime to lift the Royals over Medicine Hat.

Tyler Soy had a goal and two assists while Matthew Phillips and Kade Jensen also scored for Victoria (31-18-4). Dean McNabb made 27 saves for the win.

James Hamblin led the Tigers (26-21-7) with two goals and Kristians Rubins had the other. Jordan Hollett turned aside 25 shots in a losing cause.


LANGLEY, B.C. — Bowen Byram and Ty Ronning both scored twice as Vancouver handed Calgary its fourth loss in a row.

Brayden Watts had three assists while Trent Miner kicked out 31 shots for the Giants (27-16-8).

Luke Coleman and Tristen Nielsen scored for the Hitmen (15-30-6). Nick Schneider turned away 36 shots in defeat.


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