Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday stuff . . .

Brendan Shinnimin (left) and Carter Ashton of the Tri-City Americans
work to defend against Troy Bourke of the Prince George Cougars
in a WHL game in Kennewick, Wash., on Sunday night.
(Photo by John Allen/

In Calgary, the Red Deer Rebels scored the game’s last four goals and beat the Hitmen, 4-2. . . . D Matt Dumba broke a 2-2 tie with his 15th goal at 11:16 of the third period. . . . Red Deer F Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored Red Deer’s first goal, his 28th, at 15:33 of the second period. He now has 102 points, good for third place in the scoring race. . . . Red Deer has won two in a row and four of five. . . . Calgary has lost two in a row and nine of 10. . . . Red Deer G Darcy Kuemper earned his 43rd victory of the season. . . . The Rebels, with two games left, are atop the Central Division, four points ahead of the Medicine Hat Tigers, who have three games remaining. . . . The Tigers will use up the game in hand on Tuesday against the visiting Kootenay Ice. . . . The Rebels are in Edmonton on Friday. . . .
In Kennewick, Wash., F Carter Ashton and F Brendan Shinnimin each scored twice to lead the Tri-City Americans to a 6-3 victory over the Prince George Cougars. . . . Shinnimin has 32 goals, while Ashton has 31. . . . The Americans, who have four games left, will finish fourth in the Western Conference. . . . Tri-City is 25-7-1 at home, the fifth straight season in which it has won at least 25 games in the Toyota Center. . . . Tri-City G Drew Owsley won his career-best 34th game. . . . Tri-City remains without F Adam Hughesman (knee), who has 39 goals in 60 games. . . . The Cougars, who have two games left, are seventh, one point ahead of the Everett Silvertips. . . . Everett, with four games remaining, plays Wednesday in Kennewick, Wash., against the Americans. . . . The Cougars will go home-and-home with the Kamloops Blazers on the weekend. They’re in Kamloops on Friday and in Prince George on Saturday. . . . The Blazers are ninth, two points behind Everett. . . .
In Chilliwack, F Zach Franko’s 20th goal, at 4:52 of OT, gave the Kelowna Rockets a 3-2 victory over the Bruins. . . . The Rockets, who will finish atop the B.C. Division and be the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 seed for the first round of playoffs, won for the third time in as many nights. . . . Kelowna has won five in a row and nine of 10. . . . The loser point lifted the Bruins into a tie with the Vancouver Giants for fifth in the conference. . . . Attendance in Chilliwack was 4,022, the second straight night in which the Bruins drew more than 4,000 fans. . . . The Bruins, who have three games left, are in Spokane on Wednesday, the same night that the Giants, with four games to play, are in Portland.
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