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Lee-Knight makes 42 saves, Tri-City Americans beat Prince George Cougars 5-2

Thursday, 01.31.2013 / 1:24 AM / Nouvelles

The Canadian Press

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Lee-Knight makes 42 saves, Tri-City Americans beat Prince George Cougars 5-2

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Luke Lee-Knight made 42 saves as the Tri-City Americans defeated the Prince George Cougars 5-2 in Western Hockey League play Wednesday.

Jesse Mychan and Connor Rankin each had a goal and an assist for the Americans, while Malte Stromwall, Michal Plutnar and Parker Bowles also scored.

Justin Feser, who had three assists and played his 300th consecutive regular-season game, ranks second all-time in the Western Hockey League behind Dwayne Newman, who played 311 consecutive games from 1988-92.

With the win, Tri-City (30-19-3) moved to within a point of fourth-place Spokane in the Western Conference.

Chase Witala scored two goals for the Cougars (15-30-6), who are 1-3-0 under new head coach Mark Holick.

Brett Zarowny and Mac Engel combined for 27 saves in the loss.

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