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Friday's WHL Roundup @NHL

Willie Desjardins will have to wait at least one more day to get his 300th Western Hockey League regular-season coaching win.

Brandon Kozun scored the only goal in a shootout and the Calgary Hitmen beat Medicine Hat 5-4 Friday, leaving Tigers coach and GM Desjardins just one win short of his milestone victory.

"We took ourselves out of the game a little bit. We had some penalties. It was one of those nights, where if we would have had a little bit of luck, good things would have happened for us," Desjardins said.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Brandon 3 Swift Current 0; Kamloops 4 Kelowna 1; Edmonton 4 Saskatoon 2; Red Deer 4 Lethbridge 2; Chilliwack 4 Seattle 1; Vancouver 2 Prince George 1; and Tri-City 4 Portland 3.

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Kozun, Austin Madaisky, Chase Schaber, and Misha Fisenko scored in regulation for the Hitmen (3-0-0).

Kale Kessy, Wacey Hamilton, Bretton Cameron and Josh Koper scored for the Tigers (1-0-1).

Ryan Holfeld stopped 30 shots Medicine Hat. Martin Jones turned away 28 shots for Calgary.

Wheat Kings 3 Broncos 0

At Brandon, Man., Andrew Hayes made 16 saves to earn his second shutout in a row as the Wheat Kings blanked Swift Current.


Blazers 4 Rockets 1

At Kamloops, B.C., Tyler Shattock scored two goals Friday to lead the Blazers over Kelowna.


Oil Kings 4 Blades 2

At Saskatoon, Tyler Hlookoff scored the winning goal Friday as Edmonton earned its first win of the season, beating the Blades.


Rebels 4 Hurricanes 2

At Red Deer, Alta., Justin Weller's first-ever WHL goal snapped a 2-2 tie in the third as the Rebels beat Lethbridge.


Bruins 4 Thunderbirds 1

At Kent, Wash., Ryan Howse scored twice to lift Chilliwack over Seattle for its first win of the season.


Giants 2 Cougars 1

At Vancouver, the Giants built an early lead and never looked back en-route to a win over the visiting Cougars.


Americans 4 Winter Hawks 3

At Kennewick, Wash., Adam Hughesman and Johnny Lazo scored two goals each and Drew Owsley made 28 saves as Tri-City Americans edged Portland.

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