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Friday, October 20, 2006 WHL Roundup

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Canadian Press
Oct 21, 2006, 12:02 PM EDT

(CP) - Schmermund scores two goals five seconds apart; Hitmen beat Blazers 8-5

Matt Schmermund was the fastest scorer in the West on Friday night.

The rookie scored two second-period goals five seconds apart to spark the Kamloops Blazers to a 8-5 victory over the Saskatoon Blades in Western Hockey League action.

Schmermund's goals, his second and third of the season, tied a WHL record for fastest two goals by the same player. It has been accomplished four other times, most recently by Shayne Toporowski of the Prince Albert Raiders on Nov. 7, 1992, in a 6-3 victory over the visiting Regina Pats.

Elsewhere in WHL action Friday, it was: Calgary 6, Moose Jaw 1; Kamloops 8, Saskatoon 5; Kelowna 5, Chilliwack 2; Tri-City 4, Prince George 2; Medicine Hat 7, Portland 4; Kootenay 3, Swift Current 1; Vancouver 3, Spokane 0; and Brandon 9, Lethbridge 5.

At Kamloops, B.C., Terrance Delaronde and Ivan Rohac had two each while Ray Macias and Juuso Puustinen also scored for the Blazers (5-3-1-1).

Brad Cole had two for the Blades (4-5-0-1). Todd Panchyson, Chris Cloud and Brett Ward scored one each.

Saskatoon goaltenders Braden Holtby and Blaine Neufeld combined to stop 25 shots, while the Blazers' Mike Maniago turned aside 14.

Hitmen 6, Warriors 1

At Calgary, Brodie Dupont scored twice and added an assist to lead the Hitmen to victory over Moose Jaw.

Rockets 5, Bruins 2

At Kelowna, B.C., Craig Cuthbert scored twice as the Rockets defeated Chilliwack.

Americans 4, Cougars 2

At Kennewick, Wash., Shaun Vey scored a pair of goals - his first of the season - as the Americans downed the Cougars.

Tigers 7, Winter Hawks 4

At Portland, Ore., Tyler Ennis scored twice as Medicine Hat beat the Winter Hawks.

Ice 3, Broncos 1

At Swift Current, B.C., Ben Maxwell and Arnaud Jacquemet scored 1:31 apart in the second period to lead Kootenay over the Broncos.

Giants 3, Spokane 0

At Vancouver, Tim Kraus scored a goal and added an assist as the Giants shut out Spokane.

Wheat Kings 9, Hurricanes 5

At Brandon, Man., Mark Derlago scored a hat trick to lead the Wheat Kings over Lethbridge.
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