SUNDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPDec 10, 2012 - 02:08 MST
BLAZERS BURN GIANTS – Chase Souto scored two goals as the visiting Kamloops Blazers managed a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.
Brendan Ranford – with a goal and an assist – and Tim Bozon also scored while Colin Smith chipped in two assists for the Blazers (24-7-1-2), who went 2-for-8 on the power play as they earn their third straight victory. Taran Kozun stopped 24 of 25 shots he faced to claim his sixth win of the season.
Cain Franson – with his 10th of the season – scored the only goal for the Giants (8-23-0-0), who opened the scoring early in the second period but allowed four unanswered goals en route to their third loss in a row. Payton Lee stopped 32 of 35 shots he faced in the setback.
WINTERHAWKS 4, AMERICANS 1
Nicholas Petan tallied two goals and an assist to pace the visiting Portland Winterhawks to a 4-1 triumph over the Tri-City Americans on Sunday.
Derrick Pouliot scored and set up two more while Seth Jones notched a goal and an assist for the Winterhawks (25-5-1-0), who scored three times on four power play chances as they claim their second win in as many nights. Brendan Burke made 25 saves to post his ninth victory of the season.
Beau McCue scored the only marker for the Americans (18-12-1-1), who had beaten the Winterhawks 3-2 in Portland on Friday night. Eric Comrie made 32 saves in a losing cause.
BLADES 7, PATS 0
Brenden Walker scored two goals and added two assists for a four-point outing as the visiting Saskatoon Blades shut out the Regina Pats 7-0 on Sunday.
Matej Stransky and Josh Nicholls each tallied two goals and an assist and Shane McColgan notched a goal and an assist for the Blades (15-14-0-1), who earn their second win in as many nights over the Pats while outscoring them 16-0 in the process, while Adam Kambeitz picked up three assists. Andrey Makarov made 22 saves to claim his second straight shutout and his third shutout over his last five games.
Matt Hewitt and Teagan Sacher combined for 38 saves in a losing effort for the Pats (11-18-2-2), who see their losing skid stretched to seven games.