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Tuesday's WHL Roundup

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Ryan Howse and Jesse Craige came up big for Chilliwack when the Bruins needed them most on Tuesday night.

The pair scored in the shootout and Lucas Gore stopped both Saskatoon shooters as Chilliwack topped the Blades 5-4 in Western Hockey League play. Gore made 29 saves in regulation and overtime before stopping Jeremy Boyer and Marek Viedensky in the shootout.

Howse and Matt Delahey had a goal and an assist for Chilliwack (27-29-6), while Kevin Sundher and Colton Grant also scored.

Jyri Niemi, Derek Hulak, Randy McNaught and Charles Inglis replied for Saskatoon (41-14-6).

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Vancouver 4 Brandon 0; Moose Jaw 4 Regina 3; Red Deer 4 Kootenay 2; Seattle 6 Prince George 3; and Tri-City 6 Portland 0.

At Saskatoon, down 3-2 after two periods, Grant scored 49 seconds into the third to draw Chilliwack even before Howse gave the Bruins the lead at 5:14.

The Blades tied things 4-4 when Inglis beat Gore at 10:22.

Saskatoon netminder Steven Stanford finished the night with 21 saves.

Giants 4 Wheat Kings 0

At Brandon, Man., Giants' netminder Mark Segal made 35 saves for the shutout to lead Vancouver over the Wheat Kings.

Connor Redmond, Tomas Vincour, Craig Cunningham and Mylan Kytnar scored for the Giants (38-20-5).

Netminder Jacob De Serres made 34 saves for the Wheat Kings (42-18-4).

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Warriors 4 Pats 3

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Dylan Hood scored twice on the power play to help the Warriors edge Regina.

Quinton Howden and Dylan McIlrath had the other goals for the Warriors (29-24-8).

Brett Leffler, Myles Bell and Colten Teubert replied for the Pats (26-30-7).

Jeff Bosch made 30 saves for Moose Jaw, while Damien Ketlo turned away 29 shots in defeat for Regina.

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Rebels 4 Ice 2

At Red Deer, Alta., Brett Ferguson scored twice as the Rebels topped Kootenay.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added a goal and two assists for Red Deer (35-22-4), while Wille Coetzee also scored.

Kevin King and Steele Boomer replied for the Ice (39-19-5).

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Thunderbirds 6 Cougars 3

At Prince George, B.C., Charles Wells had two goals and an assist as Seattle doubled the Cougars.

Prab Rai, Colin Jacobs, Brendan Rouse and Brenden Silvester had the other goals for the Thunderbirds (16-35-11).

James Dobrowolski, Greg Fraser and Spencer Asuchak answered for Prince George (11-47-3).

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Americans 6 Winterhawks 0

At Kennewick, Wash., Tri-City scored three goals in the first 52 seconds and Alex Pechurskiy finished with 31 saves in a nasty shutout victory over Portland.

Justin Feser, Johnny Lazo and Mason Wilgosh scored the first three goals for Tri-City, while Feser added another in the third period. Jordan Messier rounded out the scoring for the American with a pair of power-play goals in a game that featured 147 penalty minutes.

Kruise Reddick had three assists for the Americans (42-17-3), who extended their lead to five points over Everett in the U.S. Division.

Starter Mac Carruth and Ian Curtis combined for 30 saves for Portland (38-23-3), which rolled up 103 penalty minutes.

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