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WHL Roundup: Jarry's fourth shutout leads Oil Kings over Hurricanes 4-0

Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 2:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Jarry's fourth shutout leads Oil Kings over Hurricanes 4-0

Tristan Jarry recorded his fourth shutout of the year and second in as many starts Friday as the Edmonton Oil Kings blanked the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-0 in the Western Hockey League.

The 17-year-old goaltender turned aside all 23 shots he faced and improved his record to 11-4-0 with a 1.68 goals-against average and .934 save percentage in 16 games. Despite being the backup to Laurent Brossoit, Jarry now leads the WHL in shutouts and goals against, while his save percentage is second to Mac Carruth of the Portland Winterhawks.

Mitchell Moroz, Curtis Lazar, Trevor Cheek and Dylan Wruck scored for Edmonton (28-9-5), which has won four of five meetings this season against the Hurricanes.

Ty Rimmer stopped 42 shots in net for Lethbridge (21-19-6).

Edmonton went 0-for-3 with the power play, while Lethbridge failed to score on either of its chances.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Brandon 6, Moose Jaw 2; Calgary 6, Regina 1; Swift Current 3, Prince Albert 1; Red Deer 3, Saskatoon 1; Kootenay 7, Medicine Hat 5; Portland 5, Spokane 2; Prince George 1, Kamloops 0; Kelowna 6, Tri-City 3; and Everett 7, Victoria 4.

At Edmonton, Moroz opened the scoring at 16:16 of the first period, deflecting a point shot from David Musil through traffic to give Edmonton the 1-0 lead.

Lazar doubled the margin just 42 seconds into the second period after burying a rebound past Rimmer.

Cheek put the Oil Kings up 3-0 at 16:09 of the second after taking a feed from Keegan Lowe and shovelling it up over Rimmer's glove. The goal was his first since being acquired from the Vancouver Giants at the WHL trade deadline.

Wruck forced a turnover in Lethbridge's zone and sealed the game at 9:44 of the third.

Wheat Kings 6, Warriors 2

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Curtis Honey stopped 32 shots, Nick Walters had three assists and Nick Buonassisi had a goal and an assist as Brandon (15-25-4) beat the Warriors (14-23-7) to end its five-game slide.

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Hitmen 6, Pats 1

At Regina, Brady Brassart and Jake Virtanen each scored twice and Chris Driedger made 32 stops as Calgary (30-10-4) extended its win streak to six games by crushing the Pats (18-23-4).

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Broncos 3, Raiders 1

At Swift Current, Sask., Jay Merkley had a goal and an assist and Eetu Laurikainen turned aside 43-of-44 shots as the Broncos (20-20-5) downed Prince Albert (25-15-3) for their third win in a row.

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Rebels 3, Blades 1

At Saskatoon, Turner Elson, Dominik Volek and Rhyse Dieno scored and Patrik Bartosak stopped 37-of-38 shots as Red Deer (24-18-4) beat the Blades (21-19-1) for its first win in three outings.

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Ice 7, Tigers 5

At Cranbrook, B.C., Brock Montgomery and Sam Reinhart each scored three times and six of Kootenay's players recorded a multi-point game as the Ice (17-24-1) beat Medicine Hat (19-21-3) for their seventh win in a row.

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Winterhawks 5, Chiefs 2

At Portland, Ore., Troy Rutkowski had a goal and two assists and Mac Carruth improved to 20-2-0 by making 24 saves as the Winterhawks (36-5-1) beat Spokane (27-14-1) for their 13th consecutive victory.

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Cougars 1, Blazers 0

At Prince George, B.C., Brett Zarowny stopped all 44 shots he faced and Jordan Tkatch scored the winner at 12:15 of the second period as the Cougars (13-24-5) snapped a seven-game winless streak by blanking Kamloops (28-12-4).

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Rockets 6, Americans 3

At Kelowna, B.C., Dylen McKinlay scored twice and set up two more and Madison Bowey had a goal and an assist as the Rockets (31-10-2) doubled up Tri-City (23-16-3) for their eighth win in a row.

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Silvertips 7, Royals 4

At Everett, Wash., Ryan Harrison scored twice and set up another and Connor Cox and Kohl Bauml each had a goal and an assist as the Silvertips (17-24-2) beat Victoria (20-17-3).

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