Thursday, February 26, 2015

WHL coach puts on pads (check out the mask) . . . Kulda wins it for Oil Kings

IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY:

Eastern Conference
Brandon vs. Edmonton
Calgary vs. Kootenay
Regina vs. Swift Current
Medicine Hat vs. Red Deer
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Western Conference
Kelowna vs. Tri-City
Everett vs. Spokane
Victoria vs. Vancouver
Portland vs. Seattle
(NOTE: Team with home-ice advantage shown first.)
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THURSDAY’S GAME:

In Lethbridge, the Edmonton Oil Kings scored the game’s last three goals and beat the Hurricanes 3-2 in OT. . . . F Edgars Kulda won it 2:09 into the extra period. The goal came with a delayed penalty about to be called on Lethbridge. . . . Kulda has nine goals this season. . . . The Hurricanes scored the game’s first two goals, with F Giorgio Estephan getting his 19th goal in the first period and F Ryan Vanderviis getting his second at 8:08 of the second. . . . F Brandon Ralph pulled the Oil Kings to within one with his fifth goal at 11:41 of the third. . . . Edmonton F Brett Pollock got his 27th goal, on a PP, at 18:22 of the third, with the only assist going to G Patrick Dea, who threw the long pass up ice. . . . Edmonton was 1-for-6 on the PP; Lethbridge was 0-for-5. . . . Lethbridge G Stuart Skinner turned aside 45 shots, 26 more than Dea. . . . Edmonton held a 30-10 edge in shots after two periods but trailed 2-0. . . . The Oil Kings (28-28-6) hold down the Eastern Conference’s second wild-card spot. They are nine points ahead of the Moose Jaw Warriors and 11 ahead of the Prince Albert Raiders. Edmonton has 10 games remaining; the Warriors and Raiders each has 12 left. . . . The Hurricanes (18-35-8) have lost five in a row (0-3-2).
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FRIDAY’S GAMES

(all times local)
Medicine Hat at Regina, 7 p.m.
Saskatoon at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m.
Kootenay at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.
Prince Albert at Red Deer, 7 p.m.
Victoria at Kamloops, 7 p.m.
Spokane vs. Tri-City, at Kennewick, Wash., 7:05 p.m.
Kelowna at Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.
Calgary at Everett, 7:35 p.m.
Prince George vs. Seattle, at Kent, Wash., 7:35 p.m.
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