WHL: Cooper leads Wheat Kings over Warriors in overtime

The Canadian Press
10/17/2013 1:24:19 AM
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The Brandon Wheat Kings' offence revolved around Taylor Cooper on Wednesday.

Cooper scored twice -- including the overtime winner -- as Brandon edged the Moose Jaw Warriors 3-2.

Captain Ryan Pulock scored with six seconds left in the third period to force the extra period for the Wheat Kings (6-5-0), and Cooper scored his second of the night 1:51 into overtime for the win.

Curtis Honey made 30 saves to earn the victory.

Jack Rodewald and Bryson Gore supplied the offence for Moose Jaw (4-5-3), while Justin Paulic stopped 34 shots.

Brandon could not score on its two power plays, while Gore's first-period goal was the only time the Warriors scored on their five man advantages.


Blazers 3 Thunderbirds 1

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- Tim Bozon had a pair of goals as Kamloops downed Seattle.

Chase Souto also scored for the Blazers (4-7-0), while Bolton Pouliot stopped 31 shots.

Shea Theodore was the lone scorer for the Thunderbirds (8-3-0). Justin Myles turned aside 25 shots Kamloops.


Winterhawks 4 Americans 1

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Winterhawks scored three times in the third period to skate past Tri-City.

Adam Rossignol's goal 4:14 into the third period stood as the winner for Portland (5-3-1). Presten Kopeck and Oliver Bjorkstrand -- into an empty net --also scored in the third, while Brendan Leipsic had a goal in the first period. Brendan Burke made 29 saves for the win.

Eric Comrie stopped 44 of 47 shots for the Americans (4-7-1). Philip Tot had the only goal for Tri-City.


Rockets 6 Hurricanes 0

KELOWNA, B.C. -- Jordon Cooke made 26 saves as the Rockets shut out Lethbridge.

Riley Stadel had a hat trick and an assist for Kelowna (6-1-2), while Ryan Olsen, Tyrell Goulbourne and Tyson Baillie also scored.

Corbin Boes stopped 56 shots for the Hurricanes (1-9-1).


Chiefs 5 Broncos 1

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Mike Aviani and Mitch Holmberg had two goals and two assists each as the Chiefs skated past Swift Current.

Dominic Zwerger also scored for Spokane (9-2-0) and Eric Williams made 26 saves.

Tanner LeSann was the lone scorer for the Broncos (6-4-1). Eetu Laurikainen turned aside 28 shots.


Royals 5 Cougars 4

VICTORIA -- Logan Nelson's third-period goal stood as the winner as the Royals edged Prince George.

Tyler Soy, Austin Carroll, Brandon Fushimi and Luke Harrison rounded out the attack for Victoria (8-5-0). Patrik Polivka made 24 saves for the win.

Chase Witala scored and added two assists for the Cougars (5-6-1), while Jansen Harkins, Troy Bourke and Marc McNulty also found the back of the net. Brett Zarowny started in net for Prince George, stopping 11 of 14 shots in 13:37 of work. Ty Edmonds turned aside 12 of 14 shots in relief.

Brandon Wheat Kings (Photo: TSN)


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