For Medicine Hat Tigers head coach Willie Desjardins, Saturday night's victory was worth more than two points.
Desjardins earned his 300th career win coaching the Tigers as Medicine Hat downed the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-2 in the Western Hockey League. Desjardins, who is also the club's general manager and the head coach of Canada's world junior team, is the only coach in Tigers history to record 300 career regular-season wins.
During his time behind the Medicine Hat bench, Desjardins has a 300-164-58 record in the regular season, along with a WHL championship and Memorial Cup appearance in 2003-04.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Spokane 6 Kamloops 1; Edmonton 3 Prince Albert 2; Kootenay 7 Tri-City 1; Moose Jaw 5 Regina 0; Portland 3 Kelowna 2; Red Deer 5 Chilliwack 2; Saskatoon 3 Prince George 2; and Seattle 4 Everett 0.
At Medicine Hat, Alta., Matthew Konan, Taylor Gal, Bretton Cameron and Jace Coyle scored for the Tigers (12-9-5).
Carter Bancks and Carter Ashton replied for the Hurricanes (8-13-2).
Tyler Bunz made 19 saves in goal for the Tigers. Ville Kolppanen stopped 29 shots in goal for the Hurricanes.
Chiefs 6 Blazers 1
At Spokane, Wash., Kyle Beach had a four-point game, including his second hat trick of the season, as the Chiefs hammered Kamloops.
Mitch Wahl and Stefan Ulmer had a goal and an assist each for Spokane (11-7-1). Brady Brassart also scored, while Jared Spurgeon added three assists.
Shayne Wiebe had the lone goal for the Blazers (10-12-2), who have lost three straight.
Oil Kings 3 Raiders 2
At Prince Albert, Sask., Torrie Jung made 42 saves as Edmonton edged the Raiders.
Dylan Wruck scored and also assisted on Tomas Vincour's game-winner, while Michael St. Croix opened the scoring for the Oil Kings (8-11-5).
Igor Revenko and Craig McCallum replied for Prince Albert (11-11-2). Raiders netminder Garrett Zemlak stopped 21 shots.
Ice 7 Americans 1
At Cranbrook, B.C., Kevin King had a goal and two assists as the Ice posted a decisive upset victory over Tri-City.
Dominik Pacovksy, Cason Machacek, Joey Leach, Brendan Hurley, Steele Boomer and Max Reinhart also scored for Kootenay (9-12-1), which climbed out of last place in the Central Division with the win.
Brett Plouffe had the lone goal for the Americans (16-5-0), who still lead the U.S. Division.
Warriors 5 Pats 0
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Jeff Bosch made 27 saves for his second shutout of the season and Antonin Honejsek had a goal and two assists as the Warriors blanked Regina.
Kevin Smith, Quinton Howden and Dylan Hood each had a goal and an assist for Moose Jaw (15-8-0).Thomas Frazee added a goal.
Damien Ketlo stopped 28 shots for the Pats (10-11-2).
Winterhawks 3 Rockets 2
At Portland, Ore., Riley Boychuk scored the game-winner as the Winterhawks recovered from an early 2-0 deficit to down Kelowna.
Luke Walker and Ryan Johansen also scored for Portland (15-7-0).
The Rockets (11-10-1) got goals from Stepan Novotny and Cody Chikie, while Tyson Barrie had two assists.
Rebels 5 Bruins 2
At Chilliwack, B.C., Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals less than two minutes apart in the first period to help Red Deer defeat the Bruins.
Landon Ferraro had a goal and an assist, while Nathan Green and Colten Mayor also scored for the Rebels (11-12-0).
Ryan Howse and Brandon Manning replied for Chilliwack (8-12-4), which is on a three-game losing streak.
Blades 3 Cougars 2
At Saskatoon, the Blades scored three goals on 23 second-period shots as they defeated Prince George.
Derek Hulak, Josh Nicholls and Charles Inglis scored for Saskatoon (18-3-3), which leads the Eastern Conference by three points.
Nick Buonassisi and Parker Stanfield replied for the Cougars (3-17-2), who are last in the league by 10 points.
Thunderbirds 4 Silvertips 0
At Everett, Wash., Silvertips goaltender Kent Simpson snapped a scoreless tie by scoring into his own net as Seattle earned the shutout victory.
Brendan Rouse, who cleared the puck from his own zone, was credited with the goal while Sena Acolatse, Lindsay Nielsen and Jonathan Parker also scored, and Calvin Pickard made 29 saves to record the shutout for the Thunderbirds (7-12-4).
Simpson stopped 22 shots in goal for Everett (12-6-1).