The 19 year old scored twice in his first game back from the Buffalo Sabres to lead the Kootenay Ice past the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3 in Western Hockey League play on Friday.
Austin Vetterl and Tim Bozon also found the back of the net for the Ice (5-13-0).
Aaron Irving and Lane Bauer responded for Edmonton (9-8-2).
Wyatt Hoflin made 19 saves for the win while Tristan Jarry turned away 35 shots in the loss.
Kootenay went 2 for 7 on the power play while the Oil Kings converted once on three chances.
TIGERS 4 WARRIORS 3 (OT)
MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Ty Stanton scored 4:20 into overtime as Medicine Hat edged the Warriors.
Tommy Vannelli, Chad Butcher and Cole Sanford rounded out the Tigers' (13-3-1) attack.
Jack Rodewald struck twice for Moose Jaw (7-9-2) with Spenser Jensen picking up the other goal.
THUNDERBIRDS 6 RAIDERS 2
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Ryan Gropp had a goal and two assists for Seattle as it downed the Raiders.
Kaden Elder, Lane Pederson, Alexander True, Ethan Bear and Keegan Kolesar supplied the offence for the Thunderbirds (8-6-3).
Sawyer Lange and Jayden Hart responded for Prince Albert (8-11-0).
HITMEN 5 PATS 3
REGINA — Connor Rankin struck twice for Calgary as it skated past the Pats.
Michael Zipp, Pavel Karnaukhov and Radel Fazleev also scored for the Hitmen (10-8-1).
Adam Brooks, Patrick D'Amigo and Austin Wagner answered for Regina (8-9-1).
WHEAT KINGS 6 BLADES 2
BRANDON, Man. — Peter and John Quenneville both had a first-period goal as the Wheat Kings topped Saskatoon.
Jayce Hawryluk, Jesse Gabrielle, Braylon Shmyr and Tim McGauley rounded out the Brandon (15-3-1) attack.
Amil Krupic and Brett Stovin replied for the Blades (5-13-0).
BRONCOS 4 HURRICANES 3 (OT)
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Colby Cave had a hat trick, including the overtime winner, as Swift Current rallied to beat the Hurricanes.
Tyler Steenbergen had the Broncos' (11-8-2) other goal.
Nikita Milekhin, Taylor Cooper and Pavel Skumatov opened the scoring for Lethbridge (5-9-4).
COUGARS 3 ROYALS 2
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Chance Braid had a goal and an assist in the Cougars' victory over Victoria.
Jansen Harkins and Jari Erricson also scored for Prince George (11-8-0).
Brandon Magee and Austin Carroll responded for the Royals (9-9-2).
REBELS 5 WINTERHAWKS 4
PORTLAND, Ore. — Wyatt Johnson struck twice and added an assist to lead Red Deer over the Winterhawks.
Austin Strand, Conner Bleackley and Evan Polei supplied the rest of the Rebels (9-8-2) offence.
Chase De Leo, Miles Koules, Alex Schoenborn and Dominic Turgeon all had goals for Portland (7-11-2).
ROCKETS 4 CHIEFS 2
KELOWNA, B.C. — Rourke Chartier scored twice as the Rockets dispatched Spokane.
Nick Merkley and Tyson Baillie both found the back of the net for Kelowna (16-1-1).
Liam Stewart and Adam Helewka replied for the Chiefs (7-5-3).
AMERICANS 5 BLAZERS 2
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Parker Bowles and Richard Nejezchleb both had a goal and three assists as Tri-City got past Kamloops.
Beau McCue, Justin Gutierrez and Parker Wotherspoon has the rest of the Americans' (11-8-0) offence.
Matt Revel and Matt Needham answered for the Blazers (9-9-2).
SILVERTIPS 5 GIANTS 1
VANCOUVER — Patrick Bajkov had two goals for Everett in its rout of the Giants.
Matt Fonteyne, Graham Millar and Logan Aasman rounded out the attack of the Silvertips (12-1-3).
Dalton Sward scored his fourth of the year for Vancouver (7-10-0).Suggest a correction