EDMONTON — Josh Williams set up two goals before scoring the winner at 8:19 of the third period as the Edmonton Oil Kings edged the Calgary Hitmen 5-4 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.
Jalen Luypen, Loeden Schaufler, David Kope and Vladimir Alistrov also scored for the Oil Kings (16-6-6).
Orca Wiesblatt, Riley Stotts, Adam Kydd and Carson Focht had goals for the Hitmen (14-7-3).
Sebastian Cossa kicked out 19 shots for Edmonton, while Brayden Peters turned away 28 shots for Calgary.
The Oil Kings went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Hitmen were 0 for 1 with the man advantage.
ROCKETS 3 COUGARS 2
KELOWNA, B.C. — Captain Nolan Foote scored twice, including the winner on the power play in the third period, as Kelowna (14-8-3) edged Prince George (6-17-2) for its fifth win in six games.
BLAZERS 4 WINTERHAWKS 1
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Connor Zary, Orrin Centazzo and Ryan Hughes each finished with a goal and an assist, while Dylan Garand made 30 saves in Kamloops’ (17-9-1) victory against Portland (16-6-3).
TIGERS 5 BLADES 3
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Elijah Brown had a goal and two assists, while captain James Hamblin chipped in three helpers as Medicine Hat (18-7-1) scored three third-period goals in a span of 1:33 to defeat Saskatoon (14-13-2).
CHIEFS 4 ROYALS 3 (OT)
SPOKANE, Wash. — Filip Kral recorded his ninth goal of the season just two minutes into overtime to cap off a come-from-behind victory for Spokane (13-9-3) against Victoria (13-8-2).
PATS 4 REBELS 3
RED DEER, Alta. — Ty Kolle scored a couple goals and Max Paddock made a season-high 45 saves as Regina (6-16-2) eked out a victory against Red Deer (7-15-3).
RAIDERS 4 BRONCOS 1
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Aliaksei Protas, Ilya Usau, and Ozzy Wiesblatt recorded multi-point games as Prince Albert (18-5-4) completed a sweep of a weekend home-and-home series against Swift Current (6-15-3).
AMERICANS 5 GIANTS 1
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Edge Lambert posted his first multi-goal game by scoring twice, while Talyn Boyko made 43 saves as Tri-City (12-10-3) snapped its six-game losing streak with a win over Vancouver (13-11-2).
ICE 6 WHEAT KINGS 5
WINNIPEG — Connor McClennon completed his first career WHL hat-trick by tallying one of the Ice’s three third-period goals, helping lift Winnipeg (14-11-1) past Brandon (12-15-1).
THUNDERBIRDS 2 SILVERTIPS 1
EVERETT, Wash. — Roddy Ross turned aside 32-of-33 shots, while Andrej Kukuca and Conner Roulett supplied the offence in Seattle’s (8-13-3) narrow win over Everett (17-6-1).