Western Canada Cup Daily Recap – April 29

Overtime was the flavour on day four of the Western Canada Cup in Dauphin!

Brent Wold grabbed three goals including the winner Tuesday night at the Western Canada Cup as the Dauphin Kings beat the Winnipeg Blues 4-3 in overtime.

The victory is a big one for the Kings, who clinch a playoff berth at the Western Canada Cup and have their fate in their own hands when it comes to where they can finish in the standings. Besides Wold the other scorer for the Kings was Captain Mitch VanTeeling (1). The Blues had goals from Ryan Bittner (2), Jackson Keane (1) and Ben Sveinson (1).

Jordan Piccolino and Byron Spriggs were both strong for their respective teams. Piccolino stopped 28 of 31 shots while Spriggs turned aside 19 of 23.

Power Plays were uneven in the contest, Winnipeg finished 1 for 5 while Dauphin was 0 for 3.

The Kings now control their destiny while the Blues drop into a three way tie for third. Dauphin can finish first in the round robin with a victory over Coquitlam on Thursday while the Blues future is still unknown with tiebreakers in the mix. The playoff picture for the WCC is still a murky one but it should be in focus by the end of the night on Thursday.

Earlier in the day there was another overtime contest, this time between the Yorkton Terriers and Spruce Grove Saints.

The Spruce Grove Saints are very much alive following a 3-2 overtime win against the Yorkton Terriers.

It took Carson Samoridny 7:13 into overtime to spank a one timer past Yorkton goalie Kale Thomson for the victory on the Power Play. All of Spruce Grove's goals actually came on the Power Play. Other tallies for the Saints came from Parker Mackay (2) and Cameron Hughes (1). Yorkton got goals from Boehm (4) and Tyler Giebel (1).

Power Plays were the difference Tuesday afternoon. Yorkton ended the day 0 for 3 while Spruce Grove was 3 for 7. The Saints outshot the Terriers 41-37 and hit two cross bars and a couple posts.

The result means the standings at the WCC get a little more interesting. Spruce Grove, Yorkton and Winnipeg are now both 1-2 and tied for fourth place while Dauphin is 2-1 and Coquitlam remains first at 2-0.

There's just one game on the menu on Wednesday, it has the Yorkton Terriers facing off with the Coquitlam Express, opening face off is 7:00pm.

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