BRANDON, Man. — Patrik Bartosak stopped 33 shots as the Red Deer Rebels downed the host Brandon Wheat Kings 4-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.
Dominik Volek had a goal and an assist for the Rebels (5-3-0) while Vukie Mpofu, Christian Stockl and Wyatt Johnson scored the others.
John Quenneville and Richard Nejezchleb supplied the offence for the Wheat Kings (4-3-0) as Curtis Honey turned aside 25-of-28 shots in defeat.
Stockl opened the scoring 1:51 into the game to put Red Deer ahead after 20 minutes of play.
Nejezchleb responded 1:35 into the second period, however Mpofu regained the lead for the Rebels 32 seconds later and Johnson made it 3-1 at 4:37.
Quenneville brought the Wheat Kings within a goal, but Volek rounded out the scoring for Red Deer with an empty-net goal in the final minute of the third period.
Red Deer went 0 for 4 on the power play while Brandon scored once on five chances with the man advantage.
KOOTNENAY ICE 4 CALGARY HITMEN 2
CRANBROOK — Luke Philp, Jaedon Descheneau and Sam Reinhart each had a goal and an assist as Kootenay beat Calgary.
Jon Martin also scored for the Ice (3-2-1) while Jagger Dirk chipped in with three assists.
Josh Thrower and Jake Virtanen scored for the Hitmen (3-2-0).
Mackenzie Skapski stopped 26 shots for the win as Chris Driedger made 32 saves in defeat.
SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS 6 LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES 2
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Roberts Lipsbergs scored three times and Matthew Barzal had four assists as Seattle beat the Hurricanes.
Alexander Delnov had two goals for the Thunderbirds (5-2-0) and Michal Holub scored the other.
Russell Maxwell and Jaimen Yakubowski replied for Lethbridge (1-4-1).
Justin Myles made 27 saves for the win. Corbin Boes took the loss after giving up three goals on 10 shots. Christopher Tai replaced Boes and made 22 saves in 47 minutes of relief.
MOOSE JAW WARRIORS 2 VANCOUVER GIANTS 1
MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Zachary Sawchenko stopped 28 shots as the Warriors held on to defeat Vancouver.
Tyler Bell and Sam Fioretti scored for Moose Jaw (4-3-0) in the second period.
Andreas Eder got one back for the Giants (1-5-0) in the third.
Payton Lee made 24 saves in defeat.
SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS 5 PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS 2
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Colby Cave had two goals and an assist to lead the Broncos over Prince Albert.
Jay Merkley and Coda Gordon had a goal and an assist apiece for Swift Current (5-1-1) while Graham Black had the other goal.
Dakota Conroy and Leon Draisaitl scored for the Raiders (5-2-0).
Eetu Laurikainen made 26 saves for the win. Cole Cheveldave stopped 29 shots in defeat.
SASKATOON BLADES 5 EDMONTON OIL KINGS 3
SASKATOON — Graeme Craig scored twice and Nathan Burns had a goal and an assist as the Blades beat Edmonton.
Collin Valcourt and Graham Millar also scored for Saskatoon (1-5-1).
Reid Petryk, Mitchell Moroz and Brett Pollock had a goal apiece for the Oil Kings (3-4-0) while Henrik Samuelsson tacked on two assists.
Troy Trombley made 37 saves for the win as Tristan Jarry stopped 23 shots in a losing effort.
PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS 3 KAMLOOPS BLAZERS 0
KAMLOOPS — Ty Edmonds stopped 27 shots as Prince George blanked the Blazers.
Zach Pochiro had a goal and an assist for the Cougars (4-4-0) and Jansen Harkins and Jordan Tkatch scored a goal each.
Bolton Pouliot made 28 saves for Kamloops (2-4-0).
SPOKANE CHIEFS 1 EVERETT SILVERTIPS 0 (OT)
EVERETT, Wash. — Eric Williams stopped 31 shots to lead Spokane over the Silvertips.
Liam Stewart scored 2:54 into overtime for the Chiefs (4-1-0) off a pass from Mitch Holmberg.
Austin Lots made 20 saves in goal for Everett (3-1-0).
KELOWNA ROCKETS 6 PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS 3
PORTLAND, Ore. — Riley Stadel scored twice as Kelowna doubled up the Winterhawks.
Damon Severson and Ryan Olsen each had a goal and an assist for the Rockets (5-0-1) while Cole Linaker and Myles Bell rounded out the scoring.
Taylor Leier, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Brendan Leipsic scored for Portland (3-3-1).
Jordon Cooke made 36 saves for the win. Jarrod Schamerhorn stopped 34 shots in defeat.
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