Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Gary Haden Scores Late Goal to Lift Blades over Wheat Kings

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Gary Haden Scores Late Goal to Lift Blades over Wheat Kings

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WHL Roundup: Haden, Blades edge Wheat Kings


SASKATOON - Gary Haden scored a tiebreaking goal with just five seconds to go in regulation as the Saskatoon Blades downed the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Brandon Machado and Josh Paterson also scored for the Blades (21-10-3), who picked up their fourth win in a row.

Nolan Meier made 33 saves to earn the victory.

Ridly Greig and Linden McCorrister found the back of the net for the Wheat Kings (14-10-6). Ethan Kruger turned away 19 shots in defeat.

The Blades went 0 for 5 on the power play while the Wheat Kings were 0 for 2 with the man advantage.



REGINA -- Steven Zonneveld scored the eventual winner at 18:47 of the second as the Pats snapped a nine-game losing streak by edging Moose Jaw.

Riley Krane also scored while Dean McNabb made 26 saves for Regina (9-23-1)

Kaeden Taphorn had the lone goal for the Warriors (16-8-5), who got 16 saves from Adam Evanoff.



SWIFT CURRENT, Alta. -- Sean Montgomery had two goals and an assist as league-leading Prince Albert beat the Broncos.

Spencer Moe, Carson Miller, Noah Gregor and Eric Pearce also scored for the Raiders (30-2-1). Donovan Buskey made 22 saves for the win.

Joona Kiviniemi, Alec Zawatsky, Connor Horning and Matthew Culling replied for Swift Current (6-24-2). Joel Hofer stopped 20-of-25 shots in defeat.



CALGARY -- Jake Kryski's second goal of the first period turned into the winner as the Hitmen downed Kelowna for their fifth straight victory.

Egor Zamula, Riley Stotts and Ryder Korczak also scored while Jack McNaughton kicked out 25 shots for Calgary (15-14-3).

The Rockets' (15-17-2) lone goal came from Kyle Crosbie. James Porter made 27 saves in a losing effort.



CRANBROOK, B.C. -- Jesse Makaj made 37 saves as Kootenay toppled Kamloops to snap a 12-game losing streak. …

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