RED DEER, Alta. - Ivan Nikolishin had the only goal in the shootout as the Red Deer Rebels edged the Calgary Hitmen 5-4 on Saturday night in Western Hockey League action.
Grayson Pawlenchuk forced extra time after scoring a power-play goal for Red Deer (5-2-0) at 19:23 of the third period. Lane Pederson, Evan Polei and Haydn Fleury rounded out the attack.
Jake Bean struck twice for the Hitmen (5-1-1), including once on the power play. Taylor Sanheim, Jordy Stallard and Bean each had a goal in the third period as Calgary stormed back to take a brief lead.
Rylan Toth made 28 saves to pick up his fifth win of the season in net for the Rebels. Kyle Dumba turned aside 27 shots for the Hitmen.
Both teams went 1 for 4 on the power play.
OIL KINGS 4 WHEAT KINGS 3 (SO)
BRANDON, Man. ? Colton Kehler scored the only goal of the shootout as Edmonton (4-2-1) won its fourth straight by beating the Wheat Kings (4-1-3).
WARRIORS 4 ICE 3
MOOSE JAW, Sask. ? Dryden Hunt and Nikita Popugaev had goals in the third period to lift the Warriors (5-0-2) over Kootenay (1-8-0).
BRONCOS 4 GIANTS 1
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. ??? Jon Martin scored a hat trick as the Broncos (3-2-1) handed Vancouver (3-3-2) its fourth-straight loss.
ROYALS 3 BLAZERS 1
KAMLOOPS, B.C. ??? Logan Fisher had a short-handed goal midway through the third period and it stood as the winner as Victoria (7-1-0) toppled the Blazers (0-6-0).
COUGARS 4 AMERICANS 1
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. ??? Brad Morrison struck twice as the Cougars (2-3-0) downed Tri-City (3-2-1).
SILVERTIPS 5 CHIEFS 4 (OT)
EVERETT, Wash. ??? Remi Laurencelle scored his second of the game 2:08 into overtime as the Silvertips (3-1-0) edged Spokane (3-3-1).
THUNDERBIRDS 3 RAIDERS 2 (SO)
KENT, Wash. ??? Keegan Kolesar tied the game with a power-play goal in the third period and added another in the shootout as Seattle (2-1-1) snapped Prince George's (4-1-1) four-game winning streak.