WHL Roundup: Mistelbacher scores twice as Broncos trounce Pats

REGINA — Luke Mistelbacher scored twice as the Swift Current Broncos topped the Regina Pats 7-2 on Friday night in the Western Hockey League.

Clarke Caswell had a goal and two assists while Conor Geekie, Josh Filmon and Brady Birnie pitched in a goal and an assist each for Swift Current (28-19-6). 

Jakub Dvorak also scored once and Broncos netminder Reid Dyck saved 22 of 24 shots.

Aaron Krestanowich and Sam Oremba replied for Regina (20-28-6).

Pats netminder Kelton Pyne saved 12 of 15 shots and goaltender Ewan Huet saved 8 of 12 shots while splitting duties.

Regina opened the scoring and led 2-1 after the first period.

Swift Current responded with six answered goals in the final two periods to cruise to victory.

WHEAT KINGS 5 HITMEN 3

BRANDON, Man. — Brett Hyland had a goal and two assists as the Brandon Wheat Kings topped the Calgary Hitmen.

Jaxon Jacobson, Carter Klippenstein, Caleb Hadland and Jackson DeSouza also scored for Brandon (27-21-6). Wheat Kings netminder Carson Bjarnason kicked out 29 of 32 shots.

Oliver Tulk, Ethan Moore and Dax Williams replied for Calgary (22-23-7). Hitmen netminder Ethan Buenaventura saved 21 of 26 shots.

BLADES 1 HURRICANES 0 (OT)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Evan Gardner earned a 16-save shut out as the Saskatoon Blades blanked the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Tanner Molendyk scored the only goal of the game for Saskatoon (40-9-5).

Netminder Brady Smith saved 33 of 34 shots for Lethbridge (24-24-4).

RAIDERS 2 TIGERS 1 (SO)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — The Prince Albert Raiders defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers during the shootout.

Oli Chenier scored the only goal in regulation for Prince Albert (25-25-4). Raiders netminder Max Hildebrand saved 26 of 27 shots.

Andrew Basha replied for Medicine Hat (32-17-5). Tigers netminder Zach Zahara stopped 19 of 20 shots.

COUGARS 7 BLAZERS 2

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Zac Funk has two goals and two assists as the Prince George Cougars (36-15-2) beat the Kamloops Blazers (16-31-5).

OIL KINGS 3 REBELS 1

RED DEER, Alta. — Smyth Rebman scored twice as the Edmonton Oil Kings (17-32-3) beat the Red Deer Rebels (28-18-8).

AMERICANS 6 CHIEFS 3

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Jake Sloan had three goals and two assists as the Tri-City Americans (21-29-3) beat the Spokane Chiefs (21-25-5).

GIANTS 3 WINTERHAWKS 1

LANGLEY, B.C. — Brett Mirwald made 37 saves the Vancouver Giants (26-24-3) beat the Portland Winterhawks (36-13-3).

ROYALS 3 ROCKETS 2

VICTORIA — Dawson Pasternak had two goals and an assist as the Victoria Royals (26-21-8) beat the Kelowna Rockets (24-27-3).

SILVERTIPS 7 WILD 1

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Austin Roest scored a hat trick as the Everett Silvertips (36-18-3) beat the Wenatchee Wild (28-22-4).

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