Blades, Oil Kings and Hurricanes victorious in WHL action
Blades 5 Warriors 4
SASKATOON — Brenden Walker’s empty-net goal ended up counting as the winner as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-4 in a wild Western Hockey League game on Tuesday.
Walker put the Blades up 4-3 with a goal at 6:58 of the third period, then his empty-netter with 35 seconds remaining seemed to cement the win.
The Warriors gave the Blades one last scare, however, when Brayden Point scored his second of the game with six seconds remaining. Brett Stovin also scored a pair of goals for Saskatoon (28-21-3), while Josh Nicholls had the other Blades goal.
Sam Fioretti and Tanner Eberle had the other goals for Moose Jaw (18-27-9).
Both goaltenders faced a lot of rubber in this game. Saskatoon’s Andrei Makarov picked up the win stopping 35 of 39 shots. Justin Paulic was stellar in a losing cause for the Warriors, making 50 saves on 54 shots.
Oil Kings 4 Raiders 3 OT
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — David Musil scored at 3:31 of overtime Tuesday as the Edmonton Oil Kings got past the Prince Albert Raiders 4-3 in the Western Hockey League.
Stephane Legault, with a goal and an assist, Michael St. Croix and Mitchell Moroz had the other goals for Edmonton (39-11-5), which got two assists from Dylan Wruck.
Laurent Broissoit made 26 saves to get the win. Mike Winther and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist for Prince Albert (30-18-5), while Davis Vandane also scored. Luke Siemens made 48 saves in a losing effort.
Edmonton finished the night 1-for-3 on the power play, while Prince Albert wound up 1-for-4.
Hurricanes 5 Pats 2
REGINA — Ty Rimmer turned away 48 shots to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League action Tuesday night.
Jamal Watson had two goals, including the eventual winner for Lethbridge (25-23-8). Josh Derko and Sam Mckechnie had a goal and an assist each while Axel Blomqvist added one for the Hurricanes.
Chandler Stephenson and Marc McCoy scored for Regina (19-29-6). The Hurricanes scored two goals on their first four shots, ending Regina starter Matt Hewitt’s night six minutes into the game. Watson’s eventual game winner near the end of the frame was one for the highlight reel, going top shelf after a nifty toe drag from in tight.
Lethbridge went 1-for-4 on the power play while the Pats were shut out on seven attempts. Rimmer (22-20-8) is ranked first in the WHL in minutes played and saves.