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Friday's WHL Roundup

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Tyler Bunz came up big as the Medicine Hat Tigers took the lead in their Western Hockey League playoff series.

Bunz made 31 saves, including 17 in the second period, as Medicine Hat earned a 5-2 win over the Kootenay Ice in WHL post-season action Friday night. The Tigers now lead the series 3-2 and will host Game 6 on Sunday night.

Kootenay had two goals disallowed in the second period.

Steele Boomer was ruled to have kicked the puck over the goal-line, before Jesse Ismond's booming slapshot was called back after it was ruled he was offside.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Chilliwack 4 Tri-City 3 (OT); Portland 4 Spokane 2; and Everett 4 Kelowna 0.

At Cranbrook, B.C., Matthew Konan, Jace Coyle, Kale Kessy, Linden Vey and Bretton Cameron provided the offence for Medicine Hat.

Kevin King and Dominik Pacovsky replied for Kootenay. Todd Mathews started in net for the Ice, making 11 saves on 14 shots. He was replaced by Nathan Lieuwen to start the second period Lieuwen stopped seven of nine shots.

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Bruins 4 Americans 3 (OT)

At Kennewick, Wash., Roman Horak scored 7:16 into overtime as Chilliwack rallied to beat Tri-City.

Alex Wiklund scored two for the Bruins, while Ryan Howse had the other.

Brooks Macek had a pair of goals for the Americans, and Kruise Reddick also scored.

The Americans lead the series 3-2. Chilliwack will host Game 6 on Sunday night.

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Winterhawks 4 Chiefs 2

At Spokane, Wash., Chris Francis had back-to-back goals to lead Portland over the Chiefs.

Luke Walker and Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Winterhawks.

Tyler Johnson and Kyle Beach replied for Spokane.

The series is tied 2-2, with Spokane hosting Game 5 on Saturday night.

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Silvertips 4 Rockets 0

At Everett, Wash., Kent Simpson made 21 saves for the shutout as the Silvertips defeated Kelowna.

Tyler Maxwell scored twice for Everett, while Dan Iwanski and Shane Harper also tallied.

Mark Guggenberger stopped 29 shots in goal for the Rockets.

The Silvertips took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 will be in Kelowna on Saturday night.

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