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WHL Roundup: A look at Friday's games

Saturday, 11.10.2012 / 2:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

Austin Lotz stopped all 35 shots he faced as the Everett Silvertips blanked the host Tri-City Americans 3-0 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.

It was the first career shutout for the 17-year-old goaltender and the victory snapped a seven-game losing skid for his club.

“Through this whole stretch they have done everything we have asked them to do, except win,” Everett coach Mark Ferner said of the losses. “It has been hard on them emotionally. Hopefully we can carry this through. I am proud of their effort tonight.”

Trent Lofthouse, Kohl Bauml and Stathis Soumelidis all scored for the Silvertips (7-13-2) while Ryan Harrison and Mirco Muello had two assists apiece.

The Americans (12-7-2), who are four games into an eight-game homestand, saw their three-game win streak come to an end.

Eric Comrie had 22 saves for Tri-City, which was shut out for the second time this season.

The Silvertips failed to earn any power-play chances while the Americans went 0-for-5 with the man-advantage.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Prince Albert 3, Seattle 0; Saskatoon 6, Regina 3; Lethbridge 5, Brandon 3; Calgary 5, Victoria 2; Medicine Hat 5, Moose Jaw 2; Edmonton 4, Prince George 2; Kelowna 8, Red Deer 1; Spokane 5, Kamloops 2 and Portland 9, Vancouver 5.

At Kennewick, Wash., Lofthouse opened the scoring at 18:20 of the first period and Everett entered the first intermission up 1-0, despite being outshot 15-6.

Bauml made it 2-0 with his eighth goal of the season just 47 seconds into the second period.

Soumelidis added another goal for the Silvertips at 11:55 of the third period while Lotz stopped all 12 shots he faced in the final 20 minutes to secure the victory.

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Raiders 3 Thunderbirds 0

At Prince Albert, Sask., Luke Siemens stopped all 28 shots he faced and Mike Winther and Mark McNeill both had a goal and an assist as the Raiders (13-5-2) blanked Seattle (8-10-1) for their fourth straight victory.

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Blades 6 Pats 3

At Saskatoon, Shane McColgan scored once and set up three others and Josh Nicholls scored twice as the Blades (8-9-1) doubled up Regina (8-12-1), which lost for the first time in three outings.

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Hurricanes 5 Wheat Kings 3

At Brandon, Man., Jamal Watson and Macoy Erkamps both had a goal and an assist as Lethbridge (12-7-2) picked up its fourth win in a row by downing the Wheat Kings (9-8-3).

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Hitmen 5 Royals 2

At Calgary, Alex Roach scored twice and added an assist and Brady Brassart had a goal and two assists as the Hitmen (13-4-3) beat Victoria (9-10-0), which has dropped six straight contests.

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Tigers 5 Warriors 2

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Elgin Pearce scored once and set up two more and Hunter Shinkaruk and Curtis Valk each had a goal and an assist as the Tigers (11-9-1) handed Moose Jaw (7-8-6) its seventh loss in a row.

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Oil Kings 4 Cougars 2

At Prince George, B.C., Laurent Brossoit stopped 38-of-40 shots and T.J. Foster scored once and set up two more as Edmonton (12-5-3) doubled up the Cougars (7-9-2).

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Rockets 8 Rebels 1

At Kelowna, B.C., Myles Bell, Ryan Olsen and Cody Fowlie each scored twice as the Rockets (12-6-2) crushed Red Deer (10-11-2) for their fifth win in as many outings.

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Chiefs 5 Blazers 2

At Spokane, Wash., Todd Fiddler scored once and set up two more and Eric Williams made 32 saves as the Chiefs (14-6-0) downed Kamloops (17-3-1) to maintain first in the U.S. Division standings.

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Winterhawks 9 Giants 5

At Vancouver, Nicolas Petan scored twice and added two assists and Ty Rattie had three assists as Portland (13-3-1) beat the Giants (5-12-0) for its ninth win in 10 outings.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1