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2017 WHL Cup: Day 1 Recap

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Calgary, AB – Three Prince Albert Raiders prospects got out to a flying start to the 2017 WHL Cup on Wednesday at the 2017 WHL Cup at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

2017 WHL Bantam Draft first overall pick Kaiden Guhle had two goals in Team Alberta’s 8-3 win over Team Saskatchewan in the Wednesday night game.

“The boys were just really working together really well,” said Guhle, who serves as an alternate captain for Alberta, to WHL.ca. “Everything we did just seemed to work and we got a couple good bounces. We were just doing good work together.”

Ozzy Wiesblatt, picked 25th overall last May, assisted on Guhle’s first goal of the evening.

For Saskatchewan, Cohner Saleski had a goal in the second period. Saleski, the 17th overall selection in last May’s WHL Bantam Draft, replaced fellow Raiders prospect Davin Griffin in the Team Saskatchewan lineup.

In the early game, Jakob Brook, Evan Herman and Team Manitoba downed Team British Columbia 3-2 in a shootout. Brook finished the game with one shot on goal and two penalty minutes.

The 2017 WHL Cup continues this afternoon when Team Saskatchewan faces off against Team Manitoba at 3 p.m.. In the evening game, Team Alberta takes on Team British Columbia at 6:30 p.m. Games can be watched online with WHL Live.

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