WHL Roundup: Medicine Hat moves atop league standings with win over Moose Jaw

Thursday, 10.10.2013 / 1:04 AM The Canadian Press

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - The Medicine Hat Tigers moved atop the Western Hockey League's overall standings with a 4-1 win against the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday.

Tommy Vannelli scored twice and Hunter Shinkaruk and Cole Sanford added singles for the Tigers (6-1-1), who are one point clear of Eastern Conference rival Prince Albert as well as Spokane and Seattle in the West.

Travis Brown had the lone goal for the Warriors (4-4-0).

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SILVERTIPS 4 OIL KINGS 2

EDMONTON — Matt Pufahl and Joshua Winquist each scored twice as Everett held on against the Oil Kings.

Pufahl and Winquist each an empty-net goal during the final minute of the game for the Silvertips (5-1-1), while Austin Lotz stopped 28 shots.

Cody Corbett scored both goals for Edmonton (3-5-0), including once during that frantic final minute.

Tristan Jarry meanwhile made 27 saves for the Oil Kings.

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ICE 5 HURRICANES 2

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Sam Reinhart's two goals paced Kootenay past the Hurricanes.

Zach McPhee, Levi Cable and Zak Zborosky also scored for the Ice (4-3-1).

Macoy Erkamps and Axel Blomqvist replied for Lethbridge (1-5-1).

Mackenzie Skapski stopped 25 shots for Kootenay, while at the other end of the ice Corbin Boes made 36 saves.

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HITMEN 5 BRONCOS 4

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Greg Chase's power-play goal 30 seconds into the third period completed the comeback for Calgary.

The Hitmen (4-3-0) were trailing 4-2 before Calder Brooks' goal 10:07 into the second started Calgary's rally.

Radel Fazleev had two goals for the Hitmen, Zane Jones added a single and Mack Shields made 20 saves.

Coda Gordon led the Broncos (5-2-1) with two goals, Colby Cave and Tanner LeSann also scored and Eetu Laurikainen stopped 29 shots.

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BLADES 6 GIANTS 1

SASKATOON — The Blades' offence erupted with five goals in the third period against Vancouver.

Nick Zajac scored twice, and Saskatoon (2-5-1) also got singles from David Nemecek, Ryan Graham, Graham Millar and Nelson Nogier.

The lone goal for Vancouver (1-6-1) came from Dalton Thrower in the third, before Saskatoon's goal frenzy.

Blades goaltender Alex Moodie finished with 25 saves, while Payton Lee had 28 stops of his own for Vancouver.

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