WHL Roundup: Twarynski, Dube lead Rockets in win over Cougars

KELOWNA, B.C. – Carsen Twarynski and Dillon Dube each scored twice as the Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 6-5 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action. Erik Gardiner and Liam Kindree had the other goals for Kelowna (36-18-6). Jackson Leppard, Vladislav Mikhalchuk, Ryan Schoettler, Rhett Rhinehart and Jared Bethune scored for the Cougars (20-31-8). Rockets goaltender Brodan Salmond turned away 32 shots. Prince George’s Tavin Grant made 31 saves. Kelowna was 1 for 6 on the power play. The Cougars went 1 for 2 with the man advantage. — TIGERS 3 ICE 1 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Bryan Lockner struck the winner 14:10 into the third period to… Read More

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WHL Roundup: Twarynski, Dube lead Rockets in win over Cougars

KELOWNA, B.C. – Carsen Twarynski and Dillon Dube each scored twice as the Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 6-5 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action. Erik Gardiner and Liam Kindree had the other goals for Kelowna (36-18-6). Jackson Leppard, Vladislav Mikhalchuk, Ryan Schoettler, Rhett Rhinehart and Jared Bethune scored for the Cougars (20-31-8). Rockets goaltender Brodan Salmond turned away 32 shots. Prince George’s Tavin Grant made 31 saves. Kelowna was 1 for 6 on the power play. The Cougars went 1 for 2 with the man advantage. — TIGERS 3 ICE 1 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Bryan Lockner struck the winner 14:10 into the third period to… Read More

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American women fall on hard times at Olympic ice rink

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The first fall came seconds into the women’s figure skating competition Wednesday. U.S. champion Bradie Tennell tumbled to the ice in the second half of a planned combination jump. It went downhill from there for America’s Olympians, who sit ninth, 10th and 11th heading into the free skate Friday. The U.S. trio had the worst team showing in an Olympic women’s short program since it was included 42 years ago. While the Russian Bear bared its teeth with Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva finishing first and second, respectively, the United States’ status as a skating nation plummeted. Mirai Nagasu failed to land her inspiring triple axel… Read More

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American women fall on hard times at Olympic ice rink

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The first fall came seconds into the women’s figure skating competition Wednesday. U.S. champion Bradie Tennell tumbled to the ice in the second half of a planned combination jump. It went downhill from there for America’s Olympians, who sit ninth, 10th and 11th heading into the free skate Friday. The U.S. trio had the worst team showing in an Olympic women’s short program since it was included 42 years ago. While the Russian Bear bared its teeth with Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva finishing first and second, respectively, the United States’ status as a skating nation plummeted. Mirai Nagasu failed to land her inspiring triple axel… Read More

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Canucks creatively find new way to lose against Avalanche

VANCOUVER – When you have been beaten 23 times in 32 games, it is not easy to find a new way to lose. So at least the Vancouver Canucks deserve credit for creativity. In danger of stringing together consecutive wins, which would have matched the team’s longest winning streak since Dec. 5, the Canucks instead blew a three-goal lead and lost 5-4 in overtime Tuesday to the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena. The Avalanche’s 31st-ranked road power play – yes, the National Hockey League’s worst road power play, which had generated only 12 goals all season – destroyed Canuck penalty killing by going five-for-six and producing Nathan MacKinnon’s winner at… Read More

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