PORTLAND, Ore. — Carter Hart stopped 42 shots as the Everett Silvertips extended their win streak to eight games with a 2-1 victory over the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.
Hart has been nearly unbeatable this season. In 17 games, he’s gone 13-3-1 with a 1.32 goals-against average and .961 save percentage. He also has five shutouts.
Bryce Kindopp scored the eventual winner at 6:22 of the second period for the Silvertips (18-12-2). Connor Dewar had the other.
John Ludvig scored for the Winterhawks (20-9-1), who are on a five-game slide.
Cole Kehler turned away 23-of-25 shots in a losing cause.
Everett went 1 for 4 on the power play while Portland failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.
WHEAT KINGS 7 ROCKETS 4
BRANDON, Man. — Tanner Kaspick and Stelio Mattheos had a goal and three assists apiece as the Wheat Kings beat Kelowna to extend their win streak to eight games.
Ty Lewis scored twice while Evan Weinger, Cole Reinhardt and Linden McCorrister rounded out the Brandon (22-7-1) offence. Logan Thompson made 36 saves for the win.
Ted Brennan, Nolan Foote, Dillon Dube and Kole Lind scored for the Rockets (18-9-3), whose win streak was halted at six games. Roman Basran made 19 saves in a losing cause.
BLAZERS 4 BLADES 1
SASKATOON — Dylan Ferguson kicked out 23 shots as Kamloops toppled the Blades.
Luke Zazula, Luc Smith, Nick Chyzowski and Garrett Pilon scored for the Blazers (14-15-1).
Libor Hajek responded for Saskatoon (11-16-3). Nolan Maier stopped 25-of-28 shots in defeat.
PATS 4 TIGERS 2
REGINA — Robbie Holmes scored the winner at 15:47 of the third period as the Pats went on to double up Medicine Hat.
Matt Bradley, Emil Oksanen and Jake Leschyshyn also scored for Regina (16-14-2). Max Paddock made 32 saves for the victory.
Hayden Ostir and Henry Rybinski found the back of the net for the Tigers (17-12-2). Jordan Hollett turned away 42-of-45 shots in defeat.
BRONCOS 3 REBELS 2 (OT)
RED DEER, Alta. — Max Patterson scored the winner at 1:44 of overtime as Swift Current handed the Rebels their 11th loss in a row.
Glenn Gawdin and Matteo Gennaro also scored for the Broncos (21-7-2), who got 27 saves from Joel Hofer.
Grayson Pawlenchuk and Kristian Reichel found the back of the net for Red Deer (9-18-5). Riley Lamb turned aside 32 shots in defeat.
GIANTS 4 ICE 3 (OT)
LANGLEY, B.C. — Ty Ronning scored his second goal of the game 4:42 into overtime to lift Vancouver over Kootenay for its third straight win.
Tyler Benson and Brad Morrison also scored for the Giants (15-13-4) while Ronning tacked on two assists for a four-point outing. David Tendeck turned away 15 shots for the victory.
Sebastian Streu, Kaeden Taphorn and Cameron Hausinger supplied the offence for the Ice (13-17-2) as Duncan McGovern stopped 33 shots in defeat.
CHIEFS 9 THUNDERBIRDS 2
SPOKANE, Wash. — Milos Fafrak had a hat trick while Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Zach Fischer both struck twice as the Chiefs downed Seattle.
Tyson Helgesen Jake McGrew and also scored for Spokane (16-11-3). Donovan Buskey made 17 saves for the win.
Jarret Tyszka and Reece Harsch scored for the Thunderbirds (13-14-4). Matt Berlin combined with Dorrin Luding for 31 saves for Seattle.