RED DEER, Alta. — The Red Deer Rebels continue to roll in the early going of the Western Hockey League season as they defeated the visiting Regina Pats on Saturday 4-2 to boost their Central Division-leading record to three wins in as many games.
Kai Uchacz paced the Rebels with two goals, with singles added by Carter Anderson and Jace Isley.
Easton Armstrong and Borya Ellis scored for the Pats, who are 2-2 and tied for third in the East Division.
WHEAT KINGS 4 WARRIORS 1
The Brandon Wheat Kings won their first game of the season by outgunning the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 4-1.
Jake Chiasson, Evan Groening, Calder Anderson and Charlie Elick scored for the Wheat Kings (1-1), while Marek Howell scored for the Warriors (2-2).
ICE 5 TIGERS 2
Coonor Geekie scored three times to lead the unbeaten Winnipeg ICE to a 5-2 victory in Medicine Hat, Alta.
Skyler Bruce and Jaren Brinson scored the other goals for the ICE (4-0), while Tyler MacKenzie and Oasiz Wiesblatt scored for the Tigers (1-2).
WINTERHAWKS 4 AMERICANS 2
The Portland Winterhawks snapped a 2-2 tie in the second period and skated to their third win in as many games.
James Stefan, Gabe Klassen, Luke Schelter and Robbie Fromm-Delorme scored for the U.S. Division-leading Winterhawks, while Adam Mechura and Andrew Fan scored for the Tri-City Americans (1-3).
RAIDERS 5 OIL KINGS 1
The Prince Albert Raiders won their first game of the season by blitzing the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings 5-1.
Keaton Sorenson had two goals for the Raiders (1-3-1), while Cole Peardon, Anton Yatsyshin and Ryder Ritchie added singles. Marshall Finnie scored for the Oil Kings (0-3-1).
ROCKETS 5 COUGARS 1
The Kelowna Rockets scored three unanswered goals in the first period and coasted to a 5-1 win over the Cougars in Prince George, B.C.
Adam Kydd scored two goals for the Rockets (1-1-1) while Turner McMillen, Marcus Pacheco and Gabriel Szturc netted singles. Chase Wheatcroft scored for the Cougars (2-2).
BLADES 8 BRONCOS 3
The unbeaten Saskatoon Blades scored three goals in the first and added four more in the second en route to an 8-3 win over the visiting Swift Current Broncos.
Scoring for Saskatoon (3-0) were Josh Pillar, Rowan Calvert, Justin Lies, Egor Sidorov, Trevor Wong, Aidan De La Gorgendiere, Jayden Wiens and Marek Schneider.
Connor Hvidston, Raphael Pelletier and Landon Roberts scored for the Broncos (1-3).
THUNDERBIRDS 6 GIANTS 4
Kyle Crnkovic scored twice as the Seattle Thunderbirds won their second game in as many outings. Gabe Ludwig, Lucas Ciona, Jared Davidson and Reid Schaefer chipped in with singles.
Ty Thorpe had two goals for visiting Vancouver (1-2), with singles added by Samuel Honzek and Colton Roberts.
BLAZERS 4 CHIEFS 2
The Kamloops Blazers, who will host the 2023 Memorial Cup, scored the game's first four goals then cruised t a 4-2 victory in Spokane, Wash.
Connor Levis, Matthew Seminoff, Caedan Bankier and Ethan Brandwood scored for Kamloops (1-1), while Grady Lane and Cade Hayes scored for the Chiefs (2-1).
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 1, 2022.
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