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WHL Roundup: Winquist scores twice as Silvertips edge Chiefs 3-2

Sunday, 02.09.2014 / 10:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Winquist scores twice as Silvertips edge Chiefs 3-2

EVERETT, Wash. - Joshua Winquist scored twice and set up one more as the Everett Silvertips edged the visiting Spokane Chiefs 3-2 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action.

Winquist's second goal of the night, which was his 36th of the season, came at the two-minute mark of the third period and put his club ahead 3-1.

Matt Pufahl had a goal and an assist for the Silvertips (27-21-8), who avoided their third straight loss, while Austin Lotz turned away 16 shots for the win.

Marcus Messier and Riley Whittingham scored for the Chiefs (32-19-5) and Garret Hughson made 23 saves in a losing cause.

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BRONCOS 3 WHEAT KINGS 0

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. —Eetu Laurikainen made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Broncos blanked Brandon.

Brycen Martin had a pair of goals for Swift Current (28-21-8) while Nathan Burns' shorthanded goal early in the second period stood as the winner.

Curtis Honey stopped 32-of-35 shots for the Wheat Kings (28-21-6), who trail the Broncos by two points for top spot in the East division.

Brandon's Jesse Gabrielle picked up 19 minutes in penalties, including a minor for instigating, a major for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct when the final buzzer sounded to end the game.

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