WHL Roundup: Daigle’s late goal lifts Oil Kings to win over Hitmen

Loick Daigle scored with 27 seconds left in the third period and Logan Cunningham stopped 32 shots as the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings surprised the Calgary Hitmen 2-1 in the lone Western Hockey League game Sunday.

Marshall Finnie opened the scoring at 12:45 of the first, giving the last-place Oil Kings (10-54-4-0) a 1-0 lead. Sean Tschigerl of the Hitmen scored an unassisted short-handed goal at 9:11 of the second to tie the game 1-1.

The Hitmen (31-29-5-3) outshot the visitors 33-24, but trailed 1-0 after the first. The teams were tied 1-1 heading into the third.

Hitmen netminder Ethan Buenaventura stopped 22 shots.

The Hitmen beat the Oil Kings 3-2 on Saturday night in the Alberta capital.

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