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WHL Roundup: Bjorkstrand has a six-point night as Winterhawks double up Silvertips

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Oliver Bjorkstrand had a six-point night ? including a hat trick ? to lead the Portland Winterhawks to their eight-straight win by doubling the Everett Silvertips 6-3 on Saturday night in Western Hockey League play.

Chase De Leo scored twice in the third period for Portland (31-19-3). Winnipeg Jets prospect Nicolas Petan added a goal 16 seconds into the third.

Noah Juulsen and Remi Laurencelle chipped in with first period goals for the Silvertips (31-15-4). Ivan Nikolishin had the other.

Adin Hill turned away 22 shots for the win while Austin Lotz made 30 saves for Everett.

The Winterhawks went 1 for 2 on the power play while the Silvertips scored twice on four chances.

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RAIDERS 6 REBELS 5 (SO)

RED DEER, Alta. ? Reid Gardiner scored the decisive goal in the shootout and added two more in regulation as Prince Albert edged the Rebels.

Kris Schmidli, Matteo Gennaro and Sean Montgomery also chipped in for the Raiders (21-28-1), who scored four times in the second period.

Riley Sheen struck twice for Red Deer (27-15-8) with Conner Bleackley, Presten Kopeck and Grayson Pawlenchuk adding the others. Colton Bobyk had three assists.

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HITMEN 5 OIL KINGS 0

CALGARY ??? Adam Tambellini scored two of the Hitmen's three third-period goals and Mack Shields turned aside all 27 shots he faced as they shut out Edmonton.

Vancouver Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen had a goal and three assists for Calgary (29-17-5). Connor Rankin and Terell Draude also chipped in as the Hitmen won their sixth straight.

Tristan Jarry stopped 20 shots for the Oil Kings (24-22-6).

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WHEAT KINGS 6 WARRIORS 0

MOOSE JAW, Sask. ??? Jordan Papirny made 21 saves and Ivan Provorov had four assists as Brandon blanked the Warriors.

Ryan Pilon, Rihards Bukarts, Peter Quenneville, Nolan Patrick, Braylon Shmyr and Reid Duke all found the back of the net for the Wheat Kings (37-9-5).

Zach Sawchenko turned away 35 shots in goal for Moose Jaw (20-27-4), which suffered its third-straight loss.

Jesse Shynkaruk of the Warriors received a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct at 10:23 of the third.

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BLADES 4 BRONCOS 0

SASKATOON ??? Nik Amundrud kicked out 29 shots as the Blades blanked Swift Current.

Mason McCarty, Nikita Soshnin, Brycen Martin and Brett Stovin scored for Saskatoon (15-31-3).

Landon Bow started in net for the Broncos (23-23-5) making 24 saves in 47:44. Travis Child turned aside all five shots that came his way in 12:16 of relief.

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PATS 6 HURRICANES 2

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. ??? Austin Wagner scored one of Regina's four second-period goals and added an empty-netter shorthanded as the Pats beat the Hurricanes.

Taylor Cooper, Adam Berg, Patrick D'Amico and Sam Steel rounded out the attack for Regina (27-17-6). The win ended a six-game losing streak.

Pavel Skumatov opened the scoring in the first for Lethbridge (12-31-6) while Brayden Burke added the other.

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ROCKETS 5 ICE 1

CRANBROOK, B.C. ??? Rourke Chartier had a short-handed goal in the first and Kelowna went on to score three more in the period and beat the Ice.

Edmonton Oilers prospect Leon Draisaitl, Cole Martin and Gage Quinney also found the back of the net in the first for the Rockets (39-8-4). Dillon Dube added the other in the second.

Tyler King replied with a power-play goal late in the opening period for Kootenay (27-24-1).

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BLAZERS 3 GIANTS 2 (SO)

VANCOUVER ????????? Cole Ully and Jake Kryski both scored in the shootout as Kamloops slipped past the Giants.

Ully added another in regulation to open the scoring for the Blazers (20-26-6) while Marc McNutty had a second-period goal.

Zane Jones and Tyler Benson found the back of the net for Vancouver (20-28-3). It was the Giants' fourth-straight loss.

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THUNDERBIRDS 3 COUGARS 0

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. ????????? Cory Milette scored a power-play goal and Taran Kozun stopped all 20 shots he faced as Seattle shut out the Cougars.

Calvin Spencer opened the scoring for the Thunderbirds (25-19-6) midway through the first period. Ryan Gropp added the other in the second.

Patrick Gora made 19 saves in goal for Prince George (20-31-2), which has lost its last 12 outings.

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ROYALS 3 AMERICANS 2 (SO)

KENNEWICK, Wash. ????????? Jack Walker scored the only goal in the shootout as Victoria edged the Americans.

Bryton Sayers and Greg Chase supplied the offence for the Royals (28-20-4) in regulation.

Richard Nejezchleb struck twice ????????? including once on the power play ????????? for Tri-City (24-24-3). It was the Americans third consecutive loss.

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CHIEFS 4 TIGERS 3 (SO)

SPOKANE, Wash. ????????? Jason Fram had the decisive goal in the shootout and added another in regulation to lift the Chiefs past Medicine Hat.

Liam Stewart and Adam Helewka also scored for Spokane (24-21-4), which ended a seven-game slide in the win.

Ty Stanton, Matt Bradley and Zach Fischer found the back of the net for the Tigers (35-12-3). The loss ends a six-game winning streak for Medicine Hat.

Jacob Cardiff of the Chiefs received a major penalty for checking to the head and a game misconduct at 8:54 of the second period.

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