WHL Roundup: Raiders beat Hurricanes to extend win streak to six

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Vojtech Budik scored the eventual winner at 8:51 of the third period as the Prince Albert Raiders pushed their win streak to six games by defeating the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Brayden Pachal, Max Martin and Cole Fonstad also scored for the Raiders (29-25-11).

Dylan Cozens found the back of the net for the Hurricanes (32-26-6), who were looking for their fourth straight win.

Ian Scott made 25 saves for Prince Albert as Logan Flodell turned away 31 shots for Lethbridge.

The Raiders went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Hurricanes went 0 for 4 with the man advantage.

WARRIORS 5 BLADES 1

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Brody Willms made 25 saves as the league-leading Warriors dealt Saskatoon its fourth loss in a row.

Josh Brook, Justin Almeida, Jayden Halbgewachs, Brett Howden and Tristin Langan scored for Moose Jaw (48-14-3).

Josh Paterson was the lone scorer for the Blades (31-31-3). Nolan Maier kicked out 26 shots in a losing cause.

BRONCOS 3 WHEAT KINGS 1

SWIFT CURRENT, Alta. — Aleksi Heponiemi scored the eventual winner at 11:16 of the second period as the Broncos got by Brandon.

Matteo Gennaro and Beck Malenstyn also scored for Swift Current (46-14-6), which got 18 saves from Stuart Skinner.

Linden McCorrister replied for the Wheat Kings (34-26-5). Logan Thompson turned aside 33-of-35 shots in defeat.

PATS 3 HITMEN 2 (OT)

CALGARY — Sam Steel scored 32 seconds into overtime as Regina came from behind to edge the Hitmen.

Aaron Hyman and Jake Leschyshyn also scored for the Pats (34-25-6) and Cameron Hebig assisted on all three of his club’s goals. Max Paddock made 23 saves for the win.

Tristen Nielsen and Mark Kastelic built up a 2-0 lead for Calgary (19-35-10), losers of five straight. Nick Schneider stopped 31 shots in defeat.

TIGERS 6 REBELS 1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Gary Haden and Ryan Jevne both scored twice as the Tigers toppled Red Deer to go 5-0-1 in their last six.

Hayden Ostir and James Hamblin also scored while Michael Bullion made 17 saves for Medicine Hat (33-24-8).

Hunter Donohoe kept the Rebels (24-29-13) from being blanked. Riley Lamb allowed four goals on 30 shots in 33 minutes of work to take the loss.

GIANTS 5 BLAZERS 4

LANGLEY, B.C. — Vancouver built up an early 4-0 lead and held on to beat Kamloops, avoiding a third straight loss.

Tyler Benson, Alex Kannok Leipert, Brayden Watts, Hunor Torzsok and Darian Skeoch scored for the Giants (33-22-9). David Tendeck made 30 saves for the win.

Joe Gatenby, Jermaine Loewen, Luc Smith and Nolan Kneen scored for the Blazers (29-33-5). Dylan Ferguson stopped 21 shots in a losing effort.

SILVERTIPS 2 THUNDERBIRDS 1 (OT)

EVERETT, Wash. — Connor Dewar broke a 1-1 tie at 2:57 of overtime as the Silvertips slipped past Seattle.

Patrick Bajkov also scored for Everett (43-18-5) as Carter Hart made 17 saves in victory.

Liam Hughes stopped 44 shots to give him team a chance while Noah Philp scored for the Thunderbirds (30-24-10).

CHIEFS 4 ROCKETS 2

KELOWNA, B.C. — Hudson Elynuik scored a hat trick and tacked on an assist as Spokane doubled up the Rockets for its fifth win in a row.

Ty Smith also scored for the Chiefs (38-21-5) while Dawson Weatherill made 22 saves for the win.

Carsen Twarynski and Kole Lind scored for Kelowna (38-22-6), which is on a four-game slide. James Porter stopped 24-of-27 shots in defeat.

WINTERHAWKS 5 AMERICANS 0

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Cody Glass scored twice and Shane Farkas made 30 saves as Portland blanked Tri-City.

Lane Gilliss also struck twice and Kieffer Bellows had the other for the Winterhawks (39-20-5).

Patrick Dea combined with Beck Warm for 38 saves for the Americans (32-23-9).

ROYALS 7 COUGARS 3

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Tyler Soy had a goal and two helpers as Victoria snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over the Cougars.

Noah Gregor, Scott Walford, Jared Freadrich, Kade Jensen, Chaz Reddekopp and Tarun Fizer also scored for the Royals (36-24-6). Griffen Outhouse made nine saves in 27 minutes of relief for the win.

Aaron Boyd, Brogan O’Brien and Jackson Leppard scored for Prince George (23-34-8). Tavin Grant made 29 saves in defeat.

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