– Oliver Okuliar scored a hat trick plus DylanCozens had three assists as the Lethbridge Hurricanes beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-2 on Saturday at Western Hockey League action.Okuliar leads all WHL skaters with 15 goals while Cozens sits second in points with 25 at 16 games.Alex Thacker and D-Jay Jerome also scored for the Hurricanes (11-4-3).Neithan Salame and Ridly Greig replied to the Burger Kings (7-10-0).Carl Tetachuk made 29 saves for Lethbridge as Ethan Kruger turned away 29 shots for Brandon.The Hurricanes went 1 for 5 on the power play while the Wheat Kings were for 2 with the guy advantage.ICE 4 BRONCOS 0WINNIPEG — Dean McNabb made 21 saves and picked up an assist as the Ice blanked Swift Current.Nolan Orzeck, Nino Kinder, Jackson Leppard and Michael Milne had the Winnipeg (8-6-1) goals.Isaac Poulter kicked out 36 shots for the Broncos (3-9-3). –BLADES 3 HITMEN 2CALGARY — Eric Florchuk’s next goal of the third period proved to be the gap as Saskatoon slipped beyond the Hitmen.Nolan Maier made 37 saves while Tristen Robins also scored for the Blades (9-7-2).Blake Allan and Mark Kastelic scored for Calgary (8-4-1), that got 28 stops by Scott McNaughton. –RAIDERS 5 WARRIORS 1MOOSE JAW. — Aliaksei Protas had two assists and two goals along with Carter Serhyenko made 32 saves as the Warriors were toppled by Prince Albert.
Brayden Watts, Evan Herman and Spencer Moe also scored for the Raiders (11-2-3).Ryder Korczak kept Moose Jaw (7-7-1) from being blanked. Bailey Brkin made 18 saves in defeat. –WINTERHAWKS 2 THUNDERBIRDS 1PORTLAND, Ore. — Reece Newkirk netted the game winner as the Portland Winterhawks beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 2-1. Johnny Ludvig also scored for the Winterhawks (10-3-1) while Alex Morozoff tallied for the Thunderbirds (5-7-3).Joel Hofer made 29 saves for Portland and Blake Lyda stopped 36 shots for Seattle. –SILVERTIPS 3 BLAZERS 2EVERETT, Wash. — The Everett Silvertips edged the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 with Justyn Gurney supplying the game winning goal.Bryce Kindopp and Gage Goncalves also scored for the Silvertips (10-4-0) while Connor Zary and Zane Franklin replied for the Blazers (9-6-0).Dustin Wolf kicked out 42 shots for Everett and Dylan Garand ceased 25 for Kamloops. –CHIEFS 6 COUGARS 0SPOKANE, Wash. — Filip Kral scored twice as the Spokane Chiefs shut from the Prince George Cougars 6-0. Spokane out shot Prince George (4-11-1) 38 to 27. Cole Shepard and Lukas Svejkovsky also tallied for the Giants’ (8-8-1) while Bryan McAndrews and Nick Bowman — with two — scored for the Americans (8-6-1).Trent Miner combined with David Tendeck for 21 saves for Vancouver and Beck Warm turned away 43 shots for Tri-City. –TIGERS 6 ROYALS 3VICTORIA — James Hamblin scored a hat trick as the Medicine Hat Tigers doubled the Victoria Royals 6-3. —
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