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Adam Hughesman scores winner as Tri-City beats the Silvertips 3-1 @NHLdotcom

The Tri-City Americans are 50-game winners for the first time in franchise history.

Adam Hughesman scored the winner at 4:08 of the third period as the Americans beat the Everett Silvertips 3-1 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.

Colton Yellow Horn and Shaun Vey also had goals for Tri-City (50-16-2-2), while Chet Pickard made 23 saves in goal for the Americans.

Tri-City can capture the U.S. Division and WHL regular-season titles by winning their final two games this weekend.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Brandon 4 Prince Albert 3, Kootenay 2 Lethbridge 1, Swift Current 2 Saskatoon 1, Spokane 4 Kamloops 3, Regina 5 Moose Jaw 4 and Kelowna 5 Chilliwack 4.

At Everett, Wash., Zack Dailey scored and Leland Irving made 44 saves in goal for the Silvertips (39-27-0-3).

Wheat Kings 4 Raiders 3

At Brandon, Man., Andrew Clark scored two goals, including the winner in the third period, as the Wheat Kings beat Prince Albert.


Ice 2 Hurricanes 1

At Cranbrook, B.C., Kootenay Captain Steve DaSilva scored two goals in a win over Lethbridge.


Broncos 2 Blades 1

At Saskatoon, Travis Yonkman made 45 saves and Keegan Dansereau scored the shootout winner to lead Swift Current to a win over the Blades.


Chiefs 4 Blazers 3

At Kamloops, B.C., Justin Falk had a goal and an assist as Spokane beat the Blazers.


Pats 5 Warriors 4

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Nathan Strueby's power-play goal in the second period stood up as the winner as Regina edged the Warriors and clinched the East Division.


Rockets 5 Bruins 4

At Kelowna, B.C., Colin Long scored twice as the Rockets beat Chilliwack.

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