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WHL: Winterhawks make it 21 in a row with win over Chiefs

The Canadian Press

3/1/2014 1:59:29 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. - Corbin Boes stopped 30 shots as the Portland Winterhawks extended their win streak to 21 games by downing the host Spokane Chiefs 2-0 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Alex Schoenborn opened the scoring for the Winterhawks (47-12-5), who haven't lost since dropping a 3-2 shootout decision to the Victoria Royals on Jan. 10, and Chase De Leo added an insurance goal in the second period.

Portland's Nicolas Petan had his 16-game point streak snapped in the win, as did Oliver Bjorkstrand, who entered the game with at least one point in 14 straight contests.

Defenceman Matt Sozanski was caught on the ice for both goals against while Eric Williams stopped 20-of-22 shots for the Chiefs (36-22-6).

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WARRIORS 5 HURRICANES 2

MOOSE JAW, Mich. -- Justin Paulic made 24 saves as the Warriors handed Lethbridge its eighth loss in a row.

Colton McCarthy and Jack Rodewald each had a goal and an assist for Moose Jaw (17-38-9) while Miles Warkentine, Sam Fioretti and Alexey Slepstov added the others.

Tyler Bell and Taylor Cooper supplied the scoring for the Hurricanes (12-49-5).

Lethbridge's Teagan Sacher stopped 27-of-32 shots in a losing cause.

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PATS 4 BRONCOS 3 (OT)

REGINA -- Connor Gay scored twice, including 4:13 into extra time as the Pats came from behind to edge Swift Current.

Dyson Stevenson and Patrick D'Amico also scored for Regina (36-23-6), which trailed 2-0 heading into the second period.

The Broncos (31-24-9) got goals from Nathan Burns, Jake DeBrusk and Coda Gordon.

Daniel Wapple made 34 saves for the Pats while Eetu Laurikainen turned away 36-of-40 shots in a losing cause.

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ICE 4 BLADES 2

SASKATOON -- Wyatt Hoflin made 31 saves and Kootenay scored four unanswered goals to erase an early 2-0 deficit en route to downing the Blades.

Landon Cross, Luke Philp, Tim Bozon and Landon Peel scored for the Ice (37-23-4) and Sam Reinhart chipped in with an assist to extend his point streak to 22 games.

Cameron Hebig and Graham Miller scored for Saskatoon (16-43-5), which dropped its fourth straight contest.

Troy Trombley stopped 39-of-42 shots in a losing cause.

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HITMEN 5 BLAZERS 1

CALGARY -- Brady Brassart had two goals and an assist as the Hitmen beat Kamloops for their 10th win in their last 11 outings.

Adam Tambellini and Alex Roach each had a goal and an assist for Calgary (41-15-7) and Pavel Padakin added a single goal.

Matt Bellerive replied for the Blazers (13-46-5), who are 2-8-0 in their last 10 games.

Mack Shields made 25 saves for the Hitmen as Bolton Pouliot stopped 37-of-42 shots in defeat.

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TIGERS 3 REBELS 2 (SO)

RED DEER, Alta. -- Miles Koules scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as Medicine Hat slipped past the Rebels.

Curtis Valk also scored for the Tigers (40-22-3), who improved to 8-2-0 in their last 10 games.

Wyatt Johnson and Scott Feser each had a goal and an assist for Red Deer (30-30-5).

Medicine Hat's Marek Langhamer made 25 saves for the win. Patrik Bartosak kicked out 38-of-40 shots for the Rebels.

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ROYALS 5 COUGARS 3

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- Brandon Magee had a goal and an assist as Victoria toppled the Cougars.

Travis Brown, Logan Fisher, Austin Carroll and Brett Cote also scored for the Royals (44-17-4), who have won nine of their past 10 outings.

Todd Fiddler had a pair of goals for Prince George (26-33-8) and Zach Pochiro had a goal and an assist.

Victoria's Patrik Polivka made 24 saves while Adam Beukeboom turned away 33-of-37 shots for the Cougars.

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ROCKETS 6 GIANTS 0

KELOWNA, B.C. -- Jordon Cooke made 31 saves and Nick Merkley scored twice as the Rockets blanked Vancouver.

Madison Bowey, Mitchell Wheaton, Tyrell Goulbourne and Myles Bell also scored for Kelowna (51-9-4) while Damon Severson tacked on three assists.

Giants (30-25-10) forward Jackson Houck had his four-game point streak halted.

Payton Lee stopped 29-of-35 shots for Vancouver.

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SILVERTIPS 3 AMERICANS 2

EVERETT, Wash. -- Manraj Hayer's goal 1:19 into the third period stood up as the winner as the Silvertips slipped past Tri-City.

Carson Stadnyk and Jujhar Khaira also scored for Everett (32-23-9), which is 4-0-1 in its last five games.

Lucas Nickles and Parker Bowles scored for the Americans (27-30-8) and Brian Williams assisted on both.

Austin Lotz made 25 saves for the Silvertips. Eric Comrie turned away 32-of-35 shots for Tri-City, which dropped its eighth game in a row.