Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Blazers, Rockets Win to Set Up Tiebreaker Game for Playoff Spot

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WHL Roundup: Blazers, Rockets Win to Set Up Tiebreaker Game for Playoff Spot

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WHL Roundup: Blazers, Rockets need tiebreaker

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The Western Hockey League will need a tiebreaker to determine the final playoff spot.

Jermaine Loewen scored twice as the Kamloops Blazers beat the Prince George Cougars 4-2 on Saturday to set up a must-win game against the Kelowna Rockets for a spot in the post-season.

The Blazers and Rockets, each with 64 points, will meet Tuesday in Kamloops, B.C., for a tiebreaker game to determine the final playoff berth in the B.C. Division and Western Conference.

Connor Zary and Kobe Mohr also scored for the Blazers (28-32-8). Dylan Garand made 29 saves for the victory.

Vladislav Mikhalchuk and Cole Moberg replied for the Cougars (19-41-8). Taylor Gauthier turned away 21 shots in defeat.

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ROCKETS 3 GIANTS 2 (OT)

KELOWNA, B.C. -- Mark Liwiski scored the winner at 3:40 of overtime as the Rockets edged Vancouver to keep their season alive for one more game.

Cayde Augustine and Alex Swetlikoff scored in regulation for Kelowna (28-32-8). Roman Basran had 19 saves for the win.

Justin Sourdif and Jadon Joseph scored while David tendeck made 32 saves for the Giants (48-15-5).

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CHIEFS 10 AMERICANS 1

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Adam Beckman scored a hat trick and Bear Hughes added a pair of goals as the Chiefs hammered Tri-City.

Nolan Reid, Ethan McIndoe, Luc Smith, Cordel Larson and Jake McGrew also scored for Spokane (40-21-7). Bailey Brkin made 19 saves for the victory.

Nolan Yaremko scored for the Americans (34-28-6). Talyn Boyko kicked out 37-of-47 shots in a losing cause.

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SILVERTIPS 5 ROYALS 1

EVERETT, Wash. -- Martin Fasko-Rudas had a hat trick as the Silvertips dismantled Victoria.

Dawson Butt and Jalen Price also scored for the Silvertips (47-16-5). Max Palaga turned aside 18 shots for the win.

D-Jay Jerome replied for the Royals (34-30-4). Brock Gould kicked out 39 shots in a losing cause.

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HURRICANES 3 TIGERS 2

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. -- Nick Henry had a pair of goals to lead Lethbridge past the Tigers.

Jake Elmer scored shorthanded while Bryan Thomson turned away 29 shots for the Hurricanes (40-18-10). …

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