Michael St. Croix scored a hat trick as the Edmonton Oil Kings dominated the Lethbridge Hurricanes 10-3 in Western Hockey League action Wednesday.
St. Croix had a five-point game with two assists for Edmonton, which led 5-3 after the first period.
Griffin Reinhart, Klarc Wilson, Josh Lazowski, Jordan Peddle, Kristians Pelss, Curtis Lazar and Mitchell Moroz had one apiece for the Oil Kings (13-8-3).
Brody Sutter scored twice for Lethbridge (5-19-1), while Jay Merkley added a single.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Calgary 5, Moose Jaw 2; Medicine Hat 6, Prince Albert 1; Kootenay 7, Kamloops 3; Kelowna 7, Prince George 3; Seattle 5, Regina 2; Spokane 3, Swift Current 2; and Tri-City 7, Portland 6.
At Lethbridge, Alta., Sutter gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead on the power play just 2:06 into the game.
The lead was short lived. St. Croix scored his first of the game at 6:12, and Edmonton added four more before the period was over.
The Oil Kings chased Hurricanes goaltender Damien Ketlo, who allowed seven goals on 27 shots through the first two periods.
Liam Liston replaced Ketlo before giving up three goals on 14 shots.
Laurent Brossoit was solid in net for Edmonton with 23 saves.
Hitmen 5 Warriors 2
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Cody Sylvester scored twice and set up another to lead Calgary (12-10-2) past the Warriors (14-8-2).
Tigers 6, Raiders 1
At Prince Albert, Sask., Curtis Valk had two goals for Medicine Hat (15-8-3) in a victory over the Raiders (5-19-2).
Chiefs 3, Broncos 2
At Spokane, Wash., Anthony Bardaro's third-period goal lifted the Chiefs (11-5-3) past Swift Current (10-12-3).
Ice 7, Blazers 3
At Kamloops, B.C., the Ice (17-5-3) exploded for six goals in the second period to beat the Blazers (14-7-1).
Thunderbirds 5, Pats 2
At Kent, Wash., Branden Troock scored twice and the Thunderbirds (10-11-0) went on to beat Regina (12-10-2).
Rockets 7, Cougars 3
At Kelowna, B.C., Colton Sissons scored twice as the Rockets (9-11-3) blew by the Cougars (6-17-2).
Americans 7, Winterhawks 6
At Kennewick, Wash., Mitch Topping scored in the dying minutes to give Tri-City (17-6-0) a late win over Portland (15-9-1).