WHL Roundup: Cougars score four unanswered to earn 5-4 comeback win over Rockets
KELOWNA, B.C. — COUGARS 5 ROCKETS 4
Koehn Ziemmer capped a two-goal effort with the game winner 16:12 into the third period and the Prince George Cougars grabbed a 5-4 comeback victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday.
Terik Parascak, also with two goals, and Zac Funk provided the rest of the offence for Prince George (15-6-0). Joshua Ravensbergen made 30 saves.
Tij Iginla and Gabriel Szturc each scored two goals for Kelowna (7-11-2), which got 27 stops from Jake Pilon.
Szturc’s second goal at 13:03 of the second period gave the Rockets a 4-1 edge. But it all went downhill from there.
Ziemmer started and ended a run of four unanswered goals by the Cougars, with the latter coming on a power play.
WILD 8 CHIEFS 6
SPOKANE, Wa. — Matthew Savoie scored a hat trick and added one assist as the Wenatchee Wild outlasted the Spokane Chiefs in a high-scoring affair, 8-6.
Briley Wood, Connor Geekie, Kenta Isogai, Hayden Moore and Rodzers Bukarts, with an empty-net goal, scored for Wenatchee (12-8-2).
Rasmus Ekstrom, with two goals and one assist, Conner Roulette, Owen Martin, Ben Bonni and Chase Bertholet replied for Spokane (7-8-2).
HURRICANES 4 GIANTS 3 (OT)
LANGLEY, B.C. — Noah Chadwick scored the game-winning goal 47 seconds into overtime to lift the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Vancouver Giants.
Kooper Gizowski, with two goals, and Leo Braillard chipped in for Lethbridge (11-8-2).
Cameron Schmidt scored twice, while Tyler Thorpe added the other for Vancouver (8-12-1), which held a 3-1 edge 11:03 into the third period.
TIGERS 3 WHEAT KINGS 2
BRANDON, Man. — Cayden Lindstrom had a goal and an assist as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2.
Tyler MacKenzie and Hayden Harsanyi also scored for Medicine Hat (14-6-2).
Jayden Wiens and Nate Danielson all scored once for Brandon (9-9-4-1).
BLADES 4 BRONCOS 1
SASKATOON — Egor Sidorov scored two goals, Brandon Lisowsky added a goal and two assists and the Saskatoon Blades pushed past the Swift Current Broncos 4-1.
Trevor Wong also contributed a goal for Saskatoon (15-6-0).
Ryan McCleary put Swift Current (11-10-1) on the board.
THUNDERBIRDS 4 SILVERTIPS 1
SEATTLE, Wa. — Scott Ratzlaff had a 42-save performance, Eric Alarie had a goal and two assists and the Seattle Thunderbirds topped the Everett Silvertips 4-1.
Antonio Martorana, Sawyer Mynio and Coster Dunn also scored for Seattle (9-7-1).
Beau Courtney scored once for Everett (13-8-1), which got 23 saves from Tyler Palmer.
WARRIORS 7 OIL KINGS 3
MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Pavel McKenzie scored twice to lead the charge in the Moose Jaw Warriors’ 7-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Ethan Semeniuk, Denton Mateychuk, Atley Calvert, Brayden Schuurman and Jagger Firkus added the others for Moose Jaw (13-9-0-1).
Blake Fiddler, Gavin Hodnett and Marc Lajoie answered for Edmonton (6-14-0-1).
REBELS 3 HITMEN 2
RED DEER, Alta. — Matthew Gard capped a two-goal effort with the eventual game winner at 8:56 of the third period and the Red Deer Rebels edged the Calgary Hitmen 3-2.
Kai Uchacz scored the other for Red Deer (7-9-0-3).
Keets Fawcett and Sean Tschigerl, whose goal made it a one-goal game with 59 seconds remaining, responded for Calgary (9-9-2).
This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 18, 2023.
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