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WHL Roundup: Winterhawks double up Blazers for 18th win in a row

Saturday, 02.22.2014 / 1:14 AM / News

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WHL Roundup: Winterhawks double up Blazers for 18th win in a row

PORTLAND, Ore. - Keegan Iverson scored the eventual winner as the Portland Winterhawks extended their win streak to 18 games by doubling up the visiting Kamloops Blazers 4-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Iverson broke a 2-2 tie at 5:27 of the third period for the Winterhawks (44-12-5) while Brendan Leipsic, Taylor Leier and Chase De Leo also scored.

Carson Bolduc and Matt Revel scored for the Blazers (12-44-5).

Corbin Boes made 14 saves to improve to 9-0-0 with Portland. Bolton Pouliot turned aside 42-of-46 shots for Kamloops.

The Winterhawks went 2 for 7 on the power play while the Blazers scored once on two chances with the man advantage.

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TIGERS 6 WARRIORS 0

MOOSE JAW, Alta. — Marek Langhamer made 34 saves and Chad Butcher had a pair of goals as Medicine Hat blanked the Warriors.

Cole Sanford and Trevor Cox each had a goal and two assists for the Tigers (37-21-3) while Miles Koules and Curtis Valk had a goal and an assist apiece.

Brayden Point was a team-worst minus-3 for Moose Jaw (15-36-9).

Zach Sawchenko started in net for the Warriors but was pulled after allowing five goals on 12 shots in 25 minutes of action. Justin Paulic stopped 11-of-12 shots in relief.

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PATS 3 ROYALS 2

REGINA — Daniel Wapple made 31 saves as the Pats handed Victoria its first regulation-time loss in 15 outings.

Chandler Stephenson and Dmitry Sinitsyn each had a goal and an assist for Regina (33-22-6), which led 3-0 after 40 minutes, and Colby Williams scored once.

Brandon Magee and Austin Carroll responded for the Royals (42-17-4), who came into action 12-0-2 in their last 14 contests.

Coleman Vollrath turned away 24-of-27 shots for Victoria.

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HITMEN 5 WHEAT KINGS 4

BRANDON — Jake Virtanen scored once and set up two more as Calgary edged the Wheat Kings to extend its win streak to nine games.

Kenton Hegelsen, Adam Tambellini, Connor Rankin and Elliott Peterson also scored for the Hitmen (41-15-6).

Brandon (28-26-8) got goals from Quintin Lisoway, Jesse Gabrielle, Jayce Hawryluk and Ryan Pulock.

Calgary's Chris Driedger made 25 saves for the win as Jordan Paprny stopped 39-of-44 shots for the Wheat Kings.

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OIL KINGS 4 BRONCOS 1

EDMONTON — The Oil Kings gave up an early shorthanded goal, but responded with four unanswered goals en route to victory.

Ashton Sautner, Riley Kieser, Lane Bauer and Curtis Lazar scored for Edmonton (43-14-2) while Tristan Jarry made 25 saves for the win.

Colby Cave scored for Swift Current (29-24-8).

Eetu Laurikainen allowed four goals on 20 shots for the Broncos, who turned to Landon Bow for the final 18 minutes of the game. Bow made 15 saves in relief.

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ICE 3 CHIEFS 2 (SO)

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Rinat Valiev scored in regulation and then added the shootout winner as Kootenay slipped past Spokane.

Jagger Dirk had a goal and an assist for the Ice (35-22-4), who picked up their fourth straight victory.

Keanu Yamamoto scored both goals for the Chiefs (34-21-6) while Eric Williams made 40 saves in defeat.

Kootenay's Mackenzie Skapski made 25 saves through 65 minutes, and five more in the shootout to preserve the win.

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REBELS 5 GIANTS 3

RED DEER, Alta. — Rhyse Dieno scored twice and added an assist as the Rebels downed Vancouver to avoid a four-game skid.

Kayle Doetzel, Conner Bleackley and Wyatt Johnson also scored for Red Deer (29-29-4) while Haydn Fleury tacked on two assists.

Cain Franson scored twice for the Giants (29-24-10), Joel Hamilton had a goal and Jackson Houck assisted on all three.

Patrik Bartosak made 31 saves for the Rebels as Vancouver's Jared Rathjen turned away 20-of-24 shots in defeat.

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ROCKETS 4 COUGARS 2

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Jackson Whistle stopped 35 shots as Kelowna defeated the Cougars for its fifth win in a row.

Justin Kirkland, Damon Severson and Marek Tvrdon each had a goal and an assist for the Rockets (48-8-4) and Ryan Olsen added a single goal.

Marc McNulty and Todd Fiddler scored for Prince George (25-31-8) and Zach Pochiro assisted on both.

Adam Beukeboom kicked out 40-of-44 shots for the Cougars.

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RAIDERS 6 AMERICANS 4

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist as Prince Albert handed Tri-City its fifth straight defeat.

Shane Danyluk, Collin Valcourt, Carson Perreaux and Gage Quinney also scored for the Raiders (28-28-4).

Mitch Topping scored twice for the Americans (27-27-6) and Parker Bowes and Rodney Southam added the others.

Cole Cheveldave made 22 saves for Prince Albert. Tri-City's Eric Comrie stopped 29-of-34 shots in a losing effort.

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SILVERTIPS 2 THUNDERBIRDS 1

EVERETT, Wash. — Mirco Mueller scored the eventual winner at 10:45 of the third period as the Silvertips held on to defeat Seattle.

Dawson Leedhal also scored for Everett (28-23-8), which led 2-0 before giving up a late goal.

Justin Hickan scored at 18:57 of the third for the Thunderbirds (37-18-5).

Austin Lotz made 17 saves for the Silvertips. Seattle's Taran Kozun stopped 26-of-28 shots in a losing cause.

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