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WHL Roundup: Polivka stops 33 shots as the Royals edge the Americans

Sunday, 10.06.2013 / 11:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Polivka stops 33 shots as the Royals edge the Americans

VICTORIA - Patrik Polivka stopped 33 shots as the Victoria Royals came from behind to defeat the visiting Tri-City Americans 2-1 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.

Logan Nelson and Brandon Fushimi scored for the Royals (4-5-0), who trailed heading into the third period.

Beau McCue scored the lone goal for the Americans (2-5-1), who have dropped back-to-back contests.

In his first-career WHL start, Evan Sarthou made 23 saves in a losing cause.

Both clubs had chances to score in the first period, but the game remained scoreless after 20 minutes of action.

Tri-City dominated the second period at times, outshooting Victoria 17-4, and McCue put the Americans on the board with a power-play goal at 13:25.

Sarthou tried to hold off a Royals' comeback, however Nelson finally put one past him while on the man advantage at 4:31 of the third.

Fushimi then put the Royals ahead with the eventual winner at 11:35.

Victoria scored on its only chance with the man advantage while Tri-City went 1-for-6 on the power play.


Thunderbirds 4 Ice 3

CRANBROOK, B.C., — Danny Mumaugh made 39 saves as Seattle slipped past Kootenay.

Justin Hickman scored the winner for the Thunderbirds late in the third period (5-2-0) while Mitch Elliot, Mathew Barzal and Roberts Lipsbergs scored the others.

Sam Reinhart and Jaedon Descheneau had a goal and an assist apiece for the Ice (3-2-1) and Jon Martin added a single goal.

Wyatt Hofflin stopped 34-of-38 shots in defeat.


Pats 5 Blades 4 (SO)

REGINA, — Boston Leier scored twice in regulation and again in the shootout as the Pats defeated Saskatoon.

Dyson Stevenson scored once and set up two more for Regina (2-5-0) as Chandler Stephenson had a goal and an assist.

Nathan Burns scored all four goals for the Blades (1-5-1) while Nikita Scherbak assisted on three of them.

Dawson MacAuley made 28 saves for the victory. Troy Trombley stopped 27 shots in a losing effort.


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