Justin Dowling went from goalscorer to playmaker for the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday night.
Dowling had a goal and an assist for Swift Current as the Broncos topped Kootenay Ice 2-1 in Western Hockey League play Tuesday night. Dowling opened the scoring with a wrist shot over the shoulder of Ice netminder Todd Mathews early in the first.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Red Deer 4 Prince Albert 1; Tri-City 3 Moose Jaw 1; and Chilliwack 1 Seattle 0 (OT).
At Cranbrook, B.C., the Ice (37-17-5) replied in the second period with James Martin scoring with a backhander on the power play.
The Broncos (30-27-4) regained the lead on a two-man advantage as Travis Bobbee scored on a one-timer that dribbled through Mathews and barely crossed the goal-line.
Morgan Clark turned away 31 shots for the Broncos. Mathews made 18 saves for the Ice.
Rebels 4 Raiders 1
At Prince Albert, Sask., Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves to lift Red Deer over the Raiders.
Turner Elson opened the scoring for the Rebels (34-21-4), while Brett Ferguson, Lane Scheidl and Landon Ferraro also scored.
Dustin Cameron scored on the power play for the Raiders (28-27-5).
Garrett Zemlak made 11 saves on 15 shots for Prince Albert before being replaced by Jamie Tucker, who stopped all 10 shots that came his way.
Americans 3 Warriors 1
At Kennewick, Wash., Johnny Lazo had a goal and an assist, and Drew Owsley finished with 34 saves to lead Tri-City over the Moose Jaw .
Patrick Holland and Brooks Macek also scored for the Americans (41-15-3), who moved within one point of Brandon in the race for top spot in the WHL.
Brendan Rowinski had the lone goal for Moose Jaw (28-23-8), which has lost four straight to Tri-City. Jeff Bosch finished with 27 saves.
Bruins 1 Thunderbirds 0 (OT)
At Chilliwack, B.C., Shayne Neigum scored 37 seconds into overtime as the Bruins defeated Seattle in overtime.
Lucas Gore stopped all 28 shots he faced to get the shutout for Chilliwack (26-28-6).
Neil Manning had the only assist on the winner.
Calvin Pickard made 26 saves in defeat for Seattle (14-33-10).