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WHL Roundup: Winther scores 2, Siemens makes 41 saves as Raiders down Warriors

Wednesday, 02.27.2013 / 1:44 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Winther scores 2, Siemens makes 41 saves as Raiders down Warriors

Mike Winther scored twice and Luke Siemens made 41 saves Tuesday as the Prince Albert Raiders defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 4-1 in the Western Hockey League.

Dakota Conroy and Jayden Hart had the other goals for the Raiders (34-23-6), while Mark McNeill chipped in with three assists.

Brayden Point had the only goal for the Warriors (21-33-9), who got 24 saves from Justin Paulic in a losing effort.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Saskatoon 4, Red Deer 0; Edmonton 6, Seattle 2; and Tri-City 4, Portland 2.

At Moose Jaw, Sask., leading 1-0 after the first period on a goal from Conroy, Winther doubled the Prince Albert lead at 7:43 of the second.

Point got Moose Jaw on the board at 6:40 of the third period, but Hart restored the Raiders' two-goal advantage on the power play at 10:43.

Winther then put the game out of reach with his second of the night at 14:49.

McNeill assisted on the last three Prince Albert goals.

The Raiders finished the night 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Warriors were scoreless in their three opportunities with the man advantage.

Blades 4, Rebels 0

At Red Deer, Alta., Andrey Makarov stopped all 24 shots he faced as Saskatoon (39-21-3) shut out the Rebels (34-24-6).

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Oil Kings 6, Thunderbirds 2

At Kent, Wash., Henrik Samuelsson and Michael St. Croix each scored their 32nd goals of the season and Curtis Lazar added his 34th to lift Edmonton (44-15-5) over Seattle (21-34-8).

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Americans 4, Winterhawks 2

At Kennewick, Wash., Troy Trombley made 37 saves and Tri-City (37-22-3) scored four unanswered goals to rally past Portland (51-10-3).

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