HUB-CAP: Peyton's place is atop scoring race

Peyton Krebs of the Winnipeg Ice moved past the Regina Pats' Connor Bedard and into first place in the WHL's scoring race on Wednesday.

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Peyton Krebs of the Winnipeg Ice moved past Regina Pats phenom Connor Bedard into first place in the WHL’s scoring race on Wednesday.

With one goal and three assists in a 6-3 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Brandt Centre, Krebs increased his points total to 27 — one more than Bedard.

The night before, Bedard had registered a four-pointer of his own, notching two goals and two assists in a 6-1 victory over the Swift Current Broncos.

Wednesday’s first-star performance by Krebs led Winnipeg to its fourth consecutive victory. Krebs was chosen by the Vegas Golden Knights in the first round (17th overall) of the 2019 NHL entry draft.

Connor McClennon added two goals and one assist for the Ice. Zachary Benson, Cole Muir and Jakin Smallwood also scored for Winnipeg (10-4-0-0).

Denton Mateychuk, Jagger Firkus and Atley Calvert replied for Moose Jaw (6-7-1-0), which trailed 4-0 just 13:11 into the game.

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Warriors goalie Brett Mirwald stopped 25 shots. The Ice’s Gage Alexander made 33 saves.

BRANDON 4, SWIFT CURRENT 1

In Wednesday’s late game in the East Division hub, the top-seeded Brandon Wheat Kings (11-2-1-0) increased their winning streak to eight games by posting a 4-1 victory over the last-place Broncos (3-10-1-0).

Nate Danielson, Jake Chiasson, Tyson Zimmer and Chad Nychuk (with an empty-netter) scored for Brandon. Aiden Bulych replied for Swift Current.

Broncos goalie Isaac Poulter made 33 saves. Brandon’s Connor Ungar stopped 20 shots.

THURSDAY IN THE HUB

6 p.m.: Prince Albert Raiders vs. Saskatoon Blades — Saskatoon has followed a seven-game winning streak with a three-game losing skein … The latest defeat was Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Winnipeg. The Blades did receive a point for an overtime loss … Kyle Crnkovic (4-12—16) is the Blades’ leading scorer … Regina-born Eric Pearce (5-2—7) leads the Raiders in goals and plus-minus (plus-8).

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