WHL Roundup: Flodell stops 33 in Thunderbirds win

PORTLAND, Ore. — Logan Flodell stopped 33 shots as the Seattle Thunderbirds ended the Western Hockey League regular season with a 4-1 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday.

Mathew Barzal, Elijah Brown and Donovan Neuls each had a goal and an assist for the Thunderbirds (45-23-4), who went 13-0-1 to end the year.

Dominic Turgeon scored for the Winterhawks (34-31-7), who head into the post-season on a five-game slide.

Michael Bullion turned away 21-of-25 shots for Portland.

Seattle went 2 for 5 on the power play while the Winterhawks failed to score on six chances with the man advantage.


CALGARY — Jakob Stukel had a goal and an assist in regulation and then scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Hitmen over Kootenay.

Keegan Kanzig, Carsen Twarynski, Tyler Mrkonjic and Travis Sanheim also scored for Calgary (42-26-4). Nik Amundrud picked up the win in relief, stopping 2-of-3 shots in 7:12 of ice time and all three shooters in the shootout. Cody Porter made 16 saves before giving way to Amundrud in the third.

Matt Alfaro and Zak Zborosky had two goals an an assist apiece and Shane Allen also scored for the Ice (12-53-7), who finished last in the entire league — 24 points below the next worst team, the Vancouver Giants. Wyatt Hoflin made 34 saves in defeat.

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