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Calgary scores six power-play goals as Hitmen beat Blades 6-1 @NHLdotcom

The Calgary Hitmen tied a franchise record with six power-play goals en route to a 6-1 win over the Saskatoon Blades in Western Hockey League play Sunday afternoon.

Michael Stone and Joel Broda led the attack with two goals each for the Hitmen, who won their sixth in a row.

Calgary went 6-for-8 with the man advantage, while Saskatoon scored once on six power-play opportunities.

Although Martin Jones saw his impressive shutout streak end at 187 minutes 59 seconds when Acolatse scored at 2:21 of the first period, the Calgary goalie finished the game with 27 saves to record his 34th win of the campaign.

Adam Morrison started in net for Saskatoon and stopped 15 of 20 shots he faced through two periods of action before Steven Stanford made 12 saves in a relief appearance in the third.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was Vancouver 6 Chilliwack 0; Medicine Hat 5 Edmonton 2; Brandon 4 Prince Albert 2; Seattle 4 Tri-City 3 and Kamloops 4 Prince George 3.

At Calgary, Brandon Kozun scored once and set up two others for the Hitmen (49-17-3), while Tyler Shattock had the other goal.

Sena Acolatse replied for the Blades (44-17-7).


Giants 6 Chilliwack 0

At Chilliwack, B.C., James Henry scored two goals and added four assists as Vancouver cruised by the Bruins.

James Wright, Milan Kytnar, Connor Redmond and Brendan Gallagher each added singles for the Giants (39-24-5).

Vancouver goaltender Mark Segal didn't have to work too hard for the shutout, stopping 18 shots.

The Bruins (30-31-6) goalies didn't have it so lucky. Lucas Gore started, letting in four goals on 13 shots, but was pulled in favour of Braden Gamble, who saw just two shots from the Giants in the third period but let in both of them.


Tigers 5 Oil Kings 2

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Bretton Cameron, Joey Frazer, Mark Isherwood, Matthew Konan and Emerson Etem scored as the Tigers beat the Oil Kings.

Mike Piluso and T.J. Foster replied for the Oil Kings (16-40-13).

Tyler Bunz made 23 saves in goal for the Tigers. Cam Lanigan turned away 11 of 15 shots in net for the Oil Kings before being pulled in the second period. Torrie Jung turned away 11 of 12 shots in relief.

With the win, the Tigers improved to 39-23-8 to sit fourth in the Eastern Conference


Wheat Kings 4 Raiders 2

At Prince Albert, Sask., Aaron Lewadniuk and Jay Fehr each had a goal and an assist for Brandon as the Wheat Kings topped the Raiders.

Brayden Schenn and Michael Ferland had the other goals for Brandon (47-18-4), while Brent Raedeke and Mark Stone each added two assists.

Craig McCallum and Ryan Harrison had the goals Prince Albert (31-33-5).


Thunderbirds 4 Tri-City 3

At Kent, Wash., Burke Gallimore scored twice to help the Seattle upset Tri-City.

Seattle (17-38-12) also had goals from Tyler Alos and Charles Wells and 38 saves from goaltender Calvin Pickard to end a four-game winless streak.

Neil Prokop, Johnny Lazo and Justin Feser scored for Tri-City, which trailed 4-1 in the third period before cutting the gap to a single goal on Feser's 33rd goal of the season.

The loss was the third in a row for Tri-City (45-21-3) and keeps the Americans in a tie with Everett for the U.S. Division lead.


Blazers 4 Cougars 3

At Kamloops, B.C., Chase Schaber broke a 2-2 tie in the third period as the Blazers topped Prince George.

Schaber scored his 18th goal of the season at 8:34 and winger Matej Bene added his second short-handed goal of the game less than two minutes later.

Mark Hall also scored for Kamloops (32-32-6).

Alex Rodgers, Jaroslav Vlach and James Dobrowolski replied for the Cougars (11-54-3), who have lost 13 in a row.

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