WHL Roundup: Saturday, January 11, 2020
VICTORIA – Jaydon Dureau completed his first career hat trick by scoring 1:15 into overtime to lift the Portland Winterhawks past the Victoria Royals 6-5 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.
The victory extended the Winterhawks point streak to 15 games (13-0-2).
Seth Jarvis scored the game-tying goal on the power play for Portland with 3:32 remaining in regulation. He also matched a career-high with three assists on the night.
Jake Gricius and Jack O’Brien were the other goal scorers for the Winterhawks (29-6-5).
Keanu Derungs and Kaid Oliver each replied with a pair of goals for Victoria (23-13-3), while Carson Miller was credited with the Royals’ other marker.
Winterhawks netminder Joel Hofer, who recently helped Canada win gold at the world junior hockey championship, made 26 saves.
Adam Evanoff turned aside 40-of-46 shots in defeat.
Victoria made the most of their power plays by converting on 3-of-4 opportunities, while Portland went just 1 for 5 with the man advantage.
ICE 6 REBELS 0
WINNIPEG — Liam Hughes made 28 saves for his second shutout of the season, while Connor McClennon, Peyton Krebs and Jackson Leppard each recorded a goal and an assist as Winnipeg (25-15-1) blanked Red Deer (14-23-4).
TIGERS 7 WARRIORS 5
MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Brett Kemp scored twice, including the eventual winner at 19:55 of the second period, and Ryan Chyzowski added a power-play goal and a career-high three assists to lift Medicine Hat (28-12-2) past Moose Jaw (11-25-2) for its third win a row. Chyzowski now leads the WHL with 12 power-play goals this season.
OIL KINGS 3 RAIDERS 2 (SO)
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Jake Neighbours recorded a short-handed goal and was the only skater to score in the shootout as Edmonton (28-7-8) eked out a victory over Prince Albert (22-14-7). The Oil Kings are now 5-0-1 in their last six games.
COUGARS 4 BLADES 1
SASKATOON, Sask. — Josh Maser scored the game’s first and last goal, while Taylor Gauthier turned aside 29-of-30 shots to power Prince George (11-22-7) past Saskatoon (20-18-3) for its first win in four games.
HURRICANES 7 BRONCOS 2
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Brett Davis scored twice in just his second game since being traded from Red Deer, while Zack Stringer recorded a goal and two assists in Lethbridge’s (25-10-7) rout of Swift Current (9-26-3). The Hurricanes improved to 5-0-2 in their last seven games.
AMERICANS 5 PATS 4
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Connor Bouchard led the Americans in scoring with a goal and two assists, while Luke Zazula and Krystof Hrabik had a goal and an helper in Tri-City’s (14-19-5) narrow victory over Regina (12-22-5). The Pats scored all four of their goals in the third period.
CHIEFS 6 GIANTS 3
LANGLEY, B.C. — Adam Beckman matched the WHL-lead with his 30th goal of the season and Eli Zummack scored twice, including the winner at 9:35 of the third, as Spokane (22-13-5) doubled up Vancouver (17-18-4). The Chiefs finish their season series against Vancouver with a 3-0-1 record.
BLAZERS 7 ROCKETS 2
KELOWNA, B.C. — Connor Zary and Zane Franklin each had a goal and two assists, while Max Martin chipped in with three helpers in Kamloops’ (26-11-3) dominant win against Kelowna (21-17-3).
THUNDERBIRDS 4 SILVERTIPS 3
KENT, Wash. — Keltie Jeri-Leon scored winner 1:02 into the third period and Roddy Ross turned aside 34-of-37 shots as Seattle (17-20-3) narrowly edged Everett (26-10-3).
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 11, 2020.