Raiders’ freshman goaltender stones Ice

Martin stays hot, but Broncos lose

The Medicine Hat Tigers have acquired D Nick Heid, 18, from the Portland Winterhawks for a fourth-round selection in the 2017 bantam draft. That pick originated with Portland, going to Medicine Hat in a deal last season that had F Miles Koules go to the Winterhawks. . . . The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Heid, from Fridley, Minn., played 17 games last season as a freshman, but his season was ended by a shoulder injury. He underwent surgery in January. . . . This season, he played two games before suffering an undisclosed injury. . . . He was pointless in 2014-15 and has one assist this season.

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Fans are going to want to get their hands on the latest special publication from The Hockey News. . . . They call it Dream Teams and it features “the Top 50 producers of NHL stars.” . . . As a disclaimer, I played a small part in the writing. . . . But, believe me, this is 154 pages of information, trivia and stories. You certainly won’t devour it all in one sitting, or two, or three . . . Good stuff!

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D Tyler Morrison, who was placed on waivers by the Moose Jaw Warriors at the 20-year-old deadline, has joined the AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints. The Warriors had acquired him from the Tri-City Americans as the regular season started.

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SATURDAY’S GAMES:

At Edmonton, the Moose Jaw Warriors broke a 1-1 tie with two second-period goals and went on to beat the Oil Kings, 3-2. . . . D Marc McNulty, in his second game since being acquired from Kamloops, scored a PP goal at 8:36 of the second to give the Warriors a 2-1 lead. . . . F Brayden Point got his ninth goal, at 11:03, for a 3-1 edge. . . . Edmonton F Andrew Koep cut into the lead at 19:48 but it was too late. . . . F Dryden Hunt had a goal and two assists for Moose Jaw, with McNulty and Point each getting an assist, too. . . . Koep added an assist to his goal. . . . The Warriors now are 6-1-2. . . . Edmonton (3-6-1) has lost four straight. . . . Moose Jaw G Zach Sawchenko made 29 saves, four more than Edmonton’s Patrick Dea. . . . Moose Jaw was 1-for-3 on the PP; Edmonton was 0-for-4. . . . Announced attendance: 5,392.

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At Swift Current, D Andrew Nielsen had a goal and two assists to spark the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 5-3 victory over the Broncos. . . . The Hurricanes, who have won four in a row, scored the game’s first four goals, leading 4-0 at 7:30 of the second period. . . . The Broncos scored three in a row to get within one but weren’t able to equalize. . . . Lethbridge D Kord Pankewicz iced it at 18:40 of the third. . . . Nielsen, F Justin Gutierrez and F Brayden Burke scored in a span of 4:31 early in the second period to make it 4-0. . . . Burke and F Tyler Wong each had a goal and an assist for Lethbridge. Wong has 12 goals. F Giorgio Estephan had two assists. . . . F Jon Martin continued his hot streak, with a goal and two assists for the Broncos. He’s got 16 points in six games with the Broncos, including 10 points, four of them goals, in the past four games. . . . F Glenn Gawdin had a goal and an assist, and F Jake DeBrusk had two assists for Swift Current. . . . Lethbridge (6-2-0) got 24 saves from G Jayden Sittler. . . . Travis Child stopped 19 shots for the Broncos (4-5-1). . . . The Broncos were 1-for-4 on the PP; the Hurricanes weren’t granted even one opportunity. . . . Announced attendance: 1,874.

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At Cranbrook, B.C., G Ian Scott stopped 33 shots to lead the Prince Albert Raiders to a 1-0 victory over the Kootenay Ice. . . . Scott, a 16-year-old from Calgary, recorded his first career shutout. He was the ninth overall selection in the 2014 bantam draft. . . . F Austin Glover scored the game’s only goal, with 15.2 seconds left in the third period. . . . Ice G Wyatt Hoflin stopped 23 shots. . . . The Raiders were 0-for-2 on the PP; the Ice was 0-for-6. . . . The Raiders (8-2-1) finished a six-game road trip with a 4-1-1 record. . . . The Ice slipped to 2-9-0. . . . Due to injuries, the Ice dressed just 17 skaters, one under the maximum. . . . Announced attendance: 1,918.

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At Saskatoon, D Macoy Erkamps had a goal and an assist to help the Brandon Wheat Kings to a 4-1 victory over the Blades. . . . The Wheat Kings scored the game’s first three goals, with F John Quenneville scoring in the first period and F Tanner Kaspick, shorthanded, and F Jayce Hawryluk scoring in the second period. . . . Brandon G Jordan Papirny stopped 23 shots, losing his shutout bid at 13:40 of the second when F Ryan Graham scored. . . . Saskatoon starter Brock Hamm left at 10:53 of the second, having allowed three goals on 16 shots. Nik Amundrud came on to stop 24 of 25. . . . Brandon was 0-for-3 on the PP; Saskatoon was 0-for-4. . . . The Wheat Kings now are 6-1-2. . . . Saskatoon is 3-2-3. . . . The Wheat Kings have won nine in a row in Saskatoon. . . . This was Game 1 of an eight-game road trip for Brandon. . . . D James Shearer, the MJHL’s rookie of the year with the Steinbach Pistons, made his Brandon debut. The Wheat Kings signed him on Friday. . . . Announced attendance: 4,390.

