The Chilliwack Bruins are having a lot of trouble finding the net lately - just ask the Kelowna Rockets.
Colin Long scored twice and Adam Brown recorded his second straight shutout against Chilliwack as Kelowna shut the Bruins down 6-0 to complete a sweep of their home-and-home series in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
The Rockets (9-6-0-0) won 5-0 on Wednesday in Chilliwack in the first half of the series. The Bruins are now mired in a five-game losing streak, during which they have been outscored 23-4.
Chilliwack (5-7-1-1) had not suffered back-to-back shutout losses since games on December 15 and 28 of 2007. Kelowna has won the last four meetings between the two clubs, dating back to last season.
The Bruins managed only 14 shots over the course of the game, all of which were stopped by Brown, who improved to 4-0 this season. Chilliwack managed just three shots in the first period and only eight after two.
Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Calgary 5, Moose Jaw 4; Edmonton 5, Swift Current 2; Kootenay 6, Prince George 3; Regina 5, Portland 3; Seattle 3, Spokane 2; Tri-City 1, Everett 0; and Vancouver 6, Red Deer 3.
At Kelowna, B.C., Jamie Benn scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season, while Cody Almond and Dylan Hood also scored for the Rockets.
Mark Friesen made 30 saves in a losing effort for the Bruins.
Hitmen 5, Warriors 4
At Calgary, Brendan Rowinski had a goal and two assists as the Hitmen edged Moose Jaw.
Ian Schultz scored once and set up another for the Hitmen (12-3-0-0), while Michael Stone and Kyle Bortis also scored.
Joel Broda scored twice for the Warriors (5-7-0-1), while defenceman Ryan Stanton had a goal and two assists and Ian Duval scored his first goal of the season.
Oil Kings 5, Broncos 2
At Swift Current, Sask., Jeff Lee scored twice and Brent Raedeke had a goal and two assists as Edmonton snapped a season-high four game losing streak with a win over the Broncos.
Clayton Cumiskey and Rhett Rachinski also scored for the Oil Kings (6-9-1-0).
Swift Current (9-5-0-0) replied with goals from Matt Tassone and Keegan Dansereau.
Ice 6, Cougars 3
At Cranbrook, B.C., Kevin King had the game-winning goal and three assists to lead the Ice over Prince George.
Tylan Stephens, Hayden Rintoul, Dominik Pacovsky, Matt Fraser and Drew Czerwonka also scored for Kootenay (8-5-1-3).
Dana Tyrell and Parker Stanfield and Brett Connolly answered for the Cougars (7-8-0-0)
Pats 5, Winter Hawks 3
At Regina, the Pats scored four unanswered goals in the second period to beat Portland.
Garrett Mitchell, Brett Leffler, Matt Strueby, Jordan Eberle and Jordan Weal found the net for Regina (7-5-1-2).
Taylor Peters, Radim Valchar and Travis Ehrhardt scored for the Winter Hawks (2-11-0-0).
Thunderbirds 3, Chiefs 2
At Spokane, Brenden Silvester scored his first goal of the season with five minutes remaining to propel Seattle over the Chiefs.
Prab Rai also scored and Lindsay Nielsen added a short-handed goal for the Thunderbirds (3-9-0-1).
Ryan Letts and Tyler Johnson scored first-period goals for Spokane (8-2-0-3).
Americans 1, Silvertips 0
At Kennewick, Wash., Tyler Schmidt scored the only goal the Americans needed as goalie Chet Pickard notched his first shutout of the season in a victory over Everett.
Pickard stopped all 20 shots he faced for Tri-City (10-3-0-0)
Shayne Barrie was a workhorse, making 46 saves for the Silvertips (6-5-1-0).
Giants 6, Rebels 3
At Red Deer, Alta., Vancouver shrugged off a slow start to stomp the Rebels.
Brent Regner, Craig Cunningham, Neil Manning, Mike Piluso, Mikhail Fisenko and Garry Nunn scored for the Giants (9-0-0-3).
Cass Mappin and Landon Ferraro replied for Red Deer (4-7-0-5).