Adam Hughesman may have led the Tri-City Americans in scoring Friday night, but it was his linemates, Brendan Shinnimin and Connor Rankin, who deserved the credit.
?I thought Rankin and Shinnimin played great,? said Hughesman, who leads Tri-City with 18 goals and 42 points. ?I was the beneficiary tonight.?
Hughesman had two goals and an assist while Shinnimin and Rankin combined for one goal and four assists to lead the Tri-City Americans to a 5-1 victory over the Swift Current Broncos in Western Hockey League action.
Marcus Messier and Mason Wilgosh also scored for Tri-City (17-6-0).
Colby Cave had the lone goal for the Broncos (10-12-3).
Eric Comrie finished with 24 saves for the win while Jon Groenheyde stopped 30 of 35 shots in defeat.
Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power play.
Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Portland 5, Spoklane 3; Prince Albert 4, Vancouver 3 (OT); Calgary 6, Saskatoon 2; Moose Jaw 7, Brandon 6; Edmonton 3, Medicine Hat 0; Lethbridge 5, Red Deer 1; Kamloops 4, Victoria 1; Kootenay 4, Kelowna 0; Regina 5, Everett 2 and Prince George 3, Seattle 2 (OT).
In Kennewick, Wash., Messier opened the scoring at 2:56 of the first period, giving Tri-City a 1-0 lead.
Cave scored for Swift Current at 17:56 to tie the game at one through 20 minutes of play.
Hughesman scored his first of the game at 12:59 of the second period and before the period was through, Shinnimin scored a short-handed goal to make it 3-1 Americans heading into the third period.
Wilgosh scored at 9:31 of the third period and Hughesman added his second of the game at 14:32 to seal a 5-1 Tri-City victory.
Winterhawks 5 Chiefs 3
At Portland, Ore., The Winterhawks (16-9-2) got goals from five different players and Mac Carruth made 46 saves as they beat Spokane (11-6-3).
Raiders 4 Giants 3 (OT)
At Prince Albert, Sask., Mark McNeill scored in overtime as the Raiders (6-19-2) defeated Vancouver (15-9-2).
Hitmen 6 Blades 2
At Saskatoon, Sask., Jimmy Bubnick scored twice as Calgary (13-10-2) beat the Blades (18-7-1).
Warriors 7 Wheat Kings 6
At Brandon, Shayne Gwinner and Cody Beach scored goals 47 seconds apart in the third period as Moose Jaw (15-8-2) rallied to beat the Wheat Kings (16-9-2).
Oil Kings 3 Tigers 0
At Edmonton, Laurent Brossoit stopped all 27 shots he faced as the Oil Kings (14-8-3) shut out Medicine Hat (15-9-3).
Hurricanes 5 Rebels 1
At Red Deer, Alta., Cam Braes scored twice and Damien Ketlo stopped 42 shots as Lethbridge (6-19-1) defeated the Rebels (14-6-3).
Blazers 4 Royals 1
At Kamloops, B.C., Dylan Willick scored twice to lift the Blazers (15-7-1) over Victoria (11-13-1).
Ice 4 Rockets 0
At Kelowna, B.C., Nathan Lieuwen stopped 35 shots as Kootenay (18-5-3) shut out the Rockets (9-12-3).
Pats 5 Silvertips 2
At Everett, Wash., Jordan Weal had two goals and an assist, leading Regina (13-10-2) over the Silvertips (5-16-4).
Cougars 3 Thunderbirds 2 (SO)
At Seattle, Wash., Charlis Inglis tied the game with 39 seconds left in regulation and then scored the only goal in a shootout to lead Prince George (6-17-2) over the Thunderbirds (10-11-1).