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WHL Roundup: Undefeated Ice blank Broncos in dominant 5-0 win

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Zach Benson landed the first and the final punch in a two-goal effort as the Winnipeg Ice remained undefeated with a 5-0 win over the Swift Current Broncos on Friday.

Connor McClennon recorded a game-high four points behind one goal and three assists. Benson added an assist to his three-point total for the night. Owen Pederson added a goal and an assist.

Evan Friesen scored the other goal for Winnipeg (3-0-0). Daniel Hauser made 27 stops in a shutout effort.

Gage Alexander stopped 18 of the 23 shots he faced in the loss for Swift Current (1-2-0).

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WARRIORS 4 RAIDERS 3

MOOSE JAW, SASK. -- Jagger Firkus scored what proved to be the game winner as Moose Jaw (2-1-0) held on for the victory over Prince Albert (0-3-1). The Warrios went up 4-1 early in the third before surrendering two goals to Raiders' Landon Kosior in the final eight minutes.

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HURRICANES 5 TIGERS 4

LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. -- Jett Jones netted two goals, including the game winner, as Lethbridge (1-1-0) handed Medicine Hat it's first loss. The Hurricanes were up 5-2 early in the third before the Tigers attempted a late comeback with two goals.

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COUGARS 6 ROCKETS 3

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Hudson Thornton notched two goals and an assist as Prince George (2-1-0) cruised to victory over Kelowna (0-1-1). The Cougars were up 6-1 going into the final period where the Rockets put two more goals on the board.

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GIANTS 4 ROYALS 1

LANGLEY, B.C. -- Ty Halaburda scored a game-high two goals as Vancouver (1-1-0) defeated Victoria (0-3-0). Samuel Honzek and Kyren Gronick each had a goal and an assist in the win.

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SILVERTIPS 4 AMERICANS 2

EVERETT, WA. -- Ben Hemmerling scored the game winner and Austin Roest scored an empty-netter for insurance as Everett (2-0-0) beat Tri-City (1-2-0). Roest also added an assist in the victory.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2022.

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