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WHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

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Not used to losing on home ice, the second-seeded Moose Jaw Warriors made sure it wasn't going to happen in back-to-back nights.

After dropping Game 1 at home to the seventh-seeded Regina Pats, the Warriors opened Game 2 with five straight goals en route to an 8-1 victory in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Moose Jaw only lost six times all season at Mosaic Place and their record of 30-3-3 gave them a .875 winning percentage, which tied them for first in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks.

Cody Beach and Eric Arnold each had two goals and an assist for the Warriors, Sam Fioretti scored once and set up two more, Andrew Johnson had a goal and an assist while Kenton Miller and Cam Braes added a single goal apiece.

Dyson Stevenson scored the lone goal for the Pats, who won only 16-of-36 road games in the regular season.

Luke Siemens made 12 saves for the win while Matt Hewitt allowed four goals on 23 shots before getting pulled in the second period.

In his playoff debut, Adam Beukeboom stopped 12-of-16 shots in relief.

Moose Jaw went 2 for 6 on the power play as Regina failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

With the series now tied at one game apiece, Game 3 will go on Tuesday in Regina.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Medicine Hat 5, Saskatoon 3; Portland 4, Kelowna 0; Kamloops 7, Victoria 4; Vancouver 7, Spokane 3 and Tri-City 3, Everett 1.

At Moose Jaw,Sask., Beach opened the scoring at 15:58 of the first period to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.

Moose Jaw then scored three unanswered goals in the second period.

Miller scored at 1:59 on the power play, Beach added his second of the game at 5:27 and at 8:48 Arnold scored his first of the game.

Johnson made it 5-0 Warriors 1:39 into the third period before Stevenson finally got Regina on the board at 5:32.

Moose Jaw took away all hope for a Pats comeback when they responded with three goals in 41 seconds.

Braes scored at 10:14 with the man advantage, nine seconds later Fioretti scored and then Arnold added his second goal of the game at 10:55.

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Tigers 5 Blades 3

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Emerson Etem scored twice and set up three more and Hunter Shinkaruk had a goal and three assists as the Tigers took a 2-0 series lead with a victory over Saskatoon.

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Winterhawks 4 Rockets 0

At Portland, Ore., Mac Carruth stopped all 20 shots he faced and Ty Rattie had a goal and an assist as the Winterhawks blanked Kelowna to go up 2-0 in their first-round series.

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Blazers 7 Royals 4

At Kamloops, B.C., Jordan DePape scored twice and Cole Cheveldave made 24 saves as the Blazers beat Victoria to go up 2-0 in the series.

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Giants 7 Chiefs 3

At Vancouver, Jordan Martinook, Brendan Gallagher and Marek Tvrdon combined for 12 points as the Giants beat Spokane for a 2-0 series lead.

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Americans 3 Silvertips 1

At Kennewick, Wash., Patrick Holland had a goal and an assist and was the game's first star and Brendan Shinnimin chipped in two assists as the Americans now lead the first-round series 2-0.

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