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WHL Roundup: Chase lifts Hitmen over Warriors in 2-1 shootout victory

Thursday, 11.08.2012 / 1:54 AM / News

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WHL Roundup: Chase lifts Hitmen over Warriors in 2-1 shootout victory

Greg Chase scored the winner in the shootout to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 2-1 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in Western Hockey League action Wednesday.

Brendan Hurley scored the lone goal in regulation for the Hitmen (12-4-3), who have won four straight games.

Carter Hansen scored for the Warriors (7-7-6) at the 1:51 mark of the second period before Hurley replied for the Hitmen 15 seconds later.

Moose Jaw has now lost six straight games, although two of those were in a shootout and two others in overtime.

The Warriors outshot the Hitmen 29-19, including 5-2 in overtime.

Brooks Macek of the Hitmen and Justin Kirsch of the Warriors scored in the first round of the shootout before Chase had the only other goal in the third round to give the Hitmen the victory.

Hitmen goalie Chris Driedger made 28 saves through regulation and overtime before stopping two of the three shots he faced in the shootout.

Justin Paulic made 17 saves in the Moose Jaw net in a losing cause.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Prince Albert 6 Swift Current 5; Regina 5 Seattle 2; Lethbridge 4 Victoria 2; Red Deer 4 Everett 2 and Kelowna 3 Edmonton 2.

Raiders 6 Broncos 5

At Prince Albert, Sask., Mike Winther scored two goals, including the winner, as the Raiders (12-5-2) edged Swift Current (7-9-5).

Pats 5 Thunderbirds 2

At Regina, Morgan Klimchuk and Lane Scheidl each had a goal and two assists to help the Pats (8-11-1) beat Seattle (8-9-1).

Hurricanes 4 Royals 2

At Lethbridge, Alta., Macoy Erkamps, Sam Mckechnie and Brady Ramsay all scored in the third period as the Hurricanes (11-7-2) dumped the Royals (9-9-0).

Rebels 4 Silvertips 2

At Everett, Wash., Tyler Ness and Matt Dumba each had a goal and an assist, leading Red Deer (10-10-2) to victory over the Silvertips (6-13-2), who dropped their seventh straight.

Rockets 3 Oil Kings 2

At Kelowna, B.C., Jackson Whistle made 25 saves as the Rockets (11-6-2) slipped past Edmonton (11-5-3).

(With files from Kelowna Courier)

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