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WHL Roundup: Mitchell Moroz scores OT winner, Edmonton edges Calgary 3-2

Sunday, 01.26.2014 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Mitchell Moroz scores OT winner, Edmonton edges Calgary 3-2

CALGARY - Mitchell Moroz scored his 26th goal of the season in overtime and had two assists to lead the Eastern Conference leading Edmonton Oil Kings over the Calgary Hitmen 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.

Henrik Samuelsson tied the game at 2-2 in the second period and added two assists, and Dysin Mayo also scored for Edmonton (34-13-1).

Jake Virtanen and Connor Rankin scored for the Hitmen (31-12-6).

Tristan Jarry made 20 saves for the win while Calgary's Chris Driedger stopped 24 shots in the losing effort.

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WINTERHAWKS 6 SILVERTIPS 2

EVERETT, Wash. — Oliver Bjorkstrand scored a hat trick and added an assist as Portland toppled the Silvertips.

Chase De Leo, Keegan Iverson, and Brendan Leipsic each had a goal for the Winterhawks (33-12-5), who racked up 39 penalty minutes on 11 infractions. Paul Bittner and Taylor Leier chipped in with two assists apiece.

Kohl Bauml and Joshua Winquist replied for the Silvertips (25-17-8). They took 10 penalties totalling 37 minutes.

Brendan Burke made 27 saves for the win. Everett goaltender Austin Lotz stopped 32 shots in defeat.

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THUNDERBIRDS 4 ROCKETS 1

KENT, Wash. — Taran Kozun made 33 saves and Seattle scored two power-play goals to topple the Western Conference-leading Rockets.

Roberts Lipsbergs and Shea Theodore both scored on the man advantage, while Mitch Elliot and Jaimen Yakubowski scored even-strength goals for the Thunderbirds (31-15-4).

Tyrell Goulbourne replied with a short-handed goal for Kelowna (40-7-2), who racked up 32 penalty minutes on 12 infractions.

Jordan Cooke stopped 34 shots in the losing effort.

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