WHL roundup: Taylor Leier scores winner in OT as Winterhawks take Game 3 from Rockets


Taylor Leier scored in overtime as the Portland Winterhawks came from behind to defeat the visiting Kelowna Rockets 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

The Winterhawks, who trailed 3-1 late in the third period, put 65 shots on net before Leier scored the winner on Kelowna’s Jordon Cooke at the 10-minute mark of extra time.

Oliver Bjorkstrand had a pair of goals for Portland, which leads the best-of-seven series 2-1, and Brendan Leipsic forced overtime when he scored at 18:42 of the third.

Corbin Boes made 30 saves for the Winterhawks. Portland will host Game 4 of the Western Conference final on Wednesday.

Tigers 2, Oil Kings 1: Marek Langhamer stopped 43 shots, including all 14 his way in the third period, as Medicine Hat hung on to beat Edmonton in Game 3 at Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Tommy Vannelli and Dylan Bredo scored for the Tigers, while Curtis Lazar had the lone goal for the Oil Kings, who lead the best-of-seven Eastern final 2-1.

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