Jaxsen Wiebe didn’t set the Western Hockey League on hearth this season as a degree producer.
The 202-pound, six-foot ahead who solely scored 10 instances in 51 video games with the Alberta squad was relied on to be a dependable position participant for the talent-loaded Edmonton Oil Kings.
He picked a high-quality time to check out the highlight.
Wiebe recorded his first-ever hat trick on Wednesday evening at TD Station, with the third aim at 8:05 of 3-on-3 extra time being the spotlight as his Oil Kings defeated the host Saint John Sea Canine 4-3 in a wild Memorial Cup affair.
Carter Souch, who chipped in with two assists, had the opposite Edmonton aim. It was the second recreation in as many days for the WHL champions, who now have an extra time win and a loss on their nationwide event resume.
Ravis Kristians Ansons, Josh Lawrence and William Dufour scored for the Sea Canine, who have been behind 2-0 within the first 5 minutes of the primary interval and led 3-2 by the 10-minute mark. The Sea Canine now have a win and extra time loss within the round-robin standings.
The Sea Canine outshot the Oil Kings 39-31 and each goalies have been sharp, particularly within the all-out observe meet that was extra time. It was the primary time in Memorial Cup historical past that groups performed the 3-on-3 extra time format.
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