Calgary, AB – Team Alberta continued its winning ways on Friday at the 2017 WHL Cup.
Led by Alberta Player of the Game Kaiden Guhle, the host province edged Team Manitoba 4-3 on Friday night at the Markin MacPhail Centre.
Guhle recorded two assists in Friday night’s win, bringing his point total to six (3g-3a) in the tournament. The Sherwood Park product sits in second place in tournament scoring. Ozzy Wiesblatt recorded his second assist of the WHL Cup on what ended up being the game-winning goal for Alberta. On the other side of the ice, Jakob Brook was held without a point for Manitoba. He finished the round robin with an assist.
In the early game, Cohner Saleski and Team Saskatchewan were blanked 6-0 by Team British Columbia. Saleski had a goal and an assist Saskatchewan’s three round robin contests.
The stage is now set for Saturday’s semifinals with rematches of Friday’s contests. At 1 p.m., Team Alberta squares off against Team Manitoba. In the late game, Team Saskatchewan looks to get revenge on Team British Columbia at 4:30 p.m. The winners of each game will face off in the gold-medal game on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. The bronze-medal contest is on Sunday at 9:30 a..m.
Round Robin Standings
- Team Alberta (3-0-0-0, 9 pts)
- Team British Columbua (1-0-1-1, 4 pts)
- Team Saskatchewan (1-0-2-0, 3 pts)
- Team Manitoba (0-1-2-0, 2 pts)