LANGLEY, B.C. — Logan Stankoven and Ryan Hofer each had a goal and assist and the visiting Kamloops Blazers edged the Vancouver Giants 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.
Matthew Seminoff chipped in with a goal for the Blazers (30-19-4-2), who will host the Memorial Cup tournament from May 26 to June 4. Caedan Bankier had two assists for the winners, who had difficulty beating superb Giants’ netminder Brett Mirwald.
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Dylan Anderson and Ty Thorpe scored for the Giants (18-24-4-2), who were outshot 54-36 at Langley Events Centre.
Elsewhere in the WHL:
OIL KINGS 5 HITMEN 1
CALGARY, Alta. — Luca Hauf scored twice as the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings upset the Calgary Hitmen 5-1.
Rilen Kovacevic, Loick Daigle and Rhett Melnyk also scored for the Oil Kings (8-37-3-0).
Riley Fiddler-Schultz scored for the Hitmen (23-18-5-2).
BLADES 3 ICE 2
SASKATOON, Sask. — Jake Chiasson scored at 3:21 of the third period and the goal stood up as the winners as the Saskatoon Blades edged the visiting Winnipeg ICE 3-2.
Brandon Lisowsky and Egor Sidorov also scored for the Blades (31-12-3-1).
Connor McClennon scored twice for the ICE (37-7-1-0), who outshot the Blades 36-24.
TIGERS 4 HURRICANES 2
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Oasiz Wiesblatt scored twice as the Medicine Tigers overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-2.
Cayden Lindstrom and Tyler MacKenzie also scored for the Tigers (20-21-7-1), who were outshot 37-32.
Logan McCutcheon and Tyson Laventure scored for the Hurricanes (27-18-3-2).
SILVERTIPS 1 THUNDERBIRDS 0
EVERETT, Wash. — Beau Courtney scored a first-period goal and Tyler Palmer made 35 saves for the shutout as the Everett Silvertips edged the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds 1-0.
The Western Conference-leading Thunderbirds (35-9-1-1) outshot the Silvertips 35-25 but could not beat Palmer in Everett’s (24-22-2-0) net.
Both teams were 0-for-3 on the power play.
WINTERHAWKS 4 AMERICANS 1
PORTLAND, Ore. — Gabe Klassen scored a goal and added an assist as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the visiting Tri-City Americans 4-1.
Diego Buttazzoni, Marcus Nguyen and Aidan Litke also scored for the Winterhawks (35-10-2-1).
Adam Mechura scored for the Americans (25-17-4-1), who were outshot 43-26.
COUGARS 4 ROYALS 2
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Koehn Ziemmer scored twice and Chase Wheatcroft added a goal and assist as the Prince George Cougars clipped the visiting Victoria Royals 4-2.
Caden Brown also scored for the Cougars (21-21-4-0), who outshot the visitors 31-20.
Marcus Almquist and Reggie Newman scored for the Royals (14-31-4-1).
ROCKETS 4 RAIDERS 0
KELOWNA, B.C. — The Kelowna Rockets scored twice in the first period and then held on to defeat the visiting Prince Albert Raiders 3-0.
Elias Carmichael scored twice for the Rockets (17-26-3-0), while Marcus Pacheco and Carson Golder netted singles. The Rockets were outshot 51-23 but received brilliant shutout goaltending from Talyn Boyko.
The Raiders (19-27-3-0) were 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Rockets were 1-for-3.
REBELS 1 CHIEFS 0 (SO)
SPOKANE, Wash. — The visiting Red Deer Rebels peppered 45 shots at the Spokane net, but needed a Ben King goal in the three-round shootout to edge the Chiefs 1-0.
Dawson Cowan stopped 45 shots in regulation and overtime for the Chiefs (9-33-2-3), while Kyle Kelsey stopped 26 shots to record the shutout for the Rebels (34-10-1-3).
* This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 4, 2023.