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WHL: Tigers pummel Thunderbirds 11-2

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The Canadian Press
11/1/2009 1:08:40 AM
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Reaching the 10-goal plateau is becoming routine for the Medicine Hat Tigers' high-powered offence.

Emerson Etem, Matt MacKay and Bretton Cameron all scored hat tricks as Medicine Hat ended a three game losing streak Saturday night by thrashing the Seattle Thunderbirds 11-2 in the Western Hockey League.

It was the second time in October the Tigers scored more than 10 goals in a game. They found the net 12 times against the Kamloops Blazers on Oct. 12 and almost reached 10 again on Oct. 23, when they scored nine against the Red Deer Rebels.

Medicine Hat (9-6-3) leads the WHL in goals scored with 88, thanks in large part to Cameron and Etem, who lead the team in goals with 17 and 15, respectively.

Etem and MacKay also had two assists each, while Jace Coyle added four helpers. Wacey Hamilton, who leads the team with 17 assists, had three on the night.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Brandon 5 Lethbridge 4; Chilliwack 4 Calgary 2; Everett 3 Red Deer 0; Portland 2 Spokane 0; Saskatoon 4 Moose Jaw 3; and Tri-City 4 Prince George 0.

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Taylor Gal and Zdenek Okal added goals for the Tigers, while Connor Sanvido and Jeremy Schappert replied for the Thunderbirds (4-10-2).

Tyler Bunz made 23 saves earning the win in goal for the Tigers. Kyle Jahraus stopped 32 shots suffering the loss in goal for the Thunderbirds.

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Wheat Kings 5 Hurricanes 4

At Lethbridge, Alta., Alexander Urbom scored his second goal of the game with 13 seconds left as Brandon edged the Hurricanes.

Brayden Schenn, Paul Van de Velde and Aaron Lewadniuk added goals for the Wheat Kings (10-7-2). Jordan Hale, Matt Calvert and Colby Robak all had two assists.

Cam Braes tied the game in the final minute and Mitch Maxwell scored a hat trick for Lethbridge (5-11-2), while Carter Ashton had three assists.

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Bruins 4 Hitmen 2

At Chilliwack, B.C., Jamie Crooks scored twice as the Bruins upset first-place Calgary.

Ryan Howse and Brandon Manning each had a goal and an assist for Chilliwack (7-6-4).

Kris Foucault and Joel Broda replied for the Hitmen (13-5-0).

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Silvertips 3 Rebels 0

At Red Deer, Alta., Radko Gudas scored twice and Thomas Heemskerk stopped all 41 shots he faced as Everett blanked the Rebels.

Dan Iwanski scored the other goal for the Silvertips (8-4-0).

Darcy Kuemper made 20 saves for Red Deer (8-9-0).

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Winterhawks 2 Chiefs 0

At Spokane, Wash., Kurtis Mucha made 35 saves for his first shutout of the season as Portland defeated the Chiefs.

Spencer Bennett scored in the second period and Brad Ross added an empty-netter for the Winterhawks (13-5-0).

Michael Tadjdeh stopped 24 shots for Spokane (6-6-1).

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Blades 4 Warriors 3

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Stefan Elliott's second goal of the game lifted Saskatoon over the Warriors in a battle for first place in the East Division.

Elliott opened the scoring 51 seconds into the game and Charles Inglis and Walker Wintoneak scored to give the Blades (12-3-2) a 3-0 lead early in the second period.

Moose Jaw (11-6-0) rallied as Thomas Frazee, Kendall McFaull and Quinton Howden scored to tie the game at 3-3.

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Americans 4 Cougars 0

At Prince George, B.C., Brendan Shinnimin scored two goals and assisted on another as Tri-City beat the Cougars.

Adam Hughesman and Johnny Lazo completed the scoring for the Americans (13-3-0). Tri-City goaltender Brett Martyniuk, making his first start of the season, picked up the shutout. Martyniuk wasn't busy, facing just 20 shots.

Hudson Stremmel made 36 saves in the loss for Prince George (3-12-0).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicine Hat Tigers (Photo: TSN)

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