SPOKANE, Wash. - Ryan Gropp scored in overtime as the Seattle Thunderbirds shut out the Spokane Chiefs 1-0 in Western Hockey League play Tuesday.
Gropp's goal 4:16 into OT lifted Seattle (26-14-5) to its fourth straight win and one point ahead of the Chiefs (26-13-4) for fourth place in the Western Conference.
Both teams had plenty of power-play chances to score. Seattle went scoreless on five opportunities, while Spokane whiffed on four.
TIGERS 2 HURRICANES 1
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Medicine Hat scored two goals in a 17-second span to edge the league-worst Hurricanes.
Cole Sanford and Curtis Valk had a pair of quick goals in the second period for the Tigers (25-15-3).
Macoy Erkamps gave the Hurricanes (9-33-5) a 1-0 lead late in the first and Jonny Hogue kept the game from becoming a blowout with 40 saves.
Marek Langhamer was far less busy in the Tigers' net, stopping just 13 shots.