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WHL Roundup: Medicine Hat moves atop league standings with win over Moose Jaw

Thursday, 10.10.2013 / 1:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - The Medicine Hat Tigers moved atop the Western Hockey League's overall standings with a 4-1 win against the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday.

Tommy Vannelli scored twice and Hunter Shinkaruk and Cole Sanford added singles for the Tigers (6-1-1), who are one point clear of Eastern Conference rival Prince Albert as well as Spokane and Seattle in the West.

Travis Brown had the lone goal for the Warriors (4-4-0).

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SILVERTIPS 4 OIL KINGS 2

EDMONTON — Matt Pufahl and Joshua Winquist each scored twice as Everett held on against the Oil Kings.

Pufahl and Winquist each an empty-net goal during the final minute of the game for the Silvertips (5-1-1), while Austin Lotz stopped 28 shots.

Cody Corbett scored both goals for Edmonton (3-5-0), including once during that frantic final minute.

Tristan Jarry meanwhile made 27 saves for the Oil Kings.

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ICE 5 HURRICANES 2

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Sam Reinhart's two goals paced Kootenay past the Hurricanes.

Zach McPhee, Levi Cable and Zak Zborosky also scored for the Ice (4-3-1).

Macoy Erkamps and Axel Blomqvist replied for Lethbridge (1-5-1).

Mackenzie Skapski stopped 25 shots for Kootenay, while at the other end of the ice Corbin Boes made 36 saves.

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HITMEN 5 BRONCOS 4

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Greg Chase's power-play goal 30 seconds into the third period completed the comeback for Calgary.

The Hitmen (4-3-0) were trailing 4-2 before Calder Brooks' goal 10:07 into the second started Calgary's rally.

Radel Fazleev had two goals for the Hitmen, Zane Jones added a single and Mack Shields made 20 saves.

Coda Gordon led the Broncos (5-2-1) with two goals, Colby Cave and Tanner LeSann also scored and Eetu Laurikainen stopped 29 shots.

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BLADES 6 GIANTS 1

SASKATOON — The Blades' offence erupted with five goals in the third period against Vancouver.

Nick Zajac scored twice, and Saskatoon (2-5-1) also got singles from David Nemecek, Ryan Graham, Graham Millar and Nelson Nogier.

The lone goal for Vancouver (1-6-1) came from Dalton Thrower in the third, before Saskatoon's goal frenzy.

Blades goaltender Alex Moodie finished with 25 saves, while Payton Lee had 28 stops of his own for Vancouver.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild