Oil Kings down Hitmen to tie Eastern Conference final series

The Canadian Press
4/25/2013 12:41:57 AM
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CALGARY -- T.J. Foster had two goals and an assist and Michael St. Croix scored once and set up three others to lead the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 7-3 win over the Calgary Hitmen on Wednesday to tie the WHL Eastern Conference final at 2-2.

Martin Gernat, Ashton Sautner, Dylan Wruck and Travis Ewanyk also scored for the Oil Kings, who host Game 5 on Friday.

Calder Brooks, Brooks Macek and Elliott Peterson scored for the Hitmen.

Laurent Brossoit made 22 saves for Edmonton, for his 10th win of the post-season.

Calgary's Chris Driedger stopped 12-of-17 shots, while Mack Shields allowed two goals while facing 22 shots.

Foster opened the scoring for Edmonton at 1:15 of the first period and scored 55 seconds later with the Oil Kings enjoying a two man advantage.

Gernat and Sautner put Edmonton up 4-0 before Brooks scored a power-play goal for the Hitmen.

Ewanyk added a late goal in the opening period to make it 5-1 Edmonton.

Macek scored on a penalty shot for Calgary at 7:56 of the second period.

After Wruck scored to give the Oil Kings a 6-2 lead, Peterson responded for Calgary before the end of the second.

St. Croix rounded out the scoring at 1:30 of the third period.

The Oil Kings were 1 for 6 with the man advantage, while the Hitmen scored once on eight power-play chances.

Petan scores twice, Carruth stops 29 shots as Winterhawks win 3-0 over Blazers

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Forward Nic Petan scored twice and goaltender Mac Carruth stopped 29 shots to lead the Portland Winterhawks to a 3-0 WHL playoff victory over the Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday night.

The Winterhawks now hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference final with Game 5 scheduled for the Rose Garden in Portland on Friday night.

Seth Jones also had a goal for Portland, which scored two first-period goals and another in the third.

Kamloops goaltender Cole Cheveldave stopped 24 shots.

Edmonton Oil Kings (Photo: TSN)


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