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WHL Roundup: Kulda scores in overtime as Edmonton edges Brandon 5-4

Wednesday, 01.01.2014 / 2:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Kulda scores in overtime as Edmonton edges Brandon 5-4

EDMONTON - Edgars Kulda scored in overtime as the Edmonton Oil Kings held off the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-4 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.

Henrik Samuelsson scored twice for Edmonton (24-12-1), with singles coming from Luke Bertolucci and Brandon Ralph.

Ryan Pulock, Rihards Bukarts, Peter Quenneville and Tanner Kaspick scored for Brandon (20-15-4).

Oil Kings goalie Tristan Jarry stopped 22 shots, while at the other end of the ice Curtis Honey made 33 saves.

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WARRIORS 4 RAIDERS 3

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Jesse Forsberg scored with less than five minutes left to lift the Warriors past Prince Albert.

Brayden Point scored twice with Scott Cooke adding another for Moose Jaw (12-22-6).

Reid Gardiner, Chance Braid and Carson Perreaux, with a short-handed goal, each scored for the Raiders (20-17-2).

Warriors goalie Justin Paulic stopped 29 shots. Cole Cheveldave meanwhile made 33 saves for the Raiders.

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ROYALS 3 SILVERTIPS 2

EVERETT, Wash. — Ben Walker scored a power-play goal in the final minute of regulation as Victoria eked out a road win.

Steven Hodges and Taylor Crunk also scored for the Royals (26-13-2).

Patrick Bajkov and Logan Aasman replied for the Silvertips (23-12-4).

Victoria was helped out with 32 saves by Patrik Polivka, while Austin Lotz allowed all three goals on 21 shots in net for Everett.

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BLAZERS 7 THUNDERBIRDS 1

SEATTLE — Cole Ully had a pair of goals for Kamloops in a rout of the Thunderbirds.

Joe Kornelsen, Collin Shirley, Tyson Ness, Ryan Rehill and Mitch Lipon also scored for the Blazers (10-25-4), with Kornelson and Lipon's coming shorthanded.

Branden Troock provided Seattle (22-11-5) with it's only goal in the third period.

Taran Kozun finished with 33 saves for the Blazers. Justin Myles and Danny Mumaugh combined to stop 30-of-37 shots at the other end of the ice.

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CHIEFS 4 AMERICANS 2

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Mitch Holmberg scored twice to help Spokane double Tri-City.

Riley Whittingham and Colton Bobyk added singles for the Chiefs (23-13-2).

Lucas Nickles and Brian Williams replied for the Americans (17-18-4).

Eric Williams was solid with 32 saves for Spokane, while Eric Comrie did what he could with 36 stops in net for Tri-City.

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ROCKETS 9 WINTERHAWKS 3

PORTLAND, Ore. — League-leading Kelowna won its 15th straight game while humiliating the defending WHL champions.

Rourke Chartier scored twice for the Rockets (31-3-2), with singles coming from Madison Bowey, Damon Severson, Zach Franko, Carter Rigby, Tyrell Goulbourne, Justin Kirkland and Myles Bell.

Chase De Leo had a pair of goals for the Winterhawks (25-9-4), while Alex Schoenborn added one.

Jordon Cooke stopped 29 shots for Kelowna. In Portland's net, Brendan Burke and Jarrod Schamerhorn combined to make 31 saves.

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