TUESDAY'S WHL ROUND-UPNov 07, 2012 - 02:03 MST
HAWKS WIN NINTH STRAIGHT – Derrick Pouliot notched a goal and two assists to lead the Portland Winterhawks to a 5-1 victory over the visiting Red Deer Rebels in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday night.
Ty Rattie extended his point streak to 11 games with a goal and an assist while Oliver Bjorkstrand, Brendan Leipsic and Seth Jones also each picked up a goal and an assist for the Winterhawks (13-3-1-0), who have won nine straight games while piling up 49 goals in the process. Mac Carruth made 21 saves to claim his sixth win of the season.
Cory Millette scored the lone goal for the Rebels (9-10-1-1), who suffer their second straight loss and fall to 1-2 through three games of a U.S. Division tour. Patrik Bartosak made 31 saves over the first 40 minutes of the game, taking the loss, while Bolton Pouliot stopped 10 of 12 shots in the third frame.
OIL KINGS 2, BLAZERS 1
Laurent Brossoit turned in a 31-save effort to backstop the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers on Tuesday.
Mitch Moroz and Henrik Samuelsson scored first-period goals for the Oil Kings (11-4-1-2), who earn their second straight victory and their sixth win in seven games to move back into a tie with Calgary for first place in the Central Division.
Brendan Ranford scored the only goal for the Blazers (17-2-0-1), who were blanked on five power play chances as they suffer their first home-ice loss of the season. Cole Cheveldave made 24 saves in the defeat.
WHEAT KINGS 5, THUNDERBIRDS 3
Alessio Bertaggia scored once and set up two more to pace the Brandon Wheat Kings to a 5-3 win over the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday.
Jens Meilleur, Tyrel Seaman, John Quenneville and Eric Roy also scored for the Wheat Kings (9-7-2-1), who built up a 3-0 lead early into the second period as they post their second victory over their last three outings. Curtis Honey turned aside 38 of 41 shots to post his second victory of the season.
Riley Sheen, Luke Lockhart and Connor Sanvido scored while Roberts Lipsbergs and Jesse Forsberg each picked up two assists for the Thunderbirds (8-8-1-0), who went 1-for-5 on the power play in the defeat. Brandon Glover stopped 18 of 22 shots in taking the loss.
CHIEFS 4, SILVERTIPS 0
Garret Hughson stopped all 22 shots he faced to record his first career WHL shutout as the Spokane Chiefs shut down the visiting Everett Silvertips 4-0 on Tuesday.
Connor Chartier and Adam Helewka each tallied a goal and an assist while Mikulas Rimmel and Dylan Walchuk also counted for the Chiefs (13-6-0-0), who pick up their second win in a row and improve to 9-1-0-0 at home this season.
Daniel Cotton stopped 31 of 35 shots he faced in the defeat for the Silvertips (6-12-0-2), who suffer their sixth straight setback and remain in fifth place in the U.S. Division.