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WHL Roundup: Burke 32 saves, Bjorkstrand two goals as Winterhawks crush Chiefs @NHLdotcom

PORTLAND, Ore. - Brendan Burke stopped 32 shots and Oliver Bjorkstrand had a pair of goals as the Portland Winterhawks blanked the visiting Spokane Chiefs 6-0 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Brendan Leipsic, Paul Bittner, Adam De Champlain and Keegan Iverson also scored for the Winterhawks (35-12-5), who improved to 10-0-1 in their last 11 contests, while Nicolas Petan and Taylor Leier chipped in with two assists apiece.

Defencemen Jeremy McIntosh and Cole Wedman were each a team-worst minus-3 for the Chiefs (31-16-4).

Eric Williams started in net for Spokane, but was pulled after allowing four goals on 22 shots. Garret Hughson replaced Williams to start the third period and stopped 9-of-11 shots in relief.

Portland went 3 for 6 on the power play while the Chiefs failed to score on either of their chances with the man advantage.



MOOSE JAW, Sask. ??? Ty Edmonds stopped 21 shots as Prince George handed the Warriors their eighth loss in a row.

Todd Fiddler scored the eventual winner for the Cougars (21-26-7) at 11:30 of the third period while also picking up an assist on Marc McNulty's first period goal.

Josh Uhrich scored the lone goal for Moose Jaw (13-30-8).

Justin Paulic turned away 23-of-25 shots for the Warriors.



REGINA ??? Chandler Stephenson scored twice as the Pats used a four-goal second period to down Saskatoon.

Dryden Hunt had a goal and two assists for Regina (26-21-5) while Daniel Wapple only had to make 16 saves for his third-career shutout.

Kyle Burroughs, Logan McVeigh and Connor Gay also scored for the Pats.

Troy Trombley stopped 41-of-47 shots for the Blades (14-35-4).



SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. ??? Graham Black scored three times and Julius Honka chipped in with two assists as the Broncos slipped past Medicine Hat.

Dillon Heatherington had a goal and an assist for Swift Current (26-18-8) while Eetu Laurikainen made 30 saves for the win.

Cole Sanford had a pair of goals for the Tigers (29-18-3) and Alex Mowbray scored once.

Medicine Hat's Marek Langhamer turned aside 34-of-38 shots in defeat.



CALGARY ??? Brady Brassart, Greg Chase and Ben Thomas each had a goal and an assist as the Hitmen downed Brandon to halt a three-game slide.

Chase Lang, Jake Virtanen, Connor Rankin and Adam Tambellini also scored for Calgary (32-13-6).

Ryley Lindgren scored once and set up two more for the Wheat Kings (26-19-6) and Eric Roy, Jayce Hawryluk and Quinton Lisoway had a goal apiece.

Chris Driedger made 27 saves for the Hitmen as Brandon's Curtis Honey stopped 35-of-42 shots in defeat.



EDMONTON ??? Tristan Jarry made 28 saves as the Oil Kings extended their win streak to seven games by downing Tri-City.

Curtis Lazar and Lane Bauer scored 47 seconds apart in the second period to put Edmonton (36-13-1) ahead for good, and Aaron Irving added one more late in the period.

Brian Williams ruined Jarry's shutout bid when he scored at 19:33 of the third period.

Eric Comrie stopped 35-of-38 shots for the Americans (25-22-5).



CRANBROOK, B.C. ????????? Luke Philp and Zach Franko each had a goal and an assist as Kootenay toppled Prince Albert.

Tim Bozon and Zak Zoborosky also scored for the Ice (26-21-4) while Rinat Valiev and Jagger Dirk tacked on two assists apiece.

Dakota Conroy scored the lone goal for the Raiders (23-25-3).

Kootenay's Mackenzie Skapski made 30 saves for the win as Prince Albert's Cole Cheveldave kicked out 29-of-32 shots in a losing cause.



RED DEER, Alta. ????????? Kolten Olynek scored once in regulation and then the shootout winner as Lethbridge snapped the Rebels' five-game win streak.

Reid Duke had two goals and an assist for the Hurricanes (10-38-5) while Carter Folk and Nick Walters added the others. Jamal Watson and Riley Sheen each had two assists.

Brooks Maxwell had a pair of goals for Red Deer (27-21-2) and Nick Charif, Presten Kopeck and Rhyse Dieno each scored once.

Jonny Hogue made 36 saves for Lethbridge as Patrik Bartosak stopped 28-of-33 shots for Red Deer.



KAMLOOPS, B.C. ????????? Jackson Whistle stopped 36-of-38 shots as Kelowna doubled up the Blazers.

Justin Kirkland and Myles Bell each had two goals and an assist for the Rockets (41-7-3) while Madison Bowey tacked on two assists.

Cole Ully scored both goals for Kamloops (11-36-5), which dropped its fifth straight game.

Bolton Pouliot turned away 30-of-34 shots for the Blazers.



VICTORIA ????????? Cain Franson scored once in regulation and then added the shootout winner as Vancouver halted the Royals' three-game win streak.

Thomas Foster, Tim Traber and Dalton Sward also scored for the Giants (26-19-8) while Joel Hamilton had two assists.

Logan Nelson scored twice for Victoria (33-16-3) and Steven Hodges and Brandon Magee had a goal and an assist each.

Vancouver's Payton Lee made 28 saves for the win. Patrik Polivka turned away 26-of-30 shots for the Royals.



EVERETT, Wash. ????????? Taran Kozun turned aside 24 shots as Seattle held on to hand the Silvertips their sixth straight loss.

Ryan Gropp and Mathew Barzal each had a goal and an assist for the Thunderbirds (32-15-5).

Everett (25-19-8) got its lone goal from Joshua Winquist.

Daniel Cotton stopped 22-of-24 shots for the Silvertips.


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