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Friday's action in the WHL

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The PIckard brothers made Western Hockey League history by facing off in goal against one another on Friday night.

The Tri-City Americans' Chet Pickard, last season's WHL and CHL goaltender of the year, got the upper hand on his little brother Calvin as Tri-City beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-4.

Taylor Procyshen, Brendan Shinnimin, Jason Reese and Adam Hughesman gave Tri-City a 4-0 lead over the Thunderbirds at the end of the first period, chasing Jacob DeSerres from the net.

DeSerres was replaced by Calvin Pickard at the start of the second period. The move appeared to spark the Thunderbirds, who scored three goals in the next 11 minutes and 45 seconds to pull within one goal. Seattle out-shot Tri-City 21-8 in the period, but the Americans closed out the period with a goal from Johnny Lazo with 1:31 remaining.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Brandon 5, Portland 1; Everett 8, Kelowna 6; Kootenay 3, Prince Albert 0; Medicine Hat 3, Chilliwack 0; Prince George 6, Edmonton 3; Regina 2, Red Deer 1 (SO); Spokane 5, Kamloops 2; and Swift Current 5, Moose Jaw 2.

At Kennewick, Wash., Hughesman scored his second goal of the night on a third-period power play to add some insurance for Tri-City (7-3-0-0). Prab Rai scored a pair and Chris Cloud and Devon LeBlanc added goals for the Thunderbirds (2-7-0-1).

Chet Pickard finished with 39 saves, while Calvin Pickard had 12.

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Wheat Kings 5, Winter Hawks 1

At Brandon, Man., Jay Fehr scored two goals and two assists as the Wheat Kings defeated Portland.

Brayden Schenn and Scott Glennie each had a goal and two assists for Brandon, while Jesse Hall scored his first WHL goal for the Wheat Kings (6-4-1-0).

Luke Walker replied for the Winter Hawks (1-8-0-0).

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Silvertips 8, Rockets 6

At Everett, Wash., the Silvertips scored four unanswered goals in the final nine minutes of the game to defeat Kelowna.

Daniel Bartek had a hat trick and Kyle Beach added four assists for Everett (5-4-1-0). Shane Harper added a goal and three assists while Kellan Tochkin had a goal and two assists for the Silvertips.

Jamie Benn and Tyson Barrie each scored twice to lead Kelowna (6-6-0-0). Cody Almond and Kyle St. Denis also scored for the Rockets.

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Ice 3, Raiders 0

At Cranbrook, B.C., Nathan Lieuwen made 18 saves for his first career shutout as Kootenay blanked Prince Albert.

Andrew Bailey, Michael Cassivi and Dustin Sylvester scored for the Ice (5-5-1-3).

Zemlak stopped 29 shots in a losing effort for the Raiders (6-7-0-0).

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Tigers 3, Bruins 0

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Ryan Holfeld made 20 saves and the Tigers scored goals 37 seconds apart in the second period to blank Chilliwack.

Brennan Bosch, Zdenek Okal and Wacey Hamilton added markers for Medicine Hat (5-3-2-2).

Lucas Gore turned stopped 24 shots for the Bruins (5-4-1-1).

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Cougars 6, Oil Kings 3

At Edmonton, Dana Tyrell scored two goals - including the game-winner - as Prince George snapped a three-game losing streak, defeating the Oil Kings.

Parker Stanfield, Colbhy Kulhanek, Brett Connolly and Brian Matte scored the other goals for the Cougars (7-4-0-0).

Tomas Vincour had a pair and Brenden Dowd also scored for Edmonton (5-7-1-0).

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Pats 2, Rebels 1 (SO)

At Red Deer, Alta., Regina got a 37-save performance from rookie netminder Damien Keslo in a shootout win over the Rebels.

Matt Strueby scored a second-period power-play goal for the Pats (6-3-1-2), while Landon Ferraro replied for Red Deer (3-5-0-4) in the third period.

Jordan Eberle and Jordan Weal scored in the shootout for Regina. Willie Coetzee was the only shootout scorer for the Rebels.

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Chiefs 5, Blazers 2

At Spokane, Wash., Drayson Bowman scored the game-winner and added an insurance marker as the Chiefs won their fourth game in a row, defeating Kamloops.

Seth Compton, Tyler Johnson and Jared Cowen also scored for Spokane (8-1-0-2).

Dalibor Bortnak and C.J. Stretch tallied for Kamloops (4-7-0-1).

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Broncos 5, Warriors 2

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Swift Current scored three power-play goals to down the Warriors.

Jan Dalecky scored a pair, while Eric Doyle, Jordan Peddle and Keegan Dansereau also had goals for the Broncos (9-3-0-0).

Connor Cox and rookie Quinton Howden answered for Moose Jaw (4-5-0-1).

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