PORTLAND, Ore. - The Kelowna Rockets earned their 16th straight win with a 7-2 rout of the Portland Winterhawks in Western Hockey League action Thursday.
It's the second consecutive victory for league-leading Kelowna (32-3-2) over the Winterhawks after winning the opener of the two-game series 9-3 in Portland on Tuesday.
Ethan Price and Paul Bittner scored for Portland (25-10-4), which remains second in the Western Conference behind the Rockets.
Kelowna's Jordon Cooke finished with 29 saves. Winterhawks goalies Brendan Burke and Jarrod Schamerhorn combined to stop 44 shots.
HITMEN 4 WHEAT KINGS 1
CALGARY — The Hitmen scored three unanswered goals to roll past Brandon.
Chase Lang, Jake Virtanen, Ben Thomas and Travis Sanheim scored for Eastern Conference-leading Calgary (24-8-5).
Peter Quenneville had the only goal for the Wheat Kings (20-15-4).
Calgary's Chris Driedger stopped 23 shots, while at the other end of the ice Curtis Honey made 32 saves.
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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Curtis Valk and Trevor Cox each scored a pair of goals for the Tigers in a win over Kootenay.
Steven Owre chipped in with a single for Medicine Hat (22-12-3).
Jon Martin and Tim Bozon replied for the Ice (19-18-3).
Medicine Hat goalie Zac Robidoux finished with just 18 saves. Kootenay's Mackenzie Skapski meanwhile was far busier, stopping 42 shots.