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At Medicine Hat, G Austin Lotz stopped 27 shots to lead the Tigers to a 6-0 victory over the Calgary Hitmen. . . . Austin was making his second start in as many nights since being claimed off 20-year-old waivers by Medicine Hat from Everett. That’s his first shutout of the season and 11th of his career. . . . F Caleb Fantino scored the game’s first goal, at 2:33 of the second period. . . . The Tigers (4-2-1) got a goal and two assists from D David Quenneville, two goals from F Chad Butcher and two assists from each of D Ty Stanton, F Steve Owre and F Mason Shaw. . . . The Hitmen now are 5-3-1. . . . Calgary G Kyle Dumba stopped 23 shots. . . . Medicine Hat was 2-for-4 on the PP; Calgary was 0-for-6. . . . The Hitmen lost D Jake Bean to an undisclosed injury in the second period, while Medicine Hat F Cole Sanford also left in the second after taking a hit from F Taylor Sanheim. . . . Announced attendance: 4,494.

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At Vancouver, F Conner Bleackley, stripped of the ‘C’ earlier in the week, had three assists and was plus-6 as the Red Deer Rebels dumped the Giants, 6-4. . . . Brent Sutter, the Rebels’ owner, general manager and head coach, took the ‘C’ away from Bleackley and gave it to F Wyatt Johnson, who had a goal and two assists. . . . This was a wild one, with the Rebels opening a 3-0 lead in the second period, only to have the Giants tie it 3-3 on a goal from F Carter Popoff at 15:12 of the third period. . . . Red Deer F Lane Pederson got the lead back at 15:34, with Vancouver F Ty Ronning equalizing at 15:49. . . . Red Deer then put it away with the last two goals, the winner coming from D Haydn Fleury at 17:37. . . . Pederson added an empty-netter at 19:47. . . . The Rebels (7-4-0) went 2-2-0 in the B.C. Division. . . . Pederson had an assist to go with his two goals, while F Brandon Hagel had a goal and two assists. . . . Red Deer G Trevor Martin stopped 19 shots, eight fewer than Payton Lee of the Giants (4-4-2). . . . Vancouver was 1-for-4 on the PP; Red Deer was 0-for-2. . . . Announced attendance: 4,311.

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At Prince George, F Tyson Baillie had two goals and three assists as the Kelowna Rockets beat the Cougars, 6-2. . . . The Rockets accounted for the game’s first four goals and led 4-0 early in the third period. . . . Kelowna (7-4-0) got two goals and two assists from F Dillon Dube, a goal and an assist from D Lucas Johansen, and two assists from F Nick Merkley. . . . F Brad Morrison had a goal and an assist for the Cougars (3-4-0), who had won their previous two games. . . . Kelowna G Michael Herringer stopped 35 shots. . . . Cougars starter Ty Edmonds turned aside 20 of 23 shots, with Mack Shields coming on for the third period. He stopped five of eight shots. . . . Edmonds had blanked the Rockets, 3-0, on Friday. . . . Kelowna was 3-for-4 on the PP; Prince George was 1-for-5. . . . Kelowna head coach Brad Ralph celebrated his 35th birthday with the victory. . . . Announced attendance: 3,191.

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At Spokane, F Gage Quinney had a goal and two assists to lead the Kamloops Blazers to a Blazers20155-1 victory over the Chiefs. . . . The home side had a 1-0 lead at 6:03 of the second period when the video review official signalled a stop to play, did a review and awarded a goal to Kamloops F Jesse Zaharichuk. . . . F Garrett Pilon scored 6:04 later and the Blazers were away. . . . Quinney, 20, was acquired from the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday. He has goals in both games he has played with Kamloops (2-7-0). . . . Kamloops F Matt Revel and Zaharichuk each had a goal and an assist. . . . Kamloops G Connor Ingram stopped 19 shots. . . . The Chiefs started Tyson Verhelst and finished with Matt Berlin, who made his WHL debut. They combined for 22 saves, with Berlin stopping one of two shots in 6:20 of action. . . . Each team was 0-for-1 on the PP. . . . Spokane (3-5-1) has lost five straight (0-4-1). . . . Announced attendance: 6,914.

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At Kennewick, Wash., the Tri-City Americans erased a 2-1 second-period deficit and beat the Portland Winterhawks, 4-2. . . . F Michael Rasmussen pulled Tri-City into a tie at 3:48 of the second period, on a PP. . . . F Tyler Sandhu gave the Americans the lead, with his second goal of the game, at 19:29. . . . F Parker Bowles supplied insurance with a PP goal at 7:50 of the third. . . . F Beau McCue and D Parker Wotherspoon each had two assists for Tri-City (4-4-1), which had lost its previous three games. . . . Portland (2-6-0) got a goal and an assist from F Dominic Turgeon. . . . Tri-City G Evan Sarthou stopped 30 shots, seven more than Portland’s Adin Hill. . . . The Americans were 2-for-4 on the PP; the Winterhawks were 1-for-7. . . . The Americans had D Riley Hillis in the lineup for the first time this season. . . . Announced attendance: 3,652.

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At Kent, Wash., Seattle’s big line scored the game’s first three goals and the
Thunderbirds went on to a 4-2 victory over the Victoria Royals. . . . Each member of that line scored — Mathew Barzal got a PP goal at 6:34 of the first period; Ryan Gropp scored at 15:51 of the second; Keegan Kolesar scored at 18:13 of the second. . . . Barzal and Kolesar also had two assists each. . . . Victoria (7-3-0) made it interesting with third-period goals from F Ethan Price and F Jared Dmytriw, the latter scoring at 9:31 of the third. . . . Seattle F Nolan Volcan put it away at 15:16. . . . The Thunderbirds (5-1-1) have points in six straight (5-0-1). . . . Seattle G Logan Flodell blocked 21 shots. . . . Victoria starter Coleman Vollrath stopped 22 of 25 shots. Griffen Outhouse made his debut in the third period, stopping 13 of 14. . . . Seattle was 1-for-4 on the PP; Victoria was 0-for-5. . . . Announced attendance: 3,009.

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SUNDAY’S GAME (all times local):

Regina at Calgary, 4 p.m.