WHL Roundup: Hawryluk with five-star performance

Brandon's Jayce Hawryluk. (Larry MacDougal/CP)

BRANDON, Man. — Jayce Hawryluk had five goals — including a natural hat trick to close out the third period — to power the Brandon Wheat Kings past the Saskatoon Blades 12 -2 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.

John Quenneville had a pair of goals and two assists for Brandon (40-18-6), while Nolan Patrick scored as part of a five-point night. Macoy Erkamps and Tyler Coulter had a goal and two assists apiece, while Ivan Provorov and Tanner Kaspick chipped in as well.

Logan Thompson made 25 saves for the win.

Nick Zajac and Connor Gay replied for Saskatoon (24-35-4). Brock Hamm started in net for the Blades, stopping 25 of 30 shots in 31:54. Evan Smith turned aside 13-of-20 shots in relief.

The Wheat Kings went 1 for 3 on the power play and the Blades were 1 for 5 with the man advantage.


MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Cory Millette had a hat trick to lead Lethbridge past the Warriors.

Brayden Burke and Andrew Nielsen also scored for the Hurricanes (42-20-2).

Brett Howden opened scoring for Moose Jaw (33-23-8) in the first period.


REGINA — Cole Sanford scored three times as the Pats skated past Kootenay.

Austin Wagner and Lane Zablocki also found the back of the net for Regina (31-26-7).

Zak Zborosky, Eli Lieffers and Reed Morison responded for the Ice (10-48-6).


KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Connor Ingram made 27 saves as the Blazers shut out Spokane.

Quinn Benjafield and captain Matt Needham had power-play goals for Kamloops (30-25-9), while Jake Kryski, Matt Revel and Jermaine Loewen also scored.

Tyson Verhelst stopped 21 shots for the Chiefs (29-25-9).


PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Jansen Harkins’s power-play goal at the 8:05 mark of the third period was the winner as the Cougars fended off Vancouver.

Brad Morrison scored near the midway point of the game for Prince George (35-26-4).

Radovan Bondra was the lone scorer for the Giants (23-35-8).

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