Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Rockets Beat Broncos to Tie Winterhawks for League's Best Record

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Rockets Beat Broncos to Tie Winterhawks for League's Best Record

Article excerpt

WHL Roundup: Rockets win seventh straight

--

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - The Kelowna Rockets scored three unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Swift Current Broncos 4-2 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.

Zach Franko, Tyrell Goulbourne, Colton Heffley and Ryan Olsen each scored for Kelowna (23-3-2), which won its seventh straight and moved into a tie for the league's best record with idle Portland.

Zac Mackay and Tanner LaSann replied for the Broncos (19-12-3), who missed out on a chance to move ahead of Edmonton atop the Eastern Conference.

Rockets goaltender Jordon Cooke finished with 24 saves, while Eetu Laurikainen did what he could with 40 saves for Swift Current.

---

WHEAT KINGS 5 BLAZERS 2

BRANDON, Man. -- Rihards Bukarts had a pair of goals for the Wheat Kings, who scored three in the second period to beat Kamloops.

Jesse Gabrielle, Peter Quenneville and Jayce Hawryluk had a goal each for Brandon (17-14-2).

Jesse Shynkaruk and Eric Krienke each scored in the second for the struggling Blazers (6-21-4).

Jordan Papirny made 31 saves in net for the Wheat Kings. At the other end of the ice, Cole Kehler stopped 26 shots.

---

OIL KINGS 3 BLADES 1

SASKATOON -- Cole Benson's short-handed goal lifted Edmonton past the Blades.

Henrik Samuelsson and Curtis Lazar also scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Oil Kings (20-9-1), who won their sixth straight.

Nikita Scherbak had the lone goal for Saskatoon (10-21-3).

Edmonton's Tristan Jarry stopped just 19 shots, while Troy Trombley was far busier in Saskatoon's net with 46 saves.

---

HURRICANES 6 REBELS 0

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. -- Tyler Wong scored twice as the league-worst Hurricanes embarrassed Red Deer.

Reid Duke, Riley Sheen, Reid Nemeth and Josh Derko each scored for Lethbridge (5-24-4), which scored twice in the first period despite being outshot 11-4.

Taz Burman started for the Rebels (14-16-2) but was pulled after allowing all six goals on 27 shots. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.