WHL Roundup: Halbgewachs, Howden lead Warriors over Oil Kings

Brett Howden. (Marissa Baecker/Getty)

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Jayden Halbgewachs and Brett Howden each had three goals and two assists as the league-leading Moose Jaw Warriors beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 8-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Branden Klatt and Justin Almeida also scored for the Warriors (35-6-3), who are 9-0-1 in their last 10 outings. Ryan Peckford chipped in with three helpers.

Colton Kehler scored both goals for the Oil Kings (12-25-6).

Adam Evanoff turned away 17 shots for the win. Todd Scott combined with Josh Dechaine for 31 saves in a losing cause.

Moose Jaw went 0 for 2 on the power play while Edmonton went 0 for 3 with the man advantage.


PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Stuart Skinner made 29 saves as Swift Current blanked the Raiders.

Glenn Gawdin scored twice while Kaden Elder and Colby Sissons had the others for the Broncos (30-10-3).

Ian Scott stopped 21-of-24 shots for Prince Albert (15-19-8).


REGINA — Ryan Kubic made 47 saves and Cameron Hebig scored the go-ahead goal at 3:48 of the third period to lift the Pats over Medicine Hat.

Josh Mahura and Sam Steel also scored for Regina (22-19-4).

Mark Rassell replied for the Tigers (23-17-3). Jordan Hollett kicked out 28-of-30 shots in defeat.


BRANDON, Man. — Logan Thompson turned away 28 as the Wheat Kings handed Calgary its third loss in a row.

Caiden Daley, Zach Wytinck, Connor Gutenberg and Linden McCorrister supplied the offence for Brandon (28-12-2).

Vladislav Yeryomenko was the lone scorer for the Hitmen (13-24-6). Nick Schneider made 36 saves in a losing cause.


RED DEER, Alta. — Logan Barlage scored twice in the third period as Lethbridge won to stretch the last-place Rebels’ losing streak to 10 games.

Brad Morrison and Jordy Bellerive had a goal and two assists apiece and Taylor Ross and Dylan Cozens also scored for the Hurricanes (19-19-3). Logan Flodell made 23 saves for the win.

Colin Paradis, Grayson Pawlenchuk, Reese Johnson and Mason McCarty scored for Red Deer (10-23-10). Riley Lamb turned aside 26-of-31 shots in a losing effort.


KENNEWICK, Wash. — Kieffer Bellows scored twice as the Portland toppled Tri-City for its third straight win.

Alex Overhardt, Henri Jokiharju and Lukus MacKenzie also scored for the Winterhawks (25-13-3). Cole Kehler made 28 saves for the victory.

Isaac Johnson scored for the Americans (22-14-5). Patrick Dea combined with Beck Warm for 35 saves in defeat.


SPOKANE, Wash. — Jake McGrew scored twice and Jaret Anderson-Dolan had a goal and two assists as the Chiefs beat Prince George to snap a three-game slide.

Riley Woods, Kailer Yamamoto and Ethan McIndoe also scored for Spokane (22-18-3), which got a 36-save performance from Bailey Brkin.

Liam Ryan and Aaron Boyd found the back of the net for the Cougars (16-20-7). Taylor Gauthier made 22 saves in a losing cause.


VICTORIA — Dante Hannoun had a pair of goals as the Royals defeated Kamloops.

Tanner Kaspick, Igor Martynov, Mitchell Prowse and Jeff de Wit also scored for Victoria (24-16-4). Griffen Outhouse turned aside 23 shots for the win.

Jermaine Loewen led the Blazers (18-21-3) with two goals while Orrin Centazzo, Carson Denomie and Luc Smith had the others. Dylan Ferguson stopped 40-of-45 shots in defeat.

Victoria’s Lane Zablocki was given a major and game misconduct for checking from behind in the first period.


KENT, Wash. — Leif Mattson and Carsen Twarynski both scored twice as Kelowna handed Seattle its first regulation-time loss in 10 games.

Colum McGauley and Jack Cowell also scored for the Rockets (27-12-3). James Porter made 23 saves for the victory.

Dillon Hamaliuk and Austin Strand scored for the Thunderbirds (20-15-6), who were 7-0-2 in their previous nine contests. Liam Hughes turned away 36 shots in defeat.

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