KELOWNA, B.C. - Nick Merkley and Damon Severson each had a goal and two assists as the Kelowna Rockets downed the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds 6-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League playoff action.
Seattle's Taran Kozun allowed five goals on 29 shots against.
OIL KINGS 3 WHEAT KINGS 0
EDMONTON — Tristan Jarry won the goaltender battle, stopping 29 shots as the Oil Kings blanked Brandon to go up 2-0 in their second-round matchup.
Jordan Papirny stopped 54-of-57 shots, including 21 in the third period, for the Wheat Kings.
Edgars Kulda had two goals and an assist to lead the Edmonton offence.
ICE 4 TIGERS 2
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Rinat Valiev broke a 2-2 deadlock at 13:08 of the third and Jagger Dirk added insurance into an empty net as Kootenay doubled up the Tigers to open its second-round series with a victory.
Jon Martin and Austin Vetterl also scored for the Ice and Mackenzie Skapski made 28 saves for the win.
Marek Langhamer gave Medicine Hat a chance by stopping 38-of-41 shots while Cole Sanford and Trevor Cox each had a goal and an assist.
Jordan Steenbergen of the Tigers and Kootenay's Blake Penner were assessed fighting majors and game misconducts at 19:49 of the third.
WINTERHAWKS 6 ROYALS 3
Brendan Burke made 22 saves for the Winterawks while Victoria's Patrik Polivka turned aside 38-of-44 shots in defeat.