WHL Roundup: Suzdalev sizzles as Blades beat Wheat Kings

Alexander Suzdalev scored twice and added an assist as the visiting Saskatoon Blades plowed past the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-2 in Western Hockey League action on Monday at Westoba Place.

Egor Sidorov had a goal and assist for the East Division-leading Blades (42-9-2-3), while Brandon Lisowsky and Fraser Minten netted singles.

Brady Turko and Jaxon Jacobson scored for the Wheat Kings (27-22-5-1), who were outshot 29-25.

The Blades went 2-for-6 on the power play, while the Wheat Kings were 0-for-3.

Elsewhere in the WHL on Monday:


REGINA, Sask. — Tye Spencer scored twice, Tanner Howe had a goal and three assists and Ewan Huet stopped 38 shots to post the shutout as the Regina Pats knocked off the visiting Calgary Hitmen 6-0.

Zach Moore, Logan Peskett and Jaxsin Vaughan also scored for the Pats (21-29-4-2), who were outshot 38-28.

Goaltenders Ethan Buenaventura and Alex Garrett combined to make 22 saves for the Hitmen (23-24-6-1).


LANGLEY, B.C. — Tyson Zimmer had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Giants scored four times in the third period en route to a 6-3 win over the visiting Spokane Chiefs.

Cameron Schmidt, London Hoilett, Connor Levis, Logen Hammett and Jaden Lipinski also scored for the Giants (27-25-3-0), who were outshot 40-36.

Berkly Catton, Chase Bertholet and Carter Streek scored for the Chiefs (22-26-4-1).


RED DEER, Alta. — Kai Uchacz scored three times and added an assist as the Red Deer Rebels blew past the Lethbridge Hurricanes 7-3.

Frantisek Formanek scored twice and added an assist for the Rebels (29-19-2-6), while Zane Saab and Ollie Josephson netted singles.

Kooper Gizowski scored twice for the Hurricanes (24-25-5-0), while Logan Wormald added a single.

The Rebels outshot the Hurricanes 41-23.


EDMONTON, Alta. — Gavin McKenna scored three goals as the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 9-7.

Vasyl Spilka scored twice for the Central Division-leading Tigers (33-17-4-2), while Oasiz Wiesblatt, Tomas Mrsic, Andrew Basha and Hunter St. Martin added singles.

Joe Iginla and Marshall Finnie each scored twice for the Oil Kings (18-33-2-1), while Ty Nash, Gracyn Sawchyn and Blake Fiddler netted singles.


KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Kai Matthew scored twice, Josh Kelly added two assists, and the Kamloops Blazers edged the visiting Victoria Royals 3-1.

Matteo Koci also scored for the Blazers (18-31-3-2), who were outshot 34-25.

Tyson Laventure scored for the Royals (27-22-4-4), who were tied 1-1 after the first period but trailed 2-1 heading into the third.

Both teams scored once on the power play.


KELOWNA, B.C. — Tij Iginla scored at 19:46 of the third period as the Kelowna Rockets edged the visiting Tri-City Americans 3-2.

Luke Schelter and Michael Cicek also scored for the Rockets (25-28-3-0).

Parker Bell and Lukas Dragicevic scored for the Americans (21-31-2-1).


SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Connor Hvidston had a goal and assist, Conor Geekie chipped in with four assists, and the Swift Current Broncos beat the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 5-2.

Owen Pickering, Brady Birnie, Ty Coupland and Ryan McCleary also scored for the Broncos (30-19-4-2), who led 3-1 after the first period and 3-2 heading into the third.

Brayden Schuurman and Owen Berge scored for the Warriors (34-18-0-2).


PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Riley Heidt scored twice and added an assist and the Prince George Cougars scored six times in the second period en route to an 8-1 victory over the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds.

Borya Valis, Bauer Dumanski, Carlin Dezainde, Jett Lajoie, Ondrej Becher and Hudson Thornton also scored for the B.C. Division-leading Cougars (37-15-0-3), who led 2-0 after the first period and 8-0 heading into the third.

Braeden Cootes scored for the Thunderbirds (19-32-2-0), who were outshot 39-26.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.