December 5th, 2021

WHL Roundup: Blazers top Thunderbirds, Silvertips extend win streak


By The Canadian Press on November 24, 2021.

KENT, Wash. – Dylan Garand made 35 saves, leading the Kamloops Blazers to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds in Western Hockey League action on Wednesday.

Nick McCarry had a goal and an assist for the Blazers (15-2-0) while Quinn Schmiemann added one of each.

Kamloops centre Reese Belton opened the scoring at the 15:00 mark of the first period and Logan Stankoven sealed the win with an empty-net tally with less than two minutes on the game clock.

Jordan Gustafson scored the lone goal for the Thunderbirds (11-6-1), who lost their third straight.

CHIEFS 2 ROCKETS 1

SPOKANE, WASH. — Spokane (4-9-2) doubled up Kelowna (8-5-2) to snap a six-game losing skid. Bear Hughes had a goal and an assist in the win and Mason Beaupit made 23 saves for the Chiefs.

GIANTS 3 WINTERHAWKS 2 (OT)

PORTLAND, ORE. — After netting the equalizer late in the second period, Justin Sourdif scored the game winner 3:30 into overtime to snap a four-game losing skid for Vancouver (8-7-1). Portland (7-9-3) had ample power-play opportunities, but went 1 for 8 with the man advantage.

SILVERTIPS 6 AMERICANS 2

EVERETT, WASH. — Hunter Campbell scored twice and Michal Gut had a goal and two assists as Everett (16-0-1) won its 10th game in a row. The Silvertips dominated the visitors, outshooting Tri-City (4-9-2) 58-20.

PATS 3 HURRICANES 2 (OT)

LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. — Alex Geci had two regulation goals for Regina (9-10-0) and Connor Bedard scored the game winner 4:59 into extra time. Bryan Thompson stopped 32-of-35 shots for Lethbridge (7-11-0).

OIL KINGS 5 REBELS 3

EDMONTON — Josh Williams scored the game winner on a second-period power play as Edmonton (15-3-3) snapped Red Deer’s (14-7-1) five-game win streak. Jalen Luypen had two goals for the Oil Kings and Jake Neighbours put up three assists.

ICE 7 BRONCOS 0

WINNIPEG — Gage Alexander made 25 saves as Manitoba (20-1-0) blanked Swift Current (6-11-3). Connor McClennon scored two goals and registered an assist for the Ice, who extended their win streak to nine games.

WARRIORS 4 RAIDERS 1

PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. — Moose Jaw (8-10-1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period before Prince Albert (6-12-1) clawed one back 12:21 into the third. Eric Alarie had a hand in all four Warriors’ goals, scoring one and tallying three assists.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 24, 2021.

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