Kyle Becker and Markus Eisenschmid scored four minutes apart in the second frame to bring Medicine Hat (1-0-0) back from a two-goal deficit. Cole Sanford contributed with two assists.
Pavel Skumatov scored twice, giving the Hurricanes (0-1-0) a 2-0 lead midway through the second period.
Tigers goalie Nick Schneider made 16 saves, while his Lethbridge counterpart Zac Robidoux stopped 35 shots in the losing effort.
WHEAT KINGS 4 PATS 2
BRANDON, Man. — Tyler Coulter scored at 6:36 of the third period to break a 2-2 tie and the Wheat Kings went on to double up Regina in their home opener.
Taylor Green, Ryan Pilon and Braylon Shmyr — into an empty net with 49 seconds to go — also scored for Brandon (1-0-0).
Braden Christoffer and Jaren McAmmond replied for Regina (0-1-0).
RAIDERS 5 BLADES 3
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Reid Gardiner scored twice and Sawyer Lange had a goal and two assists as the Raiders opened up their season with a victory over Saskatoon.
Calder Brooks and Dylan Stewart also scored for Prince Albert (1-0-0), and Nick McBride made 22 saves.
Troy Trombley stopped 39 shots for the Blades (0-1-0), while Wyatt Sloboshan, Nick Zajac and Turner Ottenbriet scored.
ICE 5 REBELS 3
RED DEER, Alta. — Zak Zborosky scored two goals as Kootenay beat the Rebels to spoil their home opener.
Jon Martin had a goal and an assist for the Ice (1-0-0), and Austin Vetterl and Luke Philp — into an empty net with 21 seconds remaining — also scored.
Brett Cote had a goal and an assist, while Meyer Nell and Brooks Maxwell also scored for Red Deer (0-1-0).
BRONCOS 6 WARRIORS 0
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Jay Merkley scored three goals — two on the power play and one short-handed — and Landon Bow made 34 saves as the Broncos blanked Moose Jaw.
Glen Gawdin, Tyler Steenbergen and Andreas Schumacher also scored for Swift Current (1-0-0), while Coda Gordon had three assists.
Justin Paulic stopped 32 shots for the Warriors (0-1-0), who failed to score on nine power-play opportunities.
BLAZERS 6 ROYALS 3
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Matt Revel scored twice and Cole Ully and Josh Connolly each had a goal and two assists as the Blazers doubled up Victoria.
Jake Kryski scored a goal and assisted on another and Matt Needham also scored for Kamloops (1-0-0).
Travis Brown and Mitch Skapski had a goal and an assist apiece for the Royals (0-1-0), while Ralph Jarratt rounded out Victoria's offence.
THUNDERBIRDS 4 WINTERHAWKS 1
PORTLAND, Ore. — Ryan Gropp scored twice, including one on a power play, as Seattle spoiled Portland's home opener.
Keegan Kolesar also connected on the man advantage, and Alexander True scored an even-strength goal for the Thunderbirds (1-0-0), who outshot their opponents 37-25. Mathew Barzal had two assists.
Tyson Predinchuk scored the lone goal for the Winterhawks (0-1-0), also on a power play.