WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Ice notched their seventh consecutive victory to begin the Western Hockey League season by defeating the Swift Current Broncos 3-1 on Sunday.

The Ice, which outshot the Broncos 45-19, came from behind a goal to improve to 7-0-0.

Mikey Milne tied the game for Winnipeg with 34 seconds left in the second period with his fifth of the year.

Connor McClennon, with his sixth, scored the game-winner 17 seconds into the third before Skyler Bruce padded the lead at 16:37.

Alexander Gage made 18 saves.

Mathew Ward beat Gage in the first period to put Swift Current (2-4-1) ahead 1-0. The Broncos are winless in five games.

Winnipeg has outscored its opponents 43-11 to start the new campaign.

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REBELS 2 OIL KINGS 1

EDMONTON – Second-period goals by Jayden Grubbe and Ben King led Red Deer (4-3-1) over Edmonton (4-2-1). Connor Ungar made 29 saves in the win.

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COUGARS 4 ROYALS 2

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Craig Armstrong broke a 2-2 tie in the third period and added an empty-net goal in the dying seconds to lead Prince George (2-3-0) over Victoria (1-6-0). The Royals outshot the Cougars 33-22.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 17, 2021.

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