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WHL Roundup: Edmonton Oil Kings down the Prince George Cougars 6-1

Sunday, 01.20.2013 / 11:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Edmonton Oil Kings down the Prince George Cougars 6-1

The Edmonton Oil Kings continued their strong play at home Sunday, downing the Prince George Cougars 6-1 in Western Hockey League play.

Edmonton improved to 19-5-3 at Rexall Place and their .759 winning percentage on home ice is the best of any team in the Eastern Conference.

Henrik Samuelsson scored twice for the Oil Kings (31-11-5), who regained top spot in the conference from Calgary, while Dylan Wruck and T.J. Foster each chipped in with two assists.

Trevor Cheek, Edgars Kulda, Curtis Lazar and Stephane Legault scored a goal apiece to round out Edmonton's offence.

Colin Jacobs scored the lone goal for the Cougars (14-26-6), who fell to 5-15-4 on the road.

Laurent Brossoit stopped 20 shots for the win. Brett Zarowny made 36 saves in a losing cause.

The Oil Kings went 1-for-5 on the power play while the Cougars scored once on nine chances with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Everett 4, Vancouver 0; Medicine Hat 3, Red Deer 0; and Seattle 6 Lethbridge 5 (SO).

At Edmonton, Jacobs opened the scoring for the Cougars at 9:21 of the first period on a two-man advantage.

Cheek tied the game up at 13:00 after finishing an easy tap-in from a tic-tac-toe play with Foster and Michael St. Croix.

Lazar put Edmonton ahead on the power play at 2:42 of the second period when he knocked a rebound out of midair past Zarowny.

Legault tapped in his own rebound while shorthanded at 8:32 to make it 3-1 Oil Kings.

Samuelsson scored twice in the third period and Kulda added one more to blow the game wide open for Edmonton.

Silvertips 4, Giants 0

At Vancouver, Joshua Winquist had three goals and an assist and Daniel Cotton made 31 saves as Everett (20-26-2) shut out the Giants (12-36-0).

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Tigers 3, Rebels 0

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Cam Lanigan made 26 saves as the Tigers (23-22-3) blanked Red Deer (25-20-4).

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Thunderbirds 6, Hurricanes 5 (SO)

At Kent, Wash., Luke Lockhart scored the only goal of the shootout to lift Seattle (18-26-3) over Lethbridge (22-21-7).

Quote of the Day

I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season