Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tigers stay alive by thumping Ice



THE SECOND ROUND (best-of-seven; all times local):
(x - if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
EDMONTON (1) vs. BRANDON (7)
(Edmonton wins, 4-1)
Season series: Edmonton, 3-1-0; Brandon, 1-2-1.
Thursday: Brandon 0 at Edmonton 5 (5,899)
Saturday: Brandon 0 at Edmonton 3 (7,115)
Tuesday: Edmonton 5 at Brandon 2 (3,522)
Wednesday: Edmonton 2 at Brandon 5 (3,246)
Friday: Brandon 1 at Edmonton 5 (6,356)
INJURIES
Edmonton: D Blake Orban, day-to-day.
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MEDICINE HAT (4) vs. KOOTENAY (6)
(Kootenay leads, 3-1)
Season series: Medicine Hat, 3-3-0; Kootenay, 3-3-0.
Saturday: Kootenay 4 at Medicine Hat 2 (3,750)
Sunday: Kootenay 2 at Medicine Hat 5 (3,755)
Wednesday: Medicine Hat 1 at Kootenay 3 (2,461)
Thursday: Medicine Hat 4 at Kootenay 7 (2,578)
Saturday: Kootenay 2 at Medicine Hat 9 (3,624)
Monday: Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m.
x-Wednesday: Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m.
(NOTE: Kootenay plays home games in Cranbrook, B.C.)
INJURIES
Medicine Hat: F Gavin Broadhead, day-to-day; F Hunter Shinkaruk, indefinite.
Kootenay: F Tim Bozon, indefinite; F Ryan Chynoweth, indefinite; D Tyler King, day-to-day; D Tanner Faith, 3-5 months.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
KELOWNA (1) vs. SEATTLE (4)
(Kelowna wins, 4-0)
Season series: Kelowna, 2-1-1; Seattle, 2-1-1.
Thursday: Seattle 2 at Kelowna 6 (4,581)
Saturday: Seattle 3 at Kelowna 6 (5,675)
Tuesday: Kelowna 5 at Seattle 4 (5,029)
Wednesday: Kelowna 5 at Seattle 2 (2,219)
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PORTLAND (2) vs. VICTORIA (3)
(Portland wins, 4-1)
Season series: Portland, 1-1-2; Victoria, 3-1-0.
Friday: Victoria 2 at Portland 8 (6,152)
Saturday: Victoria 3 at Portland 6 (10,947)
Monday: Portland 1 at Victoria 2 (6,505)
Tuesday: Portland 4 at Victoria 3 (6,745)
Thursday: Victoria 1 at Portland 5 (8,083)
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THE THIRD ROUND (best-of-seven; all times local):
(x - if necessary)
WESTERN CONFERENCE

KELOWNA (1) vs. PORTLAND (2)
Season series: Kelowna, 4-0-0; Portland, 0-4-0.
Friday: Portland at Kelowna, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Portland at Kelowna, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22: Kelowna at Portland, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23: Kelowna at Portland, 7 p.m.
x-Friday, April 25: Portland at Kelowna, 7 p.m.
x-Sunday, April 27: Kelowna at Portland, 5 p.m.
x-Tuesday, April 29: Portland at Kelowna, 7 p.m.
INJURIES
Kelowna: F Myles Bell, week-to-week.
Portland: None.
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
EDMONTON (1) vs. MEDICINE HAT (4)/KOOTENAY    (6)
Season series: Edmonton, 5-0-1; Medicine Hat, 1-5-0.
Season series: Edmonton, 4-2-0; Kootenay, 2-2-2.
Friday: Medicine Hat/Kootenay at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 20: Medicine Hat/Kootenay at Edmonton, 4 p.m.
Other dates TBA.
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WHL Playoffs
SATURDAY’S GAME:
In Medicine Hat, F Cole Sanford scored four times and set up two others and the Tigers notched the game’s last eight goals as they beat the Kootenay Ice, 9-2. . . . The Ice leads the second-round series 3-2, with Game 6 scheduled for Cranbrook on Monday night. . . . The Ice led 1-0 on a shorthanded goal by F Levi Cable, his seventh, at 7:03 of the first period. . . . The Tigers tied it on Sanford’s fourth goal of these playoffs at 13:29. . . . Kootenay went back in front 49 seconds into the second period when D Landon Peel, who was celebrating his 20th birthday, scored his first goal of these playoffs. . . . But after that it was all Tigers. . . . Sanford tied the score at 13:29 and F Chad Butcher gave the home boys their first lead at 15:06. . . . Butcher has four goals and each of them has been a game-winner. . . . Tigers F Trevor Cox finished with a goal, his sixth, and three assists, while F Curtis Valk had a goal, his ninth, and two helpers. . . . For the third time in the series, neither of the Ice’s big guns, F Jaedon Descheneau and F Sam Reinhart, picked up a point. . . . Last season, as a freshman, Sanford, an 18-year-old from Vernon, B.C., had 11 points, including two goals, in 53 games. This season, he broke out in a big way, finishing with 73 points, 33 of them goals, in 72 games. In these playoffs, he has 16 points in 11 games. . . . Tigers G Marek Langhamer turned aside 23 shots. . . . Kootenay G Wyatt Hoflin went the distance, stopping 44 shots. . . . The Tigers were 2-for-3 with the PP; the Ice was 0-for-3.
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From Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider): “Really enjoyed calling the game with @Duckscolorman tonight. Thank you, @AnaheimDucks and @LAKings for this opportunity.”
Rosen is a former radio voice of the WHL’s Everett Silvertips.


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