The Brandon Wheat Kings don't mind facing divisional opponents - except for maybe the Saskatoon Blades.
Brayden Schenn had one of three first-period goals and later added an assist as Brandon throttled the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-1 in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
The Wheat Kings (30-14-3-1) have faced East Division opponents in each of their last five games, and have posted a 4-1 record. Their only loss came Wednesday, when they were trounced 6-2 by the division-leading Blades.
Brandon bounced back from that disappointing effort with a dominant performance, outshooting the Warriors by a ridiculous 59-14 margin. The score would have been even more one-sided had it not been for the goaltending heroics of Jeff Bosch and Deven Dubyk, who stopped 54 shots in defeat for Moose Jaw.
Schenn, the younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Luke Schenn, scored a power-play goal - his 20th of the season - to give the Wheat Kings a 3-0 advantage through one period. He added an assist on Scott Glennie's 25th of the year as Brandon built its advantage to 5-0.
Schenn, who is eligible for this year's NHL draft, has four goals and 13 assists in 10 games in January, and has points in 20 of his last 24 games.
In other WHL action Friday, it was: Kootenay 5 Regina 4 (SO); Edmonton 4 Prince Albert 1; Saskatoon 4 Swift Current 3; Lethbridge 7 Prince George 2; Calgary 7 Red Deer 2; Chilliwack 5 Kelowna 4 (SO); Tri-City 4 Everett 1; Vancouver 5 Kamloops 1; and Spokane 3 Seattle 1.
At Brandon, Man., Colby Robak, Del Cowan, Jay Fehr and Andrew Clark had singles in the victory, while Matt Lowry had three assists and Matt Calvert and Nathan Green each added a pair of helpers.
Dylan Hood provided the lone offence for the Warriors (14-31-1-1) , ending James Priestner's shutout bid with a power-play goal midway through the third period. Moose Jaw is winless in its last seven games (0-6-1-0).
Priestner finished with 13 saves in the win.
Ice 5 Pats 4 (SO)
At Regina, Dominik Pacovsky and Andrew Bailey had shootout goals as Kootenay beat the Pats.
Hayden Rintoul, Tylan Stephens, Kevin King and Bailey scored for the Ice (23-20-2-4).
Victor Bartley, Jordan Eberle, Jordan Weal and Neal Prokop had goals for Regina (22-22-1-5).
Oil Kings 4 Raiders 1
At Prince Albert, Sask., Brenden Dowd scored twice as Edmonton downed the Raiders.
Brent Raedeke and Craig McCallum had the other goals for the Oil Kings (22-24-2-4).
Ryan McDonald had the lone goal for Prince Albert (22-26-3-1).
Blades 4 Broncos 3
At Swift Current, Sask., Adam Chorneyko's game winner led Saskatoon past the Broncos.
Curtis Hamilton, Derek Hulak and Ryan Funk added singles for the Blades (34-11-3-1).
Matt Tassone, Taylor Vause and Keegan Dansereau scored for Swift Current (26-23-0-1).
Hurricanes 7 Cougars 2
At Lethbridge, Alta., Kyle Beach and Mark Reners each scored twice as the Hurricanes pounded Prince George to extend their points streak to seven games.
Colton Sceviour and Austin Fyten added a goal and two assists apiece while Brennan Yadlowski had the other goal for Lethbridge (25-21-2-2).
Marcus Watson and Marek Viedensky answered for the Cougars (19-28-0-2).
Hitmen 7 Rebels 2
At Red Deer, Alta., Kris Foucault scored twice in Calgary's rout of the Rebels.
Alex Plante, Keith Seabrook, Kyle Bortis, Brett Sonne and Carson McMillan also had goals for the Hitmen (41-7-2-1).
Jordie Deagle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins countered for Red Deer (16-25-1-6).
Bruins 5 Rockets 4 (SO)
At Chilliwack, B.C., Alexander Wiklund's shootout winner led the Bruins past Kelowna.
David Robinson, Brett Ward, Matthew Ius and Brandon manning scored in regulation for Chilliwack (14-30-2-4).
Jamie Benn scored a pair of goals while Tyler Myers and Colin Long each added singles for the Rockets (26-19-0-2).
Americans 4 Silvertips 1
At Kennewick, Wash., Chet Pickard's 32 saves lifted the Americans past Everett.
Brooks Macek, Brendan Shinnimin, Taylor Procyshen and Johnny Lazo scored for the Americans (32-13-0-3).
Shane Harper scored the lone goal for Everett (21-20-5-1), winless in four straight.
Giants 5 Blazers 1
At Vancouver, the Giants scored three times in the first period en route to an easy win over Kamloops, becoming the first team to clinch a playoff berth.
James Wright, Evander Kane, Alex Rodgers, Casey Pierro-Zabotel and James Henry scored for Vancouver (39-4-0-3), winner of three in a row.
CJ Stretch had the only goal for the Blazers (23-23-1-4).
Chiefs 3 Thunderbirds 1
At Kent, Wash., Dustin Tokarski stopped 28 shots as Spokane won its seventh straight game.
Drayson Bowman scored twice and Stefan Ulmer added a single for the Chiefs (29-14-0-3).
Thomas Hickey provided the only offence for Seattle (20-24-1-3).