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Feser with five points as the Americans crush the Oil Kings

Sunday, 02.24.2013 / 2:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Feser with five points as the Americans crush the Oil Kings

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Justin Feser scored once and set up four more as the Tri-City Americans crushed the struggling Edmonton Oil Kings 8-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Feser's five-point performance extended his point streak to five games and includes seven goals and 11 assists. His 38 goals and 92 points in 61 contests moves him into fifth spot in WHL scoring.

Edmonton, which leads the Eastern Conference standings, dropped its season-high third game in a row and head coach Derek Laxdal wasn't pleased with his club's performance.

"This is the not the Edmonton team that has won 43 games," Laxdal said. "This is our third straight loss. We have to find a way to get out of the doldrums. This was probably our worst game of the year. Take nothing away from Tri-City, they came with energy. This is a tough building to play in."

Jesse Mychan scored twice and added an assist for the Americans (36-22-3), who are on a five-game win streak, and Connor Rankin had a goal and two assists.

Zachary Yuen and Mitch Topping had a goal and an assist apeice while Fraser Bulbuc and Beau McCue added single goals to round out Tri-City's offence.

Bulbuc's goal was the first of his WHL career and came in just his third game.

Henrik Samuelsson scored the lone goal for the Oil Kings (43-15-5).

Tri-City's Troy Trombley stopped 36-of-37 shots to improve to 5-0-0 on the season as Edmonton's Laurent Brossoit allowed eight goals on 36 shots in defeat.

The Americans found success with their power play as they went 3 for 4, while the Oil Kings failed to score on their only opportunity with the man advantage.

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