WHL Roundup: Raiders down Blades as Prince Albert takes series lead

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Noah Gregor and Dante Hannoun had two goals apiece as the Prince Albert Raiders downed the Saskatoon Blades 6-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Prince Albert now leads the best-of-seven series 3-2. Game 6 is in Saskatoon on Sunday.

Gregor’s short-handed goal 6:01 into the second period was the eventual winner for the Raiders, who also got goals from Aliaksei Protas and Sean Montgomery.

Ian Scott made 26 saves for the win.

Emil Malysjev scored for the Blades, while Koen MacInnes combined with Nolan Maier for 19 saves in net.

Prince Albert’s Justin Nachbaur earned a five-minute major and a game misconduct for interference at the 14:52 mark of the third period.

The Raiders were 1 for 2 on the power play and Saskatoon could not score on its three man advantages.

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SPOKANE, Ore. — Connor Dewar had a pair of goals as Everett stayed afloat in its best-of-seven series with the Chiefs.

Spokane holds a 3-1 lead.

Robbie Holmes and Zack Andrusiak also scored for the Silvertips.

Adam Beckman replied for the Chiefs on the power play.

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