Even bringing in some help from the Everett Silvertips couldn't help the lowly Prince George Cougars.
Charles Wells scored twice and added an assist to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 4-1 win over Prince George in Western Hockey League play Saturday night.
The Cougars were granted special permission by the WHL to use Luke Siemens of the Everett Silvertips as their starting goaltender due to an emergency injury situation.
Siemens performed admirably for his adopted team, stopping 24 shots.
Goaltender Calvin Pickard finished with 31 saves to pick up the win for Seattle.
The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Thunderbirds.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was Prince Albert 8 Moose Jaw 7 (OT); Regina 6 Medicine Hat 5 (SO); Lethbridge 3 Saskatoon 1; Calgary 5 Vancouver 2; Swift Current 2 Edmonton 1 (SO); Kootenay 2 Red Deer 1; Kamloops 4 Kelowna 1; Portland 3 Chilliwack 1; and Spokane 2 Tri-City 1.
At Seattle, Prab Rai and Burke Gallimore scored for Seattle (14-23-6).
Bruin McDonald replied for Prince George (9-32-2).
Raiders 8 Warriors 7 (OT)
At Prince Albert, Sask., Craig McCallum scored twice, including in overtime, to give the Raiders an 8-7 win over Moose Jaw.
Dustin Cameron, with two goals and two assists, and Jordan Hickmott, with a goal and three helpers, each collected four points for Prince Albert (22-20-3). Igor Revenko, Brandon Herrod and Jordan Rowley all added a goal and two assists.
Brendan Rowinski and Thomas Frazee both had a goal and two assists for Moose Jaw (22-15-4), while Dylan Hood scored twice. Kendall McFaull, Spencer Edwards and Quinton Howden netted the other Warriors goals.
Pats 6 Tigers 5 (SO)
At Regina, Sask., Jordan Weal had a goal, three assists and the shootout winner to lead the Pats to a win over Medicine Hat.
Also chipping in for the Pats (18-24-3) was Jordan Eberle with a goal and two assists and Carter Ashton with a goal and an assist. Matt Strueby and Colten Teubert also had markers.
Mark Isherwood, Taylor Gal, Tristan King, Matt MacKay and Kale Kessy found the back of the net for Medicine Hat (25-14-7).
Hurricanes 3 Blades 1
At Saskatoon, Sask., Ryon Moser scored twice as Lethbridge beat the Blades.
Cam Braes also had a goal for Lethbridge (14-23-5).
Stefan Elliott replied for Saskatoon (29-9-4).
Hitmen 5 Giants 2
At Calgary, Tyler Fiddler had a goal and two assists to lead the Hitmen over Vancouver.
Misha Fisenko and Brandon Kozun notched a goal and an assist each for the Hitmen (28-12-2), while Matt MacKenzie and Cody Sylvester added singles.
Brendan Gallagher and Craig Cunningham replied for the Giants (27-15-3).
Broncos 2 Oil Kings 1
At Edmonton, Cody Eakin scored the only goal in the shootout to help Swift Current edge the Oil Kings.
Justin Dowling also scored for the Broncos (23-18-2).
T.J Foster replied for Edmonton (10-23-11).
Ice 2 Rebels 1
At Cranbrook, B.C., Max Reinhart scored twice in the third period to lift Kootenay over Red Deer.
Todd Mathews stopped 27 of 28 shots for Kootenay (25-15-3).
Josh Cowen was the lone scorer for Red Deer (22-17-4).
Blazers 4 Rockets 1
At Kelowna, B.C., goaltender Kurtis Mucha made 42 saves as Kamloops downed Kelowna Rockets.
Tyler Shattock, Dalibor Bortnak, Jimmy Bubnick and Colin Smith scored for Kamloops (19-20-5).
Lucas Bloodoff replied for Kelowna (19-24-2).
Winterhawks 3 Bruins 1
At Portland, Ore., Joe Morrow had the game-winner as the Winterhawks defeated Chilliwack.
Chris Francis and Nino Neiderreiter also had goals for Portland (26-16-2).
Kevin Sundher scored the only goal for Chilliwack (20-19-6).
Chiefs 2 Americans 1
At Spokane, Wash., Tyler Johnson had a goal and an assist as the Chiefs upset Tri-City.
Jared Spurgeon also scored for Spokane (24-15-3).
Jordan Messier replied for Tri-City (30-11-1).
(with files from Cranbrook Daily Townsman and Prince Albert Daily Herald)