Leon Draisaitl and Reid Gardiner did the heavy lifting for the Prince Albert Raiders against the Vancouver Giants.
Draisaitl and Gardiner both scored in regulation and the shootout as Prince Albert slipped past Vancouver 4-3 on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Western Hockey League action.
Gardiner had a short-handed goal in the second period for the Raiders (6-2-0), just a minute and a half after Draisaitl's power-play goal. Gardiner also had an assist, while Draisaitl had two.
Lance Yaremchuk had Prince Albert's third unanswered goal at the 7:05 mark of the third period to force overtime.
Ty Ronning, Tim Traber and Jackson Houck built a 3-0 lead for the Giants (1-5-1) in the first period. Jared Rathjen stopped 38 shots in net.
The Raiders went 1 for 8 on the power play, while Vancouver could not score on its three man advantages.
Prince Albert stays atop the WHL's Eastern Conference standings with the win.
MEDICINE HAT TIGERS 6 CALGARY HITMEN 4
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Logan McVeigh and Trevor Cox each had a goal and an assist as the Tigers beat Calgary.
Miles Koules, Curtis Valk, Jacob Doty and Blake Penner also scored for the Tigers (5-1-1), who took a 4-0 lead in the second period and then held on for the win.
Brady Brassart scored twice and added an assist for the Hitmen, who came back with three straight goals in the third to narrow the lead to 5-4 before Penner's insurance goal put the game out of reach.
Greg Chase and Kenton Helgesen had the other goals for Calgary (3-3-0).
EVERETT SILVERTIPS 2 RED DEER REBELS 1
RED DEER, Alta. — Matt Pufahl scored both goals for Everett as the Silvertips edged the Rebels.
Austin Lotz made 20 saves for the Everett (4-1-1) win.
Matt Bellerive had the lone goal for Red Deer (5-4-0), while Patrik Bartosak stopped 30 shots.
TRI-CITY AMERICANS 3 KAMLOOPS BLAZERS 2
KAMLOOPS — Marcus Messier's power-play goal was the eventual winner as Tri-City slipped past the Blazers.
Lucas Nickles and Philip Tot also scored for the Americans (3-5-1), while Eric Comrie earned the win with 30 saves.
Chase Souto had both goals for Kamloops (2-5-0). Taran Kozun turned aside 27 shots for the Blazers.
SPOKANE CHIEFS 6 KELOWNA ROCKETS 3
SPOKANE, Wash. — Dominic Zwerger and Mike Aviani had two goals each as the Chiefs downed Kelowna.
Mitch Holmberg and Reid Gow also scored for Spokane (5-1-0), as Eric Williams stopped 34 shots.
Tyson Baillie, Ryan Olsen and Myles Bell supplied the offence for the Rockets (5-0-1), while Jackson Whistle made 25 saves.
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