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WHL Roundup: Chase with 4 points as Hitmen down Warriors in penalty-filled game

Sunday, 01.05.2014 / 2:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Chase with 4 points as Hitmen down Warriors in penalty-filled game

CALGARY - Greg Chase had two goals and two assists as the Calgary Hitmen crushed the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 7-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Jake Virtanen also scored twice for the Hitmen (26-8-5), who extended their win streak to four games, while Alex Roach, Brady Brassart and Travis Sanheim had a goal and an assist apiece.

Scott Cooke, Bryson Gore and Torrin White scored for the Warriors (12-24-6).

Mack Shields made 28 saves for Calgary. Moose Jaw's Justin Paulic allowed six goals on 34 shots before giving way to Brody Willms, who stopped 4-of-5 shots in 13 minutes of relief.

The game was chippy right from the beginning and a combined 191 minutes in penalties were handed out to the two clubs. In total, 12 fighting majors were given, as well as nine miscoducts, including a game misconduct to Calgary's Joe Mahone for head butting 3:31 into the first period.

The Hitmen went 1 for 8 on the power play while the Warriors scored once on six chances with the man advantage.

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BLADES 5 HURRICANES 2

SASKATOON — Troy Trombley stopped 43 shots, including 24 in the third period, as the Blades hung on to defeat Lethbridge.

Nick Zajac and Logan Harland each scored twice for Saskatoon (12-27-4), who held a 4-0 lead after two periods of play, and Chase Clayton scored once.

Reid Duke and Jamal Watson scored for the Hurricanes (8-30-5).

Lethbridge's Corbin Boes turned away 42-of-46 shots in a losing cause.

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WHEAT KINGS 4 PATS 3 (OT)

BRANDON, Man. — Richard Nejezchleb scored with four seconds remaining in extra time as the Wheat Kings narrowly escaped blowing a three-goal lead.

John Quenneville, Tyler Coulter and Jens Meilleur gave Brandon (21-16-4) a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes of play.

Colby Williams scored twice in the third period for Regina (20-18-4) and Patrick D'Amico had the other to complete the comeback and earn at least one point.

Jordan Papirny made 31 saves for the Wheat Kings while Dawson MacAuley stopped 36-of-40 shots for the Pats.

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OIL KINGS 7 THUNDERBIRDS 0

EDMONTON — Tristan Jarry stopped 22 shots and Henrik Samuelsson had five assists as the Oil Kings blanked Seattle for their third win in a row.

Reid Petryk scored twice for Edmonton (26-12-1) while Mitchell Moroz had a goal and two assists.

Ashton Sautner, Luke Bertolucci, Brandon Ralph and Brett Pollock also scored for the Oil Kings.

Danny Mumaugh turned away 36-of-43 shots for Seattle (22-12-5).

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BRONCOS 3 TIGERS 1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Eetu Laurikainen stopped 46-of-47 shots as Swift Current downed the Tigers for its first win in three outings.

Colby Cave, Jake Debrusk and Coda Gordon supplied the offence for the Broncos (22-15-6).

Cole Sanford scored the lone goal for Medicine Hat (23-13-3), which came into the contest with back-to-back victories.

Daniel Wapple gave up three goals on 21 shots for the Tigers.

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ROYALS 3 WINTERHAWKS 2

PORTLAND, Ore. — Steven Hodges scored the winner at 16:40 of the third period and Coleman Vollrath made 37 saves as Victoria handed the Winterhawks their fourth loss in a row.

The Royals (28-14-2) also got goals from Axel Blomqvist and Austin Carroll.

Dominic Turgeon and Layne Viveiros scored for Portland (25-15-4).

Jarrod Schamerhorn stopped 23-of-26 shots in net for the Winterhawks.

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COUGARS 3 BLAZERS 1

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Marc McNulty's power-play goal 12:08 into the second period stood up as the winner as the Cougars beat Kamloops.

Klarc Wilson and Zach Pochiro had a goal and an assist each for Prince George (16-21-5) and Todd Fiddler tacked on two assists.

Cole Ully scored for the Blazers (10-27-4), who sit last in the Western Conference.

Ty Edmonds made 19 saves for the Cougars while Taran Kozun kicked out 37-of-40 shots for Kamloops.

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ROCKETS 4 GIANTS 2

KELOWNA, B.C. — Myles Bell scored twice and set up one more as the Rockets doubled up Vancouver.

Carter Rigby and Justin Kirkland also scored for Kelowna (33-4-2), which has won 17 of its last 18 contests, and Jesse Lees had two assists.

Alex Baer and Cain Franson scored for the Giants (20-15-7), who had their three-game win streak halted.

Jordon Cooke made 21 saves for the Rockets while Payton Lee turned aside 32-of-36 shots for Vancouver.

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CHIEFS 3 SILVERTIPS 2 (OT)

SPOKANE, Wash. — Mike Aviani scored twice, including the winner, and added an assist as the Chiefs slipped past Everett.

Aviani scored 56 seconds into extra time for Spokane (25-13-2) while Jason Fram had a goal and an assist.

Jujhar Khaira and Carson Stadnyk scored for the Silvertips (23-13-5), who fall to fifth in the Western Conference standings one point behind the Chiefs.

Spokane's Eric Williams made 31 saves for the win as Everett's Austin Lotz kicked out 37-of-40 shots in a losing cause.

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I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

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