PORTLAND, Ore. - Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, including the winner, as the Portland Winterhawks downed the visiting Vancouver Giants 4-3 on Friday to take Game 1 of their Western Hockey League first-round matchup.
Bjorkstrand broke a 3-3 deadlock at 18:23 of the third period for the Winterhawks while Brendan Leipsic also had a pair of goals.
TIGERS 2 BRONCOS 1
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Marek Langhamer made 25 saves as the Tigers edged Swift Current in Game 1 of their first-round matchup.
Curtis Valk opened the scoring for Medicine Hat 14:57 into the first period and Chad Butcher added the eventual winner at 2:55 of the third.
Julius Honka replied for the Broncos at 8:40 of the third while on the power play.
Swift Current's Eetu Laurikainen turned away 28-of-30 shots in a losing cause.