Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Kale Clague's Four-Point Effort Leads Wheat Kings over Giants

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Kale Clague's Four-Point Effort Leads Wheat Kings over Giants

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WHL Roundup: Wheat Kings edge Giants 6-5


BRANDON, Man. - Kale Clague had a hat trick and tacked on an assist as the Brandon Wheat Kings edged the Vancouver Giants 6-5 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Clague, a defenceman drafted in 2016 by the L.A. Kings, has 10 goals and 21 points in just 10 games this season to lead all blue liners.

Kade Jensen supplied the game winner for the Wheat Kings at 17:09 of the third period.

Stelio Mattheos and Ty Lewis also scored for Brandon (8-3-1), with Lewis adding two helpers for a three-point night.

Ty Ronning led his team with three goals and an assist and Dylan Plouffe scored a pair for the Giants (4-5-2).

Logan Thompson turned aside 29 shots for the Wheat Kings. David Tendeck kicked out 26-of-32 shots for Vancouver.

Brandon went 4 for 5 on the power play while the Giants were 3 for 6 with the man advantage.



LETHBRIDGE, Alta. -- Tyler Steenbergen scored four times and added an assist as Swift Current toppled the Hurricanes.

Sahvan Khaira and Aleksi Heponiemi also scored for the Broncos (9-1-0), with Heponiemi chipping in with three assists as well.

Jordy Bellerive struck twice while Dylan Cozens and Zane Franklin also scored for Lethbridge (4-5-0).

Logan Flodell made 31 saves for Swift Current. Reece Klassen combined with Stuart Skinner for 19 saves for the Hurricanes.



RED DEER, Alta. -- Austin Pratt scored the game-winning goal at 1:52 of the third period as the Rebels doubled up Calgary.

Lane Zablocki, Mason McCarty and Grayson Pawlenchuk also scored for Red Deer (6-4-0).

Tristen Nielsen and Drea Esposito scored for the Hitmen (3-7-1).

Ethan Anders made 24 saves for the Rebels. Nick Schneider turned away 27 shots for Calgary.



EDMONTON -- Tomas Soustal scored on a penalty shot in the third, then in the shootout as the Oil Kings slipped past Prince George.

Andrei Pavlenko, Colton Kehler, Ethan Cap scored in regulation time for Edmonton (5-6-2).

Jared Bethune, Jackson Leppard, Aaron Boyd and Brogan O'Brien responded for the Cougars (3-5-3).

Travis Child kicked out 23 shots for the Oil Kings. Isaiah DiLaura made 23 saves for Prince George. …

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