KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Connor Bedard opened the scoring, then set up Layton Feist’s winner at 4:33 of overtime as the Regina Pats edged the Moose Jaw Warriors 3-2 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.
The 15-year-old Bedard, the first player to be granted exceptional player status to enter the WHL a year early, took over the league scoring lead with 19 points in 10 games. He has produced a point in every game this season including seven multi-point outings for Regina, which drafted him No. 1 in 2020 out of North Vancouver, B.C.
Feist finished the game with a pair of goals while Roddy Ross made 28 saves for the Pats (4-4-2).
Braden Yager and Eric Alarie scored for the Warriors (4-5-1), who are on a five-game slide.
Moose Jaw goalie Brett Mirwald stopped 38-of-41 shots in defeat.
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REGINA — Ethan Kruger stopped 28-of-29 shots and Ben McCartney scored the first of four power-play goals for Brandon, and the Wheat Kings (7-2-1) toppled Prince Albert (3-5-2) for their fourth win in a row.
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KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Adam Hall struck twice and Eric Florchuk scored once and set up two more as Vancouver (2-1-0) dealt Victoria (0-3-0) its third straight loss to open the season.
KELOWNA, B.C. — The WHL announced earlier in the day that the game between Kamloops (2-0-0) and Kelowna (1-1-0) has been suspended after a member of the Rockets hockey staff tested positive for COVID-19.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 30, 2021.