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WHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

Sunday, 11.18.2012 / 2:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

JC Lipon scored twice, including the winner in the fifth round of the shootout, as the Kamloops Blazers edged the visiting Prince George Cougars 5-4 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

The 19-year-old forward now has 21 goals and 50 points in 25 games, which leads the WHL in both statistical categories

Cole Ully also had two goals for the Blazers (19-5-1) and Colin Smith chipped in with two assists.

Smith now has 49 points in 25 games, which gives Kamloops the top two scorers in the league.

Ryan Hanes, Chase Witala, Jari Erricson and Colin Jacobs scored for the Cougars (7-11-4), who have dropped seven games in a row including three losses in shootouts.

Cole Cheveldave stopped 27 shots for the win as Mac Engel turned away 32 shots in a losing cause.

Kamloops went 1 for 5 on the power play while Prince George went 2 for 7.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Prince Albert 4, Edmonton 3 (OT); Kootenay 4, Brandon 0; Red Deer 2, Swift Current 1; Portland 5, Medicine Hat 2; Everett 6, Vancouver 5; Spokane 3, Seattle 1; Tri-City 3, Kelowna 2 and Regina 3, Victoria 2.

At Kamloops, B.C., after a scoreless first period, Erricson and Jacobs scored eight minutes apart in the second period to give Prince George a 2-0 lead.

Lipon responded for the Blazers at 12:51 and Ully scored four minutes later to make it 2-2 after 40 minutes of play.

Ully gave Kamloops its first lead of the game early in the third period, however Witala scored for the Cougars at 11:03.

Hanes made it 4-3 for Prince George, but Lipon forced overtime at 15:25.

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Raiders 4 Oil Kings 3 (OT)

At Edmonton, Shane Danyluk scored the winner in overtime and Luke Siemens stopped 47 shots as Prince Albert (15-6-2) moved two points ahead of the Oil Kings (13-5-4) for top spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Ice 4 Wheat Kings 0

At Cranbrook, B.C., Mackenzie Skapski stopped all 31 shots he faced and Sam Reinhart scored twice as the Ice (7-12-1) blanked Brandon (9-11-3) for their third straight victory.

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Rebels 2 Broncos 1

At Red Deer, Alta., Patrik Bartosak stopped 25 shots and Brent Sutter won in his return behind Red Deer's bench as head coach as the Rebels (11-11-2) edged Swift Current (9-10-5).

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Winterhawks 5 Tigers 2

At Portland, Ore., Marek Langhamer stopped 48-of-53 shots for Medicine Hat, but Ty Rattie and Taylor Leier each scored twice as Portland (17-4-1) handed the Tigers (11-12-1) their third loss in as many outings.

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Silvertips 6 Giants 5

At Everett, Wash., Reid Petryk scored twice, including the game-winning goal with less than five minutes remaining, and Austin Lotz made 21 saves as the Silvertips (8-14-2) slipped past Vancouver (7-14-0).

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Chiefs 3 Thunderbirds 1

At Kent, Wash., Todd Fiddler scored all three of his club's goals and Eric Williams made 34 saves as Spokane (15-7-0) downed the Thunderbirds (10-11-1).

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Americans 3 Rockets 2

At Kennewick, Wash., Justin Feser scored two short-handed goals and Eric Comrie had 42 saves as Tri-City (15-7-2) jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on to beat Kelowna (12-7-2).

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Pats 3 Royals 2

At Victoria, Morgan Klimchuk scored the winner with just 25 seconds remaining and Luke Fenske set up all three of his club's goals as Regina (8-14-2) edged the Royals (11-11-0).

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