SUNDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPNov 05, 2012 - 02:40 MST
HITMEN TOP WARRIORS IN OVERTIME – Jaynen Rissling scored 2:13 into extra time to lift the visiting Calgary Hitmen to a 2-1 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.
Cody Sylvester tallied his 14th goal of the season and Carson Samoridny chipped in a pair of assists for the Hitmen (11-4-1-2), who close out a three-game East Division tour with a 3-0 record and move into first place in the Central Division. Mack Shields turned aside 25 of 26 shots he faced in the win.
Torrin White sent the game to overtime with the tying goal 18:23 into the third period for the Warriors (7-7-3-2), who have dropped five straight games, including three in overtime or a shootout. Justin Paulic stopped 23 of 25 shots in a losing cause.
The Warriors and Hitmen are at it again in Calgary on Wednesday night.
TIGERS 3, ICE 1
Hunter Shinkaruk scored once and set up two more while Curtis Valk picked up three assists to help the Medicine Hat Tigers post a 3-1 win over the visiting Kootenay Ice on Sunday.
Elgin Pearce and Kyle Becker also scored for the Tigers (10-9-1-0), who have won six of their last seven games and four straight on home ice. Cam Lanigan turned in a 27-save effort to claim his fifth win in eight appearances for the Tigers.
Sam Reinhart – with his fifth of the season – scored the only goal for the Ice (4-11-1-0), who slump to their seventh straight defeat. Mackenzie Skapski stopped 34 of 37 shots he faced to absorb the loss.
AMERICANS 9, GIANTS 1
Justin Feser scored three goals and added an assist to pace the Tri-City Americans to a 9-1 thumping of the visiting Vancouver Giants on Sunday.
Brian Williams and Marcus Messier each scored twice while Michal Plutnar – with a goal and two assists – and Beau McCue also scored for the Americans (12-6-1-1), who went 2-for-6 on the power play as they post their third consecutive victory. Brenden Fiebelkorn stopped 14 of 15 shots he faced to earn his first WHL victory.
Trevor Cheek scored the only goal for the Giants (5-12-0-0), who trailed 2-0 after the first period and 7-0 after two periods of play en route to the loss. Payton Lee and Tyler Fuhr combined for 29 saves in a losing effort.