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Silvertips Erupt for 5-3 Win on Opening Night

WHL Everett Silvertips September 24, 2023 - EVERETT, Wash. - The Everett Silvertips exploded out of the gate in their regular season opener, taking down the Victoria Royals by a 5-3 score. Finnish Import pick Julius Miettinen tallied his first career WHL goal 2:05 into play, wiring a wrist shot home on the powerplay. Cade Zaplitny added a powerplay goal of his own at 3:54, jamming in a goal-line scramble for a 2-0 lead. Victoria answered in turn, as Teydon Trembecky converted on a breakaway at 5:32 to get the Royals on the board. Alex Edwards evened things up with ... Full Story

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Wheat Kings' Offense Rolls from Start to Finish in Moose Jaw

WHL Brandon Wheat Kings September 24, 2023 - Though the Wheat Kings wanted to tighten up defensively after opening night, they liked the offense they brought against the Regina Pats. The next night in Moose Jaw, they brought it again against the Warriors. Seven different Wheat Kings scored and Ethan Eskit stopped 23 of 27 as the Wheat Kings hammered the Warriors 9-4. Evan Groening, Rylen Roersma, Carter Klippenstein, Nolan Flamand, Caleb Hadland, Roger McQueen, and Dominik Petr all scored. "It was a really good road game," said head coach and GM Marty Murray. "Th... Full Story

Nguyen's OT Heroics Lift Hawks to 6-5 Win in Kelowna

WHL Portland Winterhawks September 24, 2023 - Marcus Nguyen nabbed the OT winner, Nick Johnson scored twice and Luke Brunen made 25 saves for his first WHL win as the Hawks took a 6-5 win in Kelowna. Game #2: Portland (6) at Kelowna (5) OT SOG: POR (36) - KEL (30) PP: POR (1/6) - KEL (2/5) Saves: Brunen (25/30) - Pilon (30/36) SCORING: KEL - 7:29 - First Period - Tij Iginla (1) POR - 8:18 - First Period - Jack O'Brien (2) from James Stefan and Gabe Klassen POR - 9:50 - First Period - James Stefan (2) from Gabe Klassen KEL - 10:31 - First Perio... Full Story

Nguyen Nets OT Winner as Hawks Top Rockets 6-5

WHL Portland Winterhawks September 24, 2023 - Portland, Ore. - Marcus Nguyen scored a breakaway beauty 1:42 into overtime on a pass from rookie goaltender Luke Brunen to push the Winterhawks to a 6-5 victory over the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on Saturday. As a stretch pass slipped just out of reach of Kelowna's Tij Iginla, Brunen capped off his first WHL start with a sterling assist off the glass to Nguyen, who skated in alone and slipped a shot through the legs of Jake Pilon for Portland's first victory of the 2023-24 season. Nguyen's goal was his second in ... Full Story

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Portland Winterhawks' Diego Buttazzoni versus Kelowna Rockets' Jackson Gillespie
Portland Winterhawks' Diego Buttazzoni versus Kelowna Rockets' Jackson Gillespie
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