SASKATOON - Nick Walters scored the winner in the 12th round of the shootout and Corbin Boes stopped 43-of-45 shots as the Brandon Wheat Kings edged the host Saskatoon Blades 3-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.
Colton Waltz and Tim McGauley scored in regulation time for the Wheat Kings (17-26-4).
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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