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14-year-old Jaxon Jacobson shines in WHL debut as Wheat Kings beat Pats in shootout

BRANDON, Man. — Fourteen-year-old Jaxon Jacobson scored twice in his Western Hockey League debut and the Brandon Wheat Kings went on to beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-4 in the shootout on Friday.

Roger McQueen, Dominik Petr and Jayden Wiens scored in the shootout as Brandon (14-11-5) won its fourth straight. Brett Hyland and Nate Danielson had goals in regulation time.

Carson Bjarnason made 27 saves and turned aside 7 of 9 skaters in the shootout for the win.

Brayden Schuurman struck twice for Moose Jaw (17-11-2), while Atley Calvert and Jagger Firkus also found the back of the net.

Goaltender Jackson Unger stopped 36 of 40 shots.

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RAIDERS 4 HITMEN 3

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Ryder Ritchie's winner came at the 6:34 mark of the third period as the Raiders shaded Calgary.

Sloan Stanick, Justice Christensen and Matej Kubiesa also scored for Prince Albert (16-13-2).

Sean Tschigerl, Oliver Tulk and Fraser Leonard replied for the Hitmen (11-14-3).

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PATS 6 BLAZERS 4

REGINA — Brayden Barnett had a goal and an assist as the Pats defeated Kamloops.

Logan Peskett, Tye Spencer, Borya Valis, Tanner Howe and Jaxsin Vaughan also scored for Regina (12-15-2).

Jordan Keller scored twice for the Blazers (7-17-5), while Andrew Thomson and Connor Levis added singles.

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BLADES 4 REBELS 2

SASKATOON — Egor Sidorov had a hat trick as the Blades doubled Red Deer.

Trevor Wong also scored for Saskatoon (20-8-1).

Samuel Drancak had a pair of goals for the Rebels (13-12-3).

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TIGERS 8 OIL KINGS 2

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Oasiz Wiesblatt and Shane Smith had two goals apiece as the Tigers routed Edmonton.

Andrew Basha, Cayden Lindstrom, Hunter St. Martin and Hayden Harsanyi also scored for Medicine Hat (18-8-2).

Vojtech Port and Marshall Finnie replied for the Oil Kings (8-18-1).

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HURRICANES 5 BRONCOS 3

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Logan McCutcheon had a goal and an assist as the Hurricanes beat Swift Current.

Kooper Gizowski, Miguel Marques, Leo Braillard and Trae Wilke rounded out the attack for Lethbridge (15-11-2).

Connor Hvidston, Caleb Wyrostok and Josh Filmon supplied the offence for the Broncos (14-12-3).

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ROYALS 5 COUGARS 3

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Ben Riche scored and had an assist as Victoria downed the Cougars.

Casper Evensen Haugen, Ryan Spizawka, Dawson Pasternak and Tanner Scott chipped in for the Royals (18-11-2).

Zac Funk scored twice and Riley Heidt added a goal for Prince George (21-8-0).

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WINTERHAWKS 8 CHIEFS 5

PORTLAND, Ore. — James Stefan had a hat trick as the Winterhawks flew past Spokane.

Josh Davies, Marcus Nguyen, Marek Alscher, Josh Zakreski and Carter Sotheran scored for Portland (16-9-2).

Berkly Catton scored twice for the Chiefs (10-14-2), while Conner Roulette, Chase Bertholet and Hayden Paupanekis also had goals.

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AMERICANS 4 THUNDERBIRDS 1

KENT, Wash. — Lukas Dragicevic scored a goal and added an assist as Tri-City topped Seattle.

Carter MacAdams, Jordan Gavin and Deagan McMillan rounded out the attack for the Americans (14-12-2).

Luca Hauf scored once for the Thunderbirds (11-12-1).

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SILVERTIPS 4 GIANTS 1

EVERETT, Wash. — Ben Hemmerling scored twice as the Silvertips topped Vancouver.

Eric Jamieson and Dominik Rymon had the other goals for Everett (18-11-2).

Jaden Lipinski was the lone scorer for the Giants (11-16-2).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 8, 2023.

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