WHL: Winterhawks dominate Silvertips 4-1

December 2, 2012, 6:35 AM

THE CANADIAN PRESS

EVERETT, Wash. — Ty Rattie had a goal and an assist as the Portland Winterhawks downed the host Everett Silvertips 4-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Derrick Pouliot, Brendan Leipsic and Tyler Wotherspoon also scored for the Winterhawks (22-4-1), who have won six games in a row and 16 of their last 17.

Cole MacDonald scored the lone goal for the Silvertips (11-18-2), who trailed 4-0 after 40 minutes of play.

Brendan Burke made 29 saves for the win as Daniel Cotton turned aside 30 shots in a losing cause.

Portland went 1 for 5 on the power play while Everett failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.

Thunderbirds 4, Rockets 2

KENT, Wash. — Brandon Glover made 37 saves as the Seattle Thunderbirds doubled up the visiting Kelowna Rockets 4-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Brendan Rouse, Shea Theodore, Seth Swenson and Roberts Lipsbergs each scored for the Thunderbirds (13-13-1) while Justin Hickman and Connor Sanvido had two assists apiece.

Myles Bell had a goal and an assist for the Rockets (17-9-2), who had their five-game winning streak halted, and Rourke Chartier scored the other.

Jackson Whistle turned away 27-of-31 shots in a losing cause.

Seattle went 1 for 2 on the power play while Kelowna failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

Warriors 3, Blazers 2

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Brayden Point and Justin Kirsch both scored in the shootout as the Moose Jaw Warriors edged the host Kamloops Blazers 3-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Morgan Rielly and Travis Brown each scored in regulation time for the Warriors (11-12-5).

Tyler Bell and Colin Smith scored for the Blazers (21-6-3), who lost for the first time in three outings.

Justin Paulic stopped 27-of-29 shots for the win as Cole Cheveldave turned aside 25 shots in a losing cause.

Both clubs went 0 for 6 on the power play.

Tigers 2, Hurricanes 1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Elgin Pearce and Curtis Valk both scored in the shootout as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes 2-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

The victory snapped an eight-game winless streak for Medicine Hat, which hadn’t earned a victory since a 5-2 win against the Moose Jaw Warriors on Nov. 9th.

Dylan Busenius scored in regulation time for the Tigers (13-16-2), who are 8-5-0 on home ice.

Craig Leverton scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes (14-14-4), who had defeated Medicine Hat three times already this season.

Ty Rimmer picked up the win and the game’s first star by making 37 saves as Cam Lanigan earned the game’s second star after turning aside 41 shots in a losing cause.

Medicine Hat went 0 for 4 on the power play while Lethbridge failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage.

Americans 4, Giants 3

VANCOUVER – Beau McCue scored the winning goal while shorthanded with only six seconds left in the third period as the Tri-City Americans edged the host Vancouver Giants 4-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

The 17-year-old rookie also scored in the second period and added an assist for the first three-point performance of his WHL career and the game’s first star.

Justin Hamonic and Lucas Nickles also scored for the Americans (17-10-2), who halted a three-game winless streak, while Malte Stromwall chipped in with two assists.

Tristan Sieben, Cain Franson and Wes Vannieuwenhuizen each scored for the Giants (7-20-0), who are now winless in seven games and sit last in the WHL standings.

Luke Lee-Knight stopped 38-of-41 shots for the win and the game’s second star as Liam Liston made 32 saves in a losing cause.

Tri-City failed to score on its only power-play opportunity while Vancouver went 1 for 3.

Royals 4, Cougars 3

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Mitch Deacon and Brett Cote scored 59 seconds apart in the third period as the Victoria Royals came from behind to beat the host Prince George Cougars 4-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Austin Carroll had a goal and an assist for the Royals (15-12-1), who also beat Prince George on Friday, and Jack Walker and Brandon Magee each had two assists.

Jamie Crooks also scored to round out Victoria’s offence.

Daulton Siwak had a goal and an assist for the Cougars (9-14-4), who are winless in three games, while Ryan Hanes and Marc McNulty scored a goal apiece.

Patrik Polivka stopped 34 shots for the win as Mac Engel turned aside 22 shots in a losing cause.

Victoria went 1 for 2 on the power play while Prince George failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

Rebels 3, Blades 0

RED DEER, Alta. — Patrik Bartosak stopped 21 shots as the Red Deer Rebels blanked the visiting Saskatoon Blades 3-0 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Conner Bleackley and Tyson Ness scored first-period goals for the Rebels (16-11-2), who have won six straight games, while Turner Elson added one more goal in the third period.

Andrey Makarov stopped 37-of-40 shots in a losing cause for the Blades (13-13-1), who lost for the first time in three outings.

Neither club had any success with the power play as they both went 0-for-4.

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