SUNDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPDec 03, 2012 - 02:44 MST
THUNDERBIRDS UPEND BLAZERS – Roberts Lipsbergs scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season to help the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.
Justin Hickman potted the game-winner 16:52 into the third period for the Thunderbirds (14-13-1-0), who post their second straight victory and improve to 8-3-1 on home ice this season. Brandon Glover turned aside 30 of 31 shots he faced to backstop the T-Birds to the victory.
Joe Kornelses netted his first goal of the season for the Blazers (21-7-1-2), who were shut out on five power play chances in the contest as they suffer their second straight setback. Taran Kozun turned in a 28-save effort in the defeat.
TIGERS 2, WHEAT KINGS 1 S/O
Hunter Shinkaruk and Curtis Valk scored in a shootout to lead the Medicine Hat Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings on Sunday.
Dylan Busenius scored the only goal in regulation for the Tigers (13-16-2-0), who post their second 2-1 shootout victory in as many nights. Marek Langhamer turned aside 38 of 39 shots he faced in regulation, and denied two of three Wheat Kings’ shootout attempts to record his fifth victory of the season.
Eric Roy sent the game to overtime with the equalizer 19:08 into the third period for the Wheat Kings (10-16-2-2), who suffer their sixth consecutive setback. Corbin Boes stopped 35 of 36 shots he faced through regulation play, but was beaten twice in the shootout to take the loss.
RAIDERS 8, PATS 2
Josh Morrissey and Mike Winther each scored two goals as the visiting Prince Albert Raiders downed the Regina Pats 8-2 on Sunday.
Davis Vandane, Dakota Conroy, Carson Perreaux and Leon Draisaitl also scored and Chance Braid picked up three assists for the Raiders (20-8-0-2), who record their 20th win in their 30th game of the season after winning just 21 games all of last season. Luke Siemens made 22 saves in the victory.
Colten Mayor scored both goals for the Pats (11-15-2-2), who were outshot 54-24 as they drop their fourth straight decision. Matt Hewitt turned in a 46-save performance in a losing cause.
OIL KINGS 4, HURRICANES 3
Curtis Lazar’s second goal of the game, scored on the power play 16:26 into the third period, lifted the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 4-3 triumph over the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday.
Dylan Wruck – with a goal and an assist – and Edgars Kulda also scored for the Oil Kings (18-5-2-3), who went 2-for-6 on the power play as they improve to 7-0-1-1 over their last nine games. Tristan Jarry stopped 19 of 22 shots he faced to post his seventh win of the season.
Jaimen Yakubowski scored twice, including converting a second-period penalty shot, while Graham Hood also scored for the Hurricanes (14-14-1-3), who have lost nine of their last 11 games but remain in fourth place in the Central Division. Ty Rimmer made 31 saves in the setback.
HITMEN 4, ICE 1
Alex Roach scored his seventh of the season and added an assist to pace the Calgary Hitmen to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Kootenay Ice on Sunday.
Greg Chase scored twice on the power play in the third period while Pavlo Padakin also scored for the Hitmen (18-6-1-2), who post their 10th win over their last 12 outings but remain one point back of Edmonton for top spot in the Central Division. Chris Driedger stopped 18 of 19 shots to earn his 15th win of the season.
Brock Montgomery scored the lone tally for the Ice (8-17-1-0), who went 1-for-8 on the power play while dropping their second straight contest. Mackenzie Skapski made 25 saves in the loss.