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Shinnimin scores two goals as WHL-leading Americans dump Blazers 6-2

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Brendan Shinnimin had two goals, including one on a penalty shot, and Alex Pechurskiy made 25 saves to lead the Tri-City Americans to a 6-2 victory over the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League action Tuesday night.

Justin Feser and Adam Hughesman each had a goal and an assist for Tri-City, while Sergei Drozd and Johnny Lazo added goals.

Patrick Holland and Tyler Schmidt each added two assists for the Americans (35-11-1, 71 points), who are first in the WHL standings.

Chase Schaber and Brendan Ranford scored for Kamloops (22-21-5, 49 points), which is 0-3 against Tri-City this season.

Jon Groenheyde and Kurtis Mucha combined for 34 saves for Kamloops.

Mucha, who played in Portland his whole career before he was traded to Kamloops this season, played 40 minutes in relief, leaving him 58 short of the WHL record for minutes played by a goaltender.

He is scheduled to start Wednesday in Portland and should break the record of 12,774 minutes held by Kyle Moir (Swift Current, 2002-07).

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