Firkus finishes as Warriors defeat Tigers in OT

Jagger Firkus scored at 40 seconds of overtime to give the Moose Jaw Warriors a 3-2 WHL victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday.

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Jagger Firkus scored at 40 seconds of overtime to give the Moose Jaw Warriors a 3-2 Western Hockey League victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday.

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The Warriors had forced overtime when Martin Rysavy scored at 15:45 of the third period to create a 2-2 tie before 2,838 spectators at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.

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Atley Calvert also scored for Moose Jaw (30-15-0-3). Oaziz Wiesblatt and Owen MacNeil answered for Medicine Hat (18-21-7-1).

The Warriors’ Connor Ungar made 34 saves in a first-star performance. Medicine Hat’s Beckett Langkow stopped 29 shots.


Ben Hemmerling scored at 1:10 of overtime to give the Everett Silvertips a 4-3 victory over the visiting Swift Current Broncos.

The point for the overtime loss moved Swift Current (22-19-1-2) one point past the idle Regina Pats (22-20-1-1) and into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Both teams have 46 points — two more than ninth-place Medicine Hat. The top eight finishers make the playoffs.

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The Pats are to oppose Medicine Hat on Sunday (4 p.m., Brandt Centre). Regina has three games in hand on the Tigers.

Hemmerling and Austin Roest each had one goal and two assists for Everett on Saturday. Josh Davies, Caleb Wyrostok and Josh Filmon answered for Swift Current, which tested Everett goalie Tyler Palmer 40 times. Swift Current’s Reid Dyck faced 31 shots.


Egor Sidorov’s overtime goal gave the Saskatoon Blades a 3-2 overtime victory over the host Calgary Hitmen.

Calgary’s Carter Yaremchuk scored his second goal of the game to force OT with 1:08 remaining in regulation time.

Brandon Lisowsky and Jake Chiasson also scored for Saskatoon (29-11-3-1), which is one point behind the second-place Warriors in the East Division.

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The Winnipeg Ice improved its league-leading record to 34-6-1-0 on Saturday by defeating the host Red Deer Rebels 5-1.

Carson Lambos had four assists for the Ice, which is one point ahead of Red Deer (32-10-1-3) in the Eastern Conference with five games in hand.

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