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WHL: Sward has two goals as Wild outscore Thunderbirds

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SEATTLE — Graham Sward scored twice as Wenatchee Wild defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 7-4 in Western Hockey League action on Wednesday night.

Evan Friesen, Briley Wood, Jonas Woo, Karter Prosofsky and Rodzers Bukarts also scored once for Wenatchee (28-21-4-0).

Wild netminder Brendan Gee saved 27 of 31 shots.

Antonio Martorana, Sam Popowich, Nathan Pilling and Eric Alarie had Seattle's (18-31-2-0) goals.

Thunderbirds goaltender Scott Ratzlaff stopped 30 of 37 shots.

Elsewhere in the WHL on Wednesday:



SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. -- Mathew Ward had a goal and two assists as the Swift Current Broncos downed the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Connor Hvidston, Owen Pickering and Clarke Caswell also scored for Swift Current (27-19-4-2).

Broncos netminder Reid Dyck stopped 21 of 22 shots.

Brayden Edwards scored once for Lethbridge (24-24-3-0).

Hurricanes goaltender Harrison Meneghin saved 30 shots.



VICTORIA, B.C. -- Kyren Gronick scored twice as the Vancouver Giants topped the Victoria Royals.

Cameron Schmidt, Aaron Obobaifo and Tomis Marinkovic also scored for the Giants (25-24-3-0).

Giants goaltender Brett Mirwald saved 31 of 32 shots.

Casper Evensen Haugenhad the lone goal for Victoria (25-21-4-4).

Royals goaltender Jayden Kraus stopped 26 in the loss.

* This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 14, 2024.