BRANDON, Man. - Jayce Hawryluk and Richard Nejezchleb scored in the shootout as the Brandon Wheat Kings edged the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 3-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.
Hawryluk had a goal and an assist in regulation for the Wheat Kings (5-3-0), who improved to 4-1-0 on home ice, while John Quenneville also produced a goal and an assist.
Nejezchleb and Quenneville each have six goals in eight contests to lead Brandon in scoring.
Tanner Eberle and Torrin White scored for the Warriors (4-4-1), who have dropped back-to-back contests, and Sam Fioretti assisted on both.
Curtis Honey made 27 saves for his fourth victory of the season. Justin Paulic turned away 39 shots in a losing cause.
Hawryluk opened the scoring 7:54 into the first period, giving the Wheat Kings a one-goal lead after 20 minutes of play.
White replied for Moose Jaw 1:44 into the second period and Eberle gave the Warriors a 2-1 lead at 10:24.
Moose Jaw's lead couldn't hold up, however, as Quenneville forced overtime at 14:07 of the third period.
Brandon went 1 for 5 on the power play while Moose Jaw scored twice on six chances with the man advantage.
Oill Kings 4 Chiefs 1
EDMONTON — Curtis Lazar scored twice and set up another as the Oil Kings downed Spokane.
Edgars Kulda and Mitchell Moroz scored for Edmonton (4-5-0) while Riley Kieser chipped in with two assists.
Mike Aviani supplied the offence for the Chiefs (6-2-0).
Tristan Jarry made 16 saves for the win as Eric William stopped 27-of-30 shots in defeat.
Rebels 4 Raiders 3 (OT)
RED DEER, Alta. — Matt Bellerive scored the winner and added two assists as the Rebels edged Prince Albert.
Conner Bleackley also had a goal and two assists for Red Deer (6-4-0) and Brady Guadet and Rhyse Dieno each scored once.
Josh Morrissey and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist for the Raiders (6-2-1) and Sawyer Lange scored once.
Patrik Bartosak made 41 saves for the win. Cole Cheveldave stopped 32 shots in a losing cause.
Pats 5 Giants 4 (OT)
REGINA — Boston Leier scored three times, including the winner, as the Pats slipped past Vancouver.
Dyson Stevenson had a pair of goals for Regina (3-5-0) while Kyle Burroughs had four assists.
Brett Kulak, Alex Baer, Joel Hamilton and Dalton Thrower scored for the Giants (1-6-1).
Dawson MacAuley made 26 saves for the win as Payton Lee stopped 12 shots in defeat.
Blades 2 Broncos 1
SASKATOON — Alex Moodie stopped 29 shots as the Blades downed Swift Current.
Andrew Johnson gave the Broncos a 1-0 lead early in the third period, however Nikita Sherbak responded for Saskatoon 36 seconds later.
Nathan Burns scored the eventual winner for the Blades (3-5-1) at 14:42.
Eetu Laurikainen made 36 saves for Swift Current (5-3-1).
Silvertips 3 Cougars 2 (SO)
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Joshua Winquist and Carson Stadnyk scored in the shootout to lift Everett over the Cougars.
Winquist also scored in regulation for Everett (6-1-1), as did Mirco Mueller.
Chase Witala and Zach Pochiro scored for Prince George (4-4-1) and Alex Forsberg picked up two assists.
Austin Lotz stopped 30 shots for the win while Ty Edmonds made 28 saves in defeat.
Thunderbirds 4 Rockets 3 (SO)
CRANBROOK, B.C. — Justin Myles made 40 saves and Shea Theodore scored in the shootout as Seattle defeated Kelowna.
Erik Benoit had a goal and an assist for the Thunderbirds (7-2-0) while Alexander Delnov and Jared Hauf scored the others.
Madison Bowey, Damon Severson and Tyson Baillie supplied the goals for the Rockets (5-1-2).
Jordon Cooke made 29 saves for Kelowna.
Americans 4 Blazers 1
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Connor Rankin had a goal and an assist as Tri-City downed the Blazers.
Justin Gutierrez, Mitch Topping and Braden Purtill also scored for the Americans (3-5-1) and Lucas Nickles had two assists.
Chase Souto scored for Kamloops (2-5-0).
Eric Comrie made 26 saves for the win as Bolton Pouliot stopped 36 shots in a losing effort.
Royals 4 Hurricanes 0
VICTORIA — Patrik Polivka turned away 27 shots as the Royals blanked Lethbridge.
Joe Hicketts and Logan Nelson each had a goal and two assists for Victoria (5-5-0) while Austin Carroll and Brandon Fushimi scored the others.
Jaimen Yakubowski picked up 14 minutes in penalties for Lethbridge (1-6-1).
Christopher Tai made 23 saves in defeat.
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