Thursday, April 12, 2018
WEDNESDAY DUB ROUND-UP: BRONCOS, HURRICANES BOUNCE BACK
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Matteo Gennaro capped a hat trick 18:14 into the second overtime period as the Swift Current Broncos edged the Moose Jaw Warriors 3-2 in Game 4 of their Western Hockey League playoff series on Wednesday to even the second-round set at two games apiece.
Gennaro had the first goal on a power play 14:07 into the first period and tied the game on another power play 1:22 into the third.
Tanner Jeannot and Jett Woo replied for the Warriors, who will host Game 5 on Friday.
Swift Current goaltender Stuart Skinner made 51 saves. Moose Jaw's Brody Willms stopped 40 shots.
The Broncos were 2 for 4 on the power play while the Warriors were scoreless on five chances with the man advantage.
HURRICANES 7 WHEAT KINGS 4
BRANDON, Man. - Brad Morrison and Jake Elmer each scored twice and added an assist as Lethbridge avoided elimination by taking Game 4 from the Wheat Kings.
Dylan Cozens, Zane Franklin and Logan Barlage also scored for the Hurricanes, who lead 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Marcus Sekundiak, Luka Burzan, Stelio Mattheos and Ty Lewis replied for Brandon.
Lethbridge hosts Game 5 on Friday.
AMERICANS 5 ROYALS 3
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Morgan Geekie scored the tiebreaking goal 5:29 into the third and the Americans beat Victoria to complete a four-game sweep and advance to the next round.
Isaac Johnson, Sasha Mutala, Dylan Coghlan and Riley Sawchuk also scored for Tri-City.
Noah Gregor led the Royals with two goals. Kaid Oliver had the other.