SUNDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPDec 17, 2012 - 02:47 MST
WINTERHAWKS EDGE SILVERTIPS – Keegan Iverson’s fourth goal of the season, scored 12:55 into the third period, stood up as the winner as the visiting Portland Winterhawks edged the Everett Silvertips 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Sunday.
Troy Rutkowski tallied a goal and an assist and Nic Petan potted his 22nd goal of the season for the Winterhawks (28-5-1-0), who post their fifth straight win and move three points clear of Kamloops for first place in the overall WHL standings. Mac Carruth made 30 saves to record his 15th victory of the season.
Ryan Harrison – with his fourth of the campaign – and Josh Winquist scored for the Silvertips (13-22-0-2), who suffer their second defeat to the Winterhawks over the last three nights. Austin Lotz made 28 saves in a losing cause.
BRONCOS 4, ICE 0
Landon Bow made 20 saves to claim his first WHL win and first shutout as the Swift Current Broncos skated to a 4-0 win over the visiting Kootenay Ice on Sunday.
Adam Lowry scored three goals, Graham Black tallied his 15th of the season and Coda Gordon picked up three assists for the Broncos (15-17-3-2), who connected for two power play goals as they claim their third win in five games.
Mackenzie Skapski turned in a 50-save performance in a losing cause for the Ice (10-22-1-0), who were outshot 36-10 through the first two periods en route to their second loss in a row.
RAIDERS 3, WHEAT KINGS 0
Luke Siemens turned aside all 35 shots he faced to post his fourth shutout of the season and 10th of his WHL career as the Prince Albert Raiders blanked the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings 3-0 on Sunday.
Carson Perreaux and Chance Braid each notched a goal and an assist while Anthony Bardaro scored his 10th marker of the season for the Raiders (22-11-0-3), who went 1-for-4 on the power play as they put a stop to a mini two-game losing skid.
Corbin Boes stopped 40 of 43 shots he faced in the loss for the Wheat Kings (13-19-2-2), who were coming off a pair of victories versus the Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday and Saturday.
COUGARS 2, GIANTS 1
Carson Bolduc scored the go-ahead goal 6:02 into the third period to lift the Prince George Cougars to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Giants on Sunday.
Alex Forsberg – with his ninth of the season – also scored for the Cougars (12-18-1-3), who earn their second win in as many nights over the Giants after falling in Vancouver on Friday night. Brett Zarowney turned in a 35-save effort to post his second straight win.
Trevor Cheek scored the only goal for the Giants (9-25-0-0), who were outscored 8-1 over their two games in Prince George this weekend. Payton Lee stopped 21 shots in a losing cause.
OIL KINGS 8, PATS 1
Michael St. Croix scored four times as the Edmonton Oil Kings blasted the visiting Regina Pats 8-1 on Sunday.
T.J. Foster scored twice and set up two more, Klarc Wilson added a goal and two assists and Brandon Baddock scored for a second straight night for the Oil Kings (22-7-2-3), who took a 2-0 lead into the third period and added six more en route to their fourth win in a row. Laurent Brossoit made 20 saves in the win.
Stephen Hak got his first goal of the season for the Pats (12-20-2-2), who have dropped nine of their last 10 games while giving up seven or more goals four times in that span. Matt Hewitt made 30 saves in a losing effort.
HITMEN 6, ROCKETS 2
Brooks Macek scored twice and added an assist as the Calgary Hitmen managed a 6-2 win over the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Sunday.
Brady Brassart and Cody Sylvester each tallied a goal and an assist while Elliott Peterson and Jake Virtanen also counted for the Hitmen (23-7-1-3), who post their third win in a row and have given up just three goals in that span. Chris Driedger made 22 saves to claim his 18th win of the season.
Jesse Lees and Madison Bowey scored for the Rockets (23-10-1-1), who see a six-game winning streak come to an end. Jackson Whistle made 16 saves on 19 shots over the first two periods of play, taking the loss, while 15-year-old Jake Morrissey stopped seven of 10 shots in the third period.