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Rankin scores winner as the Americans edge the Broncos 2-1

Sunday, 10.21.2012 / 12:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rankin scores winner as the Americans edge the Broncos 2-1

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Connor Rankin's goal with 3:20 left in regulation lifted the Tri-City Americans to a 2-1 win over the host Swift Current Broncos on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

The game was scoreless after two periods before Mitch Topping scored his third of the season on the power play to help the Americans (9-3-2) open a 1-0 advantage.

Swift Current (5-4-4) tied the game 1:34 later when overage-forward Chance Lund scored his fourth of the year.

Eric Comrie stopped 24-of-25 shots for the win as Eetu Laurikainen turned aside 22 shots in a losing cause.

Tri-City went 1-for-2 on the power play as Swift Current failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage.

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