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WHL Roundup: Cougars maul Rockets, Rebels edge Winterhawks in shootout

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Ondrej Becher scored twice and notched an assist Tuesday as the Prince George Cougars clawed out a decisive 5-1 win over the Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League action.

Ethan Samson had a goal and a helper for the Cougars (22-21-4), while Jaxsen Wiebe and Riley Heidt also scored. Chase Wheatcroft registered three assists.

The Rockets (17-27-3) opened the scoring with a goal from Gabriel Szturc 19:39 into the first period.

Tyler Brennan made 19 saves for Prince George and Kelowna goalie Talyn Boyko stopped 29-of-34 shots.



PORTLAND, ORE — Ben King scored twice in regulation, then put away the shootout winner as Red Deer (35-11-4) edged Portland (35-10-4). The Winterhawks were down 4-2 midway through the third period, but rallied with late goals from Josh Zakreski and Kyle Chyzowski to force extra time.



SASKATOON — Ethan Chadwick stopped all 21 shots he faced as Saskatoon (33-12-4) blanked Edmonton (8-38-3). Conner Roulette collected a pair of assists for the Blades, who extended their win streak to three straight games.


This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 7, 2023.

